Thinning hair after childbirth

Hey there! My hair used to be very shiny, silky, straight, and healthy when I was around 16 years old. That’s when I decided to lose weight by giving up rice. I lost weight and increased my water intake and ate plenty of fruits and veggies. My weight loss resulted in hair loss though.


I had long hair but cut it, thinking it would come back. It has improved slightly now. I’m 22 and breast-feeding an 11 month old. My hair has a lot of frizz in the bottom but at the top, its thinning and showing my scalp. All of my hair seems to be brittle too!

I want to know why this happened and how I can get my old hair back? I want to improve the texture and health of my hair! Can you help me?


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Your hormone levels haven't normalized because you are still breast-feeding your child. As long as you keep breast-feeding, they will continue to be a problem.

Most women lose some hair after childbirth, so that's completely normal. It could be that the combination of your weight loss combined with pregnancy, affected your hair twice fold.

Another reason women lose hair is because of fluctuations in the thyroid gland or deficiencies in iodine.

Yet another contributor could be the low fat/low carb diet you were on before you even got pregnant.

All of these things happened within a small time frame. Try and be patient. Things should improve if given enough time!

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