How to treat post pregnancy hair loss

Women can experience hair loss after pregnancy due to fluctuating hormone levels. Pregnant women have high levels of progesterone and low levels of estrogen, which causes hair to start falling out too early in its resting phase. After childbirth, new hair begins to grow, causing the hair to fall out during the resting phase. This usually happens between three and six months after childbirth, and most women achieve normal hair growth patterns. Some women suffer from acne, pigmentation, stretch marks, puffy eyes, dark circles and hair loss, while others have the glow of pregnancy that accompanies them throughout.

After your baby arrives, you will run out of time most days, and you will be running out of time for yourself.

During pregnancy, the hair is in the growth phase and the fall phase is slowed down.

The hair can become limp or frizzy and dry, which is common due to hormonal changes, the fall can be twice as much as normal. After childbirth, hormone levels return to normal and the normal hair cycle resumes.

Avoid too much conditioner in case the hair is limp …. avoid leave-in sprays … will make it flatter …. rinse hair in cold water after conditioner …

For frizzy hair, use anti-frizz shampoo and conditioners. Avoid too much brushing … Try to eat a healthy diet and lots of fruit and enough protein and dried fruit.

1. Eat healthy

Make sure your diet is rich in foods that contain antioxidants. Some good foods for the same are strawberries, apples, rajma, prunes, etc. Antioxidants help strengthen the roots.

2. Keep your scalp and hair clean

Wash your scalp with a mild anti-hair loss shampoo. Condition your hair to prevent breakage. If you’re short on time, apply a leave-in conditioner.

3. Avoid pulling and tying the hair

Avoid keeping your hair tightly tied as this will tire your scalp and hair. It will make your hair fall out easily.

4. Vitamin supplements

Your body after pregnancy will need supplements to help you regain your strength. Make sure to take your vitamins like vitamins B and C regularly to maintain fuller hair.

5. Chemical treatments

Avoid coloring, straightening and perming your hair as this can lead to hair loss. Plus, these treatments are high maintenance, so unless you really need to do one for a special occasion, it’s best to stay away from them for a while.

Dr. Satish Bhatia MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist and Skin Surgeon.

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