Hair Falling Out After Pregnancy?

Is hair falling out after pregnancy a common condition? I just had a baby 2 months ago and now my hair has started falling out to the point where I really feel uncomfortable going out because of the hair trail I leave behind me…

2 Answers to “Hair Falling Out After Pregnancy?”

  1. Emma Says:

    Yes, hair falling out after pregnancy is very normal, you should not worry about it.

    During the pregnancy, hair that is during the “resting phase”, which is the last phase a hair strand goes through before falling, remains in this stage for longer periods of time.

    Once a woman has given birth, all this hair that was supposed to fall out sooner falls out, until the hair returns to its natural condition.

    If you feel uncomfortable when you go out, consider washing your hair, drying it and brushing it before leaving the house. This can help significantly reduce the number of hairs falling directly after.

  2. Corey Says:

    Pregnancy, birth and hair loss are closely related.

    During pregnancy, a woman loses much less hair than usual (becuase of changing hormone levels), causing her hair to look thicker. After giving birth hormone levels return to normal and the excess hair falls out.

    Most women report hair loss approximately 3 months after giving birth.

    Hair falling out after pregnancy is an indication that hormone levels are going back to normal, and the hair that would have fallen out sooner might fall out all at once.

    As Emma said, there is nothing to worry about.