Postpartum hair loss is a very common side effect of pregnancy. Millions of women experience this during the first few months after giving birth, and it can be a tough adjustment to make, especially when you’re not expecting it. Luckily, there are ways that you can prevent and treat hair loss after a child, such as maintaining a healthy diet, taking nutritional supplements, reducing stress and revolutionary products like the original LaserCap.
What is Postpartum Hair Loss
Postpartum hair loss typically occurs in the early postpartum period, which usually starts three months after birth but can start as early as 1 month after the baby’s arrival. Although it is not fully understood what causes it, there are many factors that may contribute to it. Some factors include hormones like estrogen and progesterone which change during pregnancy and then change again after giving birth, or an underlying medical condition such as thyroid disease or iron deficiency.
Hair may also fall out because of an excessive amount of stress, which is extremely typical following a new baby, no matter how happy you may be as well.
The key to preventing and treating hair loss is not to focus on the causes, but the symptoms of it. By keeping your stress levels low and maintaining a healthy diet that contains plenty of essential vitamins and minerals, you can prevent further hair loss and even grow back your hair in time.
Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Hair Loss
Excessive hair loss, sometimes even clumps or handfuls falling out after brushing or washing your hair is the most common sign of postpartum hair loss. You may also find redness on the scalp, which can be due to dandruff or an irritated scalp brought on by the hair loss.
Other, less common symptoms include tenderness, itching and swelling of the scalp as well as frequent headaches, which are likely due to poor circulation caused by your thinning hair.
How to Prevent and Treat Postpartum Hair Loss
The best way to prevent postpartum hair loss is by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. When it comes to nutrition, make sure that you are consuming foods rich in protein, folic acid and iron, as well as your daily recommended amount of vitamins and minerals. If your doctor recommends it, consider taking postpartum vitamin and mineral supplements. Eating a well-balanced diet will increase the levels of essential nutrients in your body while preventing deficiencies that may lead to increased hair loss.
Exercise is another important factor in preventing hair loss after a child. Experts recommend exercises like walking to promote circulation and provide relief from headaches or pain. It also helps to prevent excessive weight gain, which is a common side effect of pregnancy and can further aggravate hair loss.
Treat Postpartum Hair Loss with LaserCap
LaserCap is a device that uses low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to treat postpartum and various forms of hair loss. LLLT is a safe, all-natural treatment scientifically proven to promote hair regrowth.
Patients can wear LaserCap in the comfort of their home, even while walking around and taking care of their new baby. The Original LaserCap has been designed for convenience and effectiveness, helping to regrow hair anytime, anywhere.