Reasons Why I cut my hair after baby
Postpartum hair loss was a new experience for me after my second pregnancy. It wasn’t something that happened after my first. This was also one of the main reasons I cut my hair after my second baby.
I went from having all of my hair, to suddenly shedding it every time I took a step almost. So much of it was falling out. It was seriously a real hassle.
An average woman sheds about 100 hairs a day, when she’s not pregnant.
However, during pregnancy, increased levels of estrogen prolong the growing stage of hair, causing more dramatic hair loss in the post-partum stage of pregnancy.
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What is post-partum hair loss like?
Post-partum hair loss was like having my husband have nightmares about being strangled from the amount of hair I was loosing.
Constantly pulling hair off your clothes, your food, your children, and other places that you didn’t know hair could even get too.
It’s wondering how there’s even any hair left on the top of your head after so much has fallen out.
What can be done?
Fortunately, there are several things that can be done to help prevent the hair loss as well as help our hair grow back. So that there’s no funny bald spots from the clumps of hair that are falling out of our heads.
Take a prenatal vitamin or a good multivitamin every day.
This is the prenatal vitamins that I switched to after having my son. I even still take these vitamins today.
Use conditioner when washing hair, or even consider investing in a leave in conditioner.
I use conditioner every time I wash my hair. I just don’t like the feeling of my hair when I don’t use conditioner. After Tristan, I also started using a leave in conditioner once a week to help.
Try different hair styles
Buy some pretty headbands to wear, or some cute bows. Change the part from one side of your head to the other side. Maybe try bangs.
Take less showers
This isn’t really that hard. We’re Moms, we already have limited shower time as it is. By washing your hair less, the hair isn’t being pulled out of our heads as we shampoo and rinse.
Cut your hair off
This was my solution. I was so tired and frustrated of the amount of hair I was loosing that I went and cut all my hair off, really short. It worked! No more hair loss.
This was the hairstyle I chose when I decided to cut all of my hair off. I really loved it. I also took this picture almost immediately after getting home from the hair salon.
Eat a healthy diet.
Eat foods that are high in the vitamins and minerals needed to prevent hair loss and help hair growth.
Foods to help Prevent Hair Loss
Eggs are full of protein, and protein is the main component of hair. They are also a good source of Biotin and B Vitamins.
Salmon is good for the brain, blood vessels, skin and of course hair. It’s also a good source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
Good source of protein and has B Vitamins, Iron and Zinc.
They are a great source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc and other minerals that are great for hair growth.
These seeds are packed full of protein, zinc, selenium, Biotin, Potassium, copper, iron, B vitamins, vitamin e, magnesium, calcium and Omega 6 Fatty Acids.
Nuts contains proteins, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.
These leafy greens are great for many things including hair. Spinach is rich with Vitamins B, C and E, Potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
Oats are great for Vitamins B, zinc, protein, copper which are all great for preventing hair loss.
And Potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, which are all great for promoting hair growth.
How did you deal with post-partum hair loss?
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