Hair Loss During Pregnancy

Hair Loss During Pregnancy

Hair loss is very disturbing appearance, especially if the rate of loss is severe, could make us less confident. Some women often complain of hair loss during pregnancy and difficult to cure. There are several factors that cause hair loss during pregnancy.

Causes of hair loss in general

Malnourished hair

Vitamins A, B, C, and E, are some vitamins that are needed by the hair. Lack of vitamin A will make the hair dry and fall off easily. Vitamin B6 plays a very important for hair growth. Vitamin C helps strengthen the hair, and vitamin E serves to increasing blood circulation to the head.


Less care

Always keep your hair and scalp hygiene by regularly washing, use the shampoo that suits your hair type. Do not let dirt accumulate on the scalp, which in turn can make the hair become damaged and fall out. In addition, avoid too frequent perming, or dry your hair with a hair dryer because there are hair dryer side effects that can damage your hair. And if done too often, these things can damage the hair.



Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause women to experience hair loss during pregnancy. With proper care and adequate nutrition, postpartum hair loss problem will resolve itself.



Stress can be the cause of various health problems, including causing hair loss. If stress causes hair loss, you should try to stop or relieve stress.


Heredity (genetic)

If hair loss due to heredity, do not worry and do not blame circumstances. Take care of your hair properly; give hair the nutrients it needs, so that your hair thrives. And add some foods for healthy hair growth on your menu daily.


Certain drugs

Hard drugs such as antidepressants, and diuretics which has the effect of removing the hair. When that happens, you have to talk with your doctor so that the dose is lowered or replaced with alternative treatments. So we can avoid medications that cause hair loss.


Causes of hair loss during pregnancy

a woman, before pregnancy have a problem with hair loss, then at the time of pregnancy, hair loss will likely be more severe. Hair loss during pregnancy is actually caused by hormonal factors, where the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which should be released at the end of the menstrual cycle must be stopped, and the body must replace it by producing the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin), which stimulates the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone levels high production.

This has led to some changes in the skin and tissue in the body including the hair and scalp which causes hair to become oily and greasy and limp. Hair loss due to lack of nutrients, usually occurs in the second trimester and peaked at 3-4 months postpartum. Needs extra nutrition, it must be met with sufficient nutrients, which are needed during pregnancy such as protein, B vitamins (especially biotin), vitamin C, and minerals zinc (Zn).

Here are some tips to overcome hair loss during pregnancy

1.    Regularly in hair washing

2.    When combing your hair, use a wide-toothed hair comb.

3.    Avoid using a hair tie. When you have to use a hair tie, use a hair tie made of fine materials and does not bind too tight.

4.    Do not let hair tied continues.

5.    Avoid wearing headscarves, when the hair is wet. Because it will increase the moisture content of hair that causes hair to fall out.

6.    Make sure you use hair products containing Silica and Biotin. Make a habit of eating foods that contain lots of vitamins like Vitamin B complex, as well as foods containing Vitamin E or iron.

That's a few things about hair loss during pregnancy, hopefully beneficial for women who are pregnant. And beside during pregnancy you should know about hair loss after pregnancy. And for other tips you can explore other articles on this site.

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