If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the viral video we shared showing a woman’s experience with dramatic postpartum hair loss. Just in case you haven’t seen it, we’ve embedded it, below.
HaHA!!! Nothing like that Post Pregnancy Shed man!!!! You know the time, 4 months postpartum and you FILL that drain! I’m going through this myself and like to collect it on the wall of my shower 😏 Haha so grossly satisfying 🤮🤑 This is just as good as scalp treatments!! Anyone else going through this!!! #licensedtocreate
The video quickly spread and was viewed by millions in the global beauty community, and not simply because of its shock value. Many viewers simply didn’t realize that postpartum hair loss was a complication of pregnancy.
While shedding chunks of hair is certainly not a pleasant experience, experts insist there’s no real cause for concern. Anywhere between 40-50% of women who give birth will experience postpartum hair loss, but most of them will return to their usual hair growth cycle between 6 and 12 months after birth.
Despite all of this, there’s no disputing the negative psychological toll hair loss can have on confidence and self-image. While new mums have so many things to focus on, the importance of self-care should not be ignored. apotecari founder, Simone Abaron, weighs in on how hair supplements can be a great option for new mums looking to fight hair loss.
“I don’t think I have ever met a woman who wouldn’t want to hold onto every strand of hair they have on their head after having a baby,” Abaron explains. “A new mum’s nutritional status during pregnancy can significantly impact the amount of hair that is lost. Starting a hair supplement regimen after childbirth is an excellent way of feeding your hair the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and minimise the potential for nutritional deficiencies which can amplify hair loss postpartum.”
Mane Event supplements from apotecari are designed to supply the body with the nutrients needed for healthy hair growth, especially some which are in greater demand after pregnancy.
Apotecari makes its clients health a number one priority, and Abaron confirms the importance of connecting with your healthcare provider before starting a new supplement regimen or medication.
“Consult with your doctor or a naturopath before taking supplements during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.”