A new baby can be both an exciting and stressful experience. When you’re focusing on caring for your little one, the last thing you want to worry about is your hair. However, hair loss after giving birth is more common than many people think. If you’re experiencing postpartum hair loss, here are some facts you should know.
Why it Happens
Your hair goes through periods of growth and rest. During pregnancy, your estrogen levels are significantly elevated, prolonging the periods of growth and shortening the rest periods. The result is thicker hair during pregnancy. After you give birth, your estrogen level plummets, increasing the resting stage of hair growth, leading to hair loss. This hair loss seems dramatic because it is a sharp contrast from the extra thickening that occurs during pregnancy.
What You Should Know
The most important thing to know about postpartum hair loss is that it’s normal. Hair loss after childbirth is an extremely common occurrence and is nothing to be ashamed of. It is also worth noting that this type of hair loss is temporary. Although this hair loss can be stressful, you can take solace in the fact that your hair should return into its normal consistency within a year of childbirth.
What to Do
Although this type of hair loss is temporary, you might feel unable to wait for your hair to return to normal. Before your hair grows back, there are solutions available to you that can give your hair the appearance you’re looking for immediately.
There are styling products that can help give your hair a fuller look. Thickener, mousse, and volumizing products can all provide the appearance of fuller hair without any dramatic changes. You should avoid denser products that will pull your hair together, making it look thinner.
When your hair is longer, your hair loss will appear much more dramatic. A shorter hairstyle is a great way to make your hair loss less noticeable. Because you have less hair, you will experience less shedding with a shorter hairstyle as well. A short hairstyle can disguise your hair loss while making your hair more manageable.
Avoid Excessive Styling
Using styling tools such as flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers can contribute to hair loss. Hair dyes and other products can contribute to hair loss as well. When you’re already dealing with hair loss from childbirth, it’s best to avoid other factors that can worsen your hair loss.
Hair extensions are a simple, effective way to thicken the appearance of your hair. They can provide you with same day results that can be any color, texture, or length you desire. Hair extensions are a great temporary solution, as they are immediately effective but can be removed at any time.
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Now you can stop thinking about the hair you’ve lost and start imagining the hair you can have!