Motherhood is a rewarding journey that every woman awaits to experience. At the same time, it comes with its nightmares. Although the newborn contributes to the major chunk of the worries other concerns traumatize us.
Already the mood swings and the emotional turmoil during the pregnancy would have taken a heavy toll on you and the hair loss after having a baby is going to add fuel to the already built-up stress.
Have you ever felt you are going to go bald in a few months after delivering your baby?
Postpartum hair fall is one such nightmare.
What is postpartum hair fall?
Post-pregnancy hair fall or postpartum hair loss is a sudden shedding of hair sometimes bunches in the six months after you give birth.
What causes postpartum hair loss?
We all lose about 100 hairs a day, but not all at once, so we don’t notice them. But when you’re pregnant there are lots of hormonal shifts happening, and one thing that those hormonal shifts do is keep the hair from falling out and promote hair growth leaving your hair lush and thick.
But all good things must come to an end, and that includes your awesome new thick hair. When those hormones drop back to normal, the extra hairs drop, too. You’ve stopped shedding for several months, so the hair that’s been sticking to your head needs to come out.
The time to recover varies. In some people it’s three months, it’s six months. Occasionally it can last a year
But the fact is by the time your baby is one year, your catch-up hair loss will be finished, and your hair should be back to the way they were before pregnancy too. So as such the problem is not way too scary like how we blow it up.
Now, How to control postpartum hair fall?
Can you avoid postpartum hair loss?
Don’t panic, postpartum hair loss is normal. It’s important to remember that postpartum hair loss is only temporary.
When the body has undergone so many changes to bring a new being to the world, isn’t it fair that we allow it to rejuvenate in its way?
Many times it is not the real problem but our constant thoughts about the postpartum hair fall.
They say your energy flows where your thoughts go. The more we focus on the hair fall the more we put our attention on it and that’s what we unconsciously pray for. Eventually, more of it happens.
We constantly think about one issue, be it hair fall or body weight, and hence increase the chances of having that problem over and over.
TIPS TO DEAL WITH POSTPARTUM HAIR FALL
1.Remove the thought from your mind:
Statistics say as many as 90 percent of women will have a form of hair loss after delivery.
NCBI states that “Many patients if asked, would state that they have the impression that their hair falls out a few months after delivery, but it is not a consistent observation throughout the entire postpartum group, and it might be overestimated by many due to the psychological stress of their body changes.”
The statement from research on postpartum hair loss clearly says that No statistically significant data were found in any of the papers reviewed, which could support the conclusion that the amount of hair shedding between pregnant and postpartum women is different. When you are complaining and blaming a problem that is temporary and reversible, you are likely to invite worse and permanent problems.
Hence postpartum hair loss is more of a mental issue. There is a lot of stress handled by the new mother after delivering the baby which includes managing the baby, comments and advice from near and dear, relationship issues with the partner, and much more. When we are stressed in one area of our life, it likely overflows into other areas. If you want to get rid of postpartum hair fall shift your focus, attention, and energy from it and disempower the thought. If you handle the issue with all positivity, even a simple home remedy will work like magic.
2.Get the right nutrients:
Keep your hair healthy by eating well and continuing to take your prenatal vitamin supplement. Eating a healthy diet is an important factor for optimal health and well-being. For postpartum women, in particular, a nutritious diet enriched with essential vitamins and minerals can help your overall recovery and stop postpartum hair loss from furthering. Also, remember to drink plenty of fluids, especially water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
3.Go easy on your hair:
Be extra gentle to prevent excess hair loss after pregnancy. Shampoo only when necessary and use a good conditioner and a wide-toothed comb to minimize tangling. Make sure to get multiple trims to keep the split ends at bay.
4.Turn down the heat:
Make sure to get multiple trims to keep the split ends at bay.
Take a break from chemically based treatments. Put off any highlights, perms, and straightening sessions until the shedding stops.
5.Keep hair hydrated and moist:
Using the right products can give the illusion of fullness. Look for a volumizing mousse at the drugstore or salon. Always use a conditioner or a leave-in hair moisturizer after shampooing.
6.Some postpartum hair loss remedies:
- Prepare a homemade hair pack made by blending egg whites and olive oil and applying it directly to the scalp.
- This is a good remedy to minimize hair fall post-delivery.
- It is also one of the best hair conditioning treatments that will leave your hair smooth and nourish your scalp to the hilt.
Alternatively, soak some fenugreek seeds overnight and apply the strained water directly to the scalp the next morning. Leave it for an hour or two and gently wash it off. You can also massage your hair gently with lukewarm fenugreek oil before your washes to stimulate circulation and increase hair growth.
Relatively easy to find in the neighborhood garden or a nearby nursery, bhringraj, also called, false daisy, is considered to be a magical herb to reverse postpartum hair fall. Take a handful of bhringraj leaves and grind them to a fine paste. Apply the magical potion directly to your hair or mix it with milk and apply.
There is a golden herb of our land that does magic in your hair regrowth. Our humble backyard Moringa leaf is rich in amino acids which are building blocks of cells, therefore this helps in the rejuvenation of hair thereby, reduces hair loss in the scalp. It activates the dormant hair follicles thereby enhancing hair growth.
It is a rich source of Biotin. Biotin enhances the creation of RBCs thereby increasing the oxygen supply to the scalp. This prevents hair loss and increases the longevity of the hair cells.
Moringa is a rich source of Omega-3 which acts a major role in hair development. When moringa is applied topically, Omega-3 present in it becomes an over-coating. This closes the pores in the cortex of the hair shaft thereby helping the nutrition in hair to be retained and enhancing the moisture entrapment.
We know that your major concern and focus post-delivery would be your newborn and all the other issues are brushed away as unimportant. But in the long run, it is important and mandatory that we take care of ourselves so that we do not develop bitterness and resentment later in our life for not taking care of ourselves properly.
We would be happy and proud to be a part of your self-care routine with our best and 100 percent organic moringa hair oil.
Yeka’s Moringa Herbal Hair Oil is perfect for hair regrowth, hair fall control, and dandruff control hair oil that also prevents premature greying of hair. It is made of fresh hand-picked organic moringa leaves with great care and hygiene.
You can join the tribe of 15000 + customers whose hair has magically transformed effortlessly in a very short span.
How to use:
- Moderate Hair fall:
Use weekly thrice before hair wash. Apply on
scalp and leave for a minimum of 1 hour and wash off. Slowly increase the duration to overnight for better results.
- Heavy Hair fall:
- Take the required quantity of Yeka Moringa Herbal Hair Oil and apply it to the scalp and whole hair.
- Massage gently for a few minutes.
- Leave it overnight and wash your hair the next morning.
Lustrous hair inevitably becomes every woman’s deepest desire. But when a hair fall concern is repairable and good hair is very much achievable, pondering on it is like worrying multiple times about a single problem. And the more you worry and complain the more you are going to get the problem deeper which otherwise resolves itself within a year.
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