Most mothers have experienced postpartum hair loss, looking at the black hair entangled in the comb, inevitably wondering: Is my month not sat well? Did I eat less chicken? What incurable disease did I suffer from? The more you think, the more anxious you are!
Faced with the scarcity of hair, Xiaobao at home often comes to “snatch” and a lot of it, which is very distressing. Look at the hair everywhere on the dressing table, on the floor and on the bed. I’m afraid that if I fall like this again, I’ll be a little bald!
After all, why did you lose your hair and find a postpartum new mother?
Don’t worry, mothers. It’s a physiological phenomenon to discover elephants after delivery. Most novice mothers will encounter it. It has a certain relationship with maternal physiological changes, mental factors, lifestyle, dietary adjustment and so on.
Physiological changes: mainly hormone changes. Pregnancy hormones are exuberant, hair loss is less, and even hair that should have fallen is delayed. After the birth of the baby, hormone secretion declined, and hair began to strike. The hair that had not fallen before, now also falls one by two and three. In addition, at this time, the new growth of hair has not yet grown out, thus causing hair loss.
Mental factors: After giving birth to the baby, the novice mother is in a state of mental tension for a long time, worrying about the baby’s eating, drinking and sleeping, worrying about the baby’s illness, worrying about the baby’s growth and development can not keep up with… Excessive tension and negative emotions can cause hair to fall off. Hair loss will become a new mental stimulus, so that the cycle is not stopped, hair loss more and more.
Lifestyle: After childbirth, mothers have the longest contact with their babies and the longest time to worry, so that long-term lack of sleep and poor quality of sleep can lead to hair loss more serious. In addition, the lack of attention to hair cleaning, dare not wash and comb frequently, resulting in the scalp sebum secretion and dust mixed accumulation, scalp problems will also increase hair loss.
Dietary adjustment: Some parturients eat too greasy after childbirth, others diet, picky, breast-feeding nutrition needs are higher than usual, a single diet, or poor appetite, indigestion, etc., will lead to poor nutritional absorption, affecting the normal growth and metabolism of hair leading to hair loss.
Although postpartum hair loss is very bad, but the good thing is that it will not last too long, generally in the postpartum half a year or so hormone levels will automatically stop, until the baby is one year old, when the new hair grows up, it can be restored to the past.
Simple Three Ways to Improve Postpartum Hair Loss
1. Keep scalp clean. When combing hair, use a wide-toothed comb instead of pulling it. Regular hair cleaning and scalp care are helpful to promote hair growth and blood circulation, as well as to prevent postpartum hair loss.
2. Don’t worry, relax. Anxiety, nervousness and other mental factors will aggravate hair loss and postpartum depression. Therefore, mothers should relax and keep a happy mood.
3. Eat well and sleep well. Postpartum attention should be paid to balanced nutrition, fasting high-fat food, because too much fat intake will lead to exuberant scalp secretion, hair follicle blockage, more affecting the growth of hair; follow the baby’s time to sleep, strive for more sleep time.
Overall, pay attention to hair cleanliness, rest more, keep adequate sleep, let the work of taking children go to teammates to help, make themselves happy, hair loss will naturally improve.
Mothers don’t need to worry too much about baldness after delivery. In fact, most hair loss will gradually ease with the adjustment of diet, work and rest or seasonal changes. Usually, as long as carefully adjusted, most will be better. If hair loss lasts for three months to six months without any signs of improvement, then consult a doctor for an assessment.