A huge thank you to SugarBear Hair for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Before I was pregnant or had kids I didn’t know that postpartum hair loss was even a thing that women experienced. Quite honestly I had only heard of women talking about “the glow” and how their hair was stronger, longer, and healthier from pregnancy (I think they were all lying, just kidding.) Unfortunately for me I experienced the complete opposite. I have long hair (and yes, its all my hair, no extensions.) But, long hair does not equal healthy hair.
I dreaded showering and brushing my hair. I would end up with so much hair in my brush or in my hand it was depressing and most of all, frustrating. And don’t even get me started on those damn baby hairs… What was I doing wrong? and how could I fix this? Here are a few tips & tricks on what I did to help with my postpartum hair loss:
Take Two SugarBearHair Vitamins a Day–
I take mine right before I brush my teeth at night, its become a great routine. Plus, I normally have a little sweet tooth at night and these little gummies are tasty. They help with hair strength, elasticity, stopping hair breakage, and growing longer and stronger hair. I’ve noticed less hair loss, tangles, and dryness, which were all HUGE problems after having my babies. You can buy them in one, three, or six month supply. I highly recommend the three or six months to see full results. If your curious about the ingredients, SugarBearHair doesn’t keep them a secret, here is a full list of the effective ingredients in every gummy.
Keep Hair Washing to a Minimum-
I used to wash my hair once and sometimes even twice a day! It was drying out my hair and encouraging it to fall out more easily! Stick to dry shampoo when you need it. Also, braids and updos work so much better with “dirty” hair, I promise! If you haven’t read my Quick Beauty Routine I share a secret on how I still shower without getting my hair wet, because no one wants to be smelly.
No, not your teeth (even through thats important too!) Your hair. Always start at your ends and work your way up. I can’t stress this enough. You need to work any tangles you have out at your ends first, if your starting at the top, I can guarantee you’re pulling out healthy hair and causing more hair loss then needed. Also, find a brush that works works for your hair type. This is my current favorite and its under $10!
Keep up with Trims-
I have always been awful at this but, it’s a must! I know when you’re trying to grow out your hair and struggling with hair loss the last thing you want to do is go get a hair cut/trim. It feels like you’re going backwards, I get it. But healthy, fresh cut ends are the key to preventing breakage and giving your hair the best chance to grow out.
5. Give it Time-
Postpartum hair can be a real b*&@# and sometimes it doesn’t want to go away overnight. Don’t rush it & don’t stress – it will get better! Once you’re giving your hair the help it needs (using the tips above) give your hair time to change and become healthy again. In the meantime enjoy that precious bundle of joy!
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