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Ever since I had my baby and stopped taking birth control pills, my hair breaks off. My stylist always want to relax it, which makes the hair break off more. What should I do to get my hair growing and healthy? —Akia
It’s reported that women who start and stop birth control may experience bouts of hair loss as the body is trying to adjust to the shifts in your hormonal balance. Another factor may be some women experience post partum hair loss, which can be due to general fatigue or the sudden change in estrogen hormone levels. The changes in your hormone levels may have traumatized your hair follicle to produce smaller, more fragile strands, which are more susceptible to breakage. See your physician and express your concerns; you can also request to have your thyroid levels checked. The good news is thyroid levels can be corrected with medication, which may help to rebalance your balance your system and to restart the growth of healthy, strong strands.
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