If you are experiencing inconvenient postpartum hair loss, you are in the company of about half of women who go through childbirth. Your life has already changed drastically with the addition of your new bundle of joy, making it difficult to figure out how to handle your postpartum hair loss. There is no doubt that you have many questions. Is it permanent? What causes postpartum hair loss, and what can I do about it? Our New Image Hair Clinic stylists are experienced in postpartum hair loss and are here to help you regain your full head of hair and promote natural hair growth.
What is Postpartum Hair Loss?
Postpartum hair loss is the loss of hair following the birth of your baby. This is a very common occurrence and in most cases temporary. This type of hair loss normally happens between and 1 and 6 months after your baby is born. Hair growth typically returns to normal by 12 months postpartum.
What Causes Postpartum Hair Loss?
This type of hair loss is caused by hormonal changes that naturally happen in women who have a baby. Your hair goes through a life cycle just like every other cell in your body. At any given time about 90% of your hair is in the growing phase. However, hormonal changes after birth cause more hair than normal to enter the resting phase prematurely. After the resting phase, your hair sheds in preparation for new growth. Since there is a larger number of hair strands in the resting phase, it means there will be a larger number of hair strands than normal that shed once the resting phase is complete. This leads to thinning and hair loss.
Are There Instances Where Postpartum Hair Loss in Permanent?
Postpartum hair loss is a temporary condition and once your body has had time to recover and your hormones are back to normal you should see normal hair growth again. In instances where this is not the case, there may be an underlying medical condition to blame. For instance, many women postpartum will experience hypothyroidism and/or iron deficiency anemia. These are both easily treatable by your healthcare professional.
How to Manage Postpartum Hair Loss
Just because postpartum hair loss is temporary, doesn't mean you have live with thinning hair or hair loss. Here at New Image Hair Clinic, we understand that you not only want to have a beautiful head of hair while waiting on your hair growth to return to normal but you also want your hair to resume its normal hair growth pattern as quickly as possible. We offer a variety of solutions to fit your needs.
Topical Thickening/Regrowth Products
This is a great option for postpartum women who are experiencing hair thinning as opposed to full on-set hair loss. Our products are designed to promote natural hair growth and thickening.
Laser Hair Therapy
This innovative low-level laser technology stimulates blood flow to your hair follicles to promote natural growth. In many cases, our stylists will recommend a topical thickening/regrowth product after post-laser hair therapy to maximize its effectiveness.
Hair Integration Techniques
At New Image Hair Clinic, we understand that one solution isn't going to work for everyone. Every woman's hair loss experience postpartum is different. This is why we offer a variety of hair integration solutions to add volume and coverage where it's needed.
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