For many people, one of the greatest joys in life is bringing a baby into the world. A woman’s body is capable of some truly phenomenal things, especially over the course of pregnancy and growing a tiny human. But after the baby arrives, a woman’s body can also do some unexpected things, and one of the biggest complaints new moms share is postpartum hair loss. If you’re suffering from postpartum hair loss and want to know what causes it and what you can do to help your hair regrow, keep reading.
If you’re suffering from postpartum hair loss and want to know what causes it and what you can do to help your hair regrow, keep reading.
What Causes Postpartum Hair Loss?
Many new moms notice what can seem like substantial hair loss in the first few months postpartum, especially around month four. The culprit for hair shedding? Falling estrogen levels. When you get pregnant, the body begins producing more estrogen, which prolongs the natural growth phase of hair and causes an increase in length and amount. Once your estrogen levels fall, the growth phase ends, which leads to a natural shedding phase.
How to Restore Your Hair
Hair loss after pregnancy is completely natural and can’t be completely prevented. But there are options available to mitigate hair loss and encourage restoration when the shedding phase ends.
Avoid heat styling
We all know that heat damages your hair. Ditch your blow dryer or curling/flat irons and opt to let your hair air dry. If you’re not crazy about your natural texture, keep wearing that ponytail –but not too tight that it damages the roots – or try a French braid or any variation on the bun as alternative.
Be gentle with your hair
When washing and drying your hair, be extra gentle. Don’t pull at your hair, and don’t brush it when wet, as this stretches and can break your hair. If your hair has snarls, you want to start from the bottom and work your way up to avoid breakage. Or, if you want to avoid tangles altogether, use Hairstory New Wash to moisturize and clean your hair without stripping the naturally occurring, protective oils. And because New Wash is a detergent-free cleansing cream, its non-toxicity makes it the #1 choice for new moms.
Use a gentle but moisturizing hair wash
Postpartum hair loss can be unavoidable, but depending on your choices, you can restart the growth phase in a way that encourages optimal growth while maintaining the scalp condition. By following our tips and using New Wash, you can .
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