May 19th, 2023

Tips On How To Overcome Postpartum Hair Loss

By Tatiana Montano

hair shedding from brush

After giving birth, many new mothers experience a range of physical and emotional changes. While some of these changes are positive, like the joy of holding your new bundle of joy, others can be more challenging to deal with. One common issue that new moms face is postpartum hair loss. This can be a frustrating and disheartening experience, especially if you're already adjusting to life with a newborn. 

But fear not! You can do several things to overcome postpartum hair loss and restore your luscious locks. One of the most innovative solutions is the new fill-in extensions from Cashmere Hair. In this blog post, we'll explore what postpartum hair loss is, why it occurs, and share some tips for managing it.

woman wearing clip-in hair extensions and holding a baby

What is Postpartum Hair Loss?

Postpartum hair loss is a common experience for many new mothers. During pregnancy, hormonal changes cause many women to experience thicker, fuller hair. However, after giving birth, estrogen levels drop, and many women begin to shed hair at an accelerated rate. 

You might be wondering, how long does postpartum hair loss last? Or when does postpartum hair loss start? This shedding usually occurs three to six months after giving birth and can last several months.

close up of woman's thinning hair at the scalp

Why Does it Occur?

Postpartum hair loss occurs as a result of hormonal changes during and after pregnancy. During pregnancy, higher levels of estrogen prolong the growth phase of the hair follicles, resulting in thicker and fuller hair. After giving birth, estrogen levels drop significantly, causing hair to enter a shedding phase.

model applying seamless fill-in tracks

Tips for Overcoming Postpartum Hair Loss

  1. Be Gentle with Your Hair: After giving birth, your hair may be more delicate than usual, so it's important to treat it with care. Avoid using harsh chemicals, heat styling tools, and tight hairstyles like braids and ponytails.
  2. Eat a Nutritious Diet: A healthy diet can go a long way in promoting hair growth. Ensure you're getting enough vitamins and minerals, including biotin, iron, and zinc, essential for healthy hair growth.
  3. Consider a Supplement: Taking a hair growth supplement like biotin can help promote hair growth and thickness.
  4. Use the New Fill-in Extensions from Cashmere Hair: The new Individual Seamless Fill-in Tracks from Cashmere Hair are a game-changer for postpartum hair loss. These extensions blend seamlessly with your natural hair and provide volume and thickness, making your hair look fuller and healthier.

before and after of model wearing cashmere hair individual seamless fill-in tracks

Can Extensions Be Damaging During Postpartum Hair Loss?

Cashmere Hair's clip-in extensions are specifically made to be gentle and safe to use on even the finest of hair types. There are a few tips we recommend when using clip-ins to ensure they won't damage your natural hair such as, avoiding teasing or pulling the clips when applying each track of hair extensions, and also avoid wearing your slip-in extensions when you are sleeping, showering, working out, or swimming. That is one of the luxuries of clip-in extensions. You don't have to wear them constantly and have the ability to remove them whenever you want! 

Overall, our high-quality clip-in extensions are designed to be safe to wear on all hair types even those dealing with hair loss. It is a quick and easy option to get your dream hair faster while you wait for your natural hair to grow back!

Postpartum hair loss can be a frustrating experience for new mothers, but it's important to remember that it's a normal part of the postpartum journey. By being gentle with your hair, eating a nutritious diet, and considering supplements and innovative solutions like the new Fill-in Clip-in Extensions from Cashmere Hair, you can restore your luscious locks and feel confident and beautiful as a new mom.