Tips on Postpartum Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss after childbirth is a common concern for many new mothers, affecting between 40% to 50% of women. During pregnancy, hormonal changes lead to a prolonged growth phase for hair, resulting in reduced shedding and thicker locks. This “hair spa treatment,” courtesy of elevated estrogen levels, gives expectant mothers a radiant mane. However, once the baby arrives and hormone levels stabilize, the hair cycle returns to normal, often accompanied by increased shedding and thinner-looking locks.

Distinguishing between postpartum hair loss and normal shedding is crucial. While it’s typical to lose about 50 to 100 hairs daily, noticing a significant increase in hair fall may indicate postpartum hair loss.

TANGLE TEASE

Fortunately, gentle hair care practices can make a notable difference. Opting for looser hairstyles reduces strain on hair roots, while using wide-toothed combs or soft-bristled brushes minimizes breakage, particularly when hair is wet. Limiting heat styling and embracing natural hair textures also promote healthier locks. Our Wide Tooth Anti Static Comb is the best tool that you can use to ensure you untangle your hair everyday especially before wash.

CLEANSE AWAY

Choosing the right shampoo is paramount in postpartum hair care. Look for shampoos enriched with biotin and keratin to strengthen hair, as well as gentle formulas free from harsh chemicals and sulfates to hydrate and soothe the scalp. Some shampoos contain DHT blockers like saw palmetto, known for reducing hormonal hair fall.

Selecting the appropriate shampoo depends on individual hair needs. Hydrating shampoos maintain scalp moisture and hair softness, while anti-hair loss shampoos featuring herbal extracts combat hair fall. Cleansing shampoos rejuvenate the scalp without stripping hair, encouraging healthier growth. The Olio Divina Anti Hair Loss Shampoo is perfect for all hair types, is SLS/SLES/Silicone FREE and formulated using plant based cleansers like Shikakai & Amla.

STIMULATE THE SCALP

Understanding the natural hair cycle postpartum is essential. As hair transitions from shedding to growth phases, supporting this process accelerates regrowth. Scalp massages stimulate blood flow and hair growth, while biotin, Vitamin D, iron, and zinc supplements can bolster hair health, with medical consultation recommended, especially for breastfeeding mothers. Giving yourself a 5 minute scalp massage every night using our Infrared Electric Massager and once a week using that scalp massager with our Ayurvedic Anti Hair Loss Hair Oils, is a perfect way to stimulate your circulation and promote hair growth.

LIFESTYLE CHOICES

Utilizing gentle hair care products and maintaining a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals further support hair growth. Stress reduction through relaxation techniques and avoiding harsh styling practices also contribute to overall hair health and vitality.