Every woman knows that your body changes throughout pregnancy but not everyone will know some of these still changes occur after giving birth. One of the major changes you may notice is with your hair! It may fall out, become dull and lifeless and even turn grey! During your third trimester you may notice that your hair is much fuller and a different texture. But as soon as baby is born your hair will start to shred. This is due to the hormones during pregnancy and how they react after giving birth. You hair will eventually grow back on its own over time however it can be an annoyance especially if you have a baby who is pulling at what little hair you have left.
Here are some tips on how to take care for your hair post pregnancy:
Your diet is crucial to healthier hair. For example, your hair is protein, so it is very important to have a good amount of protein intake. Many woman like myself, suffer from low iron level which is a major cause of hair loss and will also make it become thin and weaker. Eat more meals with iron for example red meat, liver, whole grains, eggs, and spinach. Also maintain a diet which includes a lot of fruit and vegetables.
Don't brush your hair too much. The less you brush it, the better. Hard or heavy brushing can break the hair and cause it to fall out. Also try to use less heat products to style your hair, I have had to stop using my GHD's as my hair was falling out left right and center. Since I stopped straightening my hair I noticed a huge difference.
There is no way to prevent hair loss however you can experiment with different hair styles and hair products that will make your hair look fuller. Many women opt for a shorter hair cut during this period as it is easier to manage. You could also look into buying hair extensions however do stay away from hair weaves, curlers or products that will put stress on your hair. You can find many hair extensions and products to help with your hair after pregnancy from websites such as www.capitalhairandbeauty.co.uk.
Have you had any issues with your hair since giving birth?
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