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Is Post-Child Birth Hair Loss Normal?

The postpartum period is a very important time for you and your newborn to bond and adjust. Defined as the six weeks after giving birth, this period is when the mother’s body returns to a non-pregnant state.

The biggest difference between your body during pregnancy, and your body during the postpartum period is your blood volume and hormone levels. It is normal to lose small amounts of hair every day, but during pregnancy, your levels of estrogen rise and disrupt the usual amount of hair loss. Your blood volume also rises and contributes to preventing normal daily hair loss. This is why many women’s hair seems thicker while they are pregnant.

After you give birth, your blood volume decreases and your hormone levels drop. This drop causes your hair to fall out in much bigger clumps than you are accustomed to. Although the total volume of hair loss is likely not any more than you would have lost over the past nine months, it can be scary to experience because the hair loss happens all at once.

Postpartum hair loss begins any day after you give birth to your newborn, and typically culminates around the four-month mark, but for many new mothers hair loss can go on for a year!

Millions of women struggle with postpartum hair loss. In desperation, many of them experiment with various unfounded treatments, from shampoos to supplements, with unremarkable results if any.

Unfortunately, there are no solutions that have been proven to slow or prevent postpartum hair loss. But 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!

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