How Much Do You Know About Post-Partum Hair Loss?

Common Questions Raised By Women After Giving Birth

Women are always looking forward to finally meeting their little ones as the due date comes near. And often women tend to neglect their hair and are unaware about losing their thick, shiny locks of hair after pregnancy. Usually more than 80% of the women experience a lot of hair fall after 3 months of delivery. This is what we call as post-partum hair loss.

Below are some of the common questions that were asked by women after they face post-partum hair loss issues.

How Hormones And Blood Affect My Hair During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the body experiences increase in estrogen and progesterone level which causes the hair to remain in hair growth phase and creates thicker, shinier hair. Increase in the blood volume during pregnancy also contributes to healthier and thicker hair. But, after childbirth, the hormones level and the blood volume drops. This leads to hair fall after 3 months because that’s the time needed for the hormones to level out.

When Will I Experience Post-Partum Hair Loss After Giving Birth?

After giving birth, several of your hormone levels, including estrogen and progesterone will start to decrease gradually. However, you will not experience hair loss immediately after giving birth. Post-partum hair loss only occurs 3 months after giving birth and it can continue for another 6 to 9 months (depending on individual).

Several other factors like stress, lack of sleep and nutrition deficiency can accelerate hair loss and worsen it after child birth.

What Is The Most Common Sign of Post-Partum Hair Loss?

Post-Partum Hair Loss can occur to any women after child birth. About 80% of the women may face this issue after pregnancy. The common sign will be experiencing more than 100 strands of hair fall daily during shampooing or brushing the hair.

How Can I Control My Post-Partum Hair Loss Issue?

No one can stop post-partum hair loss but you can control post-partum hair loss at an early stage by seeking for proper professional treatments as early as 3 months after pregnancy. With proper treatments in place, you can actually control and see improvement in about 3 to 4 months’ time.

Here are some of the hair care tips and treatments you can take note of to reduce post-partum hair loss issue:

  • Heating Tools/ Styling Products – It is advisable to stop the use of heating tools/ styling products for time being as the hair follicles are very weak.
  • Hair Drying – Towel dry your hair and blow dry using cold wind.
  • Wooden Comb – Use a Gentle Wooden Comb/ Brush twice a day to untangle your hair.
  • Tonics/ Masques – Tonics and Masques available at TK TrichoKare are rich in vitamins, herbs (Rosemary, Horsetail, Saw Palmetto etc.), oils which are good for the scalp
  • Treatments – Always seek advice from professional hair & scalp experts (aka Trichologists) if you are unsure of what to do when you start facing post-partum hair loss.

Are TK TrichoKare’s Treatments Safe For Me During Breastfeeding Period?

In TK TrichoKare, our treatments are customised based on each individual’s hair & scalp conditions which are safe during breastfeeding. You will go through a hair & scalp analysis and consultation with our Trichologists/ Hair & Scalp Specialists before you are recommended the suitable treatments for your needs.

If you are facing post-partum hair loss issue, seek professional help from us as early as possible to avoid further hair loss. Book an appointment with us now and we can suggest the right treatment for you.