Every phase of pregnancy is special, but raises few interesting questions. One of them being – why are you losing your hair during pregnancy? And the second being – while you had a beautiful mane all through pregnancy, why are you losing hair post-delivery?
90 per cent of your hair is in a growing phase at any given time, and the rest 10 per cent at a resting phase. Every 2-3 months the resting hair falls out, making way for new hair to grow in their place.
Due to the surge in hormones during pregnancy the resting phase is paused, resulting in a full-haired crown. Post-delivery when hormones are back to normal within 3-4 months, the resting hair shed.
Known as Telogen Effluvium, this affects almost 40-50 per cent of pregnant women.
On the other hand, if you are experiencing hair loss during pregnancy, it could be due to:
While there is no guarantee that you will be able to completely avoid hair loss, few female hair loss treatments like the ones listed below are known to be quite helpful:
Hair loss suffered during pregnancy and post-delivery is a temporary phase. Your hair will return to their natural self within a few months. In case you feel something is not right, consult your gynaecologist as well as a hair loss treatment clinic near you.
Dr. Gaurang Krishna
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