A few months after giving birth, it is common for women to experience hair loss. Don't panic, this is completely normal, temporary and solutions exist to limit this loss, stimulate hair growth and regain healthy hair fiber. In this article, find out how to avoid or limit postpartum hair loss .
Causes of postpartum alopecia
Hormones, main cause of hair loss after childbirth
Postpartum hair loss is mainly linked to variations in the levels of hormones secreted during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Indeed, following childbirth there is a drop in the production of hormones such as estrogen or progesterone. During pregnancy, these hormones play a major role in faster hair growth and strengthening.
Breastfeeding delays this process because a woman who breastfeeds her baby produces the same hormones as a pregnant woman.
When does post-baby hair loss occur and how long does it last?
This type of postpartum hair loss usually occurs within 3 months after giving birth or a few weeks after stopping breastfeeding, due to the significant drop in estrogen levels.
This is a phenomenon that can last several months if no action is taken.
Fortunately, it is a minor fall that can easily be treated and stopped in a few weeks.
Prevent and fight against postpartum hair loss
There are several complementary solutions to prevent or combat postpartum alopecia, also called acute telogen effluvium .
A healthy and balanced diet
A healthy, varied and balanced diet is essential for the regrowth of beautiful and healthy hair. We must therefore favor a diet rich in proteins (meat, fish, eggs, lentils, etc.) and in group B vitamins (wheat germs, green vegetables, mushrooms, nuts, etc.). Proteins are sources of amino acids such as methionine or cystine, which participate in the formation of keratin, promote hair growth and allow it to be strengthened.
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Iron, calcium and magnesium are also important to fight against hair loss.
Scalp massages with anti-hair loss vegetable oils
In order to stimulate hair growth, it is advisable to regularly massage the scalp with oils that boost hair growth. The massage movements stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, which promotes good growth of the hair fiber.
3 vegetable oils to use for scalp massages
- Castor oil
- Avocado oil
- Amla oil
These vegetable oils limit hair loss and promote their growth . It is also possible to use essential oils such as lavender essential oil or rosemary essential oil.
Treat your hair gently
To limit postpartum alopecia, you must handle your hair gently . When styling your hair, it is not recommended to pull your hair too much as this risks causing traction alopecia, weakening the lengths and, ultimately, causing them to break.
Food supplements to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth
Food supplements are a very good way to have a complete hair routine in order to reduce hair loss, promote hair growth and regain healthy hair fiber thanks to the nutrients they contain.
Amino acids good for hair growth
Les Confiantes cocoa powder is notably enriched with these 3 amino acids which allow the formation of keratin and contribute to hair growth.
Please note, amino acids are not recommended for children under 12 years old, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Vitamins that limit hair loss and promote hair growth
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin B8
- Vitamin B9
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin E
These vitamins are part of the vegan and Made In France formula and Les Confiantes gummies , available on our site now! They bring vitality to the hair, make it stronger and promote its growth.
- Venus' hair
These plants which stimulate hair growth while sublimating them are integrated into our detox green tea Les Confiantes which you can currently find on our site.
Now you know how to avoid or limit postpartum hair loss and have beautiful, healthy and full of vitality hair!