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Hair Loss During Pregnancy

Hair Loss During Pregnancy

Hair Loss During Pregnancy Pregnancy is a magical time, but women do experience some unexpected changes to their body that they are not always best pleased with. Pregnancy hair loss is one of those side effects that does not impress mothers to be. It is a completely natural experience; in fact, you are just as likely to experience lustrous, extra-shiny and increased hair growth as you are to experience hair loss during pregnancy. Before you panic, it’s important to understand why this occurs:

Nutritional Deficiencies

Iron deficiency is extremely common during pregnancy. Iron deficiency or anaemia can come as a result of pregnancies close together or carrying multiple babies. This limits the number of red blood cells that carry oxygen to the different tissues in your body, including your hair follicles, causing pregnancy hair loss.

Other side effects could be fatigue, shortness of breath and headaches. If this is the reason for your pregnancy hair loss, you should expect to see hair return to its normal condition and growth cycle when your iron levels return to normal.

Studies show that up to 50% of women can also become deficient in biotin whilst they are pregnant. Biotin is a vitamin that supports keratin, which is the protein that makes up hair, skin and nails. Biotin is a member of the vitamin B family and you can naturally increase your intake.

Pregnancy-Related Disorders

If you are experiencing high blood pressure or mental illness as a result of your pregnancy, you may have been prescribed medication to treat the problem. This could cause pregnancy hair loss. Alternatively, you may have been advised or prescribed new medication to deal with ongoing conditions such as diabetes or a fungal infection.

These might also be causing your hair loss. Consult your doctor as these medications are likely to be unharmful to your baby but other side effects could be occurring.

Hormonal Changes

Of course, when you fall pregnant, your whole hormonal cycle changes. This can actually affect your hair growth cycle and interrupt the process. The body can experience unknown stress (usually masked by the happiness of the new arrival), especially during the first trimester. This stress then interrupts the natural growth cycle and forces it into the rest stage (telogen).

This could also happen during any stage of pregnancy but  can increase by up to 30%. Hormonal changes should not result in permanent hair loss as the growth cycle will resume after your hormones balance out.

How To Combat Pregnancy Hair Loss

Noticing and keeping on top of your hair loss during pregnancy could help reduce stress. Studies suggest that the placebo effect of counteracting hair loss can reduce stress and encourage re-growth. It will also be healthier for the baby for you to avoid stress. These are the healthy, at-home remedies that could help manage your pregnancy hair loss.


Oils that contain natural ingredients such as coconut, almond, jojoba and castor can reduce the appearance of pregnancy hair loss. These natural ingredients will not interrupt your pregnancy and can relax the hair follicles to reduce stress in the tissue and naturally encourage re-growth.

You should avoid using essential oils to encourage hair growth during pregnancy as they can cause complications. Consult your doctor before using essential oils during pregnancy.

Vitamin Supplements

As biotin is a member of the vitamin B family, you can always take supplements to increase your intake. These are available over the counter, but it is also possible to consume biotin-heavy foods to counteract the deficiency.

Other vitamins that can help with pregnancy hair loss:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Iron
  • Zinc

Hair Loss After Pregnancy

You may experience thinner hair, but continued hair loss should cease. Excessive hair shedding can also occur post-partum as oestrogen levels naturally drop in the body.

This can also resolve naturally and without interference. However, if you experience ongoing hair loss or have experienced severe and unrecoverable hair loss you might want to consider a permanent solution.

After you have recovered from the birth, you can be eligible for a hair transplant. For women who do not want to shave their hair or draw more attention to hair loss, esteGrande offers U-FUE hair transplant, which does not require the patient to shave their head to complete treatment. Hair transplant is a permanent solution to get your hair back after pregnancy.


Will I Need More Than One Hair Transplant?

Will I Need More Than One Hair Transplant?

One of the most common questions that hair transplant surgeons face is whether a single procedure will be enough. In most cases, only one session is needed but some patients could benefit from a second hair transplant to improve density, definition and the overall look. Here, we’re answering this common question in more detail.

The Goals Of Your First Transplant

When your treatment plan is organised, it’s important to note that your surgeon will design your transplant around only having a single session. A hair transplant is intended to be a standalone procedure, with the goal to not only improve the overall density of hair on your scalp but improving the hairline and providing full coverage to the thinning or balding areas of the scalp.

This is typically done using one of a few different methods depending on the level of hair loss, the state of the scalp and the desired final result. This could be:

FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction sees single follicles being extracted from the scalp and implanted at the recipient site. This is done one-by-one and results in minimal scarring, natural results and minimal downtime.

FUT – While not as commonly used as FUE, Follicular Unit Transplantation can be used for those who may not benefit as greatly from single follicle extraction. This procedure sees a strip of tissue taken from the back of the scalp where hair growth is healthier and fuller, and the follicles cut from this strip and transplanted into the thinning area. This can sometimes see a higher density, but requires more downtime and will leave scarring.

DHI – Direct Hair Implantation utilises a similar method to FUE, but is done using the Choi Implanter Pen. This ensures that the follicles are out of the scalp for a reduced period of time, which can help improve the chances of a successful transplant. It is also reported to produce more precise and natural-looking results.

Why Might Someone Opt For A Second Hair Transplant?

While in the majority of cases, a single hair transplant procedure will see satisfactory results and many patients are happy with this. However, in some cases, the first transplant may not always reach the desired density during the first procedure or they may not be entirely satisfied with the definition of the hairline or crown coverage. If this is the case, patients may find that the 2nd hair transplant density is more satisfactory.

Some patients can also suffer from further hair loss after the initial transplant due to ongoing or genetic causes for their hair loss. In these cases, 2nd hair transplant density may be lesser than the first, but can still help to improve the appearance of balding patches.

What You Need To Know Ahead Of Additional Transplants

For those who may be looking to undergo a second hair transplant, it’s important to note that most surgeons will advise you to wait at least 10-12 months before considering the second procedure. Throughout the first year, your transplanted hair will begin to grow out and provide a better insight into how the final result will look.

The hair can increase in diameter, texture and of course, length, and can even be styled and cut, all of which can have a huge effect on how the hair sits and looks.

If you and your surgeon are still unhappy with the results at this point, you can discuss the potential for a second hair transplant and whether you are a viable candidate for the procedure. This will ultimately depend on your scalp’s skin laxity and the volume of hair available to be extracted ahead of the transplant.

How To Take Care Of Your Hair After A Hair Transplant

How To Take Care Of Your Hair After A Hair Transplant

How To Take Care Of Your Hair After A Hair Transplant, After a hair transplant procedure, it is important to ensure that you are looking after your new hair as effectively as possible in order to guarantee strength. After your procedure with esteGrande, you will be advised a full after-care programme in order to help reduce any post-operative swelling and ensure you are protected against any form of infection. Here, we’re taking a look at some of the top tips on how to take care of your hair after a transplant with esteGrande.

Going On Holiday

Depending on your healing characteristics and size of the procedure you have carried out, we will advise you to take between 7-10 days off work, providing the perfect opportunity to go on holiday. However, there are a number of things to consider if you are heading on holiday for the time after your procedure in order to ensure your post-op scalp heals as it should.

Firstly, you should avoid direct sunlight for 14 days following your procedure, which is why we cover the head after the procedure and encourage the use of hats or caps after the procedure in Turkey.

In addition to this, it is important that you do not use a swimming pool for 14 days after the procedure as the chlorine content can be irritating for the scalp. Swimming in the sea should also be avoided due to the risk of bacteria and infection, although pure saline water can actually be beneficial, but is not required. It is also advised that alcohol is not consumed for 7 days after the procedure.

Washing Your Hair

After your procedure, you will have a check-up while you are still in Turkey, and will then be provided with pain killers, antibiotics, and special shampoo and lotion which contains all organic ingredients and no chemicals. You will be advised to use this particular type of shampoo for at least 14 days after the procedure takes place.

You are able to wash your hair the day after your hair transplant takes place and washing with warm water as normal is allowed. Once you have healed, you are able to go back to washing your hair with your regular shampoo as normal.

Alternative Options

Depending on each patient’s needs, there are some opportunities to opt for alternative aftercare treatments such as saline solution if the patient’s skin is extremely sensitive, however, this is not generally offered as part of the package. Avoiding itching is important, and saline will help to keep the area moist and provide a soothing solution to get rid of the itching.

Scratching can also dislodge grafts which can result in bleeding and can remove some of the new hairs that have been implanted, so it is important to avoid this, and some alternative options may be more beneficial for the patient than the standard recommended products.

Dedicated Aftercare

At esteGrande, we offer a dedicated aftercare programme in order to ensure that you are healing as you should be post-procedure. We offer this service while you are in Turkey after the procedure takes place, and also once you return to your home country.

Alongside our standard aftercare process, we will also offer the opportunity to follow up your procedure with GRP treatment in order to stimulate the scalp and further produce the best results possible to ensure you end up with strong, natural-looking hair.

Our  office is open 6 days a week for appointments if you have any questions regarding your aftercare or the healing process in general after your procedure.