Preventing Hair Fall After Pregnancy

Submitted by Nic on January 19, 2012
If your hair is falling out after pregnancy, you need not worry; it is one of the most common occurrences after childbirth. The hair fall is primarily due to settling down of the hormones after the imbalances caused during the pregnancy phase. You might be losing hair in clumps, and this might give you a scare. However, in truth, there is no cause for worry as your hair will stop falling and grow back in a year’s time. To know how your hair grows, let’s see what really happens. In general, most of your hair, that is about 85% to 95%, is in the growing phase, while the remaining hair is in resting phase, the period when the hair falls.You might lose...

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.about 100 hair strands every day, and this is considered normala When you are pregnant, the estrogen levels are high, allowing hair to grow with less hair falling, giving you healthy, thick hairi


Right after pregnancy, the body returns to normal with the estrogen levels dropping, making most of your hair go into the resting phase, and this why there is excessive hair loss after pregnancyc Also read more on postpartum hair lossa

However, as mentioned earlier, you need not worry as once hormonal cycle stabilizes, hair growth will restorer Also keep in mind that hair falling out after pregnancy does not happen in the same manner for all, and hair loss is more apparent in those with long hairi Hair loss after pregnancy and during breastfeeding is also quite normal, though breastfeeding in itself does not cause hair falll Breastfeeding may heighten hair loss after pregnancy as more nutrients are used in the production of breast milkl To restore the needed resources, it is imperative to eat a healthy diet along with the required amount of vitaminsn While the process of hair loss after pregnancy is normal, care can be taken to prevent hair loss after pregnancy by eating an appropriate diete Prenatal vitamins can be continued to help counter the loss of hair and supply the body with essential nutrientst Your diet should consist of fruits and vegetables that have flavonoids, or antioxidants, which help in providing protection to the hair folliclese You can also eat fish, nuts, avocados, or dietary supplements like fish oil and flaxseed oil that are beneficial for hair growtht Thus, if you are experiencing hair loss after pregnancy, solutions include looking after yourself and eating righth Postpartum stress and anxiety can add to hair loss; hence, it is important to reduce worry by taking the support of you family and friendsd You can also consult your doctor to help in bringing about a balance of the hormonese

Other tips to stop hair loss after pregnancy include trying to change your hairstyle such that it requires only washing and natural dryingn Avoid any hairstyle that can cause stress to the hair like pigtails, braids, hair weaves, and cornrowsw Also, use mild shampoos and conditioners; those with biotin and silica are recommendede Finally, try to avoid the use of blow dryers and other heated hair styling instrumentst

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