After birth hair loss, worried? Don’t be; let Harrogate Hair Studio help!
If you are one of the many new mums surprised to find themselves shedding more hair than usual after giving birth, don’t worry, this is perfectly normal & there is no need to panic. As I found out myself, despite the worry, you won’t go bald! In fact, your hair should be back to normal by the time you’re arranging your little one’s 1st birthday party!
Now for the science bit – Normally, about 85% to 95% of the hair on your head is growing with the remainder in a resting stage. After this resting period, this hair falls out. I know what you’re thinking; ‘this is always when brushing or shampooing.’ The good news though is that this hair is replaced by new growth.
So why do we have thick & luxurious hair during pregnancy then? This is due to the increased levels of estrogen that prolong the growing stage. There are fewer hairs in the resting stage, meaning fewer falling out each day.
Then after birth, the problems can start. This is due to estrogen levels dropping & more hair follicles enter the resting stage, hence the hair coming out in the shower or on the brush. As I said at the start though, please don’t worry as this unusual shedding will soon stop & similar to mine, your hair will return to its pre-pregnancy state.
So what can you do in the short term then? Quite simply you won’t be able to stop the hair falling out, but here at Harrogate Hair Studio we can help you experiment with different hairstyles or products (such as hair thickeners or mousse). This will give your hair the fuller look during this transition period, allowing you to relax & feel your best at that work Christmas party or your next girls’ night out!
So please don’t worry as your hair will return, mine did, but in the meantime let us help you feel & look your best.
Nicola, Salon Owner
Harrogate Hair Studio
Harrogate Hair studio
2A St Marks Avenue
HG2 8AE (next to posh paws)