8 Helpful Ways to Minimize Postpartum Hair Loss

Apart from losing your belly bulge, one of the possible changes that might occur to your body after giving birth is hair loss. What can you do to prevent hair loss after giving birth

8 Helpful Ways to minimize postpartum hair loss
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Keep your locks healthy with these tips!

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. 

8 Helpful Ways to minimize postpartum hair loss
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Make sure to 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. 

Take Supplements

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. 

Lifestyle Change

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

Peppermint oil helps moisturize hair, improve its shine, and promote hair growth. Argan oil eases inflammation and helps to add moisture. Add them to your shampoo to enjoy their benefits. 

8 Helpful Ways to Minimize Postpartum Hair Loss
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Peppermint and argan oil help add moisture to hair.

Avoid Stress

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. 

8 Helpful Ways to Minimize Postpartum Hair Loss
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Avoid chemical and mechanical treatments.

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