Hair Care: Postpartum Pregnancy Hair Loss

November 7, 2015




I was happily brushing my hair after a long shower after putting my Arya to sleep when suddenly...



Duhn! Duhn! Duhn!

Never in my life that I have experienced such hair fall. I honestly felt like I was undergoing some chemotherapy! (no offense meant to those who are going through with it)

I am already 3 and a half months postpartum and I noticed that my hair falls a lot when I'm taking a shower and brushing my hair after that. I started to panic after seeing how much hair I'm loosing everyday. So, I asked a couple of moms and also did some research to know if it normal or I could be harboring some disease that I don't know I have. 

Well, it turns out that hair loss after pregnancy is very much normal.

According to BabyCenter.com,

Many new moms are surprised to find themselves shedding more hair than usual in the first few months after giving birth, but it's perfectly normal. And there's no need to panic: You won't go bald. In fact, your hair should be back to normal by your baby's first birthday.

First birthday? seriously?! That long!


Normally, about 85 to 95 percent of the hair on your head is growing and the other 5 to 15 percent is in a resting stage. After the resting period, this hair falls out — often while you're brushing or shampooing it — and is replaced by new growth. An average woman sheds about 100 hairs a day.

For the record I honestly thought and feel like I was loosing about 1000 hair strands a day!


After you give birth, your estrogen levels take a tumble and a lot more hair follicles enter the resting stage. Soon you'll have more hair coming out in the shower or on the brush. This unusual shedding will taper off and your hair will be back to its pre-pregnancy thickness about six to 12 months after you give birth.

Whaaat?! I'll be expecting more? I thank my genes for giving me such thick locks.

WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT:

You won't be able to stop the hair from falling out, but you can experiment with different hairstyles or products (such as hair thickeners or mousse) to give your hair a fuller look during this transition period. 

I give up! I'll probably have to just chop my hair off...

To be completely and 100% honest to myself and to the readers of this post who are experiencing the same thing - having such long hair is so messy! I have to tie my hair up in a pony almost every day because Arya's tiny fingers might get caught up between them, or I just really have to tie them because it permits me from comfortably lifting and hugging Arya.

*sigh...

I guess it is really time to chop it off. 

Thinking of chopping your hair too? High five to that!

Noooo! There's actually a solution to this. Trust me. I just found one! I stumbled upon this article How To Make A Stimulating Essential Oil Blend For Hair Growth and it really looks promising to me. I just started my #oiling journey and it has been a great impact on my life. So many benefits already, you should try it too and see for yourself!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Needs to stop counting her hair falls

  
9 comments on "Hair Care: Postpartum Pregnancy Hair Loss"
  1. I super relate! I decided to chop my long hair into half because aside from the hair fall, I don't brush my hair anymore I just put it in a bun because there is a crying baby waiting for me outside hehehe. I don't mind the hair fall though because same as you, I have thick locks. :)

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  3. We're on the same page, Sis. Actually, hormonal changes are to be expected when you get pregnant. But I can give you some tips on how to deal with it after giving birth. Look at this article I've read:

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