*Hair Loss After Giving Birth

Every woman knows that your body changes throughout pregnancy but not everyone will know some of these still changes occur after giving birth. One of the major changes you may notice is with your hair! It may fall out, become dull and lifeless and even turn grey! During your third trimester you may notice that your hair is much fuller and a different texture. But as soon as baby is born your hair will start to shred. This is due to the hormones during pregnancy and how they react after giving birth. You hair will eventually grow back on its own over time however it can be an annoyance especially if you have a baby who is pulling at what little hair you have left. 

Here are some tips on how to take care for your hair post pregnancy:

Your diet is crucial to healthier hair. For example, your hair is protein, so it is very important to have a good amount of protein intake. Many woman like myself, suffer from low iron level which is a major cause of hair loss and will also make it become thin and weaker. Eat more meals with iron for example red meat, liver, whole grains, eggs, and spinach. Also maintain a diet which includes a lot of fruit and vegetables.

Don't brush your hair too much. The less you brush it, the better. Hard or heavy brushing can break the hair and cause it to fall out. Also try to use less heat products to style your hair, I have had to stop using my GHD's as my hair was falling out left right and center. Since I stopped straightening my hair I noticed a huge difference. 

Avoid stress as much as possible. Too much stress can result in hair loss or decease in thickness, especially after pregnancy. Having a new baby to take care of can create even more stress in your life. Try to avoid additional stressful situations, when you get time to yourself try and read, take a nap when your baby is napping.

There is no way to prevent hair loss however you can experiment with different hair styles and hair products that will make your hair look fuller. Many women opt for a shorter hair cut during this period as it is easier to manage. You could also look into buying hair extensions however do stay away from hair weaves, curlers or products that will put stress on your hair. You can find many hair extensions and products to help with your hair after pregnancy from websites such as www.capitalhairandbeauty.co.uk

Have you had any issues with your hair since giving birth?


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  1. My first pregnancy actually did wonders for my hair. My second one did some major damage. And two years later I'm still struggling to get my hair back to being as healthy as it once was. I can say that what's been helping is using simple stuff like fruit masks and organic oils instead of chemicals from store bought hair products.

  2. My hair is very thick naturally so my post-partum hair loss wasn't too obvious but I remember the amount of hair collecting in my shower plug-hole sickening me.

  3. About three months after I had my son I started losing so much hair! I had long hair, and I would pull a whole handful out of the drain every time I showered! It was crazy! It never happened to me when I had my first child! Luckily, my hair was already thick, so no one else could notice.

  4. About 2 months after my son was born, my hair started falling out. I could literally just run my fingers through it and handfuls would fall out! I got so depressed with it and at one point I was convinced I was really ill.

    It stopped about after a month, and my hair is fully recovered now.

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  15. Such a pretty blog! Okay, so, I was beside myself when I noticed hair loss after my pregnancy - I had stretch marks AND was losing my hair? Noooo! I looked at a lot of different supplements and read a lot of reviews- I decided on hair vitamins from a company called Nourage, and they actually worked- I see little hairs growing in now, after a month or so. Keep the great posts coming =)

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  19. I am pregnant and luckily not suffering from any hair loss. I am just so scared that after birth my hair will start thinning, just like it has happened to one of my girlfriends.
    Well I am just researching the subject right now. Today I read this blog post: http://endhairloss.eu/how-to-prevent-female-hair-loss/why-does-the-hair-fall-out-after-women-give-birth/ which talks about the role of estrogens in postpartum female hair loss, and I was wondering if any of you can give me a good tip on how to avoid a dramatic estrogens decrease once I will give birth to my baby.

  20. Having a new baby can be a very happy time in a mother's life and starting a new family is a very exciting thing. But hair loss is a bad thing for any female. You have pointed out some excellent points about hair loss after giving birth. Please keep up the good work. Thank you!

  21. Great site, valuable and very useful information,you has provided us for that I really thankful to you.I am looking forward to sharing your adventures and experiences with my wife.after some days she became a mother.


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