Hair loss after childbirth

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy

Hair loss after pregnancy is not unusual. It affects about 40-50% of women and usually starts 1-5 months after delivery. The good news is like most changes that occur during pregnancy, its only temporary.  The good news is, the hair loss typically isn’t significant enough to cause bald spots and its not permanent. So, by 4-5 months postpartum, you should start to notice a slowing down of hair loss. In the meantime, avoid things that pull on or stress your hair like tight braids or harsh chemicals.  Additionally, make sure you’re eating a healthy diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables and omega 3s; and use shampoos and conditioners that contain biotin and silica.

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6 thoughts on “Hair loss after childbirth

  1. One of the things that makes it so obvious is that your hair loss actually stops during pregnancy. And when your hormones revert back to normal and your hair starts falling out again, you notice it.

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