Every mom can relate to the struggle of pulling handfuls of hair out in the shower. Some more than others. Still, postpartum hair loss is a common problem and can be deeply troubling. Today I’m sharing Postpartum Hair Loss And Regrowth Tips And Tricks to help you combat the common problem of hair loss after giving birth.
But before we get started, if you are tired of wasting time and money trying to figure how to restore your hair and promote new hair growth, I want to invite you to a workshop I did with a holistic nutritionist called The Healthy Hair Bootcamp.
In The Healthy Hair Bootcamp, we are covering all topics that relate to postpartum hair loss (or excessive shedding) including but not limited to….
- Healthy hair routines
- How to choose products
- How to protect against hair loss
- The importance of balancing your hormones
- Tips and tricks to reduce stress
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I remember the feeling of being 8 months pregnant and having thick gorgeous hair and glowing skin. At the time I took it for granted because I never experienced any sort of hair loss.
My hair was healthy and my skin was the clearest it had ever been. I was living my best life.
Shortly after having my third baby, I noticed my hair falling out in handfuls in the shower. Weeks turned into months of me not doing anything about it and suddenly I had two bald spots on my hairline.
I distinctly remember going on a little vacation with my husband and when I looked back on the photos, my balding hairline was so obvious. It was embarrassing. I didn’t even want to show people photos.
The truth is, our hair is a huge part of our identity. And can be worrisome and even depressing when bald spots start showing up. There is just no way around it.
After that vacation, I realized that postpartum hair loss was a problem and that I needed to do something about it.
I began spending hours looking through different articles and watching different tutorials on postpartum hair loss and regrowth. One thing I found is that this is a very common problem.
Did you know that the phrase “postpartum hair loss” is searched on google 27,100 times each month? That was a really good indication that I wasn’t alone on my journey.
There is just something encouraging to know that other people share your struggle and even more important that there is certainly help.
Today, I wanted to talk about Postpartum Hair Loss And Regrowth Tips And Tricks for two reasons….
- First and foremost I want to encourage you and let you know that you are not alone and that postpartum hair loss is not your fault. It’s a normal reaction your body has to all of the hormonal and physical changes that happened during pregnancy. You carried and birthed a human! That’s nothing short of a miracle. Your body will certainly need time to recover after giving birth. Give yourself grace, friend.
- Secondly, I want you to know that there is hope. Our bodies are magnificent and capable of healing. Just as you were able to grow a baby in your belly, you sure as heck will be able to regrow your postpartum hair loss.
Postpartum Hair Loss And Regrowth Tips And Tricks
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Add Liquid Collagen To Your Daily Routine
Collagen has tons of amazing benefits one being hair growth and hair health. As we age and especially after we give birth, our bodies start to produce less collagen.
By adding collagen to your daily routine consistently it gives your body what it needs to produce healthy hair and skin.
Be sure to choose high-quality collagen because if it is not processed correctly, your body won’t be able to absorb it.
I love this liquid collagen because it has so many amazing benefits. And since it’s liquid, it’s easier for your body to absorb it. It also has a ton of benefits for your skin.
You can see the science behind it here.
Just be sure to do some research on whichever collagen line you use.
Like any supplement, if you don’t buy high quality, your body won’t be able to absorb it and it’s pretty much a waste of money.
Incorporate a daily scalp massage using a hair growth serum
Scalp care is the most important thing when it comes to regrowth. The best way to care for your scalp is to incorporate a daily scalp massage using your favorite oil.
By using an oil, you will give your roots what they need to thrive and a scalp massage promotes circulation and blood flow which leads to hair growth.
These are my two favorite oils:
- Righteous Roots: This is the best bang for your buck.
I love righteous roots because it’s affordable and works well. It does tend to be a little heavy so I usually only use this one before bed.
- REJUVENIQE light: This one is a little pricey, but if you are on the struggle bus with postpartum hair loss, Monat is the best system to use for regrowth.
The thing I love about rejuveniqe is that it’s not a heavy oil so you can apply it and wear it throughout the day or apply it before bed.
It also works great as a pre-poo before a wash.
Do A Protein Treatment
Your hair is made up of 80-85% protein. When your hair is damaged from heat or hormonal changes, it breaks down the protein which makes your hair brittle.
If you are struggling with hair loss, add protein to your hair routine to fill in the gaps in your hair follicle.
The easiest way to do this is to incorporate a weekly rice water rinse.
Rice contains a protein that is super good for your hair. You can find my favorite rice water recipe here.
Invest In A Regrowth Product Line
This was by far the biggest mistake I made when it came to regrowth after postpartum hair loss. At the time, it just seemed like a big expense and I didn’t prioritize it.
The truth is, when it comes to regrowth, using a product designed to help is key.
It will make the journey so much quicker and depending on what product you use, you may end up having more hair than you did before.
My favorite product line to promote hair growth is a product line called Monat. You can read my full review here.
I have had great success using Monat and highly recommend it when it comes to hair loss, damage, or thinning hair.
It’s high quality, non-toxic, and full of delicious ingredients.
It is a little pricey, but it’s super concentrated so you don’t have to use a lot.
A little bit goes a long way. Here is another helpful post I wrote about Monat products.
If you have curly hair I recommend starting with the hydration system and adding on the REJUVENIQE light to your order.
Honestly, I’m not a huge product junkie, and I only splurge if I think it’s worth it.
When it comes to Monat, I consider it far worth the investment.
Especially if you are dealing with postpartum hair loss, damage, or thinning.
Give It Some Time
When it comes to regrowth after postpartum hair loss, there is just no way around the fact that it is going to take some time.
Keep in mind that it took your body nine months to carry that little human not to mention nursing and all the other hormonal changes your body went through.
I think it’s fair to say that it takes your body at least that long to recover if not more.
Give yourself grace and give your body time to recover.
Postpartum hair loss can be traumatic. Our hair is a huge part of our identity and has a huge impact on our confidence and self-esteem.
When it comes to regrowth after postpartum hair loss, be sure to add high-quality collagen to your supplement routine to replenish your system of key nutrients for hair growth.
Incorporate a daily scalp treatment with high-quality oil that will help replenish your natural oils and nourish your roots.
If your hair is damaged, chances are that you need to add protein to fill in the missing gaps of your hair strand.
Invest in a high-quality regrowth and repair product line that is designed to help your hair grow and recover.
And finally, give it some time, and don’t forget to give yourself grace. Your body deserves time to recover.
If you take the time to implement these things and stay consistent with them, you will start to see healthy regrowth and healthy hair overall.
I promise it is worth it.