Feel like you’re losing it? Top tips on post-pregnancy hair-loss!
12 08 2013 • Mama Mio
As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when you’ve just had a baby, good old Mother Nature has another surprise for new mums – post-pregnancy hair loss. Yes, it’s true. Alongside not having much sleep, when you go for a shower, your hair will come out in clumps. You’re a lucky lady…
Don’t worry – it’s only temporary. In the normal cycle of hair growth, some hair is lost every day. But during pregnancy, hormones stop your hair in the growing phase of the cycle, which accounts for the thick, lustrous pregnancy locks. But once your hormonal levels normalise post-birth, this hair starts to come out. It can be alarming but it will pass. Check out our top tips for getting through the blocked-plughole stage of new motherhood:
1. Boost your protein
Nutrients can be depleted post pregnancy, especially if you’re breastfeeding. Pay attention to your diet or try a special hair supplement like PK4 Hair, which contains soya protein, a source of essential amino acids.
2. Head to the salon
A different cut could help hide thinness and colouring your hair is always a great way to give it body. Or try glossing, a treatment that gives hair all-over shine.
3. Switch shampoo
Your regular shampoo might be great when your hair is behaving – but for now, try a hard-worker like LA Science Hair Follicle Stimulating Shampoo to strengthen the hair follicle and increase blood supply. Don’t scrimp on conditioner, either – well-nourished locks naturally look fuller. Michael Van Clarke’s range 3 More Inches is great for longer, stronger hair, too.
4. Change your style
At home, if you normally part your hair in the middle, try a side parting. Or, if you usually blow-dry your curly or wavy hair, how about just going with your natural look? You could even boost straight hair with some rollers. Experiment!
5. Dress it up
If your hair feels like it’s just not playing the game, it might be time to dig out some accessories. Scarves, hairbands (or even hats in colder weather) are all great ways to hide post-pregnancy thinning hair – and perfect for new mums who don’t have time to shampoo every day!
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