This post is sponsored by Garnier #WholeBlends. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
How to Prevent PostPartum Hair Loss
Postpartum hair loss. Holler if you know what the heck I am even talking about. Those little tumbleweeds blowing around on your bathroom floor, the endless amount of hair in your shower and never mind brushing that mane (makes you cringe, doesn’t it?) I chopped all my hair off after baby number two because breastfeeding two babies really wrecked havoc on my locks. Thankfully it’s now thick and healthy again and I wanted to put together a little post on how to prevent that postpartum hair loss and things I have done to keep my hair healthy throughout it all.
One of my favorite things to use is fenugreek seed water. What you do is place the seeds in water overnight and in the morning, strain the seeds and apply the water to your scalp the next day. Let it soak in for 1-2 hours (I throw a towel on top as well). I have always had great results with this method and it makes my hair noticeable healthier, shinier and can even treat dandruff!
As difficult as this may be, I would avoid coloring or heating tools as much as you possibly can. I try to wash and “do” my hair only a few times a week. I always use a heat protection spray when using the curling iron or hair dryer to protect my locks as well!
Choosing a shampoo and conditioner that can revitalize your hair and get it back to it’s healthy roots is key. Right now I am loving Garnier’s Whole Blends line and specifically the green apple and green tea combination. It smells heavenly and I love that way my hair feels after I use it. I mean, who doesn’t love green apple?! One of my favorite beauty bloggers, The Beauty Gypsy posted this amazing apple hair mask, which is a MUST try. So head over there and bookmark it because it’s one of my go-to DIY hair masks! Garnier Whole Blends contains naturally derived ingredients and does all the work for your hair so that you don’t have to!
Hair massage. The best part about getting your hair done. RIGHT?! Well, did you know that massaging your hair helps to stimulate growth? Yep! The more massaging you do in the shower, the better! So work that shampoo in and get those strands to grow faster!
Flax seeds. Dried apricots. Dried Mango. Dried Apples. Any dried fruit. Fill your diet with these things to help stimulate hair growth and prevent the loss of those strands! Supplement your diet with Vitamin C, E, & B Complex, Biotin and Zinc.
Avoid putting your hair up as much as possible. I am terrible with this and I always have my hair up because who wants a baby pulling at their strands all day?! However, putting your hair back in those holders really wrecks havoc on your strands and pulls your hair out. Avoid them when you can!