The Truth About Postpartum Hair Loss

Postpartum hair loss

As women, we’re often told that our hair is our crowning glory, so it’s only natural for us to freak out after noticing greater than usual amounts of hair on our pillows and in our sinks. If you recently had a baby, then you’ve probably experienced this way more often than you would like. Although commonly referred to as postpartum hair loss, the medical term for this condition is called Telogen Effluvium, and it happens to about 50 percent of women after they give birth. Why does it happen? And is it normal? Read on to find out!

What Causes It

It’s not uncommon for new mothers to experience hair shedding between three and six months after giving birth. On average, we lose 100 strands of hair on a daily basis. However, when you’re pregnant, the hormones prevent those hairs from falling out, making your hair thicker and more luscious than it’s ever been. After giving birth, your hormones return to normal, causing all that extra hair to fall out – at once.

Read the rest of my piece at [BlackDoctor.org].

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