4 Haircare Tips That Have Changed My Hair Post Pregnancy
Everyone always tells you to prepare for major postpartum hair loss. Not going to lie, I was TERRIFIED about losing my hair, especially after how full it got when I was pregnant with Sage. I knew it was inevitable, no matter what I did to prepare for it, but that didn’t stop me from trying to prevent as much hair loss as possible. I know a lot of the reasons why women experience so much hair loss after they have their baby is out of our control due to the changing of hormones and lack of sleep, but what was in my control was making sure I kept up with my daily postnatal vitamin, feeding my body with proper nutrients, and using products that helped promote hair growth. I started to prepare for the inevitable postpartum hair loss while I was pregnant with Sage by incorporating a hair growth shampoo into my routine 2- 3 times a week, plus I took my prenatal vitamin daily. I also only washed my hair a few times a week and tried not to use any hot tools on it. This definitely helped keep my hair healthy during pregnancy and prepared it for the major change my body would go through once I had Sage. Everyone’s postpartum journey is different, and almost 5 months in, I haven’t lost as much hair as I thought! I wanted to share 4 tips that have helped keep my hair healthy and strong throughout my postpartum journey, so whether you’re pregnant or just had your baby and are going through the same journey, keep reading for the products I use and what I do to prevent as much hair loss as possible.
Take Your Vitamins!
Vitamins are so important for your hair health! I've been taking a daily vitamin for over a year now, and it's kept my hair, skin, and nails healthy. There are so many to choose from on the market, but I love RItual. I took their prenatal a few months before pregnancy until a month after I had Sage and then switched over to the postnatal vitamin. I'll continue to take their postnatal until I'm done breastfeeding. You can use my code LINDSAYC10 for 10% off your first 3 months.
Incorporating hair products that work to promote hair growth is super important. You don't need to wait until you start to experience hair loss to add a hair growth system into your routine, either! I started using BONDIBOOST's hair growth shampoo and conditioner into my weekly routine about 3 months into my pregnancy. Between my daily vitamin and this system, my hair was so thick and full. Now almost 5 months postpartum, I've experienced some hair loss, but this has helped keep it as full as possible. I love this shampoo and conditioner because it contains only natural ingredients, plus it keeps your scalp clean and preps it for optimal hair growth.
Dehydration is one of the main causes of hair loss, so make sure you're drinking tons of water! Not only should you be hydrating your body from the inside out, but you should use hydrating hair products that work to keep your hair moisturized all day long. I use the Hydrating Glow with Baobab Essence from Pantene, and it's INCREDIBLE. I also use their shampoo and conditioner on the days I don't use my growth system, and it keeps my hair nourished and hydrated for it to grow. The Hydrating Glow has a milky formula that melts into your hair and scalp to promote hydration, shine, and growth.
Every week you should apply a nourishing hair mask and let it sit for at least 15 minutes! A key ingredient to look for in your hair mask is castor oil because it promotes hair growth. I love the Miracle mask from BONDIBOOST. I use it 1-2 times a week in the shower in place of conditioner, and it's helped strengthen my strands and promote hair growth!