Intro to Healthy Postpartum Hair
Postpartum hair loss can be extremely frustrating, worrisome, and stressful for new moms.
With the vast amount of information available, you are probably overwhelmed and stressed. As you already know, stress can lead to more hair loss! Fear not; we’ll help you relax a bit.
In fact, we’re going to give you many options that you can do starting right now.
Thanks to the fluctuation of hormones, it’s normal to have increased shedding after giving birth and then an increase in thickness.
As your hormones change during pregnancy and after giving birth, so does your hair.
During this time period, doing all the right things for your follicles is most important to ensure that the follicles are properly nourished to avoid the death of those follicles.
You need to be sure that you are using the right ingredients on your hair and scalp.
So, let’s discuss 7 things you can do now to nourish your follicles for healthy postpartum hair.
7 Tips for Healthy Postpartum Hair
1. Eat a nutrient-dense diet: Protein is important because it provides the amino acids that make up keratin, which is the building block of your hair. Lean meats, beans, fish, eggs, dairy, kale, and asparagus are great protein sources. If you are vegan, there are choices, yet stay away from soy. Otherwise, when you see your hair falling, you won’t be able to say we didn’t warn you.
Healthy fats, such as coconut, olive, and flaxseed, provide your body with long-chain polyunsaturated fats and linoleic acids necessary for hair structure. Notice soy oil is NOT on the healthy list. Fruits and vegetables are essential to provide a variety of nutrients such as vitamin c, vitamin a, vitamin b5, vitamin b12, folate, zinc, and niacin.
2. Add supplements: Take a multivitamin and mineral supplement daily for nutrients you didn’t get in your diet. For instance, zinc is important for hair growth, and you can lose zinc in sweat. If you exercise a lot, then it is possible to be deficient in it. Also, suppose you are having any blood work done. In that case, ask them to check your magnesium levels (more than 300 processes in the body rely on sufficient magnesium levels and Americans are typically deficient).
3. Reduce stress: Large amounts of stress can use up nutrients, like B-Vitamins, which are essential to healthy hair and hair growth. Also, stress pushes your hair follicles into the growth cycle’s resting phase, causing your hair to shed and become thin. Also, corn syrup and sugars take loads of B-Vitamins to process, thus reducing B-Vit levels to alarming lows. So, don’t stress eat sugars on top of being stressed. Try yoga, meditation, exercising, and a scalp massage, or put on some fantastic music and dance your stress out right there in your living room!
4. Exercise regularly: To help increase your spirits, maintain a healthy weight, and help you sleep better at night, maintain a good exercise regime. OR… at least stretch and get some flex and circulation going. Use it or lose it, so keep in mind that all of these things will help keep hormones balanced and promote healthy hair growth.
5. Stay hydrated: Your body will direct water to all of your vital organs first, then to your hair follicles. If you don’t consume enough water, your hair follicles will not receive any, resulting in dull, lifeless, dry, breaking hair. By the way…. coffee, tea, and specialty waters don’t count. Pure, clean water “rinses” your cells. So think of it this way if you are unsure about the beverage you are about to count as water. Ask: Would I shower in this? (Well, maybe light champagne once in a while might be nice…..but you get the point!)
6. Avoid heat styling: As everyone knows, heat styling tools tend to dry out your hair. Especially if you use the tools on high heat. Limit your use of heat styling tools and always use the lowest heat setting possible. Tip: Just before applying the wand, or iron to your hair, rub the barrel on a damp washcloth to remove the collected heat that scorches the cuticle.
7. Nurture your postpartum hair: Use natural, gentle, chemical-free hair products to nourish your hair and scalp. And just because it says natural does not necessarily mean good for hair. Silicones are considered natural, yet they wreak havoc on hair and follicles. Get your list of avoids for free by clicking here now. Silicone AVOID List. Also, incorporate a weekly deep conditioning treatment for deeper nourishment to your hair and scalp. The best products for your hair are found in the Postpartum Hair Loss & Regrowth package. For your weekly deep conditioner, use RoMANce Deep Conditioning Treatment.
Conclusion to Healthy Postpartum Hair
You want to be sure you are doing all the right things to nourish and reactivate your hair follicles. Fortunately, there are things you can do right now to help minimize hair loss and care for your scalp.
Belegenza Natural Hair Care has taken the guesswork out of which hair care products are right for you. They are continuously researching ingredients to always provide you with the best and safest possible. With the time of the essence, you can now use 17 tried and trusted hair growth factors in these products all at once. Check out the Postpartum Hair Loss & Regrowth package for the perfect products for you. Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp!