What is postpartum hair loss?

Postpartum hair loss, also known as postpartum hair fall or telogen effluvium, is a common condition women experience after giving birth.

During pregnancy, elevated hormone levels can prolong the hair growth phase, resulting in thicker and fuller hair. However, after childbirth, hormonal changes cause more hair follicles to enter the resting phase (telogen), leading to increased shedding and noticeable hair loss.

Postpartum hair fall is a common condition in Singapore, affecting nearly 50% of new mothers, typically occurring around 3-6 months postpartum.

Signs and symptoms of postpartum hair loss

Signs and symptoms of postpartum hair loss may include:

  • Excessive shedding of hair, particularly around the temples, crown, and hairline.
  • Hair thinning, results in decreased volume and density.
  • Noticeable hair fall, with clumps of hair in the shower drain or on hairbrushes.

Does postpartum hair loss affect all mothers?

Yes, postpartum hair fall can affect virtually all mothers to some degree. However, the severity and duration of hair loss may vary from person to person.

How much hair will i lose?

Losing more hair than usual in the months following childbirth. Typically, women lose about 50-100 strands a day.

During postpartum, it is possible to lose more than 100 strands per day, though the exact amount varies between individuals.

How do i recover from postpartum hair loss?

To recover quickly from postpartum hair loss, consider the following tips:

  • Be gentle with your hair and avoid harsh styling techniques or treatments that may exacerbate shedding.
  • Maintain a healthy diet of vitamins and minerals essential for hair growth, such as biotin, iron, and protein.
  • Use gentle, nourishing hair care products formulated for postpartum hair loss. All of Papilla’s products such as our shampoos, conditioners, tonics and scalp masks are formulated without parabens, silicones and sulphates, ensuring that your scalp and hair health are well protected throughout.

Postpartum hair loss treatment in Singapore

In Singapore, various postpartum hair fall treatments are available, including:

Our range of postpartum hair loss treatments combines cutting-edge technology and nourishing botanicals to help you regain your healthy locks and confidence, without surgery or downtime.


1. What is postpartum hair loss and how common is it in Singapore?

Postpartum hair loss refers to the increased hair fall many women experience after childbirth. It is common in Singapore, affecting a significant number of new mothers.

2. How soon after birth can you get your hair done?

It is generally safe to resume hair care treatments and styling shortly after giving birth. However, we’d recommend seeking your doctor for advice before coming for any treatment.

3. What is the best treatment for postpartum hair loss?

The best treatment for postpartum hair loss depends on individual factors and preferences. Consultation with a hair specialist in Singapore can help determine the most suitable treatment options for your specific needs.

4. How long does postpartum hair loss usually last in Singapore?

Postpartum hair loss typically peaks three to six months after childbirth and gradually improves over the following months. Most women notice a significant reduction in shedding within six to twelve months postpartum.

5. Can postpartum hair loss be prevented or minimised in Singapore?

While postpartum hair loss is natural, certain strategies may help minimise its impact, such as maintaining a healthy diet, managing stress levels, and using gentle hair care products formulated for postpartum hair.

6. How can I reduce postpartum hair loss naturally?

Natural remedies for postpartum hair loss may include scalp massages with essential oils, dietary changes to ensure adequate nutrient intake, and stress management techniques such as yoga or meditation. However, consult with a healthcare professional before trying new treatments, especially during the postpartum period.

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