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5 Tips To Reduce Hair Fall Post Pregnancy

Nandini Muralidharan
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Created by Nandini Muralidharan
Updated on Apr 03, 2018

5 Tips To Reduce Hair Fall Post Pregnancy

Nature has its ways to keep you looking great through the nine months. Weight gain aside, expecting mothers have beautiful skin and hair. However, once the baby comes along, the estrogen levels start falling and your hormones get all over the place. It might be extremely distressing to see hair falling out every time you run a comb through it. While not every new mother goes through it, post-partum hair loss is quite common. Read on to find out how you can tackle hair loss after pregnancy.

Why Does Hair Fall Increase After Pregnancy?

Usually, a small proportion of your hair is in a “resting” stage while the majority (around 90%) is in a growing stage. And post the resting stage the hair falls out and new hair begins to grow.

  1. When you’re pregnant, the level of hormones (estrogen and progesterone) shoot up quite dramatically
  2. This means that the growing stage lasts much longer and your hair is thick and glossy
  3. Post pregnancy when the hormone levels come down, more hair falls into the resting stage, and you experience much more hair fall than you did earlier

Tips To Deal With Hair Fall Post Pregnancy

Shower drain getting clogged with hair every time you pull off your scrunchie or hairband? Don’t press the panic button, this is just the time to pick yourself up and start taking care. While a few months down the road, your hair loss will get back to normal levels, here are some easy-to-do, natural remedies to minimize postpartum hair loss.

  1. Food, food, baby!: What you eat is what you are – the wise people say. So opt for plenty of green leafy veggies, sprouts, nuts and fruits – all of which are loaded with the much-needed vitamins and antioxidants. Colorful vegetables and fruits are your best friends!
  2. Don’t slack off on the supplements: Right through pregnancy you have been diligently taking your multivitamins, folic acid, calcium and other supplements. Keep having these through your nursing days and for as long as your doctor advises. They provide all the key nutrients that your hair needs to stay strong and healthy
  3. A kitchen boon: A kitchen staple, fenugreek (methi) seeds can come to your rescue. In fact, they work like a charm.
    1. Soak methi seeds in water overnight
    2. Strain and apply the water on your scalp for an hour
    3. Wash with your usual shampoo and conditioner
    4. Apply once a week to see a noticeable decrease in your hair fall
    5. Check with a doctor and use a milder conditioner if necessary
  4. Don’t pull and stretch: Fond of high ponytails and braids? Go easy on your hair for a while.
    1. Choose hairstyles that don’t require the hair to be pulled tightly as this can cause stress to the hair and hurt the scalp too
    2. Give those flat irons, curling irons and rollers a break and go natural
    3. Get an easy-to-manage haircut and trim regularly to keep split ends at bay
    4. Get loose, fabric scrunchies instead of tight elastic rubber bands
  5. Pack a punch: We know what you’re thinking: where’s the time to shower, hair packs are distant dreams! But we promise, these are really simple. Hair packs work really well to curtail hair fall
  6. Dahi to the rescue: Curd is a superb conditioner that promotes hair growth. Just apply it on your scalp for 5 to 10 minutes and wash off
  7. Eggy pack: You may also try this: Mix one egg white and three teaspoons of olive oil and leave it on for half an hour. Use lukewarm water to wash your hair with your usual shampoo and conditioner
  8. Last but not the least: Stress has never helped anyone. Avoid stress as much as possible and pamper yourself, mamas. A little bit of self-care goes a long way in keeping you healthy and happy. If you do feel that the hair fall is excessive, and doesn’t seem to reduce after a while, consult your doctor and get your thyroid levels checked

Happy Parenting!

Have you suffered from hair fall too? What worked for you? Please share and help new moms get back their glossy manes. Look forward to your comments.

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| Jun 23, 2018

Is we apply methiseeds or that watr??

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| Jun 23, 2018

Is we apply methiseeds or that watr??

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| Jun 23, 2018

Is we apply methiseeds or that watr??

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| Apr 11, 2018

Thank you

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| Apr 05, 2018

amazing write up with doable home remedies to reduce hair fall. thank u so much for sharing it!

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| Mar 27, 2018

Curd n egg packs working for me :)

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| Jan 02, 2018

lkkk . ? po ekWm

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| Dec 06, 2017

8 have used onion,garlic,ginger juice to apply on scalp before wash. it works fantastically. pls apply three times a week.

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| Nov 13, 2017

dr. surbhi thanks for d relpy me y try kiya hai na hair growth ho raha hai hairfall ruk nahi raha....

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| Nov 13, 2017

dr. surbhi thanks for d relpy me y try kiya hai na hair growth ho raha hai hairfall ruk nahi raha....

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| Nov 13, 2017

dr. surbhi thanks for d relpy me y try kiya hai na hair growth ho raha hai hairfall ruk nahi raha....

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| Aug 18, 2017

is indulekha is good

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| Aug 18, 2017

is indulekha is good

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| Jul 12, 2017

i am also facing hairfall problem from past 2 weeks .i have tried onion juice n egg white with olive oil treatment but no result. kindly suggest what else to use which will be reduce my hairfall.

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| Jun 24, 2017

yes,bt I took ayurvedic treatment now it is less

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| Jun 24, 2017

thanks for good advice

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| Jun 22, 2017

I used indulekha oil. now the hairfall is less. good product.

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| Jun 20, 2017

Thanks

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| Jun 19, 2017

Very helpful

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| Jun 06, 2017

the wonderful tips to take care of our hair . Thanx for sharing .

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| Jun 05, 2017

thanks

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| May 24, 2017

A hair pack worked really well on my hairs so sharing to all. one lemon one banana one tbsp honey two tbsp coconut oil and two tbsp aloevera gel. mix all to fine mixture and apply on hairs and scalp for 1 hr. shampoo and rinse with water.

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| May 14, 2017

thank u

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| May 14, 2017

tq this is very good tip for me tq so much....

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| May 14, 2017

thank you ..

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| May 14, 2017

very useful tips

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| May 14, 2017

i use onion juice for my hair... it works fine...

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| May 14, 2017

Thanks you so much for tips

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| May 14, 2017

thank u so much for the useful tips

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| May 14, 2017

thank u for the tips very useful

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| May 14, 2017

Thanks for d useful tips....

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| Apr 23, 2017

Nice tip gonna try

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| Apr 12, 2017

thanks for the tips

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| Mar 29, 2017

thanks

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| Mar 29, 2017

thnk u

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| Mar 19, 2017

very helpful... well surely try.... thank you.

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| Mar 18, 2017

nice

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| Mar 14, 2017

A loose hair bun worked for me... i stayed away from hairstyling Nd nw they r back to Gorgeous!

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| Mar 12, 2017

loved iy

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| Mar 12, 2017

nice

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| Mar 08, 2017

thankQ 4 the valuable info nandini... surely wil try n let u know the result

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| Feb 22, 2017

nice

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| Feb 11, 2017

nice

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| Nov 27, 2016

guys how much quantity of method seeds should be soaked and how to apply it

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| Nov 22, 2016

make a paste of fenugreek seed , kalonji and aloe vera keep it overnight . next day mix 2 table spoon of paste with 2 tablespoon coconut oil and 2 vitamin E capsules . apply and keep for an hour or so and wash your hair. you can store the paste in refrigerator too. it works like miracle.

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| Nov 16, 2016

Nice tips Nandini. Nikita I guess drinking alooveera juice while feeding is not good, it reduces the milk.

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| Nov 16, 2016

after delivery .mera hair fall bahot hi ho raha hai ..what I do ...? pls suggest me

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| Nov 16, 2016

Also I wanted to know usually till when will the hair fall continue ?? Till when will it get back to normal ??

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| Nov 16, 2016

Thanks for your tips.... Even my baby is 4 months old and Iam having tremendous hair fall .... Drinking Amla aloevera juice reduces hair fall .... Is it safe to drink this juice while breastfeeding??? Will it Effect the baby's health ?? Please advice

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| Nov 16, 2016

Thanks for your tips.... Even my baby is 4 months old and Iam having tremendous hair fall .... Drinking Amla aloevera juice reduces hair fall .... Is it safe to drink this juice while breastfeeding??? Will it Effect the baby's health ?? Please advice

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| Nov 15, 2016

thank you for wonderful tips

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| Nov 13, 2016

nice article n thank u for wonderful tips

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| Nov 12, 2016

Wonderful article.

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| Nov 11, 2016

Yes I suffered from my hair fall since i gave birth.. thankyou for the idea. Let me try this

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| Nov 11, 2016

surely going to try these tips

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| Nov 11, 2016

thanks a lot

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| Nov 10, 2016

my baby is 5m now n my hair is fallin tremendously for the past 1m.... let me try it ..hope that it reduces my hairfall..

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| Nov 10, 2016

thanku for ur fruitful tips..

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| Nov 10, 2016

thanks for the tips

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| Nov 10, 2016

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| Nov 10, 2016

I prepared hair oil using coconut oil n curry leaves. That really reduced my hair fall.

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| Nov 10, 2016

thanku. my baby will complete her 4 months on 16. and my hairs r falling lot. sometime I think if they fall like this then in some days I will not have any hairs.

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| Nov 10, 2016

my baby is 9months now. i also had tremendous hair fall aftr 4th month post delivery. then I started applying methi seeds soaked water every tym i wash my hair. and guess what. it reduced my hair fall as if it was never there. I still continue using it with every wash. nice tips. Thnx.

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| Nov 10, 2016

This is useful. My daughter is five months old and my hair fall has increased. Let me try the fenugreek one.

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| Nov 10, 2016

Even I m suffering from hair loss ,I hv started having lots of protein like egg whites n dals plus having cabbage n coconut is helping me a bit ...Thank you for yr advise will try all yr tips

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| Nov 10, 2016

My baby is 5month old. Last 1month hair falling is so much. Thanks for sharing.. :-)

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| Nov 10, 2016

My lo is 4m old and frm lst 2weeks I have started loosing hair which is so scary to see. Thank you for sharing the tips just going to start implementing.

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