The aftermath of pregnancy can result in shedding and lacklustre hair, but with a few tweaks to your regime, new mums can return to flourishing nourished tresses.
The increase of female hormone, oestrogen, has a very good effect on hair growth this leads to a longer growing phase, which results in less hair loss.
The average woman will shed around 100 hairs a day, mums-to-be will hang onto the majority of their strands, making their hair look thicker, healthier and longer for the nine month. But unfortunately, the fall out will come. 'After childbirth comes the drop in hormone level - usually starting three days after birth. This stimulates the body to start shedding all the hair it has been keeping hold of while you were pregnant.
Post pregnancy hair loss, this can mean temporarily losing between 10-30% of your hair. But if your are shedding with a vengeance you are not alone a staggering 40-50% of new mums will suffer from noticeable degree of
post-partum hair loss.
Try not to stress
Keeping calm is not easy when your hairline is creeping further and further back. Things will get better as long as there are no underlying medical problems such as low iron, low vitamin D or hormonal imbalance, your hair will return to its normal shedding phase within around three months. New hair will be growing under old hair and while this may take a few months to appear, it will need help in the meantime try using a volumising product to thicken the hair fibers it is great for temporarily bulking up thinning hair try Brocato - Swell
Volumizing Leave-In Conditioner.
Remember your scalp. C
hanging hormones affects the body in many ways if the scalp flakes from dryness then nourish the scalp. Happy hair depends on a happy scalp, a scalp massage every time you shampoo will help boost blood circulation to the hair follicles , condition the scalp and promotes hair growth, for a nourishing daily treat massage a few drops of Mizani Confiderm Scalp Oil, onto the scalp.
Utilise a hair diet,
Along with eating lots of protein to strengthen your strands, fresh fruits and vegetable, seeds, nuts, whole grains and oily fish. Take a good multivitamin for hair - specific supplement like Holland and Barrett Skin Hair and Nails. will help bolster new hair from within. If your are breast feeding ALWAYS
read the label or ask your GP
before taking anything,
There is no evidence to support, that chemicals from relaxers or hair colourants can transfer into the breast milk but many women feel it is better to be safe than sorry. It is also worth avoiding any styles that cause stress to the scalp such as weaving or braiding for a good few months. Trade in your brushes and combs for a gentle de-tangler like a paddle brush the widely spaced bristles are great for delicate postnatal afro hair. Use a hair dress to moisten the the hair. Mizani Deep Nourishing Butter Rich Hair dress.