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Postpartum Hair Loss: Understanding, Coping, and Reclaiming Your Hair’s Strength

Postpartum Hair Loss: Understanding, Coping, and Reclaiming Your Hair’s Strength

The journey of motherhood is a remarkable one, filled with joy, love, and a few unexpected surprises. One of these surprises is postpartum hair loss. While it may not be the most-discussed aspect of the postpartum experience, it’s a common occurrence that many new mothers face. We’ll explore postpartum hair loss, its causes, and strategies to cope and reclaim your hair’s strength.

The Postpartum Hair Loss Phenomenon:

Postpartum hair loss, is a type of Telogen Effluvium, it is a temporary but significant shedding of hair that occurs after giving birth. It’s not uncommon for new mothers to notice clumps of hair in the shower or on their pillow. But why does it happen, and is there anything you can do about it?

Understanding the Causes:

  1. Hormonal Shifts: During pregnancy, your body experiences a surge in hormones, which often leads to thicker, healthier hair. However, after giving birth, your hormone levels plummet 24 hours after birth, causing hair to enter the shedding phase more rapidly.
  2. Stress and Fatigue: The emotional and physical stress of caring for a newborn can also contribute to hair loss. Lack of sleep, changes in diet, blood loss and overall exhaustion may impact hair health.

Coping Strategies:

  1. Be Patient: The good news is that postpartum hair loss is usually temporary. In most cases, it starts around three months after giving birth and gradually resolves on its own with very little intervention.
  2. Maintain a Balanced Diet: Eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals can support hair health. Include foods high in iron, and protein to help your hair recover.
  3. Gentle Hair Care: Use nourishing shampoos like Remi’s detox shampoo to cleanse and protect your scalp to reduce the stress on your hair. Avoid tight hairstyles that can tug on the hair shaft and scalp.
  4. Consider Scalp Care: Postpartum hair loss may expose your scalp more than usual. Use specialised products like Remi’s ‘Density Drop‘ overnight scalp serum to nourish hair follicles and support hair regrowth.
  5. Consult a Healthcare Professional: If hair loss is severe or persists, make an appointment with Trua for personalised advice.

Reclaiming Hair Vitality:

  1. Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration is essential for hair health. Drink enough water to support your body’s natural functions, including hair growth.
  2. Exercise Regularly: Physical activity increases blood circulation, which can benefit your scalp and hair health.
  3. Use Hair-Friendly Products: Incorporate hair care products that support regrowth and overall hair health. Remi offers a range of scientifically formulated options to nurture your hair back to health.

Postpartum hair loss can be an unexpected and sometimes challenging part of the postpartum experience. However, understanding its causes, being patient, and implementing strategies to support hair health can help you reclaim your hair’s vitality. Whether it’s through a balanced diet, gentle hair care, specialised scalp products like Remi’s ‘Density Drop,’, remember that you’re not alone in this journey. Your hair can and will recover its lustre.

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