Postpartum Hair Loss- How to Regrow Your Hair After Pregnancy
Mar 26, 2021
Just when you’re getting a hold of this whole “new mom” thing, you catch a glance in the mirror of a balding patch around your temples or maybe a scary thick handful of hair falls in your hand in the shower.
Can’t moms catch a break?!
As a naturopathic doctor and the founder of NMD Wellness of Scottsdale, I want to first tell you that frustration or feeling sad / anxious about postpartum hair loss is totally normal. It can feel extremely overwhelming and often, we don’t want to talk about, in fears of sounding superficial or vain.
But let me be the first to tell you, worrying about postpartum hair loss IS NOT superficial or vain. In fact, a woman's hair is often part of their identity and just when you feel like motherhood has completely taken over everything you used to know, it can be hard to see just one more thing change.
But mamas, have no fear, Dr. Zen is here with my specific women’s health and hormone experience. I can answer your most frequently asked questions about postpartum hair loss to empower you with solutions.
Allyson's Postpartum Hair Loss StoryWhat is Postpartum Hair Loss?
Postpartum hair loss (also known as Telogen effluvium) is a normal and temporary process. It isn’t because the hair suddenly starts to fall, but because high levels of circulating estrogen produced by the placenta during pregnancy. This high level of estrogen causes hair follicles to remain in their active (anagen) phase of growth for a longer period of time.
Unfortunately, once you deliver your beautiful baby, your body will experience a dramatic decrease in circulating estrogen. This dramatic decrease causes the hair follicles that were previously in a prolonged growing phase to enter the next phase of the hair cycle known as the telogen phase.
The telogen phase leads to hair shedding and is why many women will say they felt like their postpartum hair loss came on all of a sudden.
All of sudden those prolonged hair follicles will actively shed.
When Does Postpartum Hair Loss Start & When Does It End?
Hair loss typically happens between two and five months postpartum (Source). It can come on suddenly and you may feel like you’ve left a small animal in the shower! The hair loss can also feel significant because you actually do have more hair on your head. By 12 months postpartum, your hair should be getting back to normal. The exact time will depend on your hair’s own unique lifecycle. The most common regrowth phase takes about 3 months.
Does Every New Mom Experience Postpartum Hair Loss?
No, but two and five months 40-50% of all new moms will experience some form of hair loss postpartum according to the American Pregnancy Association (Source).
The severity of hair loss can vary and is influenced by a variety of factors including genetics, age, nutrient status, hormones, and pre-existing conditions. Most women who experience postpartum hair loss will notice thinning of their hair, especially around their temples, a few weeks to months postpartum.
Is it Normal To Experience Hair Loss After a Miscarriage?
Yes, it’s absolutely normal for some women to experience postpartum hair loss after a miscarriage. Even a miscarriage during the first trimester can have an effect on your hair for the same body/hormone change reasons.
Does Breastfeeding Affect Postpartum Hair Loss?
It’s a common myth that breastfeeding causes hair loss postpartum, however, the two are unrelated. Breastfeeding will not make hair loss better or worse since the hormone changes in both are different.
How Much Hair Loss is Normal?
In general, you will shed anywhere between 50-100 strands of hair per day. This is a normal part of the hair life cycle and is a key way to make room for new hair growth.
Prior to pregnancy, about 84% of your hair follicles are in the active (anagen) phase at once while only about 10-15% are in the active shedding (telogen) phase.
After delivering a baby, roughly about 30% of your hair will be in the active shedding (telogen) phase.
This is why you may experience more hair shedding than ever before.
How Long Does Postpartum Hair Loss Last?
Generally speaking, it can last between 3-6 months. And when we say “last”, we mean hair actively shedding or thinning. At around the 12-month mark, you should see noticeable changes as your hair should be returning to its state pre-pregnancy.
However, I’ve found there is no guarantee that hair will return to its pre-pregnancy state, even if it mostly grows back. That’s why I recommend my clients use either a hair growth supplement, hair care, or growth serum to combat hair loss after having a baby.
Can You Prevent Postpartum Hair Loss?
Yes! Although delivering a child will always lead to a dramatic decrease in estrogen, there are a few key factors that can influence the severity of your hair loss.
Some of these factors include nutrient status, toxin exposure and pre-existing conditions. So, although postpartum hair loss can’t be completely avoided, it can be dramatically decreased by optimizing your nutrition and reducing your exposure to unnecessary toxins.
By making your nutrition a priority, you can reduce your postpartum hair loss and provide your entire body with key nutrients your body desperately needs postpartum.
1. Eat Your Fruits, Veggies & ProteinsGiving your body plenty of nutrients and protein is important for hair growth at any stage of life. Postpartum is one phase that it’s certainly harder to eat well, and when you can, your hair will thank you! If you want to make it easier to get in important nutrients and protein, try the Majka Lactation Protein Powder. 2. Stay on a Prenatal Vitamin Will taking my prenatal help postpartum hair loss? Getting the extra nutrients from your prenatal vitamin will certainly help your health overall, including giving your hair a boost. Many vitamins & minerals are important for hair growth. 3. Try a New Hair Cut
There’s a reason why many new moms get a shorter style that doesn’t only lower maintenance but also works with the hair they have postpartum. If you’re expecting hair loss to hit on the average timeline, you may not want to cut your hair before three months postpartum.
4. Avoid Hot Styling Tools and Over-Washing Your Hair
Things that damage your hair, like hot styling tools and hair dye, may make postpartum hair loss worse or more noticeable.
Try washing your hair less frequently, with a good quality shampoo. There isn’t one shampoo for postpartum hair loss but over-washing can damage your hair more. Your hair may take a few weeks to adjust to a new washing schedule but washing your hair once or twice a week is supposed to be best for hair health. (washing your hair less often usually isn’t hard to do as a new mom either!)
5. Consider A Postnatal Hair Supplement
Majka Hair Recovery is the first supplement designed by experts specifically with the needs of postpartum moms in mind. It targets common nutritional deficiencies (like folate, vitamin D, Iron & B vitamins) that occur postpartum and that are often carried from pregnancy. It also contains adaptogens to support the stress response which can contribute to hair loss and it also has powerful herbs that nourish the blood and bring circulation to the hair follicles to feed and strengthen them.
What Nutrients Can Help Prevent Postpartum Hair Loss?
Some of the most important nutrients to help prevent or reduce postpartum hair loss include protein, collagen, vitamins B, E, A, D, and C, as well as omega-3 fatty acids.
Every cell in your body is made from protein, including hair! Have a source of protein each time you eat. If you're not a huge breakfast person, try having a protein smoothie in the late morning to ensure you get your protein in for the morning!
2. Collagen & Vitamin
Taking vitamin C helps promote the production of collagen in your body. Collagen is a beauty superfood, helping hair, skin & nails have more vitality
3. B & E Vitamins
B vitamins help with stress, which is also a proposed factor in postpartum hair loss. Both B and E vitamins are especially beneficial in protecting and strengthening the hair at a cellular level.
4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids I also recommend high quality omega-3 intake, in foods like wild caught salmon or fish oil extract, as they contain docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid essential in hair growth.
Could My Hair Loss Be More Than Just Postpartum Hair Loss?
Yes, absolutely! I always recommend meeting with your doctor 2-3 months postpartum and asking for annual blood work.
This has become a complete game changer for many of my new moms. By doing blood work 2-3 months postpartum, it can allow us to monitor and diagnose many conditions in a preventative fashion.
One of the most common conditions I diagnose postpartum is thyroid disease. 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disease in their lifetime. Since thyroid disease can often present with hair loss, it can often go undiagnosed for months in many new moms.
When Does Postpartum Hair Loss Stop?
Most women experience postpartum hair loss 6 weeks -3 months postpartum. Most will notice their hair thinning and/or shedding stop around 3-6 months. That being said, it can take an additional 3-6 months for hair to grow back, and even then it might not return to normal.
No need to fear, mama. There are things you can start doing now to prevent hair loss, and even regrow your hair after having your baby.
Should I Talk to My Doctor About My Hair Loss?
If you feel like it's abnormal, YES!
I always remind my patients that they’re the ones in their bodies every single day and if something doesn’t feel right, it’s time we address it.
If you’ve been experiencing postpartum hair loss for more than 6 months or haven’t noticed the start of any new hair growth, it’s time to talk to your doctor.
Too often, I have new moms who felt vain about asking about their hair, when in fact, their hair loss was actually a subtle sign of a bigger issue.
The sooner we can address the underlying cause, the faster we can get your hair back.
Majka Hair Recovery for Postpartum Hair Loss
We know postpartum hair loss is one of the most common yet traumatic postpartum experiences for new moms. Majka Hair Recovery is the first supplement designed by experts specifically with the needs of postpartum moms in mind.
It targets common nutritional deficiencies (like folate, vitamin D, Iron & B vitamins) that occur postpartum and that are often carried from pregnancy.
It also contains adaptogens to support the stress response which can contribute to hair loss and it also has powerful herbs that nourish the blood and bring circulation to the hair follicles to feed and strengthen them.
Benefits of Majka Hair Recovery:
Stronger and healthier hair
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Motherhood is hard! Are you looking for more tips? Check out our Time Management Tips for New Moms if you’re feeling overwhelmed with your list of to-do’s and How Can Stress Impact Breastfeeding if you need tips on dealing with stress as a new mom!
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Dr. Alissia Zenhausern, NMD (or Dr. Zen for short) is a licensed naturopathic doctor and the founder of NMD Wellness of Scottsdale. She focuses on helping women get back into the driver's seat of their own health. She believes in helping educate, inspire and empower women to better understand their hormones and fertility, so they can make decisions that are right for them. From preconception counseling, PCOS, fertility and postpartum care, Dr. Zen helps women have a voice in their own health. She has been featured as a lead expert in wellness in Instyle Magazine, Shape and Forbes and truly believes in empowering women to optimize their health naturally.
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How to Deal With Hair Loss After a Miscarriage
During an already likely traumatic event, this common but rarely discussed side effect can feel particularly cruel. Here, some tips on how to get through.
By Danielle Campoamor
This story is a part ofThe Truth About Hair Loss, an exploration into why we lose our hair, the emotional and monetary costs that come along with the experience, and what the future of treatment (and acceptance) could look like.
A week or so after losing a pregnancy I very much wanted, I began to notice patches of hair loss near my hairline. A day or so later, another discovery: a larger-than-normal amount of hair collecting at the base of my shower, and more and more hair being pulled from the bristles of my brush. Instantly, panic set in. Having felt like I already failed to uphold a societal standard thrust upon women and femme-presenting people (though it's worth noting that people all along the gender spectrum want to, and do, get pregnant) of carrying my pregnancy to term, feeling anxious and overwhelmed became my defacto state as I started to contemplate the ramifications of losing my hair, too.
I had lost what I considered to be a significant amount of hair after the birth of my son years earlier. While also alarming and objectively icky, my OB-GYN — as well as countless online mom groups and a few been-there-done-that friends — had warned me that this was common, and to be expected. Like other less glamorous potential postpartum experiences — depression, anxiety, incontinence — postpartum hair loss has become more of a mainstream topic, helping new moms like myself wade into new parenthood with a more realistic set of expectations. My reaction was more leveled, as I could quickly identify what was happening and why; the mental health ramifications of losing my hair at a time of such significant and jarring change, stifled.
A reported one out of every four pregnancies will end in a miscarriage, yet how our bodies change post-miscarriage is rarely discussed — just like pregnancy loss itself. And under a veil of secrecy, where stories are only shared in hushed whispers if at all, a culture of stigma, shame, self-doubt, and confusion has thrived. Given how little most people know about miscarriage, from the causes to its commonality, it's no wonder my innate reaction to post-miscarriage hair loss was to blame my body for another perceived failure. In reality, it was simply reacting to a traumatic event.
Why does post-miscarriage hair loss happen?
"Any stressor — be it physical, emotional or both — can have some negative effects on skin and hair," says Amy Wechsler, a board-certified dermatologist and psychiatrist practicing in New York City. "When it comes to hair, any stressor can cause something called telogen effluvium, which happens when more of the hairs are shifted into the resting phase [of hair growth] than usual."
There are four phases of hair growth: anagen, the growth phase; catagen, the transition phase; telegen, the resting phase; and exogen, considered to be an extension of the resting phase, also known as the shedding phase. Typically, the resting phase lasts around three months, but in the case of a traumatic event, more hairs can suddenly shift into the resting phase, thus causing more hairs to shed.
"Usually, every day we lose about 80 to 100 hairs that go into the resting phase and shed," explains Wechsler. "And when you have telogen effluvium you could lose hundreds. So there's nothing wrong with the hair, it's just that too many are being shifted into the resting phase. That happens after a lot of different stressors — miscarriage is one of them."
There are two additional reasons why someone may lose their hair after pregnancy loss: alopecia areata and trichotillomania.
"A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata, possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, white blood cells attack the hair follicle, stopping hair growth and making hair fall out," says Hadley King, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City. "Trichotillomania is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, anxiety, tension, loneliness, fatigue or frustration. "
The mental health ramifications of pregnancy loss have been well documented. Nearly 20 percent of people who have miscarried will experience symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, some persisting for one to three years. And one 2019 study of 650 women, by Imperial College London and KU Leuven in Belgium found that one in six women who lose a baby in early pregnancy will experience post-traumatic stress symptoms.
As hair loss can increase anxiety, it's not uncommon to feel trapped in a vicious cycle that could lend itself to more unwanted hair loss. "The additional loss of hair often leads to self-doubt and affects a person’s self-esteem," says Mina Guirguis, a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the Emotional Wellness Center for Skin Disorders. Guirguis says it's common for people to experience negative thoughts associated with hair loss, including the belief that their partner "will not accept me looking like this," as well as a sense of being rejected by others due to their appearance. "Such negative thoughts will often be associated with negative emotions, such as depression and anxiety," Guirguis added, which can, in turn, cause more hair to enter the resting phase.
What occurs to and inside our bodies impacts our mind, and how our mind reacts can, in turn, impact what occurs to and inside of our bodies.
"All you have to do is go back to embryology — the skin and the brain, or the central nervous system, are formed by the same layer of cells," explains Wechsler. "So of course they're inter-connected; they have multiple vascular and nerve interconnections because they're actually created from the same layer of cells from early on in an embryo formation."
How can I treat post-miscarriage hair loss?
While it's common to have a visceral reaction to unexpected and unwanted hair loss, it's best to keep in mind that any hair loss as a result of a traumatic event, i.e. miscarriage, is not likely permanent.
"Know that it's just going to be temporary," Wechsler explains. "So just having hope and knowing that the woman is not going bald. Women worry, like, 'Oh my god I’m losing all my hair.' You're not. Know that you're not — it's temporary."
Easier said than done, of course, which is why Wechsler also suggests some arguably more practical solutions that could help stimulate hair growth and slow down the amount of hairs that shift from the transition phase to the resting and shedding phase.
"Getting enough sleep is very key," she says. "We heal in our sleep." Cortisol, also known as the "stress hormone," is at its lowest in a person's body when they're sleeping, while the pituitary gland releases the highest number of growth hormones, allowing a person's body to heal and grow. Finding other ways to minimize cortisol output in the body, be it exercising, connecting with a friend or family member, breathing exercises, meditating, or listening to music can also be very helpful.
Iron deficiencies have also been associated with hair loss, and as some people lose a significant amount of blood during miscarriage, it may be helpful to "make sure you're not anemic by [running] some labs, checking your thyroid," Wechsler suggests. If so, those issues can easily be rectified by medications and other diet changes that your doctor can recommend.
While some suggest taking biotin, a B vitamin, to stimulate hair growth, Wechsler says "there are some studies that show it does help hair growth, and there are some studies that show it doesn’t do much." She adds that "it certainly can’t hurt, so taking a little biotin every day" can also be an option. Just make sure to talk to your doctor first, as you should when adding any sort of supplement to your routine. A 2015 study suggested rosemary oil may also stimulate hair growth, possibly "due to rosemary oil's enhancement of microcapillary perfusion," explains King. However, "the bottom line is that for oils, we need bigger, better studies in order to evaluate whether or not these ingredients may help with hair growth."
During this time, it's also best to avoid the following, King says, in order to decrease the risk of hair damage and breakage:
Products that dehydrate the hair
Tight braids or buns
Shampoos with harsh detergents
Hair gels and sprays that contain alcohol
Heat and chemical styling
How can I take care of my mental health when I'm losing my hair after losing a pregnancy?
The loss of my hair in the wake of the loss of a wanted pregnancy compounded the anxiety and depression I already felt. In a culture that has assigned so much political, cultural, and sexual meaning to a woman or femme-presenting person's hair, to feel as if I was failing on multiple fronts as a "Woman In America" was downright debilitating. And given that I didn't want to discuss my miscarriage openly, the options to discuss my post-miscarriage hair loss also felt limited at best.
"I think that there's a lot of pressure on women to perform and to be reaching these different milestones in terms of what you might kind of imagine your life to look like, and what you maybe expect your body to look like or your appearance," says Pooja Lakshmin, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and founder of Gemma, a digital education platform dedicated to women's mental health. "So when both of these things happen at the same time, it's kind of another way where you feel like you're sort of falling short to achieve some sort of objective or goal that you had set for yourself. "
This is why the best thing you can do for both your mental and physical health is to talk about it: with your partner(s), with a friend, family member, or support group, or with a trusted physician. "It really helps to be able to share this burden and not carry it alone, in both cases," Lakshmin explains.
It's also important to be kind to yourself during this time — to give yourself permission to mourn what you've lost — a pregnancy and your hair — and to acknowledge that those feelings of grief are not misplaced or vain. "These periods are going to be difficult," says Lakshmin, "so you want to be gentle with yourself and compassionate with yourself." Seeking out the care of a mental health care professional to discuss your feelings openly and free from judgment can be extremely helpful, and there are a number of low-cost options for those who don't already have affordable and reliable access to mental health care.
It's also helpful to be aware of, and make those who support you aware of, some red flags to consider that would require additional professional support, including experiencing the following feelings two or more weeks after your miscarriage and hair loss:
You can't get out of bed
You’re consistently showing up late to work
Unable to be present for the kids you do have
You’re still consumed by your feelings
Loss of appetite
Increase in alcohol and drug consumption
Noticing other ways your functioning has been impacted
Additionally, it can be helpful to recognize the mind-body connection to aid you in better understanding why you’re experiencing post-miscarriage hair loss, and how taking care of your mental health can promote healthy hair growth.
"I think the biggest myth is that there is no mind-body connection — some people still really think that," says Wechsler. "That it's hocus pocus, that it’s BS, that it's new-agey, and that it's weird. No, it's true."
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Hair restoration after pregnancy and childbirth
How to restore the beauty and strength of hair?
Pregnancy is a unique period in a woman's life. While carrying a baby, many notice positive changes in the condition of hair, skin, nails. This is especially noticeable in the later stages of pregnancy: the hair becomes fuller, falls out much less and has a healthy shine.
Saturation of the body with the female hormone estrogen, nutrients and vitamins contributes to such a pleasant improvement. However, after childbirth, the picture often changes.
We often hear from women who have given birth to a child that before pregnancy they had good hair, but after the baby was born, the situation changed radically. Hair falls out badly , becomes stiff and dull.
Why does hair deteriorate after pregnancy?
After childbirth, a colossal hormonal change begins in a woman's body to prepare for breastfeeding. But hormones are far from the last factor in the poor condition of the hair. What else negatively affects the condition of the hair of a young mother?
Cesarean section under general anesthesia also has a negative effect on the condition of the hair.
Breastfeeding. During breastfeeding, the female body is set to saturate milk with useful substances for the successful growth and development of the baby. The body takes everything it needs from its own resources, which cannot but affect the condition of the mother's hair.
General stress condition of a woman. A mother with a small baby in the first months of his life experiences tremendous stress: a change in the rhythm of life, chronic fatigue and constant lack of sleep. A breastfeeding diet is also possible with a strict restriction of the foods that the mother can eat. Not surprisingly, the condition of the hair becomes noticeably worse.
However, do not get upset! With regular care with the help of certain products, your hair will again delight you with beauty and healthy shine.
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Give extra hair care
The best choice would be revitalizing shampoos and conditioners based on natural ingredients.
To enhance the effect of using a special shampoo and hair balm, you should think about their additional nutrition with masks and oils.
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A PURE LINE burdock oil will create the effect of laminating the hair along the entire length, making it soft and strong.
Talk to your doctor and start taking a vitamin complex. It is best to take a special complex for nursing mothers, which will help the body make up for the deficiency of essential substances.
Make your haircut shorter
It is not necessary to cut your hair short, but this way you will get rid of split ends, stimulate the growth of new healthy hair and, in the end, cheer yourself up.
The nutrition of a woman during breastfeeding is important not only for the health of the baby, but also for the mother, as well as the health of her hair. Eat only fresh and natural foods, avoid smoked, salty, fatty and fried foods.
Treat your hair with respect
Replace metal and plastic hard combs with wooden combs, natural bristle brushes or special teaser combs that gently comb and do not damage the hair. After washing, do not rub your hair, but gently blot it with a towel. Do not use hot hair dryers, flat irons or curling irons, or use heat protection styling products.
For example, foam and hairspray PURE LINE Thermal protection not only effectively fixes the hair, but also provides hair protection, and the clover extract in the composition of the products moisturizes and strengthens the hair.
And finally, it should be repeated that hair care products and proper nutrition are only a small step in the fight for hair restoration after pregnancy.
The beauty and strength of hair largely depends on the general condition of the woman in the postpartum period. Therefore, if a young mother finds time not only for her baby and spouse, but also for herself, and relatives and friends support her, then soon efforts to restore the beauty of her hair will give noticeable and pleasant results!
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Competent and effective treatment can only be organized if you know exactly what needs to be treated. So, methods of dealing with hair loss can be different or take place in several stages, depending on the specific cause of hair loss. The hair follicle can stop or suspend its function due to a lack of zinc in the body in the same way as due to severe stress, significantly reducing the hair growth phase. In the first case, before starting therapy with care products, it is necessary to restore the balance of zinc and other trace elements in the body, and in the second case, a set of care products may be enough to overcome severe hair loss.
What can cause hair loss?
• age-related changes • genetic changes • diseases and drugs • hormonal background • chemotherapy • dysfunction of the immune system • skin disease • improper care • stress
Depending on these causes, there are different types of loss hair, which are installed individually. Let's describe the most common.
Dysfunction as a cause of hair loss
Failure of body systems is a common cause of hair loss. In particular, this is the digestive system, which is responsible for the consumption and absorption of nutrients, and the endocrine system, which ensures the regulation of the main metabolic processes and biorhythm. When their functionality is impaired, the hair begins to change in structure and fall out. So, for example, a change in functional activity or a disease of the thyroid gland, in which important hormones are synthesized, can lead to hair loss.
Frequent colds or other illnesses can lead to dysfunction of the immune system, which also leads to hair loss. Note that problems with the immune system most often lead to alopecia areata.
Malfunctioning of the digestive organs can lead to nutritional deficiencies. And the presence in the body of zinc, iron, fatty acids and B vitamins directly affects the volume of hair. Their lack is hair loss.
Note that nutritional imbalances can be caused by malnutrition and diets.
Sudden stress causes telogen miasma, a certain type of prolapse. A stress shock puts the hair into its resting phase prematurely, a 3-4 month long phase where the hair is at rest before falling out. Most often, telogen miasma is observed in women in the period before or after pregnancy, abortion, etc. However, for men, this reason also remains relevant.
Note that this type of hair loss is temporary, but if the stressful state is continuous or frequent, then there is a risk of rapid hair loss throughout the scalp.
The effects of radiation and certain chemicals on the hair are enormous, most commonly resulting in anagen baldness, another type of hair loss. This type is also characterized as temporary and usually occurs on the 3rd week after certain procedures - radioactive or chemical. After treatment, the hair returns to a normal cycle, however, in some it is already in an altered form - the color and structure of the hair may change.
How to determine the cause of hair loss
It is clear that a complete diagnosis of the body is needed. This is especially true for women, whose hair loss is practically not related to genetics, like most men (in 95% of cases of hair loss in men, it is androgenetic alopecia). Comprehensive diagnostics always promises the following steps:
• study of the functional activity of the thyroid gland • blood test • microscopic analysis of the root and hair shaft • biopsy of the scalp
Only carrying out all the studies will make it possible to establish a diagnosis and find out the cause of hair loss.
We remind you that problems associated with fading and changes in hair structure, the appearance of brittleness, as well as hair loss as a result of cancer treatment and androgenetic or symptomatic alopecia, can be solved by a properly selected complex THYMUSKIN ® . Means THYMUSKIN ® are also very effective after or during the elimination of an "internal" problem, such as a lack of a vitamin complex or hormones - in this case, they act as a mandatory addition to the course of treatment.