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Hormones and Hair Loss

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: I Need a Wig


Pregnant ladies often have a glow about them. Prenatal vitamins get credit for helping strengthen a woman's hair and nails. Unfortunately, hormones take over after baby arrives and the fabulous hair is no more.

To see why this happens,

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Many new moms lose clumps of hair almost immediately after birth. Others, like myself, may experience a period of time where the silky locks stay in place only to be surprised months later when the brush reaches maximum capacity on a daily basis.

During pregnancy, the higher levels of hormones help women retain more hair than usual – often making the hair appear thicker and fuller. Postpartum, the significant decrease in hormones causes women to shed the threads at a rapid rate.
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