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It is common for hair loss to occur after pregnancy, in this blog post we will talk more about hair loss after pregnancy. Hair loss after pregnancy is temporary, but it can be quite distressing. Most women find that their hair becomes extra fine and full during pregnancy. The increased amount of oestrogen means that the hair stays longer in the growth phase and hardly falls out. So it is the hormones during pregnancy that stop the normal hair growth cycle. These changes that the body undergoes during pregnancy, as well as after childbirth, can affect the mother's hair growth and you usually experience a lot of hair loss. It is normal to lose about 70-90 hairs per day, while after pregnancy you can lose as much as 400 hairs per day. The difference is thus perceived as enormous.

Why we get hair loss after pregnancy

It can be due to many reasons but most of them are:

  • Breastfeeding
  • vitamin deficiency
  • Oestrogenic disorders
When do you get your hair back after pregnancy?

After about six months, hair loss usually stops and after about a year all the hairs have new follicles again. Remember that this hair loss is temporary, but it can be quite stressful.

How to prevent hair loss after childbirth?

Half of all women lose large amounts of hair after pregnancy, but there are still things you can do to try to prevent it:


  • Try to prep your body with vitamins and minerals. When a mother breastfeeds her baby, the breast milk takes all the nutrition. So make sure you eat the best and most nutritious food you can. Then you can also boost your hair with some extra "hair vitamins" that promote hair growth. An example of this could be hair control.
  • Walk/exercise - Movement is good for the body and promotes hair growth.
  • Treat yourself to a head massage. Take the opportunity to massage your scalp in the shower or while watching TV. This increases blood circulation to the scalp, which promotes growth.
  • Wear your hair as little as possible. Put away all the heat tools and focus on braids, knots and hair bands. There are so many great hairstyles you can do without using heat tools.
  • Use good, natural products for your hair. Opt for shampoos, conditioners and wraps that are free of sulphates, parabens and unnecessary silicones. Maria Nila has incredibly good and mild products.

Remember, hair loss after pregnancy is temporary. But it can be quite a hassle. Your hair will come back, so try not to stress about it. Read more Facts about hair loss.

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