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New Mum Losing Your Hair? That'll Be Postpartum Hair Loss

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"Since having my first child I've noticed that my hair is falling out. He's 4 months old now and it shows no signs of stopping. What can I do?"

Hairloss following birth is not an uncommon occurrence. In fact there is even a scientific term for it - postpartum hairloss. The good news is that most new mums find that this is a temporary phenomenon and their once luxuriant hair will return after 6-12 months.

Normally hairs can last around 3 years. They go through a growing phase, then enter a short resting phase before being shed. We lose about 100 hairs a day from our heads.

After giving birth the change in the hormone levels cause more hairs to enter the resting phase and then be shed. You may notice that there are more hairs on the pillow when you wake up, or in the basin after you have washed your hair. It is particularly noticeable if you have longer hair.

Once the hormones level out again, most new mums find that their hair loss also subsides. But even knowing this fact, many young women still suffer some anxiety. This is quite understandable for any woman. Here are some things that you can do.

There are no quick fixes but you could try using some products that give your existing hair a thicker look. Special shampoos, sprays and mousses are available from pharmacies for this purpose. You could also speak with your hairdresser about trying different styles that would suit you. Some women find shorter hairstyles and layered techniques work well at this time.

If you are able to cope using these cosmetic measures for a few months, your hair should start growing back normally by the time your youngster is 6-12 months old.

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