Understanding Postpartum Hair Loss - MEGIWellness

Understanding Postpartum Hair Loss

Hey, new mum! So you've just had a baby and you're probably tired, stressed and feeling a bit run down with little time to focus on yourself. The last thing you need is hair loss.

Why Do Women Experience Hair Loss After Having A Baby?

Some women may experience excessive hair loss shortly after becoming a mother. It takes time after pregnancy for hormone levels to return to normal, so it's not
uncommon for postpartum mums to notice thinning hair or even patches of baldness. This often occurs about three-four months after birth. This is due to a decrease in estrogen levels.

You may be dreading washing or brushing your hair, but please remember - this type of hair loss is a temporary condition and usually resolves within a year or sooner.

You may have noticed, for example, that your hair became thicker when you were pregnant. The hormone oestrogen was responsible for this, making your hair grow faster and less likely to fall out.

However, after giving birth to your little one, you may find that all that extra hair you gained during your pregnancy now starts to come loose and shed. This is why you may experience postpartum hair loss in the first few months after your baby is born.

Why Does It Occur?

Essentially, the surplus hair that grew (or didn’t fall out) during pregnancy is now falling out. In a way, although it may seem like hair ‘loss’, it’s actually just things returning to as they were before you were pregnant.

What Can You Do?

Postpartum hair loss is a common occurrence and usually resolves on its own. However, there are a few things you can do to help manage it:

1. Be gentle with your hair - avoid tight hairstyles and excessive heat styling.

2. Eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals that support hair health.

3. Consider using volumizing products to give the appearance of thicker hair.

4. If your hair loss has lasted for a while and you are keen to resolve, try using the Megi Shampoo and Conditioner - really massage it in to the scalp. It will take a few months, but it is proven that it helps.