Monday, 21 May 2012

Why do we suffer Hair Loss during Pregnancy?

:-•:*"*:•.-:¦:-•* Greetings *•-:¦:-•:*'''*:•-:

Guess what? I just woke up at four o clock in the morning AGAIN! Argggghhhhhhhh. So, I though I’ll turn this whole thing around to work to my advantage. Q&A time, YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

So, today I’m talking about Hair Loss. Are you suffering from it during your pregnancy or fearing Postpartum Hair Loss.

Hair Loss

Pregnancy affects the entire body, including hair, skin and nails.  Often, there are undesirable changes that can leave a pregnant woman worried or frightened.  However, hair loss in particular is very common during pregnancy and should not cause undue concern.  Hair loss is especially common just after pregnancy.
Although your hair will not look as full as it normally does, don’t fret, you won't lose all your hair. You may notice more thinning on the top of the scalp, rather than on the sides and back of the scalp.

What causes Hair Loss?

Well, here’s the mind-boggling (scientific) bit. These itsy bitsy openings in your skin called hair follicles produce the hair. At any time, ten to twenty per cent of the follicles are in a resting state called the Telogen State, while the remaining follicles are growing hair. Now, during pregnancy the increasing levels of hormones may cause more follicles than normal to enter the Telogen State. When too many follicles enter the Telogen state, a condition called Telogen effluvium results. As the hormone levels decrease after childbirth, the resting hairs begin to fall out. In some cases, however, this may happen during pregnancy. Hair loss may also occur due to a vitamin/mineral deficiency.

Treatments & Consideration

Although Hair Loss medication isn’t recommended for pregnant women, if your condition is caused by a vitamin/mineral deficiency, you can take vitamin/mineral supplements. Also, eating a diet that highly consists of Vegetables & Fruits will give you a boost Vitamins/Minerals. But, before considering any action you must consult your GP/Doctor about your issue and worries.
Hair Loss can be distressing, I know it is for me, so here are some simple things you can do to take care of your hair through this stage as well as your mood:

  • Use creative hairstyles can help disguise hair loss
  • Treating your hair gently and avoiding TIGHT Hairstyles
  • Using shampoos, conditioners that contain Silica and Biotin
  • Using a cool setting when blow drying your hair and using a heat protector

I hope this information is helpful and as usual here are some links for you to read up on it yourself:

Well, that’s all for now lovelies,

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  1. In terms of food that may help, I knew a little girl who suffered from hair loss and her parents ended up giving her flax seeds (full of Omega 3s) and it really did the trick! I can imagine that a lot of the foods I've suggested for an anti-stretch mark diet would be good for the hair. For example, cucumber and celery have silica in, good for hair and skin. You can see the article here:

    1. Yes Hannah, I'm sure food that contain Silica will also help strengthening the hair and nourishing the scalp at the same time. I found your article very helpful and informative.


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