Pregnancy comes with many physical changes. Other than stretch marks, acne, swallow feet, mood swings, also hair loss comes with it. Once the baby is born you’ll suddenly feel the tremendous amount of hair fall for 2-3 months.
But this is a temporary phase and here also you can blame hormonal changes which will become stable along with time.
What causes hair loss?
Increase in the level of hormones causes your hair to be in resting phase known as telogen, that is why you have thicker and voluminous hair during your pregnancy.
Post pregnancy settling down of these hormones back into a pre-pregnancy stage.many women face the problem of hair fall post pregnancy but, if you stress more about it, it will increase instead of stopping down.
Try to be calm and patient as it is a temporary process and can settle down 2-3 months after having a baby.
Other than hormonal changes many factors can cause hair loss like:
- Poor nutrition.
- Thyroid during pregnancy.
- Mineral deficiency.etc.
How to control hair loss?
Since it is natural processes in pregnancy don’t stress much about it instead with these little tips you can have control on it.
Drinking lots of water:
Consuming 3-4 liters of water in a day not only help to control hair fall but prevent many diseases too by doing so.
Oiling your hair 2-3 times in a week is a great way to relax and add nutrition at the same time. Opt for coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil warm it a bit and massage it gently into your scalp.
This will strengthen your roots and prevent further hair fall.
Take help of your doctor to identify if you have any iron or zinc deficiency and plan your diet according to it. Apart from supplements try to include a natural ingredient in your diet for iron, zinc or mineral deficiency if you have any.
Include food which is rich in vitamin C and vitamin B complex which can be found in citrus fruit and leafy vegetables, consuming these on regular basis will help to prevent hair fall.
Using organic product:
Using organic product will not harm your scalp in any way and also protect you from any allergy or infection that can be caused by using any regular shampoos and conditioner which contain paraben and SLS in it.
Using organic product during pregnancy will never harm you in any way and helps in preventing hair fall.
Avoiding styling tools and coloring:
It is best to avoid styling and coloring during pregnancy as coloring can trigger allergies. Instead, try to maintain it naturally, be gentle on it but if you are planning for maternity shoot save the styling for that one day.
Whatever we consume shows up in our skin and hair, try to eat nutrient-packed food include more of fruits, vegetable, dairy product and protein-rich diet in your daily diet.
Food rich in antioxidant and flavonoids encourage good hair growth and protect hair follicles.
Hope this will help you in post-pregnancy hair loss, do let me know if you have any doubt in a comment section.