What happens to my hair after delivery?

It’s been three months since your delivery and you’re impressed to see how your hair falls out.Never in your life have you seen so much hair on the floor of your shower and you fear that, if you continue like this, you will be bald. There is nothing to fear! Keep reading so you understand why your hair falls out in the postpartum period.

If you are thinking that you will soon be left with an equally peeled head to that of your newborn baby, do not worry. It is normal for women to lose a lot of hair during postpartum, especially in the next three to six months after giving birth, or a little later.

You know why? The hormones! You probably noticed that during pregnancy your hair was healthier than ever. Or at least you should have noticed that you fell less and grew faster.When you are pregnant, the increase of certain hormones in your body causes your circulation and your metabolism to increase, thus nourishing the hair cells. You may even have noticed that other hairs on your body also started to grow more than before or in parts where they did not grow before.

After delivery, the situation obviously changes. Hormones decrease, as do the levels of some minerals in your body. All this affects so that the hair that you retained during the months of pregnancy starts to fall more easily, and so that it loses that vigor and brightness that it had in the past 9 months. It is normal and almost inevitable.

But the good news is that you do not have to go out and buy a wig or a hat to cover your head, as the hair will soon grow back. When your menstrual cycle is regularized, and especially when you finish the period of lactation, your hair will populate your head as before pregnancy. Some women do not even suffer hair loss until they stop breastfeeding their baby, but they do not take long to return to normal.

And I told you before that it is almost inevitable, because you can put into practice some techniques that help you to prevent your hair from falling more than necessary.

Start by asking your doctor to indicate a balanced diet to compensate for the losses that your body is feeling at this time. It is also recommended that you continue taking a vitamin supplement. And, of course, it is important that you continue to take care of your hair using your trusty shampoo and conditioner (only when necessary, do not wash it often), using a wide-tooth comb to avoid breaking the ends or pulling more hair when you are unraveling, and using as little as possible the dryer or the “iron” to smooth it.

This way you will be able to keep in your head the hair that has not fallen yet, while everything returns to normal. Anyway, you’ll be so busy with your new mother role in these months, you probably do not even have time to notice how your hair is as often as before. And when you least realize, your son will be completing the first year and you will pose for the photographs with your splendid hair, as always.

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