Carol App Team
Community Questions - Postpartum Hairloss
"I've started to experience postpartum hairloss since having my daughter, did any of you experience it and do you have any tips? It's quite stressful."
We all experienced this. It is a natural process following having a baby and although it is stressful, it does get better and starts to grow back.
Postpartum hair loss is a common condition that affects many women after giving birth. It is caused by the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth, which can lead to hair thinning and shedding. While postpartum hair loss is a natural process, there are some things you can do to help promote healthy hair growth and reduce the severity of the condition. Here are a few tips:
Eat a healthy diet: Eating a balanced and nutritious diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals can help support healthy hair growth. Include foods that are high in protein, iron, and vitamin C, which are essential for healthy hair.
Take supplements: Consider taking supplements that contain biotin, iron, and other nutrients that support healthy hair growth. Consult with your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.
Avoid tight hairstyles: Avoid tight hairstyles that can pull on your hair and cause it to break or fall out. Instead, opt for loose hairstyles that are gentle on your hair.
Use gentle hair care products: Use gentle, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are formulated for thinning hair or hair loss. Avoid using heat styling tools such as flat irons, curling irons, and hair dryers, as these can further damage your hair.
Be patient: Remember that postpartum hair loss is a natural process that will eventually resolve on its own. Be patient and give your body time to adjust to the changes. With time, your hair will start to grow back and return to its pre-pregnancy state