Hair loss is a common experience for women after childbirth, as hormones and stress affect the hair growth cycles. Thankfully, postpartum hair loss is extremely normal and often temporary. Still, it can be extremely distressing to see your hair shed in clumps, and there is a small chance that permanent hair loss may develop.
Temporary hair loss can also occur after a stressful event, triggered by shock and trauma. Stress hair loss usually presents itself in the form of excessive hair shedding or diffuse thinning hair over the scalp.
Postpartum and temporary hair loss are both temporary conditions, and can be treated non-invasively without resorting to a hair transplant. For those with postpartum hair loss, it is recommended to start as early as 1-2 months after pregnancy.