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Postpartum Hair Loss

Postpartum hair loss, or hair loss after pregnancy, can be experienced in the six months after child birth. The reason why women experience this type of hair loss is due to a change in hormone levels. 

People normally lose about 100 hairs every day. This may sound surprising since this natural hair loss happens throughout the day and goes virtually unnoticed. By contrast, when you’re expecting, pregnancy hormones keep your hair from falling out, leaving your hair looking and feeling thick. After giving birth, hormone levels return back to normal and the extra hair you’ve built up ends up falling out in massive amounts. Although this can be alarming, don’t worry – there are some things you can do about postpartum hair loss.

What You Can Do About Postpartum Hair Loss

  1. Eat well and take supplements. Specifically, try to eat a diet loaded with protein, foods rich in vitamins, leafy vegetables, eggs and dairy products. In addition, Omega-3 supplements and vitamins, like vitamin D and B-complex vitamins will help reduce postpartum hair loss.
  2. Be (extra!) gentle with your hair. To try and prevent excess hair loss, be sure to wash your hair only when necessary. When you do shampoo, pair with a good conditioner and comb wet hair with a wide toothed comb.
  3. Minimize heat styling and chemical treatments. During this time, both blow-drying your hair and styling it with your go-to curling or flat iron can cause more hair to fall out. Avoid both as much as possible during this time. Moreover, skip any treatments that involve chemicals, like getting a color touch-up or highlights. 

Follow these recommendations aimed to help postpartum hair loss. However, should your hair loss be excessive and coupled with other symptoms, like anxiety, fatigue or unexplained weight loss, you should consult your physician. These could be signs of  a different condition than postpartum hair loss. 

Hair Replacement Options

If you’re a woman experiencing hair loss due to postpartum hair loss, we can help you feel comfortable and confident. We specialize in the fitting and selection of quality, 100% human hair wigs and hair pieces for women suffering from postpartum hair loss. We offer free private consultations. You’re able to come in to learn about your hair replacement options, including luxurious real hair wigs, hairpieces and toppers.  Contact us today for a consultation at