The joys of pregnancy. If you’ve ever been pregnant, or know someone who has, you know that it comes with it’s share of ups and downs. For a lot of women, healthy, shiny and thick hair is one of the perks! During pregnancy, hair loss slows down, and many people experience healthy hair unlike anything they ever had before.
However, the joy can be short lived. Around 3-months post-partum, all that hair can begin to fall, even producing bald spots in many circumstances. While this cycle is totally natural, and there isn’t anything you can do to stop it in its tracks, there are some steps you can take to minimize the damage and help your hair grow back faster! A few changes to your hair routine and diet can make a huge difference. Here are some easy things you can do to ease the post-partum hair loss blues.
Change Your Styling Routing
Put the blow dryer and curling iron away (who has time for that anyway?!). Excess styling and stress on the hair can increase fallout. Also be sure to brush it gently. Pull your hair back into a soft ponytail or braid to limit tangles and decrease the frequency you need to brush it.
Make Sure You are Eating Well
Protein and veggies are your best friend. Not only are they super healthy, but they provide the nutrients and building blocks you need for healthy hair growth. Dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs and fish are all great options to get a variety of nutrients and minerals like iron, vitamin C, D, beta carotene and omega-3’s.
Take your vitamins
Vitamins are not a substitute for a good diet, but getting all of your nutrients can be very difficult, especially for new moms! NOURISH Vitamins contain 24 vitamins and minerals to fill nutrient gaps in your diet. Plus, they contain ingredients like biotin and saw palmetto specifically to address hair growth. If you are pregnant or nursing, it’s always best to talk with your doctor before taking any supplement!
Use the Right Shampoo
Your hair care routine begins in the shower. Vitamins Premium organic hair growth shampoo is specially formulated with natural botanical compounds shown to increase hair growth and thickness. It also can be effective at reducing fallout (although post-partum fall out is slightly different than traditional hair fallout). It’s lightweight formula won’t weigh your hair down or leave it looking flat and dull.
Post-partum hair loss is completely normal! In most cases, without an underlying medical condition or other complicating factor, it is temporary and reversible!
While it can last a few months, by your baby’s first birthday, you shouldn’t be seeing clumps in the hairbrush anymore. If you are, it may be time to consult a doctor or dermatologist to determine if there are any underlying causes.