Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hair Loss Watch for Kim Kardashian?

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Kim Kardashian recently gave birth to her second child - but now that she has entered postpartum phase, she could start to see some associated hair loss.

Postpartum hair loss is relatively common - but don't worry, it isn't permanent. The medical community believes it could be triggered by the hormonal fluctuations that occur during this period. While pregnant, women see a surge in their estrogen and progesterone levels (which is why women have such great hair when pregnant) - and after the baby is born, these levels return to the pre-pregnancy level. It is this sudden drop-off in hormone levels that causes the hair follicles to go into short-term shock.

As a result, shedding is quite common in the weeks, and months, following the delivery.

After the birth of her first child, Kim revealved she was using "Hairfinity," a hair supplement, to keep her locks looking good for the cameras. The right supplement can help with stimulating healthy hair growth and boosting the overall health of your hair. The truth is, many women take calcium supplements to improve their health - but the same should also be true for hair supplements. Nutritional supplements like the marine-derived protein based Viviscal Professional, one of my personal favorites for patients, and doctor-designed Hair Vitamin Complex can all boost the vitality of your hair. 

But remember, these supplements can't do everything on their own! They should be combined with a healthy hair diet, as well as a beauty regimen that doesn't create excess stress on your hair.
We'll have to wait and see if the reality star experiences any postpartum hair loss - but if she does, I hope her doctors will tell her not to worry. Postpartum hair loss is normal, temporary, and shouldn't be a problem.

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