Recently she shared a picture of her fresh honey blonde hair on Instagram with a caption that included “losing all my hair from feeding”.
While it certainly doesn’t look like it (she’s still got about three times more hair on that glorious head than I do…) Bartel isn’t alone.
According to trichologist Anthony Pearce of Hair Loss Clinic, it’s something many women can experience after birthing their bundle of joy.
“When everything’s good within their body during pregnancy women don’t lose their hair, they’ve never had better hair. That’s because their major female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are at their highest,” explains Pearce.
Speaking to Mamamia, Bartel explains she noticed a change in her hair several months after giving birth.
“Two months ago (when Aston was about four months old) I noticed lots of my hair falling out in clumps and my hair is much finer and patchy around my hairline,” she explained.
“I had been warned by my girlfriends that are mums and my hairdresser that this can happen. I didn’t believe it was a real thing until it happened to me.”
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Pearce says it’s a “self-correcting condition”, as long as your levels of iron, iodine vitamin D and zinc are all where they should be to reset the phase of the hair.
“Around the two month mark post-birth, telogen effluvium occurs – it’s a fancy way of saying very excessive hair loss in a falling phase. Things start to return to a non-pregnancy level and it’s this falling away of her hormones, and also the readjustment down of the growing phase of the hair.”