DID YOU KNOW?
We shed around 50 to 150 strands of hair a day, but can lose up to 500 strands a day after pregnancy.
After giving birth to her baby, especially the second one, Melissa Lim from Kuala Lumpur was shocked to see the horrifying amount of hair that filled the drain. Her husband even noticed a bald spot on her head!
Postpartum hair loss is pretty common, but when your hair starts falling out in clumps, we bet you’ll start to panic.
According to Dr Kannappan Palaniapan, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist at Sunway Medical Centre, postpartum hair loss tends to happen in between 3 to 6 months after delivery. During this time, the amount of female hormones that you would have gained during pregnancy will drop and cause you to lose some of your hair.
If you’re asking yourself- “Will this be permanent?!” don’t worry, Dr Kanna explains that the hair that we lose are mostly the ones we’ve gained during pregnancy and it is just going back to pre-pregnancy level.
But if you’re worried and feel that it’s out of the ordinary, there are ways to slow down or even stop the shedding. Dr Kanna advises that mummies can take supplements or vitamins that’ll help the process or use hair care products which contain natural ingredients. This is mainly because mums are breastfeeding at this time and you do not want the baby to be affected by harmful chemicals that might be present.
Melissa tried using Aveda Invati Advanced to help her condition. And to her surprise, 12 weeks of usage has given her thicker and fuller hair. “As a mum, I will only use products that are natural and safe, as I’m still breastfeeding my baby,” she said. “Aveda Invati Advance is naturally derived, so I get to enjoy motherhood and have great hair at the same time.”
Aveda Invati Advanced has been proven to reduce hair loss by 53%* and is 98% naturally derived**. For more information on Aveda Invati Advanced, visit www.aveda.com
*Reduces hair loss due to breakage from brushing, after using the Invati Advanced™ system for 12 weeks
**From plants, non-petroleum minerals or water.