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I’m currently breastfeeding my second child and my hair, which is very curly naturally and quite hard to manage has turned extremely brittle, dry and is snapping off resulting in handfuls of hair coming out everytime I wash and comb it. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this and does anyone have tips to help save my hair?  Thanks.

Posted by Emma, 24/7/13

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  • Yep! My hair was so good during pregnancy and then afterwards went so yuck! Brittle and dry and frizzy. 21 months on and it’s just starting to come back to normal. The hairdresser told me it was normal for this to happen, and to make sure to use a hydrating treatment on it once a week, avoid using too much heat on it, and to stay hydrated. Doing these things has helped me

  • The unfortunate downside to breastfeeding. Apparently if you take vitamins it can help but I honestly just shaved my head so I didn’t have to deal with it lol

  • Yes i experienced this while breastfeeding, it did stop though when bub was around 9 months

  • I was told in pregnancy you don’t lose hair – then after birth the hair you would have lost over the 9 months falls out. It seems like a lot but isn’t. If it is snapping due to dryness maybe try a hot oil treatment or leave in conditioner.

  • your body’s focus at the moment is making milk, so your hair will be neglected of nutrition whilst you breastfeed. try using a serum or oil in your hair and that should help somewhat, but really it will stay like that until you stop breastfeeding.

  • things will change when you stop feeding

  • Hope your hair has started to grow back

  • how is your hair now?

  • How is your hair now?

  • Hair does some crazy things when you are pregnant!

  • my wife’s hair was blonde and when she was in labour she went brown

  • I hope you found something useful to help with your hair

  • Hope you found the answer to your question below – my hair fell out for a little while but I think it was more due to stress than anything else

  • I must say I noticed that my hair thinned out a lot whilst breastfeeding also.

  • Hope you found some great tips to help save your hair

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