Birth Control And Hair Loss: A Comprehensive Guide.

Feb 24, 2022

Hair loss and birth control are two issues that many women face when attempting to plan a family. The truth is, hair loss is a common side effect of many types of birth control, but there are ways to combat it.

There are several factors that can cause hair loss while you’re on the pill. These include changes in hormone levels, genetics and even stress levels. 

Many questions float regarding how to stop hair loss from birth control, is it permanent and what can I do to recover? Luckily it is a common situation to be in with many options to explore.

How birth control pills cause hair loss

The synthetic hormones in oral contraceptives can cause hair loss in some women. The hair loss is a result of the shedding process, not because they’re pulling out their own hair.

The medical term for this phenomenon is telogen effluvium and it’s more common than you may think. It’s estimated that a small percentage of women experience this side effect of birth control pills.


This condition is temporary and will stop once the pill is discontinued. Hair will grow back at its normal rate.

– This article goes over how birth control pills can cause hair loss in some women.

Solutions for hair growth and preventing hair loss

Hair problems can be frustrating, from thinning to dryness to breakage. Not all of these problems are easily solved, but there are plenty of things you can do to help. These tips will help your hair grow better or prevent hair loss.

-Eat healthy foods, you need protein to maintain hair strength and vitality, you also need a mix of vitamins to ensure a healthy development so make sure to include it in your diet

-Use a hair treatment once a week, tea tree products such as our shampoos are a great choice -a healthy scalp is more likely to produce healthy hair

-Get enough sleep -stress will cause a negative reaction. Combating stress is key and a good nights sleep can help this.

-Hair loss procedures, if you are looking for a final solution, many hair loss treatments are available such as laser therapy, prescription medication and herbal supplementation.

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If you experience hair loss and birth control, there are a few different options that can help you. The first thing to do is get in touch with the team here at MHR Clinic who may prescribe medication or suggest another treatment plan. There are plenty of other ways to combat hair loss and keep your strands healthy and strong.


MHR Clinic uses highly skilled, experienced and dedicated surgeons, who are members of ISHSR (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery), the General Medical Council and who are accredited by other important medical and surgical bodies.

If you want to understand more about hair transplant processes, our knowledgeable consultants are happy and waiting to help you. Telephone 01565 745 344 or contact MHR Clinic through this contact page.