Why Women Face Hair Loss After Pregnancy?

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16 December 2023

Hair fall is a common concern of almost every male and female. But it becomes worse when a female faces it after pregnancy and child delivery. If you are one of those females and want to know about the reasons for hair loss after pregnancy then you have landed at the right place.

In this blog, based on insights taken from Dr. Rajdeep Mysore, a dermatologist renowned for the best hair loss treatment in Bangalore, we are discussing the causes of hair loss after pregnancy. In addition, this post is going to share a guide on how to stop hair fall, home remedies, and dermatological treatments. So keep reading the blog carefully.

Hair Loss after Pregnancy

Becoming a mother is an unbeatable experience. But this experience brings lots of responsibilities, and mental and physical changes and hair fall is one of them. Hair fall while combing or washing the head is obvious and happens with all. But after pregnancy, many women complain about the hair thinning and low density of the hairs. The poor quality of hair loss after pregnancy enrooted various factors such as:

  • Hormonal Changes

During pregnancy and after the child's delivery, the female body undergoes various hormonal changes. These changes include the release of oestrogen, progesterone, androgen, activation of the mammary gland for breastfeeding, and more. These changes and slight disturbance in their releases lead to an impact on the mother's overall health including skin and hair.

  • Poor Hair Care  

Child delivery brings responsibilities towards the infant. While giving adequate nurture to the toddler, many mothers miss looking after them. In such circumstances, inadequate nourishment to the hair becomes a leading cause of hair loss. 

  • Stress and Anxiety

Hormonal changes and child care lead to stress and anxiety and it also causes dullness of the skin and hair fall. 

Home Remedies to Stop Hair Fall

  • Focus on Diet

The females are advised to take care of their health and give adequate nourishment to their own bodies. Food rich in vitamins, minerals and protein give strength to the hair follicles.

  • Nourishment to the Hairs

In addition to the diet, adequate nourishment to the hairs is also advised. The hair nourishment includes oil, curd and fenugreek seed paste.

  •   Use volumizing Shampoo

To wash hairs use a shampoo containing protein. It will give the fullness to the hairs.

  • Avoid Conditioner Based Shampoo

There are various conditioner-labelled shampoos present in the market. Such shampoos reduce the efforts to get the shiny and conditioned hairs. But such shampoo can weigh down the hair and lead to hair fall.

  • Apply Conditioner at the End of the Hairs

While applying the conditioner avoid using it on the scalp. Try to apply it at the end of the hairs and wash the hairs properly.

  • Avoid Hot Shower

The warm water makes the skin dry. It leads to hair splitting hence avoiding using hot water for hair wash. 

Hair Fall Treatment for After-Pregnancy Hair Loss

The top-notch hair fall treatments approved by various dermatologists are as follows:

  • Advanced Growth Factor

It is an injectable hair loss treatment. In this treatment growth factors are used to induce in the scalp through injections.

  • Mesotherapy

This is a non-invasive hair loss treatment. It addresses the poor nourishment of the scalp works on the inactive hair follicles and blood vessels in the scalp and regulates the flow of blood into the scalp.

  • Microneedling with GFC

This is also a minimally invasive safe and cost-effective hair loss treatment. In this method, tiny sterilised needles, usually known as dermapen, give acupressure to the scalp. Thereafter growth factors are used to inject to stop hair fall. 

  • Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is an advanced and effective hair restoration method. In this method patchy and full baldness of the scalp is addressed by FUE or FUT method and transplantation of the hair follicles for the donor area is performed.   


Hair fall after pregnancy is an obvious process. It may be caused by hormonal changes, stress, poor hair care and eating habits. But this hair concern is reversible and one with the help of proper diet, nourishment and hair care can stop the unexpectedly excessive hair loss. Such self care requires consistency and time to give the adequate results. Some females are unable to get the desired results through home remedies or they want speedy results. For such mothers, consultation with a hair expert is advised.

To find the best hair expert, the candidate can meet Dr. Rajdeep Mysore. He is the best dermatologist in Bangalore. The doctor has more than 14 years experience in the domain of skin and hair care. He at Charma Clinic, an advanced skin and hair care clinic, addresses a variety of skin and hair concerns like acne, scars, pigmentation, hair fall, baldness, and many more. Based on the candidate’s concern and desired results, the doctor provides advanced and effective clinically approved treatments including mesotherapy, GFC, microneedling with GFC, and more. To know more about the hair fall treatment you may schedule an appointment with Dr. Rajdeep Mysore at Charma Clinic right away. 

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