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4 TIPS TO DEAL WITH POSTPARTUM HAIR LOSS AND RESTORE YOUR BEAUTIFUL HAIR
I get compliments on my thick and shiny hair whenever I’m out and about, and while I love, love, love that compliment, it wasn’t always that way.
I was already dealing with some breakage and dryness when my hairdresser forgot about me under the dryer and fried my hair. Then, to make matters worse, I got COVID and lost a third of the hair I had left. To top it all off, I had a baby, and my hair was falling out like never before. It got so bad that I had bald spots on the sides of my head, and every strand had a straw-like texture. Take a look at this Instagram post to see what I mean.
I knew I had to do something about my hair before things got any worse, so I started getting serious about taking care of my hair and prioritizing my hair’s health. With these four tips, I brought my hair back to life. Now it’s growing like a weed - strong, healthy, and happy!
1. BE GENTLE WITH YOUR HAIR
First, you have to be gentle with your hair. When you have a newborn baby or little ones at home, your go-to may be to toss your hair into a knot on the top of your head or a high ponytail.
But that pressure and tugging is not going to stimulate new growth. You may be accidentally pulling out hairs that are generally fine and intact. Plus, most hair bands can be tough on hair, causing breakage and split ends.
I know you may feel like there’s not enough time in the day, but taking a few extra moments to make conscious choices about your hair can make a huge difference. Here are some tips:
- Avoid intense brushing on dry, tangly hair. Try to comb your hair in the shower when it’s wet and conditioned. You don’t want to rip through those tangles by forcing your brush through your hair.
- You can put your hair up, but it helps to keep everything loose. You can even use a claw clip if you don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on your hair with a band or tie.
- Leave your split ends alone. If you’re experiencing breakage, you don’t want to add to that hair loss by speeding up the process. Leave those split ends alone!
2. AVOID HEAT
If you frequently style your hair, this may be difficult to stick with, but I’m telling you, it can help you get your hair back on track.
Consistent heat can be tough on our hair, especially if you’re not using some product as protection. So, if you can do it, let your hair air dry and keep it moisturized with your favorite hair oil. Every day you skip the curling iron or hair dryer is a step toward healthy and happy hair!
Plus, figuring out ways to style your hair without heat can be a fun challenge. I’ve seen some women use socks, curlers, etc. to achieve their favorite looks!
3. TAKE SALMON OILS
If you only take one tip away from today’s blog, please let it be this one. When my hair was at its worst, I was so worried about bringing it back from the brink, but taking my salmon oils every day has made a HUGE difference.
To this day, I still take my salmon oils religiously, and my hair has never been healthier. I will never stop taking my salmon oil because I’m obsessed with what it does for my hair.
Here are a few benefits of OMEGA Salmon Oil Supplement:
- Pure wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil
- Anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids
- EPA and DHA for healthy brain development
- Promotes optimal hormone balance
- Promotes strong hair, skin, and nail growth
- Improves muscle recovery after exercise
Consistency is the key, so once you start taking them, you’ll need to maintain the routine to see steady improvement. Trust me, salmon oil is what your postpartum hair needs.
Related: BodyByBree Salmon Oil
4. REMEMBER THAT THIS WON'T LAST FOREVER
Lastly, I just want you to know that I have been where you are, and I know how discouraging postpartum hair loss can feel, especially if you already feel a little uncomfortable in your postpartum body.
But this won’t last forever, and if you’re diligent about caring for your hair, new growth will come your way! In the meantime, do things that make you feel beautiful and confident, whether that’s getting dressed, getting your nails done, putting on some makeup, or just heading out on a date night with your partner. You deserve to feel good through this season of change!
I'm a mom of 4 and have been a certified personal trainer with specialties in pre- and postnatal fitness for 13 years. I'm also a certified nutrition specialist and certified meditation and mindfulness coach.
I am passionate about helping women change their lifestyles to be the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves and I've seen it happen for thousands of women.
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