Home Remedies To Treat Postpartum Hair Loss
Postpartum hair loss or postpartum hair fall is very common in over 80% of new moms. This happens due to falling estrogen levels. When you are pregnant, the increased levels of these hormones reduce your hair fall, which is why you may find your hair to be fuller and lustrous during pregnancy. However, post delivery, these hormones start coming back to their normal levels, thereby resulting in the shedding of those extra tresses. Sometimes, this hair loss can be excessive and worrisome.
But here’s the good news! You need not worry about postpartum hair loss as all the hair that you have lost post delivery will be coming back by the time your baby turns one! Hair loss post delivery starts at around 2 months, is at peak at around 4 months and starts to reduce from 6 months onward.
If seeing your hair fall out so much is something that causes you stress, then here are a few home remedies to help you treat postpartum hair loss naturally.
Home remedy to treat postpartum hair loss:
- First of all, do not stress yourself. This will cause more unnatural hair fall.
- Eat healthy and nutritious food that will help in boosting hair growth
- Continue with your prenatal vitamins
- Use a mild shampoo and conditioner and do not wash your hair frequently
- Use a wide teeth comb and be gentle while combing your hair
- Avoid blow drying or flat ironing your hair as much as possible
- Avoid using any chemicals or chemically based treatments like coloring your hair, straightening them etc till the time you are nursing or at least till the time hair shedding stops
- Use a soft scrunchy or a band to tie your hair up. Keeping them open will lead them to fall more
- Try a new haircut. Shorter hair will help you manage it better
- Make a hair pack using egg white and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Leave it for 1 hour and then wash it off. This will smoothen and nourish your scalp
- Soak some fenugreek seeds in water and leave the mixture overnight. Next morning apply the strained water to your scalp and hair. Leave it for 2 hours and then wash it off
- Consume curd and coconut milk in your diet
- Use a satin covered pillow when asleep
Apart from having vitamin supplements or medicines prescribed by your doctor, the above remedies can help you with easing the process of dealing with postpartum hair loss. For most women, this hair loss can be inevitable when not attended to. So make sure you eat right and be gentle with your hair. Remember that all the hair you lose will come back within one year of delivery.
Keeping hair growth healthy naturally helps a lot in preventing and reducing the problem of hair loss in the postpartum period. So as far as possible, avoid taking any hair growing medicines or tonics as postpartum hair loss is natural and will come back in no time making you look and feel like yourself again.
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