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Learning to Accept Postpartum Hair Loss

Mar 7, 2008
Many women have heard of postpartum depression, but not as many are familiar with the condition known as postpartum hair loss. Hair loss after pregnancy is a very common condition amongst women. Many women begin to notice postpartum hair loss while shampooing their hair in the shower, when it seems as large amounts of hair are falling out.

One of the most well known symptoms of pregnancy is the change in hormones that every women experiences. This, coupled with the trauma to the body of pregnancy itself, is a leading cause of womens hair loss. The increase in hormones causes the hair follicles to function improperly, leading to hair loss. Fortunately, hormonal spikes due to pregnancy are not a permanent cause of female hair loss. Most women do not need to seek female hair loss treatment. A woman's hair growth will generally return to normal after her hormone levels rebalance. In the meantime, gentle hair brushing techniques should be used to avoid causing additional hair loss. As a new mother may, you may want to want to switch to gentler hair care products as well. Baby shampoos are gentle and clease adult hair just as effectively as the hair of an infant. Try to avoid styling products and blow drying at all costs as they will only serve to aggravate your postpartum hair loss condition. Hair loss in women is not limited to postpartum causes. The overuse of chemicals to dye or perm one's hair may also lead to follicle damage and hair loss. Adding these chemicals to the already sensitive condition of the body during and after pregnancy is guaranteed to lead to additional hair loss. The chemicals in dyes and perms are a major concern for other reasons as well. Not only will the mother lose her hair, but there is no way to determine whether or not the chemicals contained in hair dye will have an adverse affect on the health of the baby. It is best to avoid these products at all costs. Female hair loss may be caused by genetics or illness, so it is important to know if you are predisposed to hair loss before pregnancy. Unfortunately, hair loss caused by postpartum hormonal changes may only be the start of your hair loss experience. Knowing more about your odds of hair loss will leave you better equiped to deal with your unique situation. As always, seek the advice of your physician if you are concerned about your postpartum hair loss or if you feel the amount of hair you are losing is unreasonable. He or she may be able to recommend alternative treatment methods or supplements designed to control your symptoms and provide relief.
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