Postpartum hair loss is something many of us suffer from, but not a lot of us about..
The truth about pp and hypothyroid hair loss is you shouldn’t feel like this is your life now and you have to just deal with it because there are plenty of products out there that can help as they have with me.
Since I started losing hair right around 4 months postpartum, I had a feeling it wasn’t going to be a good experience because I would see huge clumps circle the drain every time I took a shower.
Then I started to notice lots of thinning on the sides of my head as well as the front of my hair line. I didn’t have much hair to begin with because it’s always been fine and thin but even putting it up in a pony tail felt different to me because of how little the amount of hair I was gathering up was.
For someone who already had her insecurities about her hair, this was a major blow to my self esteem. Putting my hair down was not an option anymore and putting it up was a struggle because I had to hide all of the bald spots.
Viviscal Densifying Shampoo & Conditioner
This is, obviously, the first step in my routine. The both of them help make sure your hair and scalp are healthy & nourished because that is extremely important in creating the best environment for new and healthy hair growth.
It’s formulated with biotin, keratin and zinc which are big ingredients for stengthening and growing hair.
They work on dry, damaged hair, even coloured hair and can be used every day. They do have a strong scent but I’ve been able to get over it because I’ve nioticed a difference in how much body my hair gets after I use them compared to other shampoos and conditioners.
Women’s Rogaine Foam
You can’t talk about hair loss products without mentioning Rogaine. It’s one of the go-to products out there for a reason!
This foam contains 5% minoxidil, which is a key ingredient in increasing hair follicle sizes and your hair’s natural growth cycle so it can come in fuller and thicker. It also contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which exfoliates your scalp to keep your hair follicles open and your scalp in the best shape possible for new hair growth.
You apply it to towel dried hair and use just half a capful directly to your scalp in the areas of concern. The downside is that you can’t breast feed while using it and you basically have to be on it forever in order to maintain the new hair growth (which comes in around 3-6 months), so this is a pretty expensive product in the long run but if you really want help, this is the way to go!
Viviscal Densifying Elixir
This baby is a leave in treatment that adds more volume and body to your hair and is from the same line as the shampoo & conditioner so it contains pretty much the same key ingredients.
All you need is 2-3 pumps applied to damp hair but it can be used on dry hair as a styling aid. It does have that same strong scent as the shampoo & conditioner but I usually just spray on a nice scented leave in conditioner to mask it.
Toppik Hair Building Fibres
A quick way to help mask bald spots is by using this fibre powder which is made of coloured keratin protein that acts like a magnet and blends in undetectable with your hair to instantly make it look like you have a naturally full head of hair. And it can also be used as a root touch up for when you haven’t touched up your hair in a while (guilty!).
You can apply the fibres best with the Hair Perfecting Tool kit which comes with the spray applicator and hair line optimizer which help provide the most natural results.
Revlon Hot Tools
When you have no time to go to a salon for a blow out, you bring the salon to you with this amazing hot brush! It’s got a unique oval brush design that helps create volume at your roots and body throughout the length of your hair in a single pass.
It also has ionic technology so your hair dries faster with less damage and no frizz. The brush comes with tangle free bristles (nylon pin and tufted bristles) and 3 heat settings (high, low and cool).
Watch the video above to learn about the bonus product that is really effective at helping your hair grow.
The main thing to keep in mind about all of this is that you shouldn’t give up hope. There isn’t an overnight cure or remedy for this but there are solutions out there that will help you slowly get back to where you were as long as you stay consistent with them. I still have a ways to go in my hair growth journey but I know that with patience and consistency, I will get back to a better place with my hair and overall self confidence.
Are there any products or tools you’ve been using to help you in your hair regrowth journey? Please share as I’d love to know!
Hugs, kisses & glitter,