Daniel: When you're not pregnant, the hairs on your head grow in a regular cycle. Each hair:
- Usually grows about one-half inch per month for anywhere from two to six years
- Then goes into a resting phase for 2 or 3 months
- Then gradually falls out, usually when youre brushing or washing your hair.
The growth cycle then starts again. At any one time, about 10 percent of the hair on your scalp is in a resting phase, and about 90 percent is growing.
During pregnancy, hairs tend to stay in the resting phase longer. And much more of your hair is in the resting phase at any one time.
Therefore, fewer hairs fall out each day. This causes your hair to seem thicker and fuller. After delivery, this resting phase shortens. More hairs fall out, and you start to grow new hair. But the normal hair loss that was delayed by pregnancy tends to take place all at one time.
This may cause your hair to seem thinner than usual. So dont worry, you are not going bald it is just a cycle.