Let’s Talk About Postpartum Hair Loss

Having a baby is high-maintenance, to say the least. There are so many things women dread: morning sickness, swelling feet, growing pains, brain fog, itchy stomach, literally every uncomfortable physical change you can imagine. Women are undergoing the most drastic body changes life has to offer, but postpartum hair loss appears to be the one side effect that pushes them over the edge. It is one of the most common side effects, but shockingly one that is still taboo, and we’d like to change that.

Before, we let you know that FINALLY there is something you can do about all the hair shedding after pregnancy, lets learn more about why it happens and how it works.

Why Does Postpartum Hair Loss Happen?

Tons of people believe stress causes postpartum hair loss, and though that might be a minor factor, it’s not the main cause. During pregnancy, your hormones change drastically. The estrogen levels increase and prolong the anagen stage (the first stage of hair growth), and hair growth rises considerably. Estrogen will naturally block DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is the #1 cause of hair loss in men and women. Pregnant women also take daily prenatal vitamins that provide health benefits for the baby, but also help with nail and hair growth. Women can grow thicker, fuller hair during pregnancy and get that right kind of bounce—an actual glamorous side to being pregnant.

However, as the due date nears and you’ve welcomed the new baby—Hallelujah—unfortunately your body is saying “hello new baby, goodbye hormones.” Your estrogen levels drop drastically, and within 6 to 12 months, some women start to see loads of shedding. The hormones are gone, meaning no more anagen stage increase, meaning no more amazing protection, meaning the telogen stage (the WORST hair growth stage—shedding) increases, meaning hair loss. We get it. It’s a hassle, and with a new beautiful baby in the house, no one wants to worry about their hair falling out, and most women just take it as yet another sacrifice that is made for your newest bundle of joy.

Postpartum hair growth using Revolve Women’s for 4 months

Can You Prevent Postpartum Hair Loss?

As always preventing hair loss is better than treating, right? It is crucial to keep in mind hair loss is all strictly hormonal, so prevention is simpler than you think. Hair growth primarily comes from proper nutrients, so continuing to take doctor recommended supplements can help keep hair healthy. However, if you’re looking for that one two punch, vitamins and the right kind of shampoo and conditioner, will help defend your hair against hair loss dramatically.

Revolve for Women is a shampoo treatment that blocks and cleanses the hair follicles against factors that lead to thinning and shedding. It’s important to start a routine to defend against hair loss now, because like most things in life, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Cleansing your hair follicles of any remaining DHT while you’re pregnant, sets you up for success once that little baby comes along. It gives you’re body a jump start against those drops in your estrogen levels that will come for every woman after birth.

What If I’m Already Experiencing Postpartum Hair Loss?

Zenagen Revolve Treatment for Women is your answer if you’re currently experiencing postpartum hair loss. In the same way that the system works to prevent hair loss, it helps stop it too. Zenagen’s proprietary ingredients and patented delivery system are able to reach the hair follicle and cleanse it of DHT, blocking further production for up 48 hours. It helps your hair grow back thicker, longer and stronger each hair cycle.

You only use Revolve for 5 minutes at a time. The best part? You only have to wash with it 2-3 times a week to see results. That means it fits into any lifestyle perfectly, whether you’re expecting your first or have little ones already, it’s easy to incorporate into a daily routine. Also, it’s a cleansing shampoo, so it’s able to get any stray cheerios or spit-up out of hair easy as can be.

We’re Here to Help

“After having Lilah I lost lots of hair, especially in the front section,” writes Health and Wellness Blogger Virginia Richardson. ” She, like so many other moms, battled hair loss postpartum and came to Zenagen for aid, attributing Revolve as one of the factors that helped her recover most of her hair loss.

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Having a baby can be tough, but also the most rewarding life change there is. But don’t let it scare you; it’s important to us that you feel healthy and happy during your journey.

If you or anyone else you know is struggling with postpartum hair loss we’d love to hear more about your journey, and how we can help. Find us on Facebook and Instagram to tell us about your journey!