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Did you know that hair loss in new mom’s occurs for some 90%?!

Updated: Oct 7, 2022


Did you know that hair loss in new mom’s occurs for some 90%?! Just as women can experience the joy of having thicker hair during pregnancy because of incased hormones and estrogen levels, they will also experience shedding and hair loss around 3 months after the baby has been delivered. Why is that? The levels quickly drop after delivery but the good news is that there are several treatments, remedies and ideas to help you bring back your confidence after it occurs. 


As a new mom you are navigating through lack of sleep, nutritional deficiencies and stress which also effects your hair health in the postpartum period. If you are nursing, this also requires plenty energy to support your baby’s growth and development. What are some simple ideas to help you? Below are a few tips and tricks! 


  1. Continue Prenatal Vitamins to encourage healthy hair

   

    My doctors always encouraged me to continue taking my prenatal vitamins while I was breastfeeding. The great thing about prenatal vitamins is they also help promote healthy hair, skin and nails, as does a well balanced diet. Vitamins aren’t going to stop hair loss, but it is definitely a great start in promoting healthy hair. If you are one to forget taking to your vitamins, add it to your coffee station or where you brush your teeth if those are the first things you do in the morning to help remind you to take them. 



  1. Bangs to help minimize the baby fuzz along your hairline

   

    Have you noticed a lot of little baby hairs around your hairline? These are completely normal after having a baby and those little fly aways can be annoying at first until I realized what I could do with them! Bangs!  Bangs might not work for everyone, but they are definitely a great option for those willing to try a new hair style, see how they feel with this new look and help minimize the look of all the baby fuzz.


  1. Hats or Headbands 


    Another easy way to cover up the awkward regrowth or obvious hair thinning, is to add in some cute headbands and hats to your accessory repertoire.  I love the knotted headbands that add some extra style and flare to any outfit or a cute wide brimmed hat.  Not only do these accessories elevate your look, they also double as excellent cover ups.


  1. Wigs

   

    Some women opt to wear wigs to cover their postpartum hair loss. There are so many fun options out there that look so real. Most would never know you've been wearing a wig. Another fun thing about wearing wigs is that you can change your hairstyle and color by simply swapping out your wig that day.  This versatility makes wigs a great style option for moms, even if hair loss isn’t a concern.


Image: Picasso Scalp Micropigmentation


  1. Microscalp Remedy

Have you noticed more of a balding spot on your scalp? A treatment to help you is called scalp micropigmentation in Los Angeles and a business called Picasso Scalp Micropigmentation is there to help answer any questions and concerns you have about the non surgical procedure. Women of all ages can achieve a more full looking head of hair with this procedure. Using microdot tattoos, your head is given the appearance of healthy hair follicles in the pattern of your hairl ine. Depending on hte severity of your baldness, you can even choose a new hairline. Nobody will notice the difference between your own actual follicles and the tattoos. 



There are several other tips and tricks that can help you with your post partum hair loss but starting with these five can help improve as soon as you think you want to assistance. Discussing about going further with treatment, be sure to call Picasso Scalp Micropigmentation to get any questions answered. 



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