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Many new moms are surprised to find themselves shedding more hair than usual in the first few months after giving birth, but it's perfectly normal. And there's no need to panic: You won't go bald. In fact, your hair should be back to normal by your baby's first birthday. (I know this may seem for me it comes around fast!) So what is going on......?

Normally, about 85 to 95 percent of the hair on your head is growing and the other 5 to 15 percent is in a resting stage. After the resting period, this hair falls out — often while you're brushing or shampooing it — and is replaced by new growth. An average woman sheds about 100 hairs a day. During pregnancy, increased levels of estrogen prolong the growing stage. There are fewer hairs in the resting stage and fewer falling out each day, so you have thicker, beautiful shiny hair. Bliss!! After you give birth, your estrogen levels take a tumble and a lot more hair follicles enter the resting stage. Soon you'll have more hair coming out in the shower or on the brush. This unusual shedding will taper off and your hair will be back to its pre-pregnancy thickness about six to 12 months after you give birth.

We are asked all the time about what our ladies can do. Our first suggestion is book yourself in for a decent haircut. Cutting some shape into the hair and freshening up you ends will help with condition and help make your life easier when trying to style your hair. Secondly, using thickening products may assist with the hairs' appearance, help make it look fuller and create more body and volume. Having your hair coloured can add a great deal of volume too, if you colour your hair, now might be a good time to book in! And last we suggest patience, sorry ladies there isn't a magic solution unfortunately.

This doesn't happen to every women who has a baby, however we find it is very common! If you have concerns book in for a consultation, we can talk through some different looks to assist with this phase in you hair, help make you feel better about yourself and your hair. And give you some much needed pamper time!! After having a baby sitting in the salon can be lovely time out for new mums! Have someone look after you for a change!

Happy Fridays Lovelies!


The Sabúki Girls xx

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