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It was so distressful for me to lose hair like this after pregnancy. I was familiar of the fact that you lose hair post pregnancy but didn't know it would be almost like a dog shredding hair seasonally 😰 Not kidding!!
If you're a mommy you would probably know. I was scared of shampooing and brushing my hair. I thought I'll soon have to look for a wig if this continues. I HAD to do something about it! So i did a lot research and read about it. So we all know how the estrogen levels of our body are sky high at the time of pregnancy and after birth of the baby these levels come down to lower than normal. And that's when the crazy fall begins.
The hair which were on rest mode during pregnancy were actually meant to fall however your hormones kept them in place. The good news is that it's temporary and the normal hair growth will come back slowly. However, there are few things you can do to treat them. Here's what you can do to minimize the breakage :- ✔ Firstly, take a diet that promotes hair growth. Protein and biotin is what you need in your food. Eggs,fish,spinach, legumes, whole grains for biotin etc. Because nothing else will work if you aren't healing inside.
✔ Take supplements that are for hair and nails growth. I'm taking Nutralite's Biotin cherry plus. You can go for any over the counter supplement or fish oil/ omega3 capsules.
✔ Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner that's for fine hair and gives volume to the hair. Look for keywords like voluminous,biotin and collagen rich shampoo. I'm using
✔ Avoid hot oil massage or any head massage as the friction created during massage only add to the problem.
✔ Instead go for a serum that's for hair fall. I'm using Biotique's hair growth serum and it's really amazing. Gently massage it on dry scalp and it gives a nice volume to your thin hair.
✔ Avoid blow dry or heat to the hair.
✔ Go for short hair, not only they'll be easily manageable but also break less.
✔ Last but not the least - Keep the stress away! If you're stressed out for any reason try to meditate and calm your senses. Ashvgandha with a glass of warm milk also helps in releaving stress. I did not suggest any home remedies because let's face it, we mama's ain't got no time to try hundred things from kitchen that may work sometime! But if you have the patience and time, then please go for it! Lastly, just have patience and you'll get your beautiful tresses back soon!