How to Deal With Postpartum Hair-Fall Naturally

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How to Deal With Postpartum Hair-Fall Naturally

January 27, 2015

Postpartum HairfallSomehow, everyone I know forgot to mention to me that after having my baby, my hair would start falling off! My hair started falling off! Like an animal! God, but that was a really bad day. I can laugh about it now but back then I was nothing but tears. I thought I was going to go bald (not a pleasant thought)!

Needless to say, after getting used to your “Pregnancy” hair, hair-fall feels almost as bad as a curse. But I suppose that’s what balance is all about. I don’t want to go into the details of why postpartum hair-occurs, as I made an info-graph for that very purpose!

Instead let’s just get into how you can go about dealing with the “shedding”. I should however inform you that there is no cure for postpartum hair-fall as it doesn’t really need one. In most cases the unusual shedding stops 6 months after it began, however in some extreme cases it has been known to go for a year. That doesn’t mean you can’t do absolutely nothing about it, you can always try to hide it!

And here are the tricks that I or some I know has tried to reasonably good effect.

  1. Change your hairstyle.

This is one of the easiest ways of making your hair appear fuller again, especially if you’ve had long hair. It’s not an easy decision, as not all of us are lucky enough to have fast growing hair. Consider getting your hair cut in layers, which always works when you are looking to increase volume. And short hair requires little nutrients and therefore may not break off quite as much.

  1. Change where your hair parts.

Most hairdressers and dermatologists agree that the hair thins most from the middle, so a good way of hiding the thinning hair is to change the parting of your hair from the middle to the side, or consider not parting them at all. That always worked for me.

  1. Keep your hair moisturized.

Breakage is mostly brought about dryness which is caused by the hormonal changes after the baby is born. This can be easily remedied by a deep conditioning once or twice a week. The conditioning will also help with the circulation in the scalp, which will also reduce breakage.

  1. Avoid curling irons and chemicals

Well I’m pretty sure that this is an obvious one. Your hair have fragile weak roots, the last thing you want to do is to be rough with them. Avoid the curling iron and the blow dryer for a couple of months and try to carry without the highlights or the perms.

  1. Headgears!

You don’t necessarily have to look at this hair-fall in a completely bad light, instead you could use this as an opportunity to experiment with some hats or scarves or all that other fancy headwear! I know it’s not ideal but a little optimism never hurt anybody.

And that brings us to the conclusion of our post. I’ll conclude this with a little bit of sage advice, don’t dwell on your shedding hair, rather concentrate on your little baby! The new centre to your universe

Happy mothering!

Author’s Bio

As a clinician with years of medical experience, Lisa Coffey entrusts a leading approach to maternity active wear design, fusing her knowledge as a Women’s Health specialist, awareness of current design trends and her unique style. With the introduction of Mommyliciousmaternity, the needs of the prenatal body are embraced throughout the pregnancy.

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