Ask the Experts: The Real Reason Your Hair Is Falling Out
It's no secret that sistas love rocking every hairstyle under the sun. But while our ever-changing tresses allow us to rock versatile 'dos, weaves, chemical processing and too-tight hairstyles are also causing premature hair loss at alarming rates. We sat down with Dr. Kari Williams, an expert in the study of hair and scalp disorders, to discover key causes of hair loss and breakage.
Some new moms will notice excessive hair loss when their bundle of joy is three to six months old. “This kind of shedding is called telogen effluvium and it’s a hormonal form of hair loss,” says Dr. Williams. “When you’re pregnant, there is an increase in your nutritional intake and you have several follicles that enter into the growing phase at one time. After you have the baby, all those follicles that were in the growing stage together will enter into the shedding phase. This is completely normal and the hair will grow back over time.”