I am a 30 year old, healthy female and I moved house in 2006 – 3 months later noticed excessive hair loss (300 per day at it’s peak!). I had also given birth 15 months previous to a healthy boy. The hair loss started Oct 2006 and by Nov 2006 I found I was pregnant again. By feb 2007 hair loss had stopped and I had some regrowth (although not as thick as it had been). I have since given birth again to a baby girl and 3 months later I’m suffering hair loss again – to the point where I’ve had to have a fringe cut into my hair to cover the thinning hair line!! I’ve been checked by a trichologist for female pattern hair loss and told I don’t have this. Would you expect my hair to return to its former luster? It’s still real shiny and healthy (the 50% I have left!!!) Thank you so much
I would suspect that you have telogen effluvium related to childbirth with your most recent newborn. This usually occurs after you give birth and you can expect hair regrowth from 3 weeks to 3 months. Stress may be contributing to the hair loss of the earlier period. If your hair does not return by the 8th month, you will need to see a hair specialist for a complete evaluation.