You have a beautiful little newborn at home. Life is upside down, and you’re beyond tired. Or, your little bundle of joy is offering you blissful sleep from day one.
…yet you still notice your hair is shedding…quite a bit.
You’ve been through enough, with all the stages of pregnancy, and birth, and now adjusting to newborn. You may have had stitches. You certainly have new stretch marks. And you can’t wait to fit into your old clothes again.
It seems so unfair that your lovely locks are now looking less full, and thinning…noticeably.
What now? and Why?
Let me shed some light on the new situation for you, and offer some hope too.
What about estrogen…
After you give birth, your estrogen levels take a serious dip. Somewhere at about 3-6 months postpartum, most women will notice their hair thinning, and handfuls of hair coming out after washing. Estrogen levels are high during pregnancy. This has been great for hair growth! This high level of estrogen causes hair to remain in the growing phase and stimulates the growth of your hair… Most women will have a luxurious head of flowing locks during their pregnancy. Nice touch when you’re feeling a bit frumpy and big!
The downside however, is postpartum, when estrogen drops and higher levels of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone are present in the body.
Otherwise known as DHT, and now the new enemy of your healthy hair.
What’s so bad about a little hormone?
Hair loss after pregnancy is a natural occurrence, but it can be helped. This is great news for you.
DHT in the bloodstream begins to bind with follicles and hair strands on the scalp. Once DHT is present in the hair follicle it stops the production of hair, causes the follicle to go dormant and in time the strand of hair falls out. This is what you have been noticing. The natural process of immediately starting another strand of hair is now diminished as the follicle remains dormant.
It’s like your hair went to sleep for a while when it should be your naptime!
So what can you do?
One way to help stop the loss of hair after birth is by using a DHT blocker. There are many solutions on the market, but they are mostly chemical based and unsafe during breastfeeding. However, I know of one that is naturally based, non-toxic, and free of all the harsh chemicals. Monat has helped many woman to diminish, or avoid the drastic hair loss following pregnancy. And it’s helped grow a beautiful, healthy head of hair!
I have several friends that Monat helped regrow their hair postpartum.
With the active ingredient, Capyixl, Monat products are shown to decrease the presence of DHT by 48%.
That’s a LOT!
A simple shampoo, conditioner, and scalp spray could be your solution to the embarrassing and frustrating occurrence of postpartum hair loss. So you can focus on your new baby instead and not be stressed about hair loss.
As always, talk to your doctor, but most women have found Monat products, specifically the IRT line, to be a safe and more natural solution to postpartum hair loss and alopecia.
Our products are non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty free. Being plant-based, you have a great product that even offers a safe alternative for your growing baby’s hair too.
DHT may be the enemy of your hair growth, but don’t worry Mom, Monat will come to the rescue!