Congratulations, new moms!
Being a new mom can be both exciting and challenging. You may be experiencing changes in your body, mood, and schedule. One of the most common changes that new moms face is postpartum hair loss. This can be stressful, but the good news is that there are things you can do to help your hair look and feel its best during this time. Here are some hair care tips for new moms:
- Keep your hair clean: Even though you may feel like you have no time to take a shower, it’s important to keep your hair clean. Use a mild, sulfate-free shampoo to avoid drying out your hair. Try to wash your hair every alternate day.
- Use a conditioning shampoo: Conditioner can help keep your hair hydrated and prevent breakage. Choose a conditioning shampoo that is lightweight and chemical free.
- Oil your hair : Oil your hair twice a week and leave it for 6-8 hrs, preferably overnight. Use a mineral oil free oil. Oil which has bhringraj, jatamasi, amla, Japa pushpa will give the required strength and reduce hair fall. Do not heat the oil before applying.
- Avoid heat styling: Hot tools like blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can damage your hair and make it more prone to breakage. Try to let your hair air dry instead of using a blow dryer.
- Brush your hair gently: When you do brush your hair, use a gentle brush or wide-toothed comb. Avoid pulling or tugging on your hair, as this can cause breakage.
- Eat a balanced diet: Eating a healthy diet can help your hair stay healthy too. Make sure you’re getting enough protein, iron, and vitamins like B12 and D. You can also consider taking a hair supplement, but talk to your doctor first.
- Get regular haircuts: Regular haircuts can help prevent split ends and breakage. You don’t have to get a major haircut if you don’t want to, just a trim every 8-12 weeks can make a big difference.
- Try protective hairstyles: Protective hairstyles like braids, twists, and buns can help protect your hair from damage. They can also be a great way to save time and get ready quickly in the morning.