The period of bearing a child for a woman is not only responsible, but also rich in different new sensations. Sometimes he is characterized by phenomena that the woman did not experience before. They are not always pleasant. Such phenomena include hair loss. When in the morning on a pillow or on a hairbrush the pregnant woman sees a shock of hair, then begins to worry and wonder what to do? What is the reason and how to be further? Let's try to understand this problem together.
Causes of hair loss during pregnancy
According to statistics, in pregnant women hair falls out less than usual. On the contrary, they become stronger and become thicker. This is especially clearly visible after 12-16 weeks of pregnancy, because the placenta is already working in full.
When the hair falls out, it is an alarm. Such a problem may be due to some diseases or pathologies. You can not leave an alarm without proper attention. You must tell your gynecologist about hair loss, and he will appoint unscheduled delivery of individual tests.
What specifically can signal an unusual amount of hair on the comb of a pregnant woman? You may have recently had an infectious disease (flu, ARI, intestinal infection) or severe stress. And the cause of hair loss can be a deficiency of zinc and iron in the female body. Diagnosing iron deficiency is quite possible with an ordinary blood test. If after the diagnosis is confirmed, your doctor may prescribe an additional iron supplement in a dose of 40-60 mg per day. Sometimes iron deficiency is a consequence of zinc deficiency. In this case, the doctor will recommend the use of zinc. Usually, in such cases, it is prescribed a dose of 15-20 mg per day. These appointments must be carried out, because the above symptoms can become not only the cause of cosmetic problems of the mother, but also the cause of hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) of the fetus. This, in turn, provokes a delay in its development.
A possible cause of hair loss in a pregnant woman is a lack of calcium. Then your gynecologist or therapist will prescribe special vitamins for hair, and perhaps recommend to enrich your daily diet with dairy products. They contain calcium in sufficient quantity.
There are other, more serious reasons for hair loss in expectant mothers. It can be androgenic alopecia on the background of changes in the hormonal background. If the reason is in it, then the treatment will be more complicated and you will already be engaged in a trichologist (a doctor specializing in hair problems). Then, in addition to testing, additional tests will be needed: trichoscopy and phototrichogram. A pregnant woman, as a rule, is recommended to collect whenever possible hair that fall out, and watch their quantity, length. Thus, falling long hair can indicate a physiological loss of hair, and a large number of short hair - about their thinning. With good results of the analysis of a woman and no other causes of the problem, the above symptoms just indicate the presence of androgenic alopecia.
Sometimes in pregnant women hair loss occurs, which is called diffuse. This problem is characterized by a strong loss of hair throughout the head and is the result of a violation of the cycles of their development. With diffuse hair loss, both internal and external factors are important. The causes in this case may be stresses, thyroid diseases, chronic diseases, the use of certain medications. A doctor who prescribes the treatment of diffuse hair loss necessarily takes into account all these factors. You can cure the problem, only you need to consult a doctor in time to avoid losing a lot of hair.
Hair loss during pregnancy: what to do
If you have a problem with hair loss during pregnancy, then you should not worry much. Usually future mothers in such cases or are waiting for the onset of labor and then begin to deal with their hair, or use folk remedies to strengthen hair, use masks from their fall. It is important to know that delaying the treatment of hair loss before delivery is highly not desirable. It's risky, unreliable, because then the baby is to be breastfed. And in this period, a woman expects many changes in the body, that is, fallouthair can continue.
Many gynecologists only welcome the use of folk recipes for the treatment of hair loss by future mothers. Burdock oil, chamomile, aloe, kefir, yolks will only strengthen your hair and will not cause them any harm.
In most cases, hair loss in pregnant women is an anomaly, not a rule. But to predict in advance what will be the consequence of changes in the hormonal background of a woman, no one can. This is purely individual.
There are many means for treating hair loss in pregnant women. Only apply them regularly and correctly.
Saving the hair folk remedies
So, how to save hair falling out folk remedies? First of all, you need to start with food and your daily diet. It is necessary to include in the daily menu products containing vitamin B, silicon, sulfur. These are yeast, beans, eggs, oatmeal, milk. Reduce the consumption of canned foods and sweet. Walk more and give enough time to sleep and rest.
As for the recipes for hair loss, then perhaps you have your own. Maybe your grandmother or mother will tell them. For example, many women inherited the method of rinsing hair with nettle infusion. For healthy hair, regular application of such rinsing serves as a preventive measure, and for the weak - an excellent way to strengthen them.
If the recipes for folk methods from hair loss are familiar to you, then we suggest using, for example:
- Take a few slices of rye bread and steam it. Wash your hair and apply a mask of rye bread to the damp ones. Slightly massage the roots of hair, wrap the head with a plastic bag or cap, wrap it with a towel. Soak this mask for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water without shampoo. It is not superfluous to rinse hair with herbal decoction. A similar procedure can be done with warmed milk whey.
- Take a medium-sized bulb. Rub it on a grater and mix it with honey in a 4: 1 combination. The resulting mixture rub into the roots of clean hair, put on a shower cap or a polyethylene bag, wrap your hair with a towel and soak the mask on your head for 30 minutes. Then rinse with water and shampoo.
- Make a mixture of 1 fresh chicken yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of cognac, 1 tablespoon of aloe juice. Mix well the components of the mask. Massaging movements gently rub the healing mixture into the scalp. Leave for 20 minutes with warming. Then carefully wash the hair with shampoo.
- Well-established herbal decoction for rubbing the roots of hair from onion husks and oak bark. To do this, 2 components should be taken in equal proportions, pour boiling water and insist 30-40 minutes. Then strain and rub into the roots of the hair. Such rubbing does not need to be insulated. Just leave the hair to dry naturally. Use this remedy for hair loss can be daily.
By the way, broths for rinsing hair can be made from aira, mother-and-stepmother, burdock roots, cones of hops. All these folk remedies work very well on the hair follicle, strengthening the hair in it.
So, hair loss during pregnancy is not an excuse for panic and fear for your health. The main thing - on time will turn to the doctor and establish the cause of the problem. Then follow his recommendations and strengthen the hair folk remedies. Doing this systematically, you will soon forget about hair loss - and the hair will still please you with well-being and beauty.