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Reasons of Postpartum Hair Loss

Disclaimer: The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and should not be used in place of medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any therapy program or treatment plan. 

Hair Loss After Pregnancy

During pregnancy, a greater amount of your hairs enter the telogen phase of the hair cycle. Because more hairs are in the resting phase, hair loss can be associated with pregnancy.

The most common time of hair loss occurs three months after delivery. This is because, during pregnancy, you experience an increase in hormones that prevent you from losing your hair. After delivery, your estrogen levels return to normal, thus allowing the hair to fall out and re-adjust to its normal hair cycle. The normal hair loss that was delayed your pregnancy may fall out all at once. This excessive hair loss following pregnancy is temporary; normal hair loss returns within six to twelve months (“Pregnancy and Hair Loss”, 2015).

References:
(2015, July). Pregnancy and Hair Loss. Retrieved from http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/hair-loss-during-pregnancy/

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