After giving birth to the baby, I lost a lot of hair. Can I go back to the beginning?

At ordinary times, when receiving medical treatment in the clinic, Many female friends who suffer from alopecia after giving birth often come to see a doctor. They describe their situation very anxiously: No matter how careful you are when you wash your hair, you can always wash a lot of hair. Sometimes when you grasp or comb your hair with your hand, you will drop a lot of hair. Even if you just sleep, there will be a lot of hair on the pillow… … …

[This is really too worrying, will one day become bald? I believe this is what all mothers who lose their hair after childbirth are worried about.

The most frightening thing is that the alopecia will continue to develop. In fact, there is no need to worry, because the alopecia will slowly stop on its own and will not last long. After a period of time, the hair will slowly grow out on its own.

Most postpartum alopecia goes through a natural process and eventually recovers slowly, so there is no need to worry.

Postpartum alopecia is a very normal phenomenon, about 35% ~ 45% of parturients will appear this kind of alopecia. Generally, the more parturients, the more serious the alopecia. Whether it is cesarean section or natural labor, the probability of postpartum alopecia is consistent.

Why do you lose your hair when you give birth to a baby?

Common types of alopecia in women include alopecia areata, androgenic alopecia and resting alopecia. Postpartum alopecia is essentially a resting alopecia.

Our hair is from the hair follicle inside growth, hair follicle according to the growth cycle can be divided into growth period, retrogression period and resting period. Under normal circumstances, the vast majority of hair follicles are in the growth period, the growth period of hair follicles is there hair. Resting period refers to the hair follicle in a resting state.

There will be some changes in hormone levels, mental factors and lifestyle of postpartum parturients. Under the combined effect of these factors, Many growth follicles will enter the resting period at the same time, after hair follicles enter the resting period, hair will fall off. And with the extension of postpartum time, resulting in various factors of postpartum alopecia slowly recover, the resting period of hair follicles will gradually transition to the growth period, once a head of black hair will grow out again.

However, it is very regrettable that although the mechanism of this postpartum alopecia is relatively clear at present, there is no effective prevention method so far.

What should I do about postpartum alopecia?

Since postpartum alopecia will recover on its own, the next key question is, how long will postpartum alopecia last?

Postpartum alopecia usually occurs 1-5 months after delivery, and usually stops within 6-15 months after delivery, after which the hair density will slowly recover.

The recovery time and degree of hair vary from person to person. In the end, most people can recover to a relatively normal degree. The overall recovery time may take two to three years.

Some women will try every means to find ways to relieve their postpartum alopecia, or seek some folk remedies and secret recipes, hoping to reduce them. But… you may find that after tossing and turning for half a day, you have not seen the effect of what.

At present, several mainstream [unreliable] viewpoints are sorted out for everyone:

1. Make up for your shape and eat more black food.

Some people may believe that eating black food is good for hair growth, For example, black rice, black beans, black sesame beans, This is actually a theory of “supplementing shape with shape”. This theory has no scientific basis. All kinds of black things are essentially some common foods. After eating them in the belly, they will be decomposed into various amino acids or fatty acids, glucose, etc. which will be digested and absorbed by the human body and have no effect on promoting hair growth.

2. Vitamin supplementation can treat alopecia.

There are also some views that this kind of alopecia is related to vitamin deficiency and will supplement various vitamins, such as vitamin B. In fact, various vitamins also lack scientific basis for the treatment of alopecia. Vitamin B cannot promote hair growth.

Compared with eating a certain vitamin fiercely, it is better to ensure balanced nutrition in the usual diet. If the nutrition is balanced, the overall health can be effectively protected, which is also conducive to the transformation of hair follicles from resting period to growth period, and alopecia will naturally slowly improve.

3. Ginger for Alopecia

People in our country generally believe that ginger wiping is beneficial to the growth of hair. In fact, this view has not been confirmed by scientific research. And theoretically, some ingredients in ginger are not only unfavorable to the growth of hair, but may aggravate alopecia, so ginger cannot be used for postpartum alopecia treatment.

Step 4: Shampoo

Some friends may also seek some shampoo with hair growth effect to achieve hair growth effect after postpartum alopecia.

In fact, these shampoos on the market, There is no effect on long hair. At present, medical research proves that the external ingredients that may help hair growth are only minoxidil, so judging whether a hair tonic has hair growth effect only needs to see whether there is minoxidil in its ingredient list, and obviously there is no hair growth effect if there is no such thing.

However, for people with postpartum alopecia, even if there is minoxidil in it, it will not play a therapeutic role, because we have said many times that postpartum alopecia is a self-healing process, and the use of minoxidil cannot speed up its recovery.

Other methods, such as hormone supplementation and oral drugs, have no effect on the treatment of this alopecia.

Generally speaking, postpartum alopecia is usually a process of self-recovery and does not require drug treatment. At present, there is no drug confirmed by medical research that can accelerate the recovery of postpartum alopecia.

Therefore, stop paying IQ tax. Don’t be agitated and anxious because using these things has no effect.

Compared with treatment, it is more important to maintain a good mood. Because excessive fear and anxiety may bring about a vicious circle, leading to aggravation of alopecia.

At the same time, it is necessary to have balanced nutrition at ordinary times. There is no need to deliberately avoid eating or eat more food. Balanced nutrition is good for the overall health and may also be conducive to the self-recovery of postpartum alopecia.