10 Simple Tips To Overcome Postpartum Hair Loss

Growing up my grandmother always said, “hair is a woman’s glory”.  So, what happens when, just months after giving birth to your pride and joy, you start losing clumps of your “glory”?  Ladies don’t panic! It’s call postpartum shedding and it affects about 90% of Mothers at different levels. The hair loss starts roughly around 3 months after giving birth and ends about several months later give or take. Yikes, right! Can you imagine? But don’t panic. There are 10 things you can use to decrease the amount of shedding and to help you get back your head of glory. Ladies, I got you! (Please note, commissions are granted to us with items purchased using the amazon links provided).

10 things to use to tackle postpartum hair loss

1. Castro Oil

One of the most common hair loss remedies is castor oil. It contains a high content of ricinoleic acid which improves blood circulation and leads to stronger hair follicles and therefore helps with hair loss. Just apply to affected areas and massage it in gently and daily.

2. Vitamin E

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Vitamin E oils are great for hair massages. With its antioxidant properties, Vitamin E helps to reduce oxidative stress in the scalp. Oxidative stress has been linked with hair loss therefore making it an excellent oil to fight postpartum shedding.

3. Neem oil

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I was told about Neem oil through a friend who had history of hair loss. During her wash days, she would include neem oil and to her surprise, after a few weeks there was no more shedding. With some further research, I found out that neem oil is high in fatty acids, such as linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids which all help to lock in moisture in the hair thus promoting healthier, thicker, and rich hair growth while preventing hair loss. Do try to apply this oil with shampoo and conditioner on your wash days.

4. Aloe Vera  

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Aloe Vera can be used as Pre-poo, Leave conditioner or even as a hair oil  Aloe Vera contains vitamins A, C, and E which are vitamins that help in cell turnover, promoting healthy cell growth and shiny hair. Vitamin B12 and folic acid are also contained in aloe Vera gel which can prevent your hair from falling out. Best results with fresh aloe Vera.

5. Low Tension Hairstyles

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The affected areas in most women are the hair edges. A great way to fight this is stop putting tension on those edges which mean no tight hairstyles, gentler brushes and other hair tool.

6. Fenugreek Seeds

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Rich in protein and ions, it’s no surprise that fenugreek helps with hair growth. Fenugreek seeds also contain flavonoids and saponins which are said to induce hair growth due to their anti-inflammatory and antifungal effects. Just soak the Fenugreek Seeds overnight and then crush the seeds into a paste and apply it to the scalp. Leave it in for about 20 minutes and then wash it out of the hair with shampoo. You can also make Fenugreek oil.

7. Onions

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Caution! It has a strong scent! You probably shouldn’t use when around people due to the scent. You should consider using it with essential oils. Onion juice is definitely worth the mention. When added to the hair and scalp, onion juice can supply extra sulfur to support strong and thick hair, thus preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. The sulfur from onions may also help promote collagen production. Collagen in turn helps the production of healthy skin cells and hair growth.

8. Green Tea

While looking for hair loss remedies for a family member, I came cross green tea teabags, some years ago. Green tea is rich in antioxidants which can be used to prevent hair loss and improve hair health. This can be applied by boiling the green tea teabags in water and using the liquid during your wash days.

9. Hair Vitamins

Hair vitamins usually consists of nutrients that are needed for hair growth. Different brands of hair vitamins may contain different nutrients. That’s why some brands may work for some persons and not for others. It’s always important to know what your body is lacking before choosing a brand. But once you’re able to identify the brand that is right for you, you should begin to see vast improvements in your hair recovery journey.

10. Low-Level Laser Therapy

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Out of this entire list, the most expensive recommendation would be Low-level laser therapy also known as red light therapy or cold laser therapy. It projects photons into the scalp’s tissues. These photons are absorbed by the weak cells and thus aids in hair growth. A great brand is, FDA cleared, iRestore Essential Laser Hair Growth System.

While theses remedies have shown proven results in various persons, you should consult a doctor if you see no result after a few weeks or if you have any health concerns.

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