THE 'BABY BANGS' GANG!
Becoming a Mother is an incredible journey for so many reasons but for many women, postpartum hair loss comes as an unexpected shock. Many women have changes in hair texture and growth during pregnancy. Hormones can make your hair grow faster and fall out less causing you hair to look more luscious and thick during this time. But around 3 months after giving birth it is normal for new mums to go from previously losing 80 hairs a day to losing around 400 hairs a day. For some, hair loss can come out in clumps and regrowth can create “baby bangs” which are thinner and harder to tame. It is important to look after your hair at this time and we have a few tips to help.
Continuing to take your prenatal vitamins is a great way to make sure your body is still getting the nutrients it needs. Also adding protein to your diet is essential for hair growth, as your hair follicles are made mostly of protein.
Some choose to cut their hair short to make it appear fuller and help the new hair regrowth to blend in.
For extra hold you can use hairspray on the baby hairs and then brush them into place. The Denman Edge Tamer brush would be perfect, with its soft natural bristles, as it is the closest brush to your own hair so it won’t cause any damage.
Using less heat will prevent damage so low heat setting while blow drying and using straightening irons less often when styling will really help protect the hair.
Avoid tight ponytails and braids that can add tension to your hair and lead to more hair loss. Using affordable silk or stain hair ties can make all the difference and can cut down extra tugging on already stressed hair follicles.
Brushing too hard can also cause your hair to fall out in bigger clumps, so using the D90L Tangle Tamer Ultra is perfect as it is a gentle detangler for fine hair & sensitive scalps. The super-soft bristles gently glide through the hair removing tangles and eliminating pulls and tugs, leaving your hair damage free and the flexible bristles effortlessly glide through knots and tangles leaving your hair feeling smooth, sleek and detangled.
Some think that not shampooing as often will minimise hair loss but the hair that is ready to fall will fall regardless of how many times it is washed. However, using the D6 BeBop brush in the shower to distribute conditioner effectively, is a great way to stimulate your scalp to help with regrowth and it will also encourage the hairs that are ready, to fall out, meaning less hair loss during the day.
*lookout for a rare occurrence where a strand of hair can unknowingly wrap around your baby’s finger, toe or other body part. Known as a hair tourniquet, the strand can cut off circulation and needs to be removed immediately by gently unwinding the hair or using scissors if necessary.
For most women your hair should regain its fullness by the time your child turns one so be kind to yourself and gentle with your hair as this is only temporary.