Falling hair

Philippines
March 13, 2007 12:00am CST
my hair started falling out when i gave birth to my daughter. however, it's been more than a year and i still have it. i'm afraid i might go bald. any tips on how to treat this? should i already be worried?
7 responses
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Hormonal changes due to pregnancy does cause our hair to fall. Since you're living in the Philippines, like me...go to Healthy Options and buy 1 bottle of biotin supplement. Its around 300php and you can take it for 50 days. It was a very good supplement for falling hair. At the same time, it makes our hair thicker. I can't assure you though if it can work for you. It does wonder for my hair. Give it a try anyway. Biotin belongs to the Vitamin B group. I assure you its very safe. Good luck.
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
By the way, you might like to try some of the organic shampoo and conditioner at Healthy Options. I'm using the nature's gate aloe vera. Most of the hair products available locally contain lots of chemical ingredients that are not good for our hair. The organic one is 100% chemical free.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 07
thanks for this info! i'll have to try this one. i hope it works for me. thanks again! :D
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
i just saw your additional comment re shampoo and conditioner. i think i'll give them a try too. any idea how much they cost?
@bjone6 (348)
• United States
13 Mar 07
My wife said her hair fell out until our first kid was a year and a half. Her hair stopped falling out after a while. I wouldn't get too worried because it's hair from everywhere. I would only start worrying if it's pattern baldness, like just in one spot.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 07
it's more than a year and a half for me and it hasn't stopped. i think it has lessened. though i know that this is really common. thanks for the input.
@anup12 (4180)
• India
13 Mar 07
I think it is a common problem which happens.Take care of your hair.DO not apply more combing,do not apply more oil or shampoo and just rub your nasils of bot hands,it will be helpful in reducing the hair loss.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 07
thank you for the tips
@egay679 (152)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
this is just normal for moms who just gave birth. i am a mom too and have bore my daughter last 2003 but until now, i still have some hair fall. after i gave birth, i was also worried about my falling hair but some of my cousins who are already mothers told me that it will just soon go back to normal. i am a working mom so it is a hassle for me to go to work with falling hair, so what i did was i changed my shampoo to anti-hair fall shampoo and conditioner and i ate healthy foods to keep my scalp healthy. right now, i still have hair falls but not in huge proportions anymore like before.
• Japan
4 Nov 08
i tried this when i gave birth to my son 3 years ago..well i had hair falls in a year..but what i do is i didn't often wash my hair..just my body...and i do not often use shampoo but i use coconut milk and aloe vera. it can be good to ur hair growth. I also refrain from washing in hot water especially in cold season.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
Well personally, I have already experienced this kind of 'falling hair' situation more than a decade ago. It happened when one individual representing a particular firm or company made a survey on a new product. It was a hair conditioner which was still unbranded or unlabeled. I'm quite sure that aside from myself, a lot of other females were offerred locally to try the conditioner for a minimum period of one week. At first, I hesitated because I had limp hair then and I rarely used conditioner for my hair. But the survey-taker told me that she will be back after a week and that I could discontinue using it. After about using it for a couple of times, I decided to discontinue using it because I felt that the chemicals in it were too strong for my hair. As a result, several strands kept falling from my already thin hair. From then on, I made sure to use as little conditioner for my hair and as infrequent as possible. Other prevention measures that I am doing at present include letting my hair dry naturally before using hair accessories, and avoiding harsh chemicals (used in salons) ruin my hair. Aside from this experience, I also gave birth to our firstborn three years ago and I went through the same experience as you had but my falling hair was not as much as I expected it to be.
• India
15 Dec 07
I want to change my hair style,i go to the barber's.it take me a lot of time to choose which place i should go to .another thing,they charge too much and i am not always satisfied with my new hair style. I m also having long hairs so i don't feel the need to go for a hair cut. i go once in a blue moon for trimming or getting my split ends done. as i don't have a hair style so i don't even wanna get it done after every sometime.