I’ll be honest after giving birth to Jack and Oliver my hair loss was very minimal if none at all. I don’t remember loosing much and certainly not the clumps I am now. The NHS (National Health Service) says “50% of women lose more hair than usual after they’ve given birth*”. Arthur turned 3 in November and since I was around 5 months pregnant my hair has take a right battering. More often than not I am de-clogging the plug hole with my loose hair.
I have also noticed it has become a lot thinner than it was Pre-children and certainly not as healthy as it has been. All I need to do is run my hand though my hair and every time hair will come away from my scalp. Okay, so it may not be major problem yet and I do not have visible bald patches. But if I didn’t do anything about it soon then it would become an issue. Thankfully if the worse is to happen then there is getting a Hair Transplant.
My Top tips for improving hair
- When putting your hair up and using a hair band, tie it loose and not tight. The tighter the band the higher the pressure on the hair by your scalp.
- Try not to use hair products which are labelled intensive. More often than not they contain heavy ingredients which can weigh down your hair adding pressure.
- Also, try not to over wash your hair as it can become weaker.
- Dying, heating and rolling can also damage your hair too.
- Some people say that using shampoo/conditioners that state it adds volume helps too. They contain proteins which help encourage regrowth.
- Frequent hair cuts. Sounds odd especially for hair loss but having a trim every 6-8 weeks helps to get rid of damaged hair and encourage regrowth.
- Try not too worry about it. If you think you have a problem with hair loss that is beyond what you think is normal then talk to your GP.
As I mentioned before if you have lost a lot of hair and self conscious then you can always opt for a Hair Transplant. A revolutionary new treatment which uses donor hair (taken from you) and repositioned where it is needed most.
*Statistic taken as a quote from http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/hairloss/Pages/Womenandhairloss.aspx
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