Hair Loss After Childbirth: Is This Normal?

There Are Lots Of Hormonal Changes During And After Pregnancy

You feel beaten up and bloated. But it doesn’t matter…seeing your little angel in your arms healthy and beautiful makes the whole nine months of sacrifice worth it. However, most women are not aware that right after childbirth, stretch marks are not the only problems that they have to deal with. Yes, mothers, hair loss is going to be a problem too.

Don’t worry. Hair loss is common and only temporary as your estrogen level drops. By your baby’s first birthday, your hair should be back to its former fullness. Some even get back their mane’s former glory earlier so there really is no reason to panic. However, if the hair loss is bothering you, then there are a few tips that dermatologists recommend. Follow a couple and you wouldn’t even noticed your hair got thinner.

Aromatherapy Oils

There are a couple of aromatherapy oils that have been clinically proven to promote hair growth. The one that has been getting a lot of buzz lately is Argan oil. This miracle oil from Morocco is more known for its anti-aging benefits but it’s great for the hair too. Also known as liquid gold, Argan oil is packed with Vitamin E that promotes better blood circulation. This, in turn, helps distribute nutrients evenly throughout the body including hair. A well-nourished head of hair grows faster.

Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner

Complement your aromatherapy hair routine by using volumizing shampoos and conditioners. These products often contain ingredients like protein that coat the hair, making it look fuller. Stay away from conditioning shampoos and intensive conditioners. These often contain products that weigh down the hair. Also, on the use of conditioner, make sure you massage it on the tips of your hair. Coating your hair from roots to tips will also weigh down your hair, making it look limp.


What better way to mark this new chapter in new life than a new do. Yes, ladies, take the time to pamper yourself because after nine months with child, you definitely deserve a short alone time. Go for hairstyles that will make your hair look fuller. Short dos appear fuller than other styles so this is one option. If you’re afraid of a bob (like me!!!) then you can opt for layers that give the illusion of a fuller crown of hair.


The peak of hair loss is four months after childbirth. You’ll regain it in a year’s time. However, if the problem persists, you may have to consult your doctor.