I am dreading postpartum hair loss, my hair is naturally thin and I definitely noticed it has gotten thicker during my pregnancy. I know this will soon come to an end, and call me vain but I don’t think I can rock the bald look or major hair loss look. So, I have been desperately researching ways to slow down or reduce the amount of hair loss I will experience in the upcoming months. So far, I have been looking at taking a holistic approach to my hair, I have been thinking about seeing the doctor after the baby is born to check on my vitamin and mineral levels. I have had weak nails for a long time and indeed weak hair, so I’m sure my diet could use a boost regardless.
I have done some research and I know I will invest in good fish oil and silica supplements to boost my health and hair. I have also promised myself that I will try to eat healthier. My quest for healthier post pregnancy hair has led me to believe I need to change my diet. More protein, iron rich foods and less sugar. Nutrient dense vegetables and fruit not chocolate and coffee. This is a hard switch, but I now have one coffee a week now and very rarely have a treat. I have noticed changes in my skin as a result, it has been looking healthier. So far I can’t see any changes in my nails or hair but I imagine any changes to either would be much slower.
I believe genetics plays an integral role in the thickness of our hair but I also feel good nutrition can boost the health of hair and can increase volume, even if it is just by a little. While I am not sure how much boosting my diet will stave off hair loss, I can only try and even if the benefits just lead to overall better health that isn’t such a bad thing. Hopefully, I don’t need to wear beanies for 6 months post hair loss but I will try and look at the positives, a healthy me and a healthy baby. What if anything did you notice helped stave off or regrow your hair postpartum?
Posted anonymously, 11th May 2015