5 Tips for Hair Loss After Pregnancy

5 Tips for Hair Loss After Pregnancy

When I’m not a blogger I’m a hairdresser by trade. I’ve been doing hair for 17 years, I’ve seen a lot of women who suffer from hair loss after pregnancy. Some of the cases are severe leaving a woman feeling venerable, less confident and often depressed about the changes.

 A woman’s hair is often what makes her feel beautiful, I know this because I hear it straight from the source. It has been my job for over half my life to help women feel good about themselves. We can control a bad hair colour by getting it fixed but hair loss can lead us to feel helpless in the situation.

Australian Mum has some advice from a specialist dermatologist, Dr Eleni Yiasemides regarding hair loss after pregnancy and the things you can do to help get you through.

5 Tips for Hair Loss After Pregnancy

  • Keep hair in the best shape possible with regular trims and a good daily routine
  • Style your hair right (although only a temporary fix) a short, blunt haircut will give the appearance of more volume. Highlights and volumising shampoo can help give hair a fuller effect. Parting hair on the side also helps to camouflage hair loss, and adding lighter highlights/foils/streaks can help give the illusion of more hair.
  • Minimise stress: Non-hereditary hair loss can be stress-related. Our busy lifestyles actually have a big impact on what our hair looks like. Taking the time to look after ourselves can be the start to healthier strands!


  • Target the root of the problem: Certain treatments reactivate the hair follicles and stimulate hair regrowth with results in as little as 12 weeks. Unlike products that temporarily thicken hair, there are over-the-counter treatments available that include the most effective topical minoxidil 5% as the key ingredient. This is applied once daily, comes in a non-greasy formula and addresses the root of the problem, re energises and revitalises follicles.

  • Seek treatment: The sooner, the better. Once you’ve lost a significant amount of hair, it’s harder to get that back. Most solutions are about retaining the hair you have. Some of the products available at pharmacies have been proven to be the only foam that can regrow female hair that’s why it is essential to seek early treatment for the best long term results. The condition of female pattern hair loss is a genetic hereditary condition and it’s best to address it now!

Speak with a healthcare professional before commencing treatment. 

Guest Expert: Dr Eleni Yiasemides 

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