You may have noticed that your scalp started to itch during pregnancy or postpartum. With hormone levels raised our scalps become engorged with liquids and this can cause a tingling, painful sensation in the nerve along with severe itchiness. Sebum is the oil produced on our scalps and the increase in hormones can cause it to increase as well. Those with greasy scalps postpartum are also more prone to sensitivities that include itch, and even some pain, as the hair shaft can become plugged. Getting sebum production under control is important for relieving itchiness, and here's how to do it.
Wondering what was more dry than my postpartum hair? Well, the Mohave Desert in summer possibly, the gharial crocodile my 7 year old is obsessed with at the Waikiki zoo... maybe, my Uncle Robs joke about trying to grab fog... "but he mist"? Yes. Ok but seriously, what is up with postpartum dry hair? How does one go from normal well hydrated strands to dry straw overnight? More importantly what can I do to remedy it... fast. How pregnancy affected your strands: Backtracking to pregnancy/pre-pregnancy just a bit: Ok so before you even conceived, your hair was on its natural three month cycle of growing, then resting, and then it's gradual shedding (likely noticed only when washing or...
About 3 months after I delivered, I found myself looking for specific advice on how to deal with my shedding hair. Looking back, what I found was a lot of misinformation. I'm here to shed some light on some of the biggest myths regarding postpartum hair loss I saw out there.
If you have started to notice more hair on your hairbrush again or on the bathroom tile, this may be more than just remnants of postpartum shedding. As summer comes to an end in most parts of the world (Hawaii and the Bahamas you can just ignore this), and fall/winter fast approaches, so does seasonal hair shedding. Studies show that seasonal hair loss affects more women than men, and typically occurs during the fall months like September and October.