While hair loss during pregnancy is rare, losing your hair after giving birth (also known as postpartum hair loss) affects roughly 50% of pregnant people. However, this hair loss isn’t permanent and everything should return to normal in a few months, while the body’s hormonal balance readjusts.
Do you lose hair during pregnancy?
Not always, unless you have a particularly stressful pregnancy or experience conditions such as extreme nausea which can deprive the body of nutrients. In fact, pregnancy can actually make a lot of people’s hair grow through fuller. As we know, the hair growth cycle can be divided into three phases; increased oestrogen levels mean that your hair stays in the ‘growth’ phase for longer, which means your hair will appear thicker, as there are more hairs on your head.
Having given birth, many people experience increased hair loss but this is usually nothing to worry about. As oestrogen levels return to normal, hair loss is just backdated shedding of hair that would have normally fallen out earlier. Everything should return to normal after three to six months, but the stress of pregnancy or a new baby sometimes can prolong or worsen hair loss. So it’s important to embark on a scalpcare regime to help stimulate the hair follicles and create the best environment for growth.
The good news is that our flagship Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum just got the green light, and after scientific testing, it has now been classified as pregnancy safe - for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
One ingredient that often gets talked about (not least during pregnancy) is retinol – of which there are many forms called retinoids. The retinyl palmitate in MONPURE’s Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum is a gentle retinoid, which along with lactic acid works to clear the scalp of dead skin and debris, so that hair can grow through thicker and stronger. Yet this retinoid is still so safe, and so kind to your scalp – that even pregnant and breastfeeding people can use it.
Using retinyl palmitate also helps the serum’s other active ingredients to absorb more effectively. This includes pumpkin seed extract, which has been scientifically proven to block hormonal enzymes known to cause hair loss. The result? Healthier hair growth – and thicker, fuller hair at that!
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