Update: October 2018
Many young mothers notice that after pregnancy they have become
hair fall out In fact, this is a natural process – hair grows
during life, and only 10% of them are at rest and falls out
over time. In their place grow new hair
rods, so a person does not grow bald and does not lose his hair,
daily while observing a certain amount of hair on
Causes of Accelerated Hair Loss
Let us see why hairs fall out after giving birth. The reasons for this
several, and it is knowledge of the root cause helps to pick
proper treatment for each particular woman.
- Hormonal adjustment. For sure, every pregnant woman
noted that the hair became stronger, healthier and shiny,
stopped falling out and gained volume. Such positive changes
associated with changes in hormonal levels. Elevated level
estrogen accelerates cell division of hair follicles. However after
delivery hormones gradually come to the previous level and
hair that should have fallen out over time
pregnancy, begin to fall out actively. If hair loss
It is equal to 30%, you should not worry, this is a normal phenomenon,
which will soon pass.
- The use of anesthesia during childbirth. Possible such a side
effect on anesthesia, however in this case the hair ceases
fall out after 3 months after birth.
- Androgenetic alopecia. In this case, violated
the ratio of hormones (estrogen and androgen). Distinctive
a sign is an increase in the lumen of the parting.
- Low hemoglobin. Often after childbirth in women
there is a lack of iron in the body that can be detected
when examining blood in the form of low hemoglobin.
- Endocrine disruption. Hair fall out
significant volume and continue to fall out a year after birth.
In parallel, there is an excess of body weight.
- Imbalance of vitamins and microelements and lack of protein. This
The problem is especially characteristic of nursing moms – during lactation
There is some loss of important nutrient and mineral
substances, especially magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamin D. How
As a rule, the skin and nails condition suffers at the same time. therefore
it is very important to eat fully and properly during the whole period
breastfeeding, but about diets and strict dietary restrictions with
the goal of weight normalization is out of the question. Milk anyway
will be full and nutritious, but the question is – from what reserves
the body will take everything useful: from its own reserves or from
- Malnutrition during childbirth. Rarely but
it happens that a pregnant woman limits herself considerably
in food and eats almost nothing (due to strong toxicosis, fear
get better, changes in taste preferences, etc.). In this case
woman begins to notice that already during pregnancy began
hair fall out, well, and after childbirth the problem gets
catastrophic scale. It is very important to eat fully, and
not only to preserve their own health, but also to
harmonious development of the child.
- Poor nutrition after childbirth. Some women who
feed children artificially, believe that they can
allow yourself dietary restrictions to lose weight. But not
forget that energy is also wasted on caring for a child, and
the body in any case requires recovery, which lasts
at least 6 months after delivery. therefore, хотя бы на этот период
should be put off all sorts of diets. Especially important to use
enough dairy products, fresh vegetables, fruits and
- Constant fatigue, lack of sleep, emotional
overvoltage. Of course, there is no one more expensive than a newborn baby
and young mothers fully devote themselves to the care of the baby, forgetting about
yourself and your own health. It has a negative effect on health.
and on the condition of the hair in particular. We must not forget that the possibilities
organism is not infinite, and allow yourself to sleep during the day
It is not always possible to determine the cause of the problem yourself,
therefore, it is best to consult a doctor, take a complete blood count and
blood for hormones. These questions are in the competence
doctor-trichologist (see the causes of hair loss in women).
So, if your hair falls out badly, what measures can you take?
Treatment depends on the cause of the condition (see treatment
First of all, you need to abandon the tight elastic bands, curls and
staining. Wash your head with water not hotter than 40 C. Many
a regular haircut helps, i.e. reducing hair length.
As it turned out above, no threat of increased hair loss in
the first year after birth does not represent if the total amount of “loss”
makes no more than 30%. If the pathological process
continues after the child reaches the age of one or
takes a serious scale up to baldness, you need to turn
to the doctor and donate blood on hormones, especially thyroid. With
If necessary, the doctor will prescribe a hormonal corrective
Salon procedure during which the scalp is injected
nourishing cocktail that activates hair growth. Procedure is pretty
effective, but requires a visit to a beauty salon and worth
Vitamin ampoules for rubbing in the hair roots
Vichy, L’Oreal, Placental formula, Vivas – costly funds
(50-500 r for 1 ampoule), which contain proteins, vitamins,
amino acids, minerals, placenta and plant extracts, etc. Require
regular use (up to 3 times a week), but the effectiveness is not
always is expected.
Rational, good nutrition
In the daily diet are required:
- dairy and dairy products, especially cheese, cottage cheese,
- low-fat fish and meat;
- vegetables and fruits, especially when fresh;
- natural vegetable and fruit juices;
- vegetable oils (corn, olive);
- dried fruits.
Vitamins and Minerals
Pharmacies sell special complexes (Pantovigar, Volvit,
Revalid), including for nursing mothers who contain the necessary
substances in a balanced composition, but they should be applied
complex, but not occasionally. Vitamin C is especially important.
groups B, iodine, zinc, selenium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur.
Regular use of various nutritional formulations
allows you to increase blood supply to the hair follicles, which
positive effect on hair growth. You can use masks
industrial manufacturing sold in pharmacies or
stores (burdock from others. Santa, Omega-6, intense mask
�”Elf” and others.), And you can make masks yourself, according to the
lower recipes. It is recommended during the application of the composition to do
light massage of the scalp, which also enhances
There are pharmaceutical shampoos that help in solving the problem.
– onion shampoo 911, burdock shampoo “Elf”, Head and
Shoulders, grandmother Agafi’s recipes, Rinfoltin, Regein and others. Can
to make any shampoo therapeutic – add 2 vbs. to the bottle.
tea tree or pine nut oil.
To enhance hair growth, it is recommended to add a burning to the masks.
component that irritates the skin, thereby enhancing
blood circulation and improving the nutrition of hair follicles (see masks from
hair loss at home).
Alcoholic tincture of hot pepper diluted with castor or
One yolk mixed with 2 tbsp. mustard dry and 2 tbsp. water up
Two tablespoons of mustard dry mix with kefir 100 ml, one
Burdock oil heated to a warm state and rub into the roots
Cooking salt applied to wet hair between partings,
Mix: 1 tbsp. honey, gruel of grated potatoes, 2 tbsp. juice
Finely grate one onion and 1 clove of garlic, mix with
What to do if hair falls out after childbirth? First, not
panic, realistically estimate the amount of loss and take feasible
measures such as homemade masks and normalization of the diet. And what
helped you or your friends in solving this problem?
Leave your proven recipes in the comments.
Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог