“ After I gave birth, my hair was falling out in handfuls. I found it everywhere! ”, Virginie, mother of two, confides in us.

Many young mothers are indeed affected by hair loss. It occurs a few months after delivery.

It is possible to treat this hair loss by providing the scalp and the hair bulb with a combination of active ingredients to stimulate hair growth and strengthen the hair fiber.

What does hair loss look like after pregnancy?

The announcement of pregnancy and the expectation of a new child is a special time in a woman's life. But pregnancy brings about many physiological changes.

Once the indescribable emotion of the birth has passed, a few months after giving birth, half of women are horrified to notice excessive hair loss.

Though healthy, thick and shiny during pregnancy, their hair has lost its strength after giving birth and sometimes falls out in a way that is frightening. They find it everywhere and clearly have the impression that it comes out " in handfuls ".

Each day, we all lose between 40 and 80 hairs. If hair loss exceeds 100 hairs per day, it is called excessive hair loss. And this is often the case after pregnancy. It is then called postpartum alopecia.

Why do new mothers lose their hair after giving birth?

This postnatal reactional hair loss is triggered by several changes in the body. These factors, often combined, have an impact at the cellular level and lead to premature hair loss after childbirth.

The hormonal changes during pregnancy

During pregnancy, estrogen increases drastically. When production of this hormone goes into overdrive, it can have an effect on the whole body.

But after childbirth, beautiful hair loses its strength and the hair sometimes falls out in a way that is frightening. They find it everywhere and clearly have the impression that it comes out " in handfuls ".

Indeed, during pregnancy, hair is shinier and thicker, because during these 9 months, the increase in hormones stimulates processes in the body. During this period, the life of the hair is extended. As a result, women are pleased to see that their hair is shinier, softer and thicker.

But it is after the delivery that things get complicated and that some women are disappointed. Their estrogen levels drop sharply. And this will trigger, about 3 months later, sudden and extensive hair loss.

Fortunately, postpartum hair loss is not irreversible. During this biological process, only the hair dies. The bulb is therefore always able to progressively produce new hair. Hair loss can slow down naturally anywhere from a few weeks to several months after the fact, during which time young mothers are very worried about the loss of their beautiful hair.

Sometimes, without anti-hair loss treatments, this phenomenon can persist much longer. Reactionary hair loss can last for many months.

Stress and intense fatigue

The arrival of a new child, beyond all the unquantifiable happiness that it brings, inevitably leads to a radical change in new parents’ lifestyles. The stress of becoming a parent and fatigue due to lack of sleep are other factors that contribute to reactive hair loss. 

Possible deficiencies common during pregnancy

During pregnancy, women may have iron deficiencies and a lack of certain vitamins (especially vitamins B5 and B6). Then, the arrival of the baby also creates metabolic deficiencies. The capillary fiber then becomes thinner and the hair becomes duller.

Food supplements can be very useful in these cases.

To facilitate the regrowth of new hair, the new mother can also apply anti-hair loss treatments to massage her scalp. The circular movements stimulate microcirculation and promote the absorption of the active ingredients, which in turn increases the effectiveness of the treatment.

It is important to know that breastfeeding delays hair loss. In fact, a nursing woman will continue to produce the same hormones as a pregnant woman. During the breastfeeding period, the hair continues to benefit from a supply of hormones that are beneficial to its growth.

How can we act effectively against hair loss caused by pregnancy?

Three actions must be combined to effectively fight against hair loss due to pregnancy.

       1. Slowing down hair loss.
       2. Restarting growth.
       3. Strengthening the hair.

Hair loss after childbirth: Virginie's testimony

Virginie, mother of two children aged one and three, started losing her hair after breastfeeding. To regain her hair density, she tried Triphasic Reactional.

" It's quite sudden this hair loss. I had to take control of my hair. Within the first few days of application, you can see that the hair regains its shine.

Today, I feel much better, my hair is coming back to life and I am a happy mom. "



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