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Hair loss post pregnancy
post pregnancy hair growth product for Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Dailymail.co.uk, March 2015
It’s probably one of the last things a new mum expects after the arrival of her bundle of joy but unfortunately in some cases new mums experience noticeable hair shedding a few weeks or months after giving birth.
And only recently, The Duchess of Cambridge emerged looking fabulous after the birth of Princess Charlotte – which had evidently been followed a few hours later by a blow-dry from her hairdresser.
We hope that Kate’s locks look as glorious as usual in the months to come. But should she experience hair shedding while coping with all the demands of a newborn, nourishing her hair with a supplement such as Viviscal will help. After all, we all want to be yummy mummies!
While having a baby is a joyous time, nine months of pregnancy followed by sleepless nights, the rigours of breastfeeding and hormonal changes can have their effect on new mums. Some new mums experience excessive hair shedding after childbirth, including Hollywood movie celebs Kate Hudson and Halle Berry.
This is because pregnancy hormones halt women’s usual daily hair shedding and resting phases, to allow the body to focus on the growing baby – and this makes the hair look thicker than usual. On average most of us lose between 100-150 hairs a day, but for the pregnant woman it can be half that amount or even less. But three to six months after the birth, as the hormones return to normal, the extra hair finally falls out.
Although many mums fear their hair is seriously thinning, in fact it is returning to normal in a process that can take up to a year.
It can help to take a nutritional supplement such as Viviscal with marine proteins combined with the hair-loving nutrients, biotin and zinc, to nourish the hair during this time so that it grows as thickly as it can. It is also helpful to look at diet and ensure that it includes protein, particularly from fish and nuts, and that stress is kept under control.