You know that glow and extra gorgeous hair you had during pregnancy? You may notice it’s fleeting, but not by any fault of your own! The average person sheds about 100 hairs a day, but when you’re pregnant, your hormones slow the fall-out so you get more volume and density. Then one fateful day (usually around 4 months, but sometimes as late as 6) you notice you’re shedding like a dog and sometimes even in small clumps! Yikes! What a great surprise…
First of all, YOU ARE NOT GOING BALD, so don't panic. Your hair is just catching up to the normal cycle. Things will even out soon enough.
What to do in the meantime to get through your great shed?
- Be gentle! Use a Wet Brush or wide toothed comb to carefully de-tangle
- Use metal free hair bands (we love silk ones!)
- Don’t keep your hair pulled super tight, the extra strain on the roots can cause more to shed at once
- Condition well to keep knots (and tugging) at bay
- Sleep on a natural silk pillow case. Silk is smoother than cotton. Less friction means less fall out. Silk also wont absorb moisture from your hair and skin like cotton can, keeping everything smoother (and potentially shinier!)
- Invest in a lint roller and some lipstick. Lint roller for your hair- ridden tops and lipstick to put the focus back on your smile:
Have some tips for luscious locks? Leave them below!