HAIR SHEDDING AFTER PREGNANCY
Are you suddenly noticing a great deal of hair shedding since your baby was born? This is a normal and temporary condition that typically occurs 2-4 months after giving birth.
The good news? Hair should return to its normal growth cycle in about 6-12 months. In the meantime, INTACT can help retain your hair and add body, volume and shine!
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What Causes Postpartum Hair Shed?
The condition of hair loss after having a baby is known as Postpartum Alopecia. New moms may start to see their hair falling out after childbirth due to the adjustments or imbalances of hormones.
Postpartum hair loss does not occur to all mothers and it may not happen in one pregnancy but could happen in another. Typically, once hormones are back in balance, the postpartum shedding will subside, and hair will return to its natural growth cycle.
How Will I Know if I Have Postpartum Hair Loss?
For many women, they will start to see excessive hair shedding, with hair coming out in their brush, on their pillow and in the shower. Their hair may feel like it is falling out in clumps. A telling sign is when the hair starts to thin noticeably around the temples.
It is recommended to speak with your doctor to help determine the cause of excessive hair loss and work together on the best postpartum hair loss treatment.
5 Tips on Caring & Styling Hair
Due to Postpartum Hair Thinning
It is difficult to prevent postpartum hair shedding (thank you hormones!) but fortunately, there are many options to help your hair transition through this after. Here are a few tips to get you started and don’t forget to talk to your hairstylist for more hair care pointers on coping with postpartum shedding.
1. Use INTACT Scalp & Hair Primer before washing.
Not only will it help reduce shedding, but it gives volume, body & shine without the need for other styling products and won’t cause build-up.
2. Use a hydrating and nourishing shampoo and conditioner
As hair may be more dry, brittle and prone to breakage.
3. Get a trim.
Cutting hair can bring back some life and bounce to thinning strands as well as having a layered style to help create the appearance of volume and help the hair regrowth blend in better.
4. Keep up the good nutrition.
Take the time to eat well & speak to your doctor about adding a supplement formulated to support healthier hair.
5. Don’t be afraid to play with hats and scarves.
Particularly in the early stages as they offer a quick, easy & stylish way to hide postpartum hair thinning at the temples during the most awkward grow in phases.
Hair Shedding or Hair Loss
What’s the Difference?
Due to the multitude of factors that may contribute to hair loss and the many kinds of hair loss conditions, it can be overwhelming to understand this complex issue. Even understanding the difference between hair shedding and hair loss can be difficult as this terminology is often used interchangeably. Let’s take a closer look at how they do indeed differ.
Normal hair shedding is considered 50-150 strands a day. At times, and due to certain life changes or practices, we may experience more hair fall. When the body sheds hair excessively, this is called Telogen Effluvium. Typically, this type of hair shedding is temporary and can be resolved once the cause is addressed. Hair will go back to its normal growth cycle in 6-9 months.
Hair Shedding Triggers
• Acute stress
• Sickness with high fever
• Giving birth
• Rapid weight loss / crash dieting
• Having an operation
Hair loss on the other hand is when hair stops growing. This type of hair loss is called Anagen Effluvium. Hereditary hair loss, auto-immune disorders and drugs, medical treatments or certain health disorders will trigger anagen effluvium. A dermatologist can help you determine if you have hair loss or excessive hair shedding and can put you on the right path to resolving your condition.
Hair Loss Triggers
• Genetic hair loss, called Female Pattern Hair Loss
• Immune disorders
• Permanent Traction Alopecia
• Trichotillomania – disorder where one pulls their own hair out
• Chemotherapy-induced alopecia