Today, I want to talk about one of the most unexpected things that happened to me after I had Diego. Around the time Diego turned three months old, my hair started falling out like crazy! I mean A LOT! I was terrified at that point, since I have very thin hair to begin with. I was also washing my hair every day, and each time I did, the shower ended up full of hair. Also, every time I brushed my hair, the brush was just full of hair. I swore that I was going bald, and I may or may not have cried a few times about it.
For me, and I’m sure for many other women as well, hair means so much! Having great hair is a source of confidence, and losing so much was starting to affect me emotionally, and my self-esteem was suffering as well.
As soon as I started noticing my hair falling out, I called my doctor. I was hoping she would tell me I could take something or do something to stop it, but her response frustrated me even more. She basically told me that there was NOTHING I could do about it! What do you mean nothing? I asked a couple of times and she assured me that it would stop. Two more weeks went by, and my hair was still falling out. So, I decided that it was time do to something!
If you are dealing with something similar, whether it’s pregnancy-related or not, here are some things that have worked amazingly for me:
- I changed my shampoo to a natural shampoo and conditoiner free of chemicals. The one that I have been using is called Innersense and I love it!
- Phyto Paris revitalizing serum. This serum is amazing, it’s designed to be used by people with temporary thinning hair caused by pregnancy and stress. This is exactly what I needed, I started using it 3 times a week for the first month and then once a week for two months. I really noticed a difference.
- Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost. After a lot of time spent on the interwebs trying to research for solutions, I found that some people take collagen supplements to help with hair loss. I decided to try this product from the Beauty Chef because in addition to having collagen, it’s also rich in probiotics and antioxidants. I love it!
- I don’t wash my hair everyday now. I do every other day. I am not a fan of doing this because my hair is so fine that it gets greasy quick. So on the second day I always either do a ponytail or a braid.
- Lastly, I changed my diet to include more protein-rich and foods that are rich in B vitamins, which are essential for healthy hair. I added more salmon, nuts, spinach, kale, and other green vegetables.
I started implementing all of these things at the same time, and to my frustration, I didn’t see results for the first three weeks or so. However, I remained consistent and over time, started seeing results! My hair stopped falling out at that point, and after another two weeks, I started noticing my hair growing back. I am realistic and I know I’m never going to have hair like Beyonce, but at least I can have my normal amount.
Finally, I added some extensions to my hair for length, and now I am feeling much better. I use weft extensions by Tara Hair here in AZ. Be sure to check her out, she is amazing and her extensions have caused zero damage to my hair. I love them!
If you are going through something similar, I hope these hair loss tips help you! And, if you have any additional recommendations for strong, thick hair, I would love to hear them!
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in my next post!