Oh Baby! What Happened to my Hair?

12th Sep 2018

Oh Baby! What Happened to my Hair?

Nothing beats the feeling of having a little newborn in your arms. Sure, the 9 months of discomfort – you could’ve done without them, but those tiny little hands and feet, toothless smiles and inquisitive eyes make it all worthwhile.

It’s lucky that you’re totally infatuated with your bundle, because without that, you’d probably be even more upset over the hair loss you’ve noticed since your baby arrived!

Unfortunately for many women, a side-effect of pregnancy is postpartum hair loss. It’s a natural process that occurs due to hormonal changes in your body. During pregnancy, your estrogen levels were extremely high, causing your hair to stay in the growth phase, making it thicker and fuller. But, after baby arrived, your estrogen levels dropped and caused your hair to shift into the resting phase and shed.

But what can you do to combat the hairy monster in your drain?

1. Be gentle with your locks. Avoid brushing your hair when wet, try not to tie your pony tails too tight and try and avoid unnecessary heat styling that can cause extra damage.

2. Eat a healthy diet. Replenish your body with wholefoods, feed your insides the vitamins and minerals it needs and exercise regularly. Your body is still recovering and it needs all the help it can get to go back to your old self.

3. Nourish your hair at the roots. Use évolis to keep hair in the growth phase for longer. Made from certified organic ingredients and clinically-proven to help you regrow your hair, think of évolis as a support pack to bring back those full tresses you once had, faster than you can say “Sh%t, we’re out of nappies!”.

So, take a moment to breathe in and out, look at the little one your created, and give yourself a pat on the back for coming so far. And remember, there’s plenty you can do to get your hair back into fighting form. A more lustrous head of hair is just around the corner if you take the right steps and show your locks some love!



About the Author

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Dr Dominic Burg
PhD, Chief Scientist

Dr Dominic Burg is a biochemist and systems biologist with expertise in hair and scalp biology, particularly hair cycle signalling. An accomplished science communicator with a career spanning academic research and the private sector, Dr Burg is the Chief Scientist for pioneering hair and scalp health leaders évolis.

 

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