Facing Postpartum Hair Loss? 4 Tips to control Excessive Hair Shedding

Are you a new mom who’s struggling with postpartum hair loss and energy deficiency? If the answer is yes then we feel you, and here we are to help you out with the same.

After giving birth, you might experience excessive hair shedding for a few months. This is normal and not true hair loss. It happens to many new moms because of hormonal changes in the body. Some factors that may increase your risk of postpartum hair loss include age, thyroid function, hormones, alcohol use and diet. 

Although you cannot avoid this hair loss, you can definitely control it by eating the right nutrition and following certain tips. So here are certain tips that you can follow to avoid over shedding of hair during your postpartum months.

Avoid styling your hair with heat

Try avoiding styling tools when you are going through post party hair loss.

Don’t use tools such as curling irons or blow dryers to style your hair. Heating your hair can make it appear thinner. 

Instead try to hold off on fancy styling and let your hair air dry until the thinning tapers out. The heat from a blow dryer can cause you to lose more hair, as well as roughen the texture of the scalp. Avoid using styling tools on hair during postpartum to avoid thinning hair that may result in permanent damage. 

Be gentle with brushing

Your hair might also  be getting thinner because you’re pulling too much on it. Try to baby clutch your hair instead of brushing it out. It's also important to watch the way you wash and style your hair, as pulling increases tension (which makes it more likely for the follicle to detach from the scalp).

Brush softly and gently with a wide tooth comb since brushing can damage your hair.

Eat Healthy and Wholesome food

Food is an essential part of our bodies and can provide us with the nutrients and energy we need to function. A varied diet full of health-promoting foods will help you avoid postpartum hair loss. Try adding more vegetables to your diet, along with eggs and fish. Dark leafy greens (for the iron and vitamin C) and sweet potatoes (for the beta carotene) are also good options for hair health.

Include important herbs in your diet

The consumption of ayurvedic herbs in the postpartum phase is beneficial for the mother to recover to a normal body, cope with hormonal changes, support the baby with milk production and build the much needed immunity, strength, and stamina. We recommend including the following Ayurvedic herbs in your diet on a regular basis.

  1. Amla (age sustainer, anti-allergic)
  2. Shatavari (supports the uterus, builds strength)
  3. Ashwagandha (strength building, improves immunity)
  4. Haritaki (anti-dermatosis, anti-bilious and antioxidant)
  5. Shankhpushpi (mildly laxative, rejuvenating, improves memory)
  6. Turmeric (anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory)
  7. Bhringraj (promotes hair health, aids in sleeping) conditions.

These act as ‘Rasayana for pregnant and lactating women’ per Ayurveda. You may seek medical advice to optimize the dosage and form on the basis of your specific

Now since all the new moms don’t have the privilege of getting home cooked food or someone around to make sure that their diet is balanced and  full of all the nutritions. We at Sesa have developed a juice specially curated for new mothers who are so busy nurturing their child that they can barely make time for themselves.

Sesa Care using the wisdom of the centuries old vedas has crafted the NEW MOMS JUICE. Our juice is a rich blend of ayurvedic ingredients like Amla, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, and Jatamansi that help boost the strength and immunity of new moms and keep the postpartum hair fall in check.