Are you experiencing hair loss after giving birth to a newborn? If so, you aren’t alone. Many women experience this phenomenon in the months following their pregnancy.
You and your newborn bond and adjust during the postpartum period. In the six-week postpartum period, the mother’s body returns to its non-pregnant state.
Blood volume and hormone levels change most between pregnancy and the postpartum period. Elevated estrogen levels during pregnancy disrupt the regular hair loss rate. Increased blood volume during pregnancy reduces average hair loss. Hence, many women have thicker hair during pregnancy.
After childbirth, your blood volume and hormone levels decrease. This drop leads to more noticeable hair fall. The suddenness is startling, even if you lose nine months’ worth of hair.
How Much Postpartum Hair Loss is Typical?
Postpartum hair loss is typically five times faster than usual. After childbirth, hair loss can start and often peaks around four months. On average, we lose about 80 hairs daily. New mothers can shed up to 400 hairs daily. You may notice more hairs on your pillow or clog up the shower drain.
Women commonly notice hair loss 2-4 months post-childbirth. Hair loss usually normalizes by six months post-pregnancy. If shedding continues, consult a doctor for other potential health concerns—some experience postpartum thyroiditis, which can cause excessive hair loss.
Millions of women face postpartum hair loss challenges. Though there is no cure for postpartum hair loss, you can treat it in several ways. You can make small changes such as not styling your hair with high heat or better eating habits. If your hair loss is troubling you, there is a treatment to consider that is ideal for women facing a thinning head of hair.
Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic process that involves injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin, creating the natural appearance of a fuller head of hair. Most of our clients complete their treatment within 2 to 3 sessions.
Let the scalp micropigmentation experts at Hairline Ink help you resolve your hair loss issues and get back to what really matters: your growing family! We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!