Have you been there before? During pregnancy, generally, your body holds onto your hair so it gets thick and lustrous. At some point, on average around 3-6 months postpartum, you shed the hair you had been holding onto all that time! And it can be a LOT at once. I had it with Scarlet, I had it with Des, and I had it with Rider too. I was told to expect this, but it was still one of my least favorite parts about the postpartum period. That said, my body did prepare for it, so with the first two I didn’t get any bald spots, but when it all grew back at once, it was not a fun time. I have really thick hair, as you know. This time around, I did things a little differently and I don’t think it’s been as bad! And it has been winding down faster than before. I’m loving that.
5 Tips (and Products) for Postpartum Hair:
There are many reasons, other than postpartum, that your hair can thin. While full and healthy hair is often viewed by our society as a certain standard for beauty, this causes stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, and loss of confidence to the 40-50% of women suffering from hair loss. When I was in college, the amount of stress I felt during finals and having a series of bad roommate situations, caused me to experience hair loss every time I showered. I didn’t know why it was happening at first, but I got active to stop it, and I learned a lot from my doctor and my stylist along the way. I think these tips for postpartum hair are really good for anyone experiencing thinning, damaged, breaking, or graying hair. So read on for these healthier hair tips!
1 – Brush your hair with a good brush:
I have the Mayraki Wooden Paddle Brush, which is a professional brush with specially designed bristles that detangle hair, reduce frizz, and massage the scalp for smooth and healthy hair. It’s good for everyday detangling and is very durable! Brush your hair daily because brushing stimulates the hair follicles at the base of your scalp, and helps spread natural oils from root to tip. You should also get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks (12 in my case), to prevent split ends.
2 – Fight Hair Loss:
Use a specific product, tailor-made for hair loss and hair thinning concerns. I was so excited to receive a Hair Growth & Anti Hairloss Shampoo Kit. With 1 in 5 Americans losing their hair from many factors, like hormones, genes, age, stress, and poor nutrition, fight back with this scalp purifying, anti-aging, and anti-hair loss kit. It’s designed to thoroughly cleanse the hair and scalp of impurities and promote hair growth. And it’s enriched with natural vegan ingredients such as castor oil, almond oil, and the highest concentration of Artemisia argyi extract to boost hair regrowth, thicken and strengthen hair strands, and prevent hair fall.
3 – Restore that hair color!
I also have Anti-gray Hair Color Restoring Treatment and it’s very whoa! It’s easy to get tired of touching up your roots with dye, and the older you are, it’s likely that hair falling out will grow back in gray. This is an easy solution to gray regrowth, which also restores your color and shine without dye. It’s a safe, non-irritating, and long term alternative to artificial root cover ups that uses the power of the latest hair care technology to restore gray or white hair to its original color and nourish the hair from within.
Invest in hair repair products:
I have Silky Smooth Proactive Hair Repairing Treatment and Ultra-repairing & Weightless Moisture Shampoo. The Hair Repairing Treatment contains essential nutrients and herbs and is an all-natural solution able to completely transform and heal your hair. You’ll get visible results the first time you use it! And the shampoo combines the power of the latest haircare technology with the nourishment of sustainably sourced natural ingredients such as Gingko Biloba, Aloe, and Canarium Album Leaf Extract to provide a cleansing and moisturizing anti-dandruff shampoo that is free of sulfates and parabens.
5 – Eat more protein and more fruits and vegetables.
Eat a rainbow! There are many fruits and vegetables that help with keeping a healthy head of hair. You can eat peppers, blueberries, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and more. Plus, take vitamins for hair and nails.