Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hair after a baby

Postpartum hair loss is totally normal—but there are things you can do to stop it


Hair loss after pregnancy is the sudden shedding (sometimes in clumps) that many new mothers experience between three and six months after they give birth.


Normally, the average head loses 100 hairs a day — but not all at once, so you don't notice them. Your pregnancy hormones keep those hairs from falling out (which is why your hair looks as lush as a supermodel's, or is so thick you can barely get a brush through it). But all good things must come to an end, and that includes your awesome new 'do. When those hormones drop back to normal, the extra hairs drop, too.


Don't freak: You're not going bald, you're just getting back to normal. If you're breastfeeding, some of your extra hair may hang on to your scalp until you wean or start to supplement with formula or solids. But nursing or not, take comfort in knowing that by the time your baby is ready to blow out the candles on that first birthday cake (and has a full head of hair of his or her own, possibly), your catch-up hair loss will be finished, and your locks should be back to normal, too.


  • Keep your hair healthy by eating well and taking a prenatal vitamin supplement.( i'm using Elevit3) 
  • Be extra-gentle during your shedding season to prevent excess hair loss after pregnancy. Shampoo only when necessary (Ha! As if you had time to shampoo at all!), and use a good conditioner and a wide-toothed comb to minimize tangling. Use scrunchies or barrettes to put hair up, instead of rubber bands — and don't pull hair into tight 'dos.
  • Skip blow-dryers and curling and flat irons if you can (again, as if you had time to use them!), and put off any chemically based treatments (highlights, perms, straightening) until the shedding stops.
How much hair loss is normal? If you’re finding a surplus of strands on your pillow or clogging the shower drain, you’re not imagining things. Salinger explains that when you haven’t just had a baby, losing about 80 hairs a day is normal, but that new moms shed about 400 hairs a day. By six months postpartum, the hair loss should slow to pre-pregnancy amounts.
What can you do to minimize hair loss? Taking care of a newborn is a stressful, exhausting time and can put a lot of strain on your body, as can breastfeeding. Start by ensuring your blood sugar, iron, ferritin, zinc and vitamin D levels are normal. Next, do as much as you can to minimize stress (definitely easier said than done when you’re caring for an infant), eat a healthy diet with plenty of protein to aid the hair growth process, and don’t be afraid to shampoo frequently. “It’s commonly thought that not shampooing as often will minimize hair loss, but the truth is, the frequency with which you wash your hair will not affect the amount of hair you lose,” says Salinger. “The hair that is ready to fall will fall.”
So you can't stop it, you just have to be patience and let your body do it's job . But it doesn't hurt if you help it bit . 
Dry Shampoo

 The best one, saves me every time, it's just perfect . My favorite is this one for brown hair , it's also good between hair dyes .
Shampoo, Condition and Mask  

I've been using them over the last 5 months and my hair is still strong and long, even after the pregnancy, the baby pulling it and all the body changes . Don't get me wrong, it still falls ( normal thing ) but it's much thicker then before ( pre-baby ) .  I use the mask once a week and leave it for 15 minutes . 
The Treatment 

I never had dandruff, but hey if your hair is falling like crazy why not have dandruff also ! It seems it's something common for new moms ( yupii 👐👐 ) so this too shall pass but i'm giving a hand just to hurry things up . AND THIS IS PUUUURFECT ! My dermatologist prescribe it to me and i'm loving it . You must use it twice a week for 3 weeks .  If you still have dandruff after that you can continue using it after a pause between .  I'm in my last week ( 3rd one ) and all i can say is, dandruff what ? Yep it's all gone ! 

I'm always apply this on my wet hair before i blow dry it ( i don't know if that okay or not 🙈 but it works for me ! ) And after, once more but only on the hair tips . It leaves my hair all soft with an incredible smell . 
Bonus for the hair 

CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex is a rich leave-in treatment enriched with silk along with wheat and soy proteins that will penetrate and help strengthen the hair, while providing incredible softness, manageability and shine without build up. Used on skin it can provide a soft, smooth feel.

  • Ionic and cationic hydration interlink technology
  • CHI 44 Ceramic thermal styling helps strengthen and protect the hair from daily use of thermal tools
  • Positively charged silk molecules interlock into hair's natural structure to build strength and resilience and to improve moisture and shine
  • Leave-in alcohol free reconstructing treatment
  • Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins
  • Protects the hair against thermal styling and the environment
  • Suitable for all hair types

I always have one in my backpack just in case ! You can use it on your body also, i love it on the face and hand, it smells amazing and leaves your skin soft . 
SO GUYS THIS IS IT ! My " secret " weapon (S) for helping my hair in this process . Remember it is all normal to loss hair after a pregnancy but it's worth talking with your healthcare provider about your hair loss if you think it's excessive. Hair loss can be a symptom of anemia or postpartum thyroids, which are treatable conditions. 

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