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.
While many Mom's were worried about selecting the perfect car seat and crib for their newborns arrival. I spent my nights researching how to lose the postpartum weight as quickly as possible. But, does dieting after having a baby cause more hair loss?
There are some things about the 4th trimester that I had a vague awareness of. The way my body would look after delivery (shout out to all the Moms posting real photos on IG so I wasn't disillusioned), the lack of sleep, constant milk machine, even the hair shedding. What I had zero clue was that I would be able to rival John Travolta in Grease with my oily strands. This isn't an exaggeration. I would finally get the chance to take a shower and rinse my hair. I would double shampoo, then condition and.... bam greasy oily scalp and hair...fresh from a wash. WHY!!!
No one told me my hair would fall out after I had a baby. Hashtag I hate postpartum hairloss. No one told me my hair loss could be worse if I stressed about my hair falling out after baby or experienced one of the millions of reasons we have anxiety as a New Mom. What many people will tell you is your hair loss is simply hormones and estrogen dropping. The truth is, it can be much bigger than that. A combination of stress shedding on top of the hormonal shed can be taking place as a New Mom and it's important to ensure your body is equipped to fight that, so you aren't lingering in the hair loss phase...