What Is Postpartum Hair Loss & Why Does It Happen?
It doesn't happen to everyone, but some women may experience hair loss after pregnancy thanks to a change in hormones. While pregnant, heightened estrogen levels reduce your 'normal' amount of hair fall, resulting in thicker, more luscious hair.
Post-pregnancy, these hormone levels come back down, which is when some women notice at around the 3-month postpartum mark that their hair is thinning, or they're experiencing significant hair fall. While in most cases, the hair will return to its pre-pregnancy state, some women may experience temporary thinning in areas like the hairline, or localised spots.
Kay Fitzgerald, trichologist at Sinclair Dermatology suggests your hair should return to its pre-pregnancy thickness by your child's 1st birthday - and if it hasn't, you may want to seek further advice from a dermatologist or trichologist.