Pregnancy often does wonders for your hair. All of those elevated hormones leave hair feeling lush and moisturized. Unfortunately, this is shortlived. After giving birth, it's not uncommon to experience postpartum hair loss.
As your hormones return to normal, you'll start to lose hair at the rate from before your pregnancy. While it might seem like you're losing endless locks, it's usually not as drastic as it looks in the shower drain. However, there are a number of postpartum hair fixes that keep your locks healthy and gorgeous.
1. Update Your Haircut
One of the best ways to feel better about yourself is with a new cut and style. Visiting a professional stylist to talk about any changes in your hair's texture, color, and length is a great way to find what works best for you.
Whether you add layers, shorten your locks, or refresh your color, you're guaranteed to feel a boost of confidence. Let's be real: moms don't always have a lot of time to take care of their hair. Getting a cut and style that's easy to maintain is such a relief.
2. Go Curly or Wavy
A sleek, straight look might be glamorous, but it doesn't always look its best if you're experiencing hair thinning. If you're used to straightening or blowing out curly or wavy hair, it might be best to go with your natural hair texture.
Even if your hair is naturally straight, you can add volume with hair rollers or wide-barrel curling iron. It's all about creating the illusion of thick, voluminous hair.
3. Take Postpartum Vitamins
Your health always comes first, especially with your beauty routine. Since postpartum hair loss is a result of changing hormones, taking a postpartum vitamin helps restore your body to its natural levels.
Talk to your doctor about what vitamins are best for you. Aside from a healthy diet, postpartum supplements and vitamins specifically target things like hair growth.
4. Use Natural and Safe Shampoos
You might find your hair is more fragile than it's been in the past. That's normal, and it's nothing to worry about. However, you might need to switch up your hair care routine with a natural, safe shampoo.
A number of shampoos and hair products you'll find in the hair care aisle are full of sulfates, parabens, and harsh fragrances. These weigh down your hair and create a build-up over time. Instead, use an antioxidant and vitamin-rich shampoo that restores all the good stuff to your hair and scalp. We recommend our Power Greens scalp wash with wheatgrass, sea kelp, and aloe.
5. Bring on the Moisture
Frizzy, dry hair is common after giving birth. To bring your hair back to health, focus on hydration and moisture.
However, before you run to your local store, steer clear of conditioners that have heavy fragrances, parabens, and other add-ins you don't need. Natural is usually best when it comes to your skin and hair! For an all-in-one solution, try our Mystic Magic serum with chia seed oil, jojoba golden oil, and daikon seed extract. Your hair has never looked better!
Treat Your Postpartum Hair with Kindness
It's easy to feel down about yourself if you're experiencing postpartum hair loss. Remember this is normal and nothing to worry about. Your hair should go back to pre-pregnancy levels within a year.
In the meantime, don't settle for bad hair days! These postpartum hair fixes above are perfect no matter your hair type or style.