POSTPARTUM HAIR: Hair…missing in action!

 

Have you got dry, dull or missing hair??? Yes, you heard me MISSING.

These are just some of the things that my poor hair (or lack of) went through after giving birth. It's amazing how your hair style can set the mood of your day (how very vein of me).

Well Modern Mamma's unfortunately or perhaps fortunately this is totally normal after having your tiny tot.

I’m sure by now if you suffer from this you’ve googled the crap out of it and read every article that repeatedly says 'RESTING STAGE'. Basically put; During pregnancy much less hair than normal falls out due to an extended “resting period” phase. That’s why your hair is so much thicker and healthier during pregnancy. Woo! 

Unfortunately, around 3 months after birth there is a massive backlash and all that extra hair falls out at once. Boo!

This happened to me and it happened badly…

I was diagnosed with a bad case of (click word for info) telogen effluvium where I lost 60-70% of my hair. As IF you're not dealing with enough with a freshie at home. Not cool!

Receding hairline - 10 weeks postpartum... dying my hair red didn't help disguise the receding hairline.

Receding hairline - 10 weeks postpartum... dying my hair red didn't help disguise the receding hairline.

Mullet- 8 months postpartum with my first born.. the result of loosing 60-70% of my hair :(  I did have my hair in a thin pony tail.

Mullet- 8 months postpartum with my first born.. the result of loosing 60-70% of my hair :(  I did have my hair in a thin pony tail.

I have spent ridic amounts of money on hair products and treatments. You name it, I’d tried it.

Now for the good news - after many trial's and error's with my previous experience and now that number 2 has joined the tribe, I'm pretty sure I've got this hair situation sorted.

MY SECRET Is

BRUSH

With my first born this was something I avoided - oh and showering ha! I couldn’t bare to see how much hair I was losing.

But my amazing hair dresser - (KSA Hair) told me to BRUSH BABY! This stimulates your hair follicles; when one hair falls out another has room to grow.  

My brushes (click for links) - Tangle teezer,  Mason Pearson

My motto- you have to loose, before it grooves.

SILICA

WOW this changed my life, so much so even after babies it’s part of my daily routine and ladies it's safe through pregnancy.

Great for hair, nails, skin and its elasticity for that growing bump.

Silica is naturally in our bodies; like vitamins you might need a little help to get your internal levels right.

After only 10 days of taking Silica I noticed my eyelashes and eyebrows started growing thicker and faster. Unfortunately, I also noticed an increased growth in my pubic region (damn it) - not great for the bank with my weekly waxing appointments!

For me it took 4-6 weeks to see some growth. My bald patches started to become spiky and those intimate moments such as my husband running his hand through my hair become a laugh.. ahh parenthood. All jokes aside, it was finally growing YAY! Spanish dancing girl emoji paalease.

I just buy mine from my local pharmacy and I get it in a gel form. It’s tasteless and the texture is gritty like a spoon full of flour and water mixed together. Mix it in with some OJ and voilà!

I do recommend talking to your doctor or pharmacist before buying Silica as everyone is different and the professionals can guide you on dosage and how long you should take it for.

Hair loss isn’t going to happen to everyone and some may lose more than others. All I can say is modern Mummies you rock that new hairline, because it will grow back, it's just another reminder you just had a baby! Just remember Mamma's your hair will grow back, your husband's won't… mwah!

 2nd time round with baby number 2- 8 months postpartum

 2nd time round with baby number 2- 8 months postpartum

Xox

JR