How-To Video: Managing Postpartum Hair Loss

It's more common than most people think: After giving birth, a woman's estrogen levels drop, her hair follicles enter the resting stage and for six-12 months, hair loss along the hairline, part line and temples becomes increasingly noticeable. Because it's unusual and often unexpected, it could be a difficult situation to address with your client. Here, Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa shares several tips and tricks for working with clients suffering from postpartum hair loss. 


  1. First things first, assure your client that postpartum hair loss is a very natural occurrence and good recovery is entirely possible. 
  2. Because regrowth along the hair line can be the most challenging, teaching your client to blow dry their fringe with a comb is incredibly important. 
  3. Using the thin teeth of the comb and the bridge of the comb for guidance, directionally blow dry the short hairs.
  4. Once the regrowth reaches mid-forehead, suggest incorporating fringe into your clients' cut.
  5. For regrowth along the part line, try Redken Control Addict 28 to keep hairs in place with a strong hold and lacquer-free finish. 
  6. Be sure to teach your clients to spray the hairspray in the direction they want their hairs to lay. 
  7. For a stronger hold, suggest Redken Move Ability 05 Cream and only touch the fly aways with the product.