According to statistics, 75% of young mothers have a strong hair loss, from about 3-4 months after birth. In fact, the hair falls out at all, without exception, but with different intensity, so someone just does not pay attention to this process.
Indeed, when a few hairs remain on the comb, it does not look like a serious problem. But when the hair is climbing bunches …
The main one is pregnancy. Or rather, the hormonal background of a pregnant woman, which interferes with the hair’s life cycle.
Elevated estrogen levels act on hair as a catalyst for growth and the elixir of youth at the same time. New hair grows intensively, old, contrary to the usual state of affairs, do not fall out, and therefore by the end of pregnancy the density of the hair increases by about 30% (sometimes more). But this cannot go on for long.
The source of “eternal life” dries out in the first months after birth, and as soon as the body of the woman who gave birth comes to his hormonal rate, all lingering hairs on the head for longer than the prescribed period begin to crawl out. Certainly, it looks terrifying: on average, 100 hairs “go away” from the head for a day.
However, this is the very 30% of excess hair that could not fall out in due time due to pregnant hormones. Normally, in places of intensive fallout (as well as along the line of the forehead, on the partings), quite soon it will be possible to notice a fluff from new hairs.
“The increase in hormone levels during pregnancy means that most of the hair is in a state of active growth, so the hair falls out less than usual. Six weeks after birth, the hair growth rate decreases, and the degree of hair loss increases dramatically.
Depending on the condition of your scalp, you can observe thinning of the hair in the period from 3 months to a year, with a maximum thinning in about 3-4 months after birth. “
Dr. Bianca Maria Piraccini, dermatologist from the University of Bologna, Italy
Another important cause of hair loss after childbirth is anemia and the associated lack of vitamins and trace elements. In this case, the hair will fall out particularly intensively, and the hairs themselves will be thinned and brittle.
And finally, the third reason, which also should not be forgotten, is stress. By the end of the third month of the baby’s life, chronic fatigue, lack of sleep and increasing depression are felt. The child is not yet “interactive” so that the mother can be emotionally compensated for in communication with him.
As a result, the body functions under stress, which instantly affects the condition of the hair (and not only).
Severe hair loss occurs in the first six months after childbirth, after which the scalp is gradually restored. Normally, a year after giving birth, the young mother has no reason to worry about her hair.
Certainly necessary. Hair loss after pregnancy and childbirth is a natural and physiologically sound process.
But this does not mean that it can not be influenced. After all, to replace the fallen out, outdated, sitting in the hair follicles of the hair, should grow new. We can not keep on his head that which has already completed the cycle of his life.
But we can affect the quality and growth rate of new hair. How?
1. Drink vitamins. Doctors advise young mothers to continue taking vitamin complexes for pregnant women, or to switch to vitamins for nursing mothers.
If you are not already breastfeeding, you can pick up vitamins specifically to improve the quality of hair, which includes biotin, vitamins of group B, antioxidants C and E, zinc.
2. Watch your diet. Even a nursing mother in the diet should be fruits, vegetables, sources of high-grade proteins and essential fatty acids.
There are many myths about nutrition during lactation, but the truth is that the best diet of a nursing mother is exactly the same as with a healthy lifestyle.
3. Take time to sleep and rest. Attach to the care of the child of other family members, try to sleep while the baby is sleeping.
4. Cut your hair. Remember the saying: “Hair is not teeth, it will grow back.”
On long hair, the effect of hair loss after childbirth will be particularly noticeable. No matter how fast the new hairs grow, it will take much longer to restore beautiful stacks of long hair. Short hairs are gathering thicker and healthier during this period.
What will positively affect your inner self-awareness. By the way, doctors recommend not to use during this period gum and other hairpins that tighten hair.
5. Use special shampoos, balsams and serums for hair restoration. In 1987, a young American mother, Eva Greham, decided to find her own answer to the question of what to do with flaking hair after birth. For her, it was obvious that the scalp also needs care and nutrition, like the skin of the face or hands.
But what should this care be? The search for answers led her to the creation of the company Nioxin, which has achieved significant achievements in the development of tools for thin and thinning hair. Today, Nioxin offers young mothers a full 3-step hair and scalp care consisting of cleansing, moisturizing, restoring and nourishing.
Despite the fact that NIOXIN products do not solve the problem of hair loss associated with hormonal changes during pregnancy, it provides maximum care for your hair and helps them look thicker and more voluminous.
The 3-step system, in turn, provides 5 effects to create thicker and stronger hair:
- Reduces hair loss associated with their fragility;
- Provides the effect of thickening hair;
- Improves hair structure;
- Increases the elasticity of the hair and their susceptibility to the negative effects of the environment;
- Cleans hair follicles and scalp from excess fat.
HADZHIGOROEVA AIDA HUSEYKHANOVNA
Chief doctor of the clinic “Institute of Beautiful Hair”, a dermatologist
Often, patients are looking for a “magic” shampoo that will help them cope with hair loss. It does not take into account that hair loss can be due to two different reasons: the actual fragility of the hair or more serious causes related to the life of the hair follicle. Products for hygienic care Nioxin can successfully solve exactly the first problem: hair loss associated with their fragility.
Improper cosmetic hair care, coloring, highlighting, ironing, prolonged exposure to the sun or other aggressive weather conditions can all affect the properties of the hair fiber, impair its structure and make it more fragile and sensitive to various external influences. The task of the “right” shampoo is to maximally strengthen the hair structure and protect the hair from future possible damage; at the same time, “smart” hygienic care (shampoo, balm, mask) should take into account the initial state of the hair: thin-thick, dyed-unpainted, brittle-not brittle.
Nioxin complex is designed specifically for the care of hair with individual differences.