Prenatal vitamins are often associated with hair growth because many women’s hair will grow much longer while they are pregnant. However, soon after the baby is born, their hair will return to normal or begin to shed more than usual. Prenatal vitamins are packed with many nutrients that are beneficial for hair growth; however, this drastic change in growth patterns is not completely due to the vitamins. When a woman becomes pregnant, her body produces more estrogen than usual. This estrogen rich environment locks the hair into the growth phase allowing the hair to grow much longer. After delivery, these hormones gradually return to their pre-pregnancy state and the hairs start going into the resting and shedding phases of the hair growth cycle. The hair growth cycle is made of three phases: growing, resting, and shedding.
Each and every one of the 100,000 hair follicles on your head goes though these three phases. At any given time about 90% of your hair is in the growth phase. However, growth phases can vary from 2 to 6 years and are genetically determined. A person whose hair grows for 6 years before entering the shedding phase will grow hair 3 times as long as someone whose hair grows for only 2 years before entering the shedding phase. When pregnant, all of the hairs that would have normally entered into the shedding phase are locked into the growth phase. This makes hair grow longer and fuller.
Since 1974, Bosley has been the world leader in hair restoration / transplantation. As pioneers in hair loss solutions and treatments, we make it a point to make our expert advice more accessible to individuals concerned with their hair loss issues. Bosley Medical physicians have been recognized for their ability to provide state-of-the-art hair restoration. And, Bosley has performed more than 230000 hair transplantation procedures on men and women from more than 60 different nations.