Life with a newborn

The Reality of Postpartum Hair Loss

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I’m going, to be honest with you, sometimes postpartum recovery will suck! Like yesterday, when I washed my hair and found a ball of hair on the shower floor. Postpartum hair loss is one of the “after” effects of having a baby… like pushing out a 3.5kg baby from your vagina wasn’t enough! Okay, so I did not experience “normal” birth but I heard that is quite painful – especially if you have a med-free birth. A C-Section birth isn’t pain-free either. My point is that us moms have to deal with a lot during and after pregnancy.

Right now, it feels as if I am about to go bald.

There’s hair everywhere!

On my clothes, on the floor, on my pillow, on my baby, between his fingers … and you know… what happens when you wash your hair in the shower?! It ends up getting stuck in between your butt too. 😮

OMG…

Hair loss is one of those things that freaks me out even though that I know it is something completely normal after pregnancy.

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The scary part is that it could last up to a year postpartum which is something that I don’t look forward to – because when it happens, I end up losing my self-confidence and develop a don’t care attitude towards styling my hair – mainly because I’m so afraid of losing more hair.

I am not new to postpartum hair loss as I’ve experienced it before but it never gets easier…

Every time it happens, I end up cutting my hair even though I really want my long hair back.

For the last 3 weeks, I’ve been losing hair like crazy… It’s so bad that I’ve been so scared to even comb my hair.

I run my fingers through my hair and get clumps of it coming out…

The sad reality is that you cannot really prevent this from happening but you can do something to deal with it.

How to deal with postpartum hair loss:

1. Use a good shampoo and conditioner.

I’m using Dove Intensive Repair which is the best solution in the core range for damaged hair which deeply nourishes and helps to repair even the most damaged hair.

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Dove Nutritive Solutions is a unique range of hair care products that delivers beautiful hair through instant repair and progressive nourishment, so hair is healthier with every wash.

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Each collection in the Dove Nutritive Solutions range not only moisturises and repairs the surface damage caused by daily grooming, hair styling, colouring and chemical treatments but also nourishes and restores hair from within, wash after wash. Dove uses Nutri Keratin Actives that work immediately to repair the hair surface while deeply nourishing the core of your hair to reconstruct it from within and make it healthier in the long-run.

Daily Moisture: protects normal hair from the daily wear and tear of life and nourishes it to make hair softer and 5x smoother*

* Shampoo & Conditioner vs. non-conditioning shampoo

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Colour Care: is designed to provide progressive nourishment to coloured hair and nourishes hair to keep colour vibrant for up to 10 weeks*

* Shampoo & Conditioner vs. non-conditioning shampoo

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Nourishing Oil Care: treats frizzy and unruly hair, by progressively nourishing hair at the deepest level, smoothing up to 100% of roughness and controlling frizz*.

* Shampoo & Conditioner vs. non-conditioning shampoo

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2. Take a vitamin daily.

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3. Try a new hairstyle.

4. Take a break from your hair dryer and other hot styling tools.

5. Follow a healthy diet.

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6. Massage your hair with oil – I love Amla Oil.

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7. Do not use hot water to wash your hair. Use lukewarm or cool water.

8. Avoid the usage of braids and other tight hairstyles which cause excessive pulling.

They say try not to stress when you are shedding hair but I don’t know if that is possible with 3 kids. 😉

Please tell me that I’m not the only one going through this right now…

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  1. prettifulblog

    September 1, 2017 at 10:25

    You should try Trichotin Hair Regenesis supplements. A few people with PP hair loss have had good results.

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