Coping with Thinning Hair and Hair Loss After Pregnancy

Experiencing thinning hair or hair loss can be devastating, and it can occur in both men and women for a variety of reasons.One that I have had experience with is losing hair a few weeks after having a baby. If you’re currently dealing with hair loss or your hair is thinning, continue reading for a few helpful tips on how you can cope and help regrow your hair.

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Try Medications to Retain or Regrow Hair

There are several medications available that are designed to slow hair loss and even grow new hair or make existing hair thicker to give the appearance of more hair. You can choose from prescription strength medications that you would have to get from your doctor and purchase affordably from an online pharmacy, or you can stick with over-the-counter options that you can buy without a prescription.

Just be aware that the hair loss will recur if you stop using these medicines, and they may not work for everyone. Minoxidil is the most common medication for thinning hair that can be applied topically. It’s available over-the-counter and you can use it to slow or stop future hair loss so you can keep the hair that’s left.

Change Your Diet

Experts have stated that changing your diet might actually help slow or even stop hair loss. First off, avoid foods that are high in saturated fat, and stick with foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

It’s also a good idea to take supplements to fill nutritional gaps that might lead to weight loss. Ensuring you get the right nutrients every day through your diet and supplementation might help you maintain a healthy head of hair.

Change Your Hairstyle

There are many beautiful hairstyles that will work well for both men and women who have thinning hair. Simply changing your hairstyle and getting the right haircut can have a big impact on how you look and feel, even if your hair is thinning. While men can shave their heads and look great, there are less drastic options for women! Talk to a talented stylist to see what your options are.

Use Gentle Products for Thinning Hair

There are a variety of products, from shampoos and conditioners, to styling aids, that are designed specifically for people who are losing their hair. These products contain gentle ingredients, as well as ingredients that can help support the health of your scalp and make your hair thicker, so they’re worth trying as an affordable option.

Consider Getting a Hair Transplant

A permanent hair loss solution would be getting a hair transplant. These cosmetic procedures have come a long way over the last few years, so if you have the money, you can talk to a cosmetic surgeon about your options. Beware that some patients will continue to experience hair loss even after they have this surgery, so you might still need to use medications and topical treatments to keep the hair you have.

If you’re dealing with thinning hair and hair loss, remain positive and know that there are solutions available that you can try, whether you ask your doctor for a prescription strength hair loss medication, you change your diet, or you get a hair transplant.

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11 Comments

  1. 28th September 2016 / 11:04 am

    I had no idea that changing diet could help with hair loss. My friend is currently going through this and has been trying a cream to help that is massaged into the scalp but it doesn’t really seem to be doing anything. x

  2. 28th September 2016 / 11:29 am

    Thankfully this hasn’t happened to me. I have sooo much hair! I always try and eat well and not use too much heat on my hair to keep my hair as healthy as possible x

  3. 28th September 2016 / 6:10 pm

    So many of my friends struggled with this and some of them quite severely. It really got them down but luckily some lifestyle changes and supplements sorted it out for them. For me, it was the complete opposite. My hair got even thicker after giving birth. I regularly went to get it thinned out…

  4. 28th September 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I had hair loss after both my pregnancies – I really hated it. After having my twins it stopped and then mysteriously started again too (for no clear reason). I think it might be diet related for me.

  5. 22nd December 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Your points about hairstyle and diet changes are nice ones. Sometimes, people find that parting their way in a particular way consistently will contribute.

  6. 30th January 2017 / 8:03 am

    I quite agree with the change your diet plan. My wife started loosing hair immediately after she had our first child… She got so worried that i had to do a thorough research on possible solutions.

    She started taking lots of proteins and foods that are rich in iron,some other nutrients like vitamin E, selenium, magnesium, Omega H3, and copper to maintain a healthy hair that is immune to hair loss and baldness.

    It was an eye opener and ever since I’ve strongly advocated for healthy meals to stop hair loss…
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  7. 23rd April 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Fabulous video! The commentary was eneanttiring, as was the payload. More than made up for the lackluster filming which can be explained away to a cell phone camera, and a horrified photographer.

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