Postpartum Hair Loss and Mom Stress Are No Match for These Volumizing and Hair-Growth Products
by Tanya Edwards
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Get on your way to thicker, fuller hair without having to get the Mom Cut.
If you’ve experienced childbirth, you’ve probably experienced some or all of the weird things that happen to your body before, during, and after you give birth. One of those weird things is postpartum hair loss, usually starting six to eight weeks after giving birth.
What Causes Postpartum Hair Loss?
Hair loss after pregnancy is officially called “excessive hair shedding” according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, which explains that “the excessive shedding is caused by falling estrogen levels.”
“There are lots of hormonal shifts happening [during pregnancy], and one thing that those hormonal shifts do is promote hair growth,” dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD, told Parents.com back in July. Basically, your pregnancy hormones actually prevent your hair from falling out, and then that shedding starts up again after birth—and it often seems like it’s making up for lost time. Hair might fall out all around your head, or clumps may come loose when you brush it or shower. Some women simply lose some strands around their hairline, so their mane looks very fine in the front, as if they’re going bald.
Other Causes of Thinning Hair
Of course, it’s not just childbirth that can cause hair loss or thinning. Everyone’s least favorite feeling (but one that’s been very present over the past couple of years), stress, can also lead to hair issues. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress is a leading cause of hair loss and thinning. Of course, it can also be a sign of illness, so be sure to check with your doctor if you’re concerned.
Loss of thickness and dry hair can make you feel not so great, so if you’re looking to get your hair into shape with some postpartum hair loss vitamins and treatments that can help with growth and also help hide issues, read on for ways to bring back your luscious mane.
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