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After you have a baby, your body will make use of all the minerals and nutrients available to recover. If you decide to breastfeed, you will need even more vitamins and minerals. New mothers already feel tired and drained in the first few weeks after delivery, due to not sleeping enough.
If you’d like to get your hair back in shape after giving birth, you might have to come up with a plan to support your body. Still, you need to remember not to stress over your appearance. Your partner and family members are more likely to see a beautiful young mother than a tired and stressed one.
But if you’d like to look after your hair the right way after pregnancy, then you can find some hair care tips below.
Beautiful Hair After Pregnancy – Simple Tips For New Mums
Cut Back On Chemicals
While you might be experiencing hair loss after pregnancy and during pregnancy, you might not want to use drastic interventions. It’s recommended to cut back on chemicals.
You can use your regular shampoo and conditioner, but don’t add anything you might not need, such as a straightening spray or hair gel. Let your hair breathe, instead of putting too many chemicals on it. This will help your body recover and deliver the minerals and vitamins to where they are most needed.
Get A Haircut
Many new mums get a haircut, mainly because shorter hair is easier to manage. If you’ve been thinking about a change for a long time, it might be time to have a look at styles that are easy to maintain. While your hair is not likely to grow faster when you cut it, it will be easier to manage.
This might be the time to go for a short hairstyle and let your natural colour grow back. Chemical-free hair can be much healthier and easier to deal with long-term especially when you hardly have time for yourself. Find out more about natural hairstyles by going here and find out how you can style your short hair according to the occasion.
Take Vitamin Supplements
While breastfeeding, and after pregnancy, you need to replace the vitamins and minerals that your little one has used from your body. Calcium is extremely important, but you also need to find a supplement that contains Iron, Zinc, and Copper. This will support your body during this challenging time, and help you to get healthy again. For a better complexion, healthier and stronger hair, you might want to try Revitol supplements with natural antioxidants.
Coffee is a natural antioxidant, and caffeine increases your circulation. If you would like to have a healthier looking skin and hair and avoid the side effects of drinking strong coffee, you can also go for green tea. You can now buy caffeine shampoo that is proven to reduce or completely stop hair loss. If you are facing this challenge, you might want to give it a try.
To increase the oxygen levels in your body and detox, you should exercise. You might be surprised to know that sweating is good for your scalp.
Make sure that you don’t overdo the exercise, but get enough cardio done every week to keep you going and rebuild your strength and circulation. The better your circulation is, the more chance your hair will have to get the minerals and nutrients it needs to grow and regenerate.
Let Your Hair Loose Sometimes
While you might be tempted to keep your hair back in the day while you are looking after your baby, cleaning the house, or preparing food, you should also let your roots relax and breathe. At night, you should let your hair down, after brushing it through. A make sure that you brush it for a few minutes during the day before you put it in a ponytail.
Use Hair Masks
If you feel like your hair could benefit from a vitamin and mineral boost, you could get a hair mask developed to restore the shine and strength. Don’t apply the hair mask more than twice a month, or it will not work. Choose a natural mask that doesn’t have irritants, and make sure that you apply a skin test before you use the product.
Drink Enough Water
To keep your hair hydrated, and support your immune system, you should drink at least six glasses of water daily. And even more if you are breastfeeding. Instead of going for sugar-infused drinks, make sure that the majority of your drinks are plain water. If you are worried about harmful chemicals, you could use a water filter that gets rid of toxins and improves the taste.
A simple way to support your skin and your hair is to get enough sleep. You might find this a challenge, giving that you are dealing with a little person who has regular needs. But remember that if you don’t get enough rest and are tired and stressed all the time, you will be less able to look after your baby in the long term. Give yourself a rest while your baby is sleeping, or simply soak in the bath to relax, so you can sleep better at night.
In case you suffer from dry scalp, you can get some Argan oil ethically sourced from Morocco, and massage it into your hair after washing it. You might find that the old Indian tradition of massaging coconut or anise oil in your scalp is more effective. Choose a natural oil you like and one that is unlikely to cause irritation or weigh down your hair.
If you’ve noticed hair loss after giving birth then you will need to change your daily habits. Be sure to brush your hair in the morning and at night. Also, your roots will not be as strong as they used to be, so brush your hair before you wash it. This will make it easier to style after washing and reduce the risk of hair loss.
Avoid Hair Irons And Curlers When You Can
While styling your hair after pregnancy can be a good way of feeling better about yourself, you want to avoid heat as much as possible. If you would like wavy hair in the morning, why not braid your hair after washing it and drying it that way. You can straighten your hair without using a hair iron if you dry it using a comb. Try hairstyles that don’t require heat, or – if you cannot avoid using hair irons and curlers – use a heat protection spray beforehand.
Only Use Natural Colorants
We all get fed up with our natural hair colour sometimes. If you feel like you need a bit more colour in your life, try some natural products that don’t contain ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. Henna hair colourant is a better option especially if you make sure that it’s natural and doesn’t have any added chemicals.
Keeping on top of your hair care schedule after having a new baby can be a challenge. But you need to stop worrying about your hair loss. It’s natural and normal in most cases.
Support your body in recovering by taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement. Avoid using chemicals and curlers as much as you can, and give your scalp a hot oil massage every now and then. Be patient with your hair, and try a new hairstyle that is easier to manage given your busy schedule as a new mum.
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