Generally after 3-4 months of delivery, most moms face postpartum hair loss. In fact, I’ve lost so much hair in this one month, that I feared I’ll go bald! (FYI: that never happens, no matter how crazy your Hairfall is!)
It’s is a major concern for most moms, especially if their hair is scanty and thin like mine. Hence, I did a little research to jot down why this happens and how can you control it!
- Generally our hair goes through two phases- Growth phase and resting phase
- Normally, 85-90% of our hair is in growth phase and 10-15% is in resting phase, which is why we lose around 100 strands a day and that’s perfectly normal.
- During pregnancy, our estrogen levels rise, thus freezing the resting phase. This is the reason why women generally during pregnancy have long, thick and lustrous hair.
- After delivery, the estrogen levels collapse and a lot of hair go in resting phase, this is why women start shedding way more hair than they normally do.
There’s not much you can do to reverse it, but yes, there are a few things that’ll make your existing hair look healthier!
- Oil your hair as much possible with a mix of almond oil, castor oil and coconut oil.
- Make hair masks of ingredients that are known for maintenance of healthy hair- like eggs, banana, curd, henna etc.
- Include proteins in your diet- that will go a long way in giving your hair optimal nutrition.
- Protect them from direct sunlight.
- Decrease your hair length. It’ll give them an illusion of bouncy healthy hair and will also be easier for you to maintain!
The good news is that this is a temporary condition and your hair growth will be normal by the time it’s your child’s first birthday, so rejoice! U 😀