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Dealing with Postpartum Hair Loss

03 March 2021

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Pregnancy can bring a lot of wonderful changes, including that full head of hair you may have enjoyed during those nine months.

However, now that your little one has arrived, you might be noticing something not-so-wonderful – hair loss. Please don’t worry; you’re not alone in this, and we’re here to help you navigate this new phase.

🧐 Understanding the Change

During pregnancy, your body experiences shifts in hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone. These hormonal changes extend the hair growth phase, giving you that lush, thick hair you’ve been enjoying. But once your baby arrives, your hair sometimes decides to play its own game.

Typically, your hair goes into a resting phase for about three months before it starts shedding. While, on an average day, we all lose around 80 hairs, new Mums might see up to 400 hairs go with the wind.

🤗 Coping with Care

We know you have your hands full caring for your little one, so let’s talk about some gentle ways to care for your hair:

  • Stress Less: Motherhood can be stressful, but try not to worry too much about your hair. What’s happening is common, and it’s likely temporary, just like some of the other changes you’ve experienced.
  • Nourish Your Hair: A healthy diet with plenty of protein can support your hair during this time. Using a gentle, nourishing shampoo and conditioner can help, too.
  • No Need to Fear Shampoo: Don’t be afraid to shampoo regularly. Contrary to a common misconception, washing your hair often won’t make you lose more hair. It’s all about what works best for you.
  • Massage Your Scalp: Boosting blood flow to your scalp can encourage hair growth. A simple daily scalp massage with gentle kneading motions for a few minutes can be a soothing self-care routine.

💬 The Power of Open Conversation

One of the most empowering steps you can take is to openly talk about your experience with postpartum hair loss. Sharing your concerns, fears, and questions with friends, family, or even fellow new Mums can provide a sense of relief and connection. It’s remarkable how many women have faced similar challenges and can offer words of wisdom and encouragement.

🌐 Connecting Through Social Media

In today’s digital age, social media platforms like Facebook can be powerful tools for finding support and connecting with others who are going through the same journey. There are numerous private support groups and communities dedicated to new Mums and postpartum experiences.

These groups provide a safe space to share your thoughts, seek advice, and receive emotional support.

🌟 Focusing on Self-Care and Confidence

While you navigate postpartum hair loss, don’t forget the importance of self-care. Taking time for yourself, practicing self-love, and seeking professional guidance when needed are essential steps toward regaining your confidence.

📞 Reaching Out to Optima Hair Specialists

At Optima Hair Specialists, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our experienced team understands the challenges new Mums face, and we offer a range of personalised solutions to help you regain your hair confidence.

Whether you choose to open up about your experiences, seek support through social media communities, or explore professional treatment options, know that you have a network of caring individuals, both online and at Optima, who are here to uplift you.

🤝 Join the Conversation at Optima

At Optima, you’re not just a client; you’re part of a warm, welcoming community that truly understands.

We believe in creating spaces where experiences are shared, questions are answered, and everyone is uplifted. Whether you’re navigating hair challenges, seeking treatment insights, or simply wishing to connect, our blog and expert team are always at your service.

Together, we forge ahead, ensuring every individual feels seen, heard and cherished.

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