Hair Care - Postpartum Hair

Was your hair shinier, thicker, and more complimented than ever while pregnant?

It’s not your imagination. Most women find that pregnancy makes their hair thicker. When pregnant the rise in hormones means you are also less likely to shed as much hair as you would have previously this also gives you the illusion of much thicker hair and then when you do begin to shed hair after bub arrives it can seem all the more prevalent.

Postpartum hair loss can set in any day after your baby arrives, and it sometimes continues for as long as a year. It usually peaks around the 3-4 month mark, so if your baby is a few months old and you’re still losing clumps of hair, that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic!

  • Things To Note

    Is my hair loss normal?

    In most cases, your postpartum hair loss is totally normal and is your body’s way of shedding the hair is kept ahold of during pregnancy. We know it can seem like a lot of hair is coming out but on average a woman loses 60-100 strands a day before conception anyway. Postpartum hair loss is usually double this but still not anything to worry about. If you’re still seeing large clumps in your hairbrush after your baby hits their 1st birthday, you may want to talk to your doctor about any underlying reasons this is still occurring.

  • Things To Note

    Treat yourself

    Weekly treatment is great for all hair but postpartum hair especially. Many women note their hair texture seems different after birth so a nourishing and smoothing treatment like O&M Power Base or Davines Wake Up Circle will add in hydration.

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    Eat for Hair Growth

    Eating for your hair is simply eating a whole diet. Full of a variety of fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins in your diet is the best way to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. Foods we love for postpartum hair and health include dark leafy greens (for the iron and vitamin C), sweet potatoes and carrots (for the beta carotene), eggs (for the vitamin D), and fish (for omega-3s and magnesium).

Our Favourite Products for Postpartum hair

While there is no one product that can truly ‘fix’ postpartum hair loss we have tried and tested them all to curate the perfect postpartum companions.

Stimulating and strengthening serum for scalp and fragile hair prone to falling out. The leave-in Energizing Superactive helps stimulate hair growth in cases of hormonal hair loss. This product is great for postpartum hair loss, hormone imbalances, environmental hair loss, and even stress-related hair loss.

It gently cleanses the hair giving it a sensation of energy, vigour and wellbeing to the scalp while stimulating hair growth. It gives a balancing effect to the scalp and moisturizing action to the hair.

Formulated to untangle, expand the hair shaft, and give renewed elasticity to the hair. The selected active ingredients moisturise, protect and give the illusion of a fuller hair structure.

This nourishing formula is designed to repair damaged and compromised hair, strengthen and protect hair structure and restore healthy appearance and texture. Olaplex No. 3 encourages hair growth and can be used weekly from postpartum and beyond. We have seen great results when used for hormonal hair loss, stress-related hair loss, and especially postpartum hair loss.

Silk pillowcases can dramatically reduce hair breakage, bed head, and split ends. They also help with temperature regulation that happens with hormonal temperature changes or hot flushes during postpartum, making sleep more comfortable. You can find our SLIP silk pillowcases at K-Store in a range of colours.

Try Slick Stick this anti-flyaway hair wand is formulated to hold your hair in place all day without leaving your hair oily, hard, crunchy or dirty all whilst proudly being cruelty-free, vegan friendly and suitable for all hair types. You can find Slick Stick in K-Store.

All in all, it’s important to remember this is a very natural process and your hair will start growing back and for most people, it will go back to its pre-baby glory.