Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Postpartum Hair Loss



My hair has always been fine and not in the best condition the one and only time that it was I was pregnant. I loved that my hair was finally in top tip condition, however I was aware of postpartum hair loss as I had read about it in my pregnancy book.

Like with most things I found about pregnancy and having a child nothing really prepares you no matter how much you read up on it. I didn't notice it at first and then I started noticing that my hair was getting everywhere. It was clingy to my clothes and I started to notice it in the bath tub after I showered. It wasn't just a matter of small amounts falling out either on a few occasions I noticed it come out in clumps which I was not prepared for.

Even now approaching nearly 2 and half years later I still have wispy bits around my forehead which I am lucky enough to be able to hide. You can of course do many things to help hide the loss of hair such as having a new hair cut, changing the color/style or even  getting Advanced Tricho Pigmentation Treatment which is basically a hair transplant which can give you high quality results. 

Looking after my hair is important to me and so I make sure to try and keep it in the best condition that I can. 

Here are some of my hair care tips: 

- Comb wet hair gently. 
Wet hair is more fragile and I tend to use a tangle teezer to brush my hair when wet which works for me as I am able to brush out tangles without damaging my hair. 

- Trim your hair regularly. 
don't do it every 6 to 8 weeks as recommended however I don't leave it for long periods without getting a trim. Getting your hair trimmed regularly also helps it to grow and can help get rid of split ends. 

- Use the right shampoo type
I use volumising shampoo since my hair is so fine, I also like to find a shampoo that is suitable for using daily.

- Not use heat too often 
Most of the time I let my hair dry naturally and if i'm not going out I'll make sure that I don't use straighteners. 

- Use a heat protector 
There are many out there and if I use heat on my hair I make sure that I use one.

- Drink plenty of water
This goes without saying really as drinking plenty of water helps not only your hair. 


If you are a mum did u have postpartum hair loss? If so what did you do help keep your hair looking in tip top condition. 


14 comments:

  1. I love your hair care tips. I'm guilty of not always caring for my long locks enough so found these super helpful!

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  2. Girls love there hairs very much, thanks for sharing this tips with us.

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  3. Good tips, as it can really affect your self esteem

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  4. I need to make sure I have a trim regularly, otherwise my hair just snaps off. Its so dry!

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  5. I feel your pain! I expected it to be worse than it was in reality after my daughter's birth to be honest. I am breastfeeding her and she's 10 months old now so I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop!

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  6. Yes I've experienced a lot of post partum hair loss. These are great tips. I have been trying to use heat less on mine x

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  7. I think this is cool for new mom's who have had some issue with hair loss. Very sweet to share secrets with those women who are wondering what is going on.

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  8. Great tips here, I tend to avoid using heat on my hair unless I really need to x

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  9. The same thing happened to my daughter after she had her first baby. She followed many of the same steps you recommend, and within a few years everything was back to normal. One other idea that worked for her? Staying on her prenatal vitamins

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  10. Since I had kids I've struggled with losing hair - lukily mine grows so quick you don't even notice but my hair is constantly blocking my shower and hoover!

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  11. I did and I don't follow any of them steps. Terrible I know. I straighten my hair every morning. I only recently got a hair cut. Last one was over a year ago.

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  12. I feel your pain! Great tips here, very informative post! Have a nice weekend!! Hugs xoxo

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  13. Great tips, I suffered with it after my twins. Since then I have also taken some medicine which made my hair fall out again. I am now left with wispy bits again!

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