Kim Kardashian has already gotten her pre-baby body back, just seven months after giving birth to her first child. That is, if she is to be believed and you’re not amongst the cynical Internet users who think that the reality television diva is photoshopping her sexy selfies. One thing that she may have not gotten back yet is her pre-baby hormones, and her hair loss is becoming apparent.
Along with a full backside and full lips, Kim Kardashian also sports a full head of hair that seems impossibly thick. And apparently it is. Recently, the new mom twisted her lightened locks into a trendy topknot, revealing bald patches that could indicate hair loss as a result of pregnancy, according to a hair expert interviewed by RadarOnline.
“Birth and rapid weight loss are two factors that have triggered Kim’s thinning hair and made her opt for hair extensions to boost her diminished hair volume,” explains celebrity hair expert Tatiana Karelina.
Karelina explains that hair loss is common in women who have given birth and that Kim’s hurry to lose weight and get back in shape to avoid hecklers nasty comments may have exacerbated the loss of hair.
“It is well known that … when you have the baby, most women find they seem to be losing a lot more hair than normal,” the international hair extensions expert explains. “What with the rapid amount of weight Kim lost dieting in the months after the birth, this may have even accelerated the hair loss, creating sparser looking patches that we can clearly see along the hairline.”
To conceal her hair loss and retain her signature mane, it looks like Kim has opted for sewn-in extensions—and plenty of them. While this may look good for now, it isn’t doing Kim any favors if she wants to regrow her hair and stem further hair loss.
“In spite of giving instant full, thick hair, weaves put extreme pressure on the hair and scalp,” she says. “Often too heavy and tight, the pulling and weight [of the weave] can cause severe migraines and traction alopecia, which actually increases hair loss, rather than helping to recover healthy hair growth.”
“I would not recommend that Kim keep that weave in her hair,” Karelina says.
Rather than the weave, Karelina says that Kim should stick to more temporary fixes for right now.
Kim should “opt for lighter, non-damaging extensions,” says the expert, “or a simple clip-in that can be taken out often to relieve the pressure on the hair follicles and the scalp.”
When she removes the weave and other hair extensions, Kim may also want to use treatments and products that are designed to stimulate hair growth, including shampoos, treatments, conditioners, serums, vitamins and even laser treatments. Many have found that these products can significantly slow hair loss, and in some cases even reverse it.
In the past, Kim has spoken out against rumors that she turned to plastic surgery to aid her post pregnancy weight loss. But she may want to turn to a plastic surgeon to help her hair loss situation.