Postpartum hair loss is a perfectly normal and predictable condition which affects a majority of new mothers. During pregnancy, hormones play a large role in ensuring a smooth and healthy pregnancy. Although they are also responsible for the mood swings, cravings and excessive fatigue you might be feeling, hormones are also the reason your hair becomes its thickest and shiniest it’s ever been in your life.
However make sure that you enjoy this phase during your pregnancy, roughly three months after giving birth postpartum hair loss will sometimes set in. It can be upsetting to see your hair falling out in clumps, especially whilst many of us are still holding onto baby weight but there is a logical explanation behind it all.
Why Does Hair Fall Increase After Having A Baby?
During pregnancy, levels of oestrogen increase and your hair follicles remain in the ‘growing’ phase of the hair cycle as a result. After birth, as oestrogen levels begin to decline the hairs which should have been shed during the last nine months end up falling out now. Postpartum hair loss is something you shouldn’t really worry about, however if you feel that your hair is starting to look limp then you could try this natural home remedy for a boost;
- Soak some fenugreek seeds in warm coconut oil and then massage your scalp with the oil while it is still warm.
By regularly repeating this method you can improve blood flow to your scalp which increases the amount of nutrients your hair follicles receive, as well as reap the anti-hair fall benefits found in fenugreek seeds.
If you are worried about your postpartum hair loss and feel that it is excessive or is not reducing with time then it may be a sign of other underlying problems. If you want to discuss this confidentially then you can call one of friendly experts for a free consultation on +44 (0)845 359 2915