How To Deal With Postpartum Hair Loss

Postpartum hair loss is a real thing that affects about 50% of women.

Katie Sue Webber
Katie Sue Webber
Mom to two sweet little boys. Helping moms is her passion.
Last updated
May 30, 2023

After giving birth, it's normal for women to experience hair loss due to factors like stress, hormonal changes, and the hair growth cycle being altered. About 50% of women experience postpartum hair loss, which usually peaks around four months after giving birth and levels off about one year after. To deal with postpartum hair loss, there are a few practical steps you can take:

  1. Focus on eating a healthy diet rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and green vegetables. These nutrients help your body make hair.
  2. Maintain a healthy scalp by washing your hair regularly and using an exfoliating scalp treatment. Massaging your scalp can also help increase circulation.
  3. Be gentle with your new baby hairs by avoiding excessive heat-styling and color treatments. Use wide headbands or spoolie brushes to help tame and smooth the hairs.

Remember, postpartum hair loss is temporary, and with patience and proper care, your hair will regain its fullness and health.

Read more (via Real Simple)

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