Hair loss immediately after childbirth is common and totally normal. Women are concerned for postpartum has loss and consider it abnormal. Immediate thinning of hair loss insists them to thinks if they have any fatal disease manifested in the form of hair thinning.
Studies show postpartum or after pregnancy hair loss is totally normal and a part of regular hair growth life cycle. Your hair grows from hair follicles. Each follicle gives rise to a single hair shaft.
Each hair shaft undergoes regular life cycle for its development and replacement with a new one. Anagen is the first phase of hair growth in which it grows as much as and last in 2 to 6 years. The longer the anagen phase, the longer the hair you will have.
Catagen is second phase starts just after ending of anagen. Catagen is intermittent or transitional phase lasting in 2 to 3 weeks. During the phase, hair shaft neither grow nor rest.
Telogen Phase is the third and last phase of hair growth cycle. During this phase old hair are lost and hair enter anagen phase again to maintain normal hair growth. It is the period when you notice hair in your comb and brush.
The duration of each phase is influenced by internal and external stimuli. During pregnancy, women body undergoes uncontrolled hormonal fluctuation, irregular periods etc. It is often caused due to lack of nutrients needed for healthy growth of cells and completion of pregnancy. Folic acid and iron are essential for pregnancy, while most women lack them due to junk and insufficient diet.
Therefore, postpartum hair loss is usually not a result of fatal disease but merely a result of hormonal fluctuation and lack of nutrients. Although it is the most common case, you must consult your doctor for possible risks and diseases etc.
For inhibition of postpartum hair loss, herbal hair loss treatments are often used to meet nutrients requirements of hair follicles and normalize severe hormonal fluctuation after pregnancy. These treatments are used topically twice or thrice a day for follicular nourishments.
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