Post-Partum Hair Loss: What Is It? And How To Cure It?

Post-Partum Hair Loss: What Is It? And How To Cure It?

Many changes take place in a woman's body throughout pregnancy, such as hair falling out. This is also known as postpartum hair loss. Postpartum hair loss is a hormone-driven change and is only temporary! However, you may be wondering how long postpartum hair loss lasts, what exactly causes it and what you can do to help prevent some of the hair from falling out after having a baby.


What Is Postpartum Hair Loss?

Numerous women may experience some hair loss after giving birth. Your hair may seem a little thinner or you may notice that you’re ‘shedding’ a bit more than usual when you shower or brush your hair. It's easy to panic, but don't worry! postpartum hair loss is common and is usually temporary. When the effects of pregnancy-related hormonal changes on your body slowly decrease, your hair will usually return to normal!


What Causes Postpartum Hair Loss?

The hormones you experience throughout pregnancy may affect your body in several different ways. For example, at the start of pregnancy you may have noticed that your hair became thicker. This is because your hormone oestrogen was making your hair grow faster and stronger. However, after giving birth to your baby, you may find that all that extra hair you grew and gained during pregnancy has started to become loose and shed. This is why you may experience postpartum hair loss in the first few months after your baby is born.

How Long Does Postpartum Hair Loss Typically Last?

This will differ from person to person however, generally speaking postpartum hair loss starts soon after giving birth, and stops after around 3-6 months.

Can You Stop or Prevent Postpartum Hair Loss?

If the hair loss you’re experiencing is caused by the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and childbirth, it may simply stop on its own. However you can speed the regrowth process up by regularly applying a treatment oil like, Hairssential's Premium Organic Hair Oil.


Keyury Desai the founder of Hairssential developed Hairssential’s unique blend of hair oil treatment at home after suffering from extreme pregnancy-related hair loss and a receding hairline a couple of years back. As she was breastfeeding at the time, she was determined to create a formula of harmless high-quality ingredients to help women organically and naturally. After using the hair oil for 6 months, her hair growth increased, and her hair became healthier and fuller.

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