Restore your Pre-Delivery Hair
All of us do not have to be in a TV commercial ads for hair oil or shampoos to have an exaggerated reaction to our hair falling out, it can be done as loudly in our very own bathrooms as well.
It is difficult to go back to your regular hair after you have been blessed by the pregnancy locks, much alone go back to a fast-paced hair fall dilemma.
During pregnancy, your hormones, estrogen being the leader of the pack, are on an overdrive. This prevents the regular hair fall that a woman has on a daily basis ( about 100 strands per day) and the extra hair growth that is induced by the estrogen. This leaves you with lustrous locks, making you the new gen rapunzel!
But, all good things do come to an end, and post-delivery your hair will fall at an alarming rate to compensate for the extra thousands of strands that have grown during pregnancy, and even the 100 strands that will now fall due to the regular hair fall. This hair fall can lead to distress and demotivation amongst mothers who have just given birth. However, the oddly satisfying news that should give you some comfort is that this is just a bodily adjustment that every pregnant woman goes through and there is nothing you can do to prevent it completely (reduction, yes). Of course, there are some lucky women who lose very little hair through it all as everyone’s body is different and every case of pregnancy varies.
After delivery, it is reasonable to assume that your body will take around 6-8 months, (and rarely sometimes a year), to replenish your hair growth. It is important to brace yourself as you see clumps of hair on your hairbrush and remember that it is just a hormonal reaction, and your body is just accommodating the changes made during pregnancy.
So, now that it is established that it is just the biological process after giving birth, we can discuss the small but effective measures that you can take to minimize the loss of hair and speed the regrowth process that is approved by rapunzel herself.
- It is time to stop taking your chemicalized life lightly and read what you’re applying to your hair and skin. It is time to opt for organic products and give a rest to your thinned down hair. This strictly applies to skincare as well. Explore
- Do not indulge in any hairstyles that feel tight and strain your hair. Keeping it open is a good idea. However, when you are around your baby, keep it tied so they do not have something to tug on to.
- Invest in a few nurturing herbal hair oils to boost the initial growth pace.
- Use a wide-toothed comb while combing your hair.
- Indulge yourself in a head massage whenever you can. Even the sole use of your fingertips alone with circulate blood on your scalp and induce growth.
- Using any hair care tools like a straightener or blow drier is a strict no. The heat is sure to damage your hair.
- It might be helpful to get a shorter haircut, as volumizing longer hair takes more time.
- Try to eat healthy food that is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin B, protein and iron. Foods like spinach, fatty fish, sweet potatoes, avocados, nuts, seeds, and eggs will help.
- You can consult your doctor and take a hair growth supplement as well if needed.
With these, you’re good to go. Although we know that its easier to say than belief- your body will get back to normal. The small measures you take will make a difference, and in the meantime, you can get lost in the eyes of the miracle you just gave life too.