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The Phenomenon Of Female Hair Loss After Pregnancy

Sep 5, 2008
The hormones associated with pregnancy are one of the primary causes of female hair loss! Postpartum hair loss affects almost everyone, but the thinning hair is visibly noticeable in approximately 10% of all new moms. Several hair restoration treatments are available to help these unfortunate new mothers regain their confidence and good looks, so they can stop worrying about their hair and enjoy their new baby.

Why Postpartum Hair Loss Occurs

Known technically as 'Telogen Effluvium', is caused by the hormonal changes and the stress experienced with being a new parent. The all but ten percent of the hairs on your head sit in a state of growth for approximately 2-3 years.

During this stage, called the anagen phase, each strand grows approximately a half inch each month. At any given time, other ten percent of your hair is resting. The resting hairs, said to be in the telogen phase, are the ones you find on your pillow and in your hairbrush.

When you become pregnant, your hair becomes thick, shiny and full. This is due to the increased estrogen levels in your body that keep your hair in the growing phase. Once you give birth, your estrogen levels return to normal and this sends more than half of your hair into the resting phase causing 60% of your hair to fall out in the 2-3 months following the birth. This causes some hair thinning, but some suffer extreme female hair loss.

Hair Restoration for Thinning Hair

Many new moms think hair restoration after giving birth is impossible because they are nursing the baby. This isn't true and you don't have to resort to surgery either. Hair restoration drugs like Rogaine and Minoxidil are available to cure thinning hair. Synthetic and 100% human hair extensions can provide you with immediate results. They look and feel the same as your real hair and you can style them just as easily.

Low-level laser light therapy cures female hair loss by using a light to increase the nutrients and oils. This improves the quality and amount of the hair production. If the thinning hair is severe and you are in dire need of immediate results, you can have a professional hairpiece made that looks and feels real.

Taking vitamin supplements can do wonder for mild to moderate hair loss. The nutrients that you want to focus on include proteins, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B3. Keratin and Vitamin A are also helpful. Reducing your stress and getting adequate sleep and hydration is helpful as well.

Female hair loss after pregnancy can be devastating. They not only must you deal with the stresses of being a new parent, but also with a new figure and changing hormones in addition to thinning hair! Thankfully, hair restoration methods are available to you to get you looking and feeling your best.
About the Author
Author is a freelance copywriter. For more information on hair restoration, visit http://www.iwanthair.com.
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