Postpartum hair loss
As if your baby losing hair wasn’t enough, you might lose quite a bit of hair as well after you give birth:
“Postpartum hair loss commonly starts at around three months after birth. The amount of time between childbirth and the onset of shedding corresponds to the length of the resting phase of hair growth (between 1 and 6 months, with an average of three months)”
Many of us lose most of our hair around the edges and at the crown of our head which is the absolute worst place to lose hair if we had a choice, but what can a girl do?
The only thing you can do is to continue to follow the doctor’s orders with your prenatal vitamins*, eat as healthy as you can and be absolutely patient with your hair. Your hair will be back at full capacity soon just hang in there!
This part is very important because many of us have no idea what ‘normal shedding’ looks like even when we have a TWA. A great guide is knowing that normally we all shed at least 100 to 150 hairs per day and here is why:
Each hair follicle undergoes a growth stage that lasts two to eight years, followed by a two-month resting stage where no growth occurs. Then, the hair strand falls out and a new one begins to grow in its place.
For a healthy person, this means between 80 and 90 percent of hair follicles are growing hair at one time, while the rest of the follicles are resting or shedding.
It is very important that you understand what counts as normal shedding for you, and if you are not sure at the beginning of your hair journey we guarantee that pretty soon after taking care of your hair for awhile you will know what normal shedding is for you.
If for any reason you think that the shedding you are experiencing is outside of what is normal to you, it is absolutely ok to consult a dermatologist or doctor for an opinion.
Now that you know what not to worry about, this post would not be complete without mentioning that excessive hair loss is directly related to your overall health and sometimes genetics.
Times of stress, extreme weight loss or weight gain, or anxiety can cause hair fall, it is important to check with your health first before trying any products or concoctions to correct your hair loss.
Have you experienced any hair loss lately, is it normal or cause for concern? Comment below