Everything you need to know about hair loss after pregnancy

Following on from our article on hair loss during pregnancy, we have compiled this guide on hair loss after pregnancy. Hair loss, in any situation, can be distressing, especially if there is no clear cause or reason for it, but in most cases, hair loss is not serious. We understand that hair loss after pregnancy can add to the stress you are most likely already experiencing, but there are many ways to cope with it and treat it, if it becomes too problematic. 

At Crown Clinic, we can offer you a range of hair loss treatments, advice and information that’ll help you regain your hair confidence in the event of unexpected post-pregnancy hair loss. 

Causes of hair loss after pregnancy 

Post-pregnancy hair loss can occur for a number of reasons, the most common being declining oestrogen levels, which is a hormone that is responsible for healthy hair growth. It’s the reason why some women report having thicker and healthier hair during their pregnancies. 

During postpartum, the levels of some of the hormones that were high during your pregnancy will start to fall, including progesterone, which helps to regulate your mood during pregnancy. Hair loss is usually at its most excessive around 3-4 months after birth, but will normally start to grow back. 

The culprit for female hair loss during and also after pregnancy is often telogen effluvium, which can cause thinning of the hair and hair loss. This condition can occur after traumatic events such as childbirth or your body changing due to pregnancy. If your hair loss is more severe and you notice bald spots, it may be due to a vitamin deficiency which is common in pregnancy and postpartum. 

Best treatment for hair loss after pregnancy 

After pregnancy, your body begins to readjust, causing some unwanted symptoms as things return to normal. This means that hair loss after pregnancy, although unnerving and distressing, is usually temporary, and will usually calm down by itself. However, if your hair loss is particularly excessive, and interferes with daily activities, you can contact a GP for advice on what to do and what treatment options are available. You can also get in touch with us at Crown Clinic to get expert advice from our renowned surgeon, Dr. Shahmalak. 

Most women usually return to normal hair thickness by around a year after childbirth. If your hair hasn’t grown back by this time, it’s recommended that you see a GP or dermatologist who can recommend the best treatments for you.

What to take for hair loss after pregnancy

If your hair doesn’t grow back after a prolonged period of time, then it’s wise to visit a doctor to see what treatment options are available. Your doctor may well prescribe certain hair loss products, such as a lotion called minoxidil, which is used to promote hair growth. Minoxidil is usually effective for many women, who report seeing improvements in their hair after use. However, minoxidil may not be effective for everyone, and if it doesn’t work for you, the NHS details other options for how you can regain your hair confidence. 

Crown Clinic hair loss treatments

At Crown Clinic, we offer safe and effective hair loss treatments, including FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) treatments. These treatments are carried out professionally and to an exceedingly high-standard, leaving our past patients satisfied with the results. 

Crown Clinic’s founder, Dr. Shahmalak, is a highly regarded surgeon, and his professionalism and dedication to the services he provides have left many people happy with the results, including a number of celebrities who chose Crown Clinic. 

If you feel that a hair transplant is something worth considering, or would like to find out more from a team of experts in the field, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to arrange an appointment or free consultation. Visit our website or call us on 03452 100 300