Most pregnant women love their hair during pregnancy, as the increase in oestrogen often leads to beautiful, voluminous and bouncy hair. Unfortunately, after the birth, many experience hair getting thinner and beginning to shed a lot.
Many women, in fact, 40-50% of new mums, experience hair loss after giving birth, so this post will explore how pregnancy affects the Hair Growth Cycle.
Due to the hormonal changes of pregnancy, an increased number of hair follicles remain in the anagen phase (also known as the growing phase) for longer. However, within 3-6 months of delivery, as the hormone levels suddenly drop, the hairs quickly enter the Telogen phase (also known as the resting phase) which can result in excessive shedding. This excessive shedding after pregnancy is also referred to as post-partum Telogen Effluvium.
In the article ‘The changes in the hair cycle during gestation and the post-partum period’, 116 women in different phases of pregnancy and post-pregnancy participated in a study of the varying ratios of Anagen and Telogen phases. The study found that the Anagen rate increased during pregnancy and that the Telogen rate rose after delivery. It is this change between an increased Anagen phase pre-pregnancy, and the increased Telogen phase post-pregnancy, which explains the luscious hair of mums-to-be and also the excessive shedding that follows childbirth.
The best solution to address postpartum hair loss is, therefore, to be proactive to prevent the negative impact to as high a degree as possible.
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It is recommended to start taking Hair Growth+ inCLINIC BY Nourkrin® within the first four months after giving birth and continue until the shedding has been reduced to a normal amount – or until you are happy with the result.
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