Nutrition For Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss

Nutrition For Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss


One of the best parts of pregnancy is thicker, shiny hair. It looks amazing during pregnancy thanks to hormonal changes that’s happen in our bodies, in particular estrogen. Estrogen bonus function is to help hair grow which levels are super high during first three months of pregnancy.

Estrogen helps your hair to grow faster and makes it thicker. It doesn’t last forever and it all comes to the end after your baby is born as estrogen levels drops. That is when postpartum hair loss occurs. It does not happen to all women but if it does it make us feel like we are going bold. Don’t worry, you will not loose all of it.

Usually hair loss period starts between the first and sixth month and can last for up to nine months.

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent estrogen levels drop but you can certainly help your hair re-grow faster.


Poor nutrition and vitamin deficiency in major factor in hair loss.

Vitamins for hair loss

There is several vitamins that can help your hair grow. Think of Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C but also Zinc and Iron. Those are essential hair loss elements to nourish healthier hair. Eating food containing lots of them will definitely help.


Vitamin C rich food;

  •  red currant
  • red pepper
  • black currant
  • green peppers
  • kiwi
  • strawberries
  • parsley
  • grapefruit
  • peas


  •  beef
  • spinach
  • pumpkin seeds
  • cashews nuts
  • cocoa powder
  • pork
  • chicken
  • mushrooms


Iron rich food;

  • grass feed beef
  • liver
  • lentils
  • dark chocolate
  • spinach
  • sardines
  • pistachios
  • black beans


It is also worth trying the following:


Fish oil;

  • salmon
  • mackerel
  • tuna
  • white fish
  • sardines
  • walnuts
  • egg yolks


B5 food;

  • eggs
  • beef
  • avocado
  • nuts
  • chicken
  • potatoes
  • sunflower seeds
  • salmon
  • sun-dried tomatoes


In addition to vitamins and minerals there are also two other things that you may try to help your hair to grow faster. Rosemary essential oils and aloe vera juice.


Useful tips!

Your hair will fall out after having the baby anyway but there is still plenty you can do to make them look thicker.


New haircut

Usually hair go thinner in front so changing a haircut may be a  brilliant idea. Find good hair stylist that can advise you what would work the best for you now.


Hair lights

Think of getting highlights into your hair or change hair color completely for something different. Darker hair may not be the best idea at the moment as it highlights hair loss.


Avoid tight hairstyles

Ponytail even though feels practical may not be the best idea now. Keep your hair loose and get friendly with different hair bands.


Change brush

Instead of using brash change it to wide space combs. That way you will avoid pulling your hair and will save them from too much damage. Also be careful while brushing wet hair. Wet hair is more prone to damage than dry hair. Be gentle.


Be careful with heat


Hair-dryer, hair straightener or hair curl may be your biggest enemy now. Heat is not hair friendly.

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