Postpartum Hair-loss

What causes postpartum hair loss?

Postpartum hair loss is usually due to big hormonal changes after giving birth. Lack of sleep, erratic nutrition and stress will also have an impact on your hormonal health which in turn affects hair growth. It is also common to experience low thyroid function after giving birth, which can lead to hair loss.

Is postpartum hair-loss it permanent?

Postpartum hair loss is normal and usually temporary, so try to be gentle on yourself. Also, Postpartum hair-loss usually affects somewhere between 40 to 50% of women, and like most changes during pregnancy, it is temporary.(ref)

What can you do to help with postpartum hair-loss?

Feed yourself, to feed your hair

Aim to eat a varied and nutritious diet with foods high in B vitamins, especially biotin (found in eggs, almonds, cauliflower, sweet potato and oats), iron (organic grass-fed red meat, spinach, lentils, beans). Continue to supplement with Vitimum Original. Drinking stinging nettle infusions can also help with hair regrowth as well as providing other health promoting minerals and much needed hydration.

Be kind to your hair, and yourself

Be gentle with your hair when brushing, washing and drying, and avoid tight hair styles that place too much traction on the follicles – that means no mum bun! A silk pillowcase can also help to make sure your hair isn't pulled out in your sleep.