5 Tips to Help Grow Your Hair Faster After Pregnancy
Hair fall is common among new moms, and it can be quite frustrating. Here are 5 ways to help fight hair loss after pregnancy.
Ever heard of postpartum hair fall? Also known as hair “shedding”, it is the noticeable hair loss new moms experience after childbirth. Because of certain medications and dramatic hormonal imbalances, people experience hair loss during and after pregnancy. The hair loss usually peaks ~4 months after childbirth.
Not a new mom but you’re still experiencing hair fall? Check out this blog post to find out why and how to prevent it!
Your hair growth will most likely go back to normal within 6 to 9 months postpartum (Source: Healthline). However, if you wanna speed up your hair growth, or it has been more than 9 months and your hair is still falling out, here are 5 ways to help fight hair loss after pregnancy.
1. Massage Your Scalp
It is believed that scalp massages stimulate the hair follicles to produce thicker hair (Source: Healthline). To massage, you can use a scalp massaging tool or something as easy as using your hands!
Using both hands, apply gentle pressure (gentler than you would with body massages) to your scalp in circular motions. Make sure to cover all areas of your scalp. Do this several times a day for at least 5 minutes.
Extra Tip: You can also massage Argan Oil-Around into your scalp. Argan oil is full of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E that help soften hair, lock in moisture and boost shine. If you have split ends, dry hair, or color-treated hair, use Argan Oil-Around to revive your strands.
Check out our blog post on other ways to use Argan Oil for your hair and skin.
2. Rinse your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar once a week
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses can lower the pH level and bring the health of your hair back into balance. Follow these steps to make your own ACV wash at home (Source: Healthline).
- Mix 2 tablespoons of ACV with water. Add a few drops of essential oil if you dislike the smell of ACV.
- After shampooing and conditioning, pour the ACV wash onto your hair and scalp.
- Let it sit for 2 minutes.
- Rinse with water.
- Optional: You can use ACV wash twice a week. If needed, use more tablespoons of ACV (a maximum of 5 tablespoons only is recommended).
Did you know that ACV can be used to treat dandruff as well? Check out our blog post on how to make your own anti-dandruff treatment using ACV.
3. Use our Gugo Shampoo and Conditioner
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4. Use Aloe Vera as a leave-in hair treatment
Aloe vera is packed with nutrients that will boost your hair growth. It is rich in antioxidants (vitamins A, C, E), fatty acids, amino acids, and natural enzymes which help maintain healthy hair follicles. You can use it as a leave-in treatment by following these steps (Source: Healthline).
- Mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of Pure Virgin Coconut Oil. Stir until they’re blended.
- Apply the mixture onto your scalp, and spread it down to the tips of your hair.
- Brush through your hair with a wide-toothed comb to spread the mask evenly.
- Cover your hair with a shower cap. You can leave the treatment on from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Shampoo your hair to rinse off the treatment.
- Optional: Replace your conditioner with this treatment as often as once a week.
Check out our blog post on other ways to use Aloe Vera for your hair and skin.
5. Eat healthy food
A healthy diet is important. It doesn’t matter if you’re experiencing postpartum hair fall or not, you should always eat healthily to prevent and treat any health issue. For fuller and healthier hair, eat foods that are rich in antioxidants, iron, vitamin D, and biotin like the following (Source: WebMD).
- Fatty fishes rich in omega-3 and vitamin D (ex. tuna and salmon)
- Biotin- and protein-rich food (ex. eggs, beans)
- Fruits with vitamin C and antioxidants (ex. berries, oranges, grapes, cherries)
- Vegetables full of nutrients (ex. kale, spinach)
Important Note: Consider consulting with a doctor to find out if you have vitamin deficiencies. With their help, you can tailor your diet according to what your body needs.
And that’s it! 5 ways you can help fight postpartum hair fall! Whichever tip you choose, be consistent in doing it. It’s easy to get discouraged if you don’t see results after one try, but remember that this too shall pass and you're a beautiful, strong mom no matter what.
To all our strong and beautiful Zen mommies out there, we wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!