Have a Healthy Diet
When the body is nutrient deficit, the stored energies in the body would go to the most important organs first such as the heart, brain, lungs, and liver, and away from the unnecessary ones like hair. And when this happens, hair becomes brittle making it fall off easily. To prevent this from happening, eat a healthy diet consisting of proteins, lots of leafy greens and fruits.
Take Good Care of Your Hair
Hair is the most fragile during the telogen phase which means that they can be dislodged easily if you are not careful. Brush your hair gently, take extra care when washing and drying to prevent premature hair fall. Silk pillowcases help prevent your hair from being pulled out of their roots.
Preparing meals after the arrival of a new baby is not easy. Take supplements to make up for the vitamins and minerals that are lost upon giving birth, much more if you are breastfeeding your baby. However, always seek the advice of your doctor first before starting any medications.
Many moms that have just given birth would have shorter hair not only because it is easier to manage, but it can also hide thinner hair. More often, most of the hair that is lost grows back, but it just takes time.
Use Natural Oils
When you are stressed, your body releases cortisol that is connected with the function of hair follicles. Studies show that high levels of cortisol decrease the number of hormones necessary for hair growth. When you feel stressed, try to relax a bit. You may do some stretching exercises such as yoga and some meditation.
Volumize Your Hair
Gentle, lightweight cleansers and conditioners designed to add volume to the hair are available in the market. There are the ones with clean and natural ingredients like keratin to fortify and baobab to add hydration to your hair. Use volumizing and texturizing products to protect the remaining strands of your hair. Dry shampoos can also be used to boost volume and texture, however, use them sparingly and in a well-ventilated area.
Avoid Chemical and Mechanical Treatments
Avoid using blow dryers, curling or flat iron as they may cause more hair to fall. Also if you have planned perms, highlights, and straightening sessions, you might want to reschedule them to a few months after your hair has gone back to its normal volume so you would not regret having them done to your hair.
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