One of the many manifestations of hormonal change after pregnancy is hair loss. This gets even more noticeable three to four months after giving birth regardless if you are breastfeeding or not. You would normally see clumps of hair on the bathroom drain when you take a bath or on your comb after brushing tour hair.
Although it is normal for hair fall to occur, it can still be upsetting to gradually lose what used to be lush locks back when you were still carrying your baby inside your belly. The good news is that it normally gets better after a year. Moreover, there are surefire ways to halt the occurrence of hair loss.
1. Eat foods that are rich in Biotin, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, D & C, Calcium, Selenium, Protein and Zinc.
These nutrients are essential for hair growth. By tweaking your daily intake of food to include those that can stimulate hair growth and thickness, the overall health of your locks will definitely improve in no time.
2. Choose the right hair products and wash your hair less.
Choose shampoos and conditioners that are free of paragon and sulphate contents. Also, it is necessary that you reduce the frequency of your hair being subjected to harsh styling products. However, if you have to, make sure that you choose products that are natural and loaded with nutrients to help nourish your scalp. If possible, wash your hair no more than three times in a week to avoid your scalp from secreting too much oil.
3. Consider getting a new hairstyle or having your tresses trimmed.
Adding texture to your hair by having a layered haircut or embracing your natural curl will absolutely do wonders in giving an illusion of having a lush hair. You can also opt to have your hair trimmed to get rid of split or dead ends. Having a pixie cut would also be a brilliant idea because aside from saving you an ample amount of time taking care of your hair, you will also be able to avoid risking your little one from suffering from hair tourniquet.
4. Avoid putting your hair in a tight bun or ponytail.
Tying your hair in a tight bun is equivalent to pulling each strand of your hair up. This causes your hairline to recede and your locks to be subjected to breakage. However, it is apparent that if you are sporting long locks, you have to tie your hair when carrying your baby; you don’t want him pulling your hair for sure. If you really must tie your hair up, make sure that it is loose enough… or go back to tip #3. Get yourself a new pixie cut.
5. Stimulate hair growth with supplements.
As mentioned, certain nutrients are essential to foster healthy hair. One of the essential nutrients is B-complex which contains Biotin. Biotin is essential in stimulating hair growth and healthy hair follicles. You can try taking Biotin supplements over the counter or you may ask your doctor for recommendations.