It’s been three months since I last posted about my hair loss, and thankfully it has now slowed down.
The good news is that there doesn’t seem to be an underlying problem causing it, other than crazy hormones following childbirth. Also I’ve started to notice some short fluffy baby hairs around my temple, giving me a slightly less ‘scalpy’ look.
I thought I would share some of my tips and tricks for dealing with postpartum hair loss.
Tips for dealing with postpartum hair loss
1) Washing my hair less (2-3 times a week)
My hair does sometimes look more greasy than what I would be comfortable to go out in public with, but my secret weapon is Baby Powder! I apply a good sprinkle of Baby Powder into my hands and vigorously work it into my parting/top of hair. Not only does this hide any grease but I find it also adds some volume too. I’m not sure how effective this method would be on dark hair though.
2) Not tying my hair back very often
As well as not wanting to draw attention to my bald bits I’m trying to keep my hair down as much as possible to avoid damaging it by scrapping it back and using hair bobbles or scrunchies.
3) Side parting
One side of my hair looks slightly worse than the other, so I use a side parting to help counter this. No one has noticed my hair, or lack of around my temples with this method.
4) A plait for bed
My long hair seems to be tangling a lot more since I’ve been losing it, so I plait it before bed to help prevent tangles. The plait also stops me waking up with hairs all over my pillow. I’m sure if you are going through the same thing, you will know that a pillow covered in hair just adds to the upset first thing in the morning.
5) No straightening irons
I haven’t straightened my hair in months, but I do blow dry it if I’m going out (which isn’t that often since becoming a Mom).
6) Volumising mousse and blow drying
I try not to over do it, but to help hide the thin hair on top I’ve found applying a volumising mousse before blow drying with a large barrel brush to be great for adding volume on top.
Please let me know if you’ve found anything else to be successful in hiding hair loss.