What Causes Postpartum Hair Loss?

Pregnancy hormones keep your hair from falling out, so all the hair you’d normally lose (approximately 100 hairs each day!), will stay, possibly giving you a much thicker head of hair for the duration of your pregnancy. When your hormones go back to normal, your hair will start playing catch up and may fall out in big chunks. This is to be expected and a completely normal part of the postpartum process. The hormonal impact of breastfeeding could delay your hair falling out, however most women’s hair returns to pre-pregnancy fullness within a year after birth.


What Can You Do about Postpartum Hair Loss?

Here are some things that can help lessen the impact of postpartum hair loss:

  • Eat healthily
  • Continue taking prenatal vitamins
  • Brush hair gently
  • Wash hair gently
  • Skip washing hair when possible
  • Air dry hair if possible
  • Avoid heat and damage caused by blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons


What if My Hair Keeps Falling Out?

If your hair loss is concerning you, see your doctor to determine if there it is a sign of another underlying medical condition.

If you experience excessive hair thinning, Salon DK’s volumizing hair replacement solutionscan help support you.




  1. https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/postpartum-health-and-care/postpartum-hair-loss/