27 June 2017

Pregnancy & Hair Loss - What you can do to make it better



When I was pregnant with my first child I remember vividly one friend explaining to me how after she had given birth massive clumps of her hair started falling out. She even showed me a bald patch she had on the side of her head. My first reaction was oh my goodness!! And then the fear set in. What if after I had given birth my hair would start falling out too! I did a bit of investigating and asking around and was relieved to note it didn't happen to everyone but there were ways in which you could help the hair loss and future hair growth.

The proper name for hair loss after pregnancy is Telogen Effluvium. What happens is that a fall in your estrogen levels after you've given birth slowly leads to you losing some hair. It mostly happens in the 3 to 6 months after pregnancy and is a very common cause of hair loss among us ladies. An average of between 40% to 50% of women experience hair loss for a thankfully temporary period of time post pregnancy. There are steps that can be taken to help reduce the hair loss though. Read on to see what you can do.

Coconut Oil Massage
I'm told you can warm up some coconut oil and use it to massage your scalp with your fingers. Coconut oil is totally fab for everything and anything these days but the massage will also help to increase blood flow to the hair follicles hopefully strengthening and conditioning then.

Cold Wash
Now not everyone agrees that this will work however some people claim that giving your thinning and fine hair a blast with a cool or cold water final rinse will close the cuticle and help hair to plump up slightly so that it looks thicker.

Stress
Most people will know that stress can increase hair loss so if anything's been stressing you out lately then you don't need that kind of negativity in your life anymore. Hopefully it's something you can just brush off but it it's not then go and see the doctor who will refer you for the proper help and care you deserve.

Minoxidil
There is actually a product on the market from Minoxidil2U, which can be used as a hair loss treatment. It's called Minoxidil and is repetitively used for hair loss treatment. It comes in the form of a liquid or foam, which you have to rub on your scalp around two times a day. It helps in the regrowth of hair and also prevents further hair loss. Normally results can be seen after regular use of the cream for months but not before. This is a long term product but it does seem to work.

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is used for everything these days as well and contains various enzymes that help in the healthy growth of hair. Some people either directly apply the gel to their scalp or you can drink it. Think of these recent diet trends of Aloe Vera well it seems it's not only good for the waist line but the hair line too. And if you needed any more prompting it can control dandruff and itching.

Hair Extensions
I know they're not ideal but they might help boost your confidence and your hair thickness whilst your natural hair is doing it's very best to grow back. If they're applied properly they'll look amazing and won't do any extra damage to your hair.

Vitamins and Minerals
Without these your hair's not going to recover very well so make sure you're not low on Iron and also make sure you have a healthy dose of Vitamin B in your body to help that hair replenish. A specific form of vitamin B, called biotin, is extremely important in the growth and health of you hair. A lot of people feed back that this is very effective at regrowing hair.

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12 comments on "Pregnancy & Hair Loss - What you can do to make it better"

Gee Gardner on 29 June 2017 at 11:13 said...

My hair hasn't been the same since having my second baby, I will definitely try some of your tips. x

The Breastest News on 29 June 2017 at 18:56 said...

It's amazing how many women have been affected by this Gee. I hope some of these tips work for you x

Sophia Ford on 29 June 2017 at 21:59 said...

I hated when I lost so much hair post-baby, thankfully it's all grown back now! xo

The Smallest Of Things on 29 June 2017 at 22:16 said...

I never lost hair as such. I just didn't grown it. But then again it hasn't grown much since pregnancy either aha ox

Georgina Clarke - Pregnancy & Baby Blog on 30 June 2017 at 07:43 said...

The hair loss drives me mad. I find it everywhere. Doesn't help that the baby pulls it out too though!!

Amy | All Things Amy on 30 June 2017 at 08:18 said...

I didn't realise how many things you could do to improve it, thanks for the tips. Mine is growing back now, I have some kind of horns going on!

Mummy Cat on 30 June 2017 at 09:16 said...

great tips, since having baby 3 my hair has been horrible, i think the more you have the worse your hair gets xx

The Breastest News on 11 July 2017 at 21:02 said...

That's great to hear it's all grown back now Sophia. It's such a scary thing to happen.

The Breastest News on 11 July 2017 at 21:03 said...

Funny how you never lost any Amy, sometimes the human body just does it's own thing! x

The Breastest News on 11 July 2017 at 21:03 said...

Oh I know Georgina. My toddler loves to swing from my hair at times! x

The Breastest News on 11 July 2017 at 21:04 said...

Lol, I'm glad yours is growing back Amy. Yeah lots of things you can do to improve your hair growth.

The Breastest News on 11 July 2017 at 21:04 said...

Aww not so good Mummy Cat. Try some of my tips they should hopefully help.

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