When you’re pregnant, your hair seems to grow like no tomorrow – it’s like something out of that Disney film ‘Tangled’. It grows longer, stronger, and thicker by the day because old hair fails to shed at the rate it used to. Many women love this about being pregnant! However, once you’ve had your little baby the hair soon falls out like it was supposed to, but leaves dull, lifeless hair in its place. Not what you want when you’re spending all of your time looking after a baby with no time for extra attention to your hair!
This guide will give you 5 tips to keep your hair strong after giving birth, so you can make the most of your Rapunzel-esque locks:
1. Eat Lots of Protein, Good Fats, and Vegetables
Your diet should nourish you from the inside out. If you’re eating the right type of foods, you’ll look great and feel great. You will see improvements to your body, your skin texture and tone, and of course, your hair. Plenty of protein, good fats, and vegetables will do the trick. Try to eat as clean and naturally as possible for the best effect on your hair and body. Many people think that fats will make them fat, but the truth is out body NEEDS good fats to function properly. Make sure you get your good fats from almonds, coconut oil, olive oil, eggs, and avocado, and other healthy sources.
2. Drink at Least 2 Litres of Water per Day
Water helps us to flush out fat and toxins, and should be a big part our daily diets. Some people even drink 4 litres a day! If you can only drink 2, that’s fine. Carry a bottle around with you and drink from it whenever you think about it. Don’t let yourself get thirsty.
3. Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often
Washing your hair everyday, or even every other day, can actually be detrimental to the condition of your hair. Only wash it when absolutely necessary, and use a dry shampoo on it to spruce it up in between washes. Some women swear by the new cleansing conditioners that leave out the harsher “cleansers” of shampoo. Lately I’ve noticed that the women who hardly ever wash their hair have the strongest locks!
4. Apply a Hair Mask Once Per Week
You can either buy a nice hair mask from a drugstore or hairdresser, or you could make your own from natural ingredients in your cupboards! Using one of these regularly and leaving it on overnight will help condition your hair and keep it looking fantastic.
5. Use Oil
You can use any oil you like on your hair to improve the condition, and you have many choices.
Oils are also good for the skin and nails! Apply a little to the ends of your hair after washing but before blow drying. You can even use a tiny amount to smooth out hair and combat frizz when dry.
Try these tips, and you’ll keep the majority of your long, luscious locks! If you’ve tried all of the tips in this guide and they don’t seem to be working, or you seem to be losing more hair and your hair is thinner than before, you still have options. You could look at having hair loss treatment in Turkey, or try one of the many products on the market that claim to help. Thanks for reading.
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