Hello Beautiful Lady,
Postpartum shedding is no joke. It was like I had a baby, then four months later my hair started shedding. It happened overnight. One day I woke up and all my hair was in my hands. Okay maybe I’m exaggerating but that’s what it felt like.
I thought if I continued to take my prenatal vitamins it wouldn’t happen to me. I was wrong. I tried not to panic and started to develop a regimen to combat the shedding. It actually worked!
Here are the five tips that help decrease postpartum shedding:
1 . Keep taking your prenatal vitamins, especially if you are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding takes a lot out of the mother, and you want to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as well as your baby. Whenever your body is a lacking proper nutrition, you will notice the deficiency in your skin, nails, and hair. Taking a vitamin ensures that you are getting the proper vitamins and minerals. I know that my shedding would have been much worst had I not been taking prenatal vitamins.
2. Pick up some Silica Complex vitamins by under the NOW brand. These vitamins are a life saver as well as a wallet saver. There are tons of over priced skin, nail and hair vitamins on the market, but these vitamins have the same ingredients.
“Silicon plays a vital role supporting the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is a protein responsible for connective tissues such as tendons, cartilage, and ligaments. Your skin, hair and nails also depend on collagen to remain healthy.”
3. Develop a hair regimen that is low maintenance. The key is not manipulating the hair too much causing the hair to be torn from the scalp.
4. Keep your hair moisturized. This is very important, this will prevent your hair from becoming tangled. Your goal is to keep the hair tangle free. The less you have to touch your hair the better. Coconut oil is an awesome moisturizer.
I remember when my hair was shedding. It would tangle so fast.
5. Use Jamaican Black Castor Oil . Castor oil promotes hair growth. My hair recovered in no time. I also used Jamaican black castor oil on my newborn daughter’s bald spot. For her hair, I mixed it coconut oil because castor oil is heavy. Within a few months, her bald spot was gone.
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