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3 effective remedies for postpartum hair loss

Postpartum hair loss is a fairly common phenomenon and for the most part is not a cause for concern. This condition can be improved with increased nutrition, vitamin supplements and proper care.

‏1. How long does postpartum hair loss usually last?

Hormonal changes during pregnancy are the main cause of postpartum hair loss .

During pregnancy, the amount of estrogen is secreted more, the life of the hair is extended, the rate of shedding decreases. Therefore, most women in the second trimester of pregnancy find their hair thicker. After giving birth, the level of estrogen in a woman's body begins to decrease gradually and hair begins to fall out.‏

According to obstetrician and gynecologist Erica Newlin, you can experience hair loss from 1-6 months after giving birth. Hair may fall out the most at the 4th month postpartum, then gradually decrease and the hair will grow back to normal.‏

Postpartum hair loss is a completely normal phenomenon due to hormonal changes.‏

2. How to overcome postpartum hair loss

2.1 Building a nutritious diet

In order to avoid nutrient deficiencies after giving birth, you should add foods rich in iron, zinc, calcium, vitamins (A, B, C, D, E), omega-3, etc. to help strengthen them. hair health.‏

‏Dark green vegetables such as collard greens, cauliflower, spinach;
‏Sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes and legumes‏
‏Fruits: guava, orange, tangerine, mango, strawberry, blueberry…‏
‏Assorted fish and seafood: salmon, carp, shrimp, crab, crab…‏
‏Red meat: beef, lean pork,…‏
‏Grains and nuts: oats, flaxseeds, cashews, almonds …

Build a nutritious diet.

‏ 2.2 Supplementing with vitamins

Besides a balanced, nutritious diet, to deal with postpartum hair loss, you can take vitamins such as:‏

 Vitamin A : An essential micronutrient for vision, teeth, skin and bone tissue, vitamin A also helps to moisturize the scalp, avoiding the dryness of the hair roots that causes hair loss.
‏ Vitamin E : Vitamin E provides tocotrienol - an antioxidant that helps stimulate hair growth, reduces split ends and makes hair softer.
‏ Vitamin D : Excessive hair loss is related to vitamin D deficiency. Supplementing with this vitamin will stimulate hair follicles to grow, helping hair growth. Moreover, vitamin D supplementation is not only good for the health of the mother, but also good for the nursing baby.‏
‏ Vitamin C : Vitamin C helps in the production and maintenance of collagen in the hair follicles, which aids in reducing hair loss.
Vitamin H (biotin), zinc is also essential for hair growth and preventing hair loss.

‏Note that you should consult your doctor before taking any vitamin supplements, especially those who are breastfeeding.‏

‏ 2.3 Proper

When the hair falls out a lot, do not bun or tie the hair too tightly because this will cause the hairs to be stretched for a long time, leading to weak hair follicles, easy to break.‏

‏Use a wide tooth comb and gently brush your hair to prevent hair loss after giving birth.‏

‏Use mild shampoo containing biotin or natural ingredients such as ginger, grapefruit, conditioner, coconut oil, aloe vera... to protect the scalp and stimulate hair growth.‏

‏Cutting hair short will avoid tangles and look thicker. Short hair is also convenient to take care of.

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