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What's the deal with postpartum hairloss?

Who’s rocking a spiky hair crown of postpartum regrowth right now? 🙋‍♀️ Oh, the joys of childbearing… Anyway, wondering why your hairbrush is full of clumps of hair? Right this way, Miss.

During pregnancy, you produce lots of oestrogen, which causes the hair growth and loss cycle to go into hibernation. Rather than normally and gradually losing hair, your scalp clings on to those bad boys. Cue the shiny, luscious hair that looks like it’s been pinched from a shampoo ad.

Once you’ve given birth (usually around three months postpartum) and your hormones have gone back to normal (ish), then the excess hair from pregnancy is shed all at once. Yep, that’s the part where you wash your hair and pull a clump right out.

The non-new-mum folk out there usually lose about 80 hairs each day. And new mums? 400 hairs a day. Yup.

Postpartum hair loss can be alarming but try not to worry - it’s just another sign that your body is getting back to its usual self.