So the other day and by the other day I mean over 2 weeks ago, I desperately asked on my Instagram how you deal/treat postpartum hair loss.
I thought I was one of the lucky few that had escaped the dreaded postpartum hair loss, but about a month ago it hit me like a ton of bricks. My hair was falling out in clumps! I mean big ol’ handfuls. With the drain severely clogged and my ego bruised I reached out to my incredible following (@filipajackson) for any kind of help.
Well I learnt a lot! Like the hormones of your pregnancy were stopping your hair from falling out, now those hormones are gone *insert intense crying face, those luscious locks are gone too. I also learnt some tricks to stop me from turning into Gollum, that I am so excited about, that thought I would share them before spending months trying them.
Here are some postpartum hair loss tips, tried and tested by you!
Going through fertility treatments, I’ve been taking prenatals for the past three years! I was so excited to pack in this daily regiment but according to a lot of you this is a no no. Truly this was the most popular tip… so take your prenatals!
I use New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Vitamins. Click here to get yours.
Another popular tip was castor oil. To be honest I feel like a massive dummy for not doing this already. In university I used to have extensions which caused me to suffer from some traction alopecia, castor oil was my saving grace. This was tried, tested and loved. A few times a week apply castor oil to scalp and massage. I was also told that mixing it in with coconut oil helps too.
I use Now 100% Pure Castor Oil. Click here to get yours.
Monat Hair Line
I have never heard of or tried this line of hair care products, but so many of you love their intensive hair repair line that I thought I would share it. Although, please do your research before using, especially if breastfeeding.
Why do we always hate to be told to drink water? But it’s true water helps everything, even hair growth. Hydration is key.
A big fix is to lay off styling tools like straighteners and curlers. This is especially difficult for me as I am a lover of straightening my hair, but I’ve been a good girl over the past 2 months and haven’t really been touching my strands. I have to say although I haven’t seen hair growth, my locks are a lot softer.
Remember postpartum hair loss is completely normal and won’t last forever. Try not to stress, easier said than done, I know!
Do you have any postpartum hair loss tips?
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