Hair loss after pregnancy

Hair loss after pregnancy

To say that pregnancy has a lot of effect on the female body will be an understatement. The body adapts to facilitate pregnancy. And that involves a lot of changes. The main hormone responsible for these changes is called oestrogen. The rise in oestrogen levels affects everything, including hair. Some women notice that their hair becomes fuller, while others notice hair loss and bald spots after pregnancy. What exactly is the situation and is there anything that can be done about this hair loss?
Hormone fluctuations have an effect on hair growth. In a situation of normal hair growth, about 90 percent is actively growing. There are 3 phases of hair growth:
  • The growth phase, called the anagen phase, lasts from two to seven years, but the average is about three years.
  • The catagen phase is the transitional phase between the growth and rest phases. During this phase, the hair follicle retracts and detaches itself from the subcutaneous layer. On average, this phase lasts one to two weeks.
  • The rest of the hair is in the telogen phase. In other words, it is not growing actively and is in the resting phase. With a healthy scalp, this phase lasts three to five months.

Hair loss during pregnancy

The oestrogen level increases enormously during pregnancy. For some women, this means that more hair enters the growth phase (up to 95%), making their hair fuller. For other women, the increase means that hair passes more quickly from the growth phase to the resting phase. During this time, you may experience reduced growth and more hair loss.

Stress, overtiredness and tension can also be a factor in hair loss. And what exactly is an exhausting and stressful period? Indeed, pregnancy. As the body is under extra strain due to stress (and pregnancy), nutrients are often less well absorbed or passed on to the hair roots. This is a difficult period, which you do not want to see aggravated by hair loss. So, it is understandable to look for a solution. What is in any case important and reassuring is that hair loss during pregnancy is in most cases temporary.

Can you do something for hair loss during pregnancy?

Do you want to do something about hair loss during pregnancy? Then you can, but it is better to wait until your pregnancy is over. This is because many hair growth remedies have an effect on hormonal balance, which is precisely the reason for this type of hair loss. You don't want to add to this.

However, during pregnancy you can use products that strengthen your hair and improve the overall condition of your scalp. Consider a hair-thickening shampoo and conditioner that you can use daily, such as Beaver's.

Beaver keratin shampoo + conditioner (200 ml)

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The Keratin hair thickening shampoo is a shampoo for gentle cleansing without sulfates. It leaves your hair and scalp feeling clean and healthy and creates an optimal environment for healthy hair growth. The conditioner nourishes the hair and makes the hair thicker.
What can you do about hair loss after pregnancy

Hair loss after pregnancy

Hair loss during pregnancy is not common, but after childbirth, many women experience a difference. The significantly increased oestrogen level drops temporarily and even becomes lower than before pregnancy. A larger proportion of hair now enters the resting phase (telogen phase). This form of hair loss is called telogen effluvium. In addition, the aforementioned stress associated with childbirth as well as a possible iron deficiency can contribute to accelerated hair loss and recession after pregnancy. Iron deficiency often occurs during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

When does hair loss start after pregnancy?

After childbirth, hair loss usually starts to occur about three months later, which often comes as a surprise to new mothers. However, exactly when this starts varies from woman to woman. During this period, you may face an increase in hair loss, which can vary in duration and intensity. The amount of hair that falls out and the duration of hair loss all depend on how quickly your hormones rebalance after childbirth. Fortunately, your usual head of hair usually returns over time. Some women may barely notice this hair loss, while others may be more affected.

What can you do about hair loss after pregnancy (post-partum)?

After pregnancy, there are many things you can do to combat hair loss. However, with regard to breastfeeding, during this period we do not recommend treatments that affect hormones. We therefore advise against using products such as minoxidil or nanoxidil. US research has also pointed out that some regular hair care products can have a negative effect on pregnancy. These include shampoos containing parabens or phthalates.

What we do recommend is, after stopping breastfeeding, to use a hair growth-stimulating shampoo and/or conditioner and supplement your diet with hair growth-stimulating supplements, such as Neofollics tablets. This way, you can give your hair growth an extra boost and get your desired, full head of hair back faster.

Neofollics shampoo + conditioner combination package

A combination of Neofollics shampoo and conditioner is a powerful treatment to promote hair growth and combat hair loss. It is also effective against dandruff and can provide thicker and fuller hair.

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The hair growth stimulating shampoo by Neofollics Hair Technology is best combined with the Neofollics hair growth sitmulating conditioner. The shampoo is a powerful way to stimulate hair growth and to inhibit hair loss. At the same time, it is very effective against dandruff and promotes the growth of thicker and fuller hair.

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