Soiled diapers, messed up rooms, stacks on stacks of laundry and a little human that solely depends on you — that’s what motherhood is all about, well at least for the first few years. With all the new responsibilities and changes in your life, the other issue a new mother faces is dull hair and hair loss.
Postpartum hair fall is a pretty common issue that needs to be tackled with care. So, for all the new mommies out there, here’s a simple yet effective postpartum hair care routine that you need to follow.
- Step #1: Chop, chop
- Step #2: Keep your hair clean, but don’t overwash
- Step #3: Use a strengthening hair mask
- Step #4: Don’t forget about the conditioner
- Step #5: Style them smartly
Step #1: Chop, chop
Once you find some time for yourself, we suggest going for a haircut. This will help you get rid of split ends and also make your hair appear voluminous and fuller. Best of all, it will make your hair easier to manage and cut down on maintenance time.
Step #2: Keep your hair clean, but don’t overwash
Your hair follicles tend to become weak after giving birth. That's why you notice more hair fall than usual during the first year of becoming a mother. Overwashing the hair can add to this problem, so make sure not to wash your hair not more than twice a week. Also, go for a volumising shampoo like the TRESemmé Thick & Full Shampoo while you’re at it. Formulated with biotin and wheat protein, this shampoo prevents hair breakage to make them thicker and fuller looking. It adds strength to your roots to give them the volume and care that your hair needs at this time of your life.
Step #3: Use a strengthening hair mask
Applying a strengthening hair mask is just what your hair needs at this time. We know whipping your hair mask is a far-fetched thought at this point, so we come with a better solution - apply the Dove Healthy Ritual For Strengthening Hair Mask to your hair once a week. With oat milk and honey extracts in its formula, this mask will strengthen hair, reduce frizz and make it smooth. Just scoop out a generous amount and apply it to the lengths of your hair (avoiding the roots) and let it sit for 3-5 minutes, before rinsing it off. It will nourish and repair your hair deeply to bring back the strength it loses during this time.
Step #4: Don’t forget about the conditioner
Your hair needs all the love and nourishment during this time, so make sure you have a nice conditioner like the TRESemmé Thick & Full Conditioner in your arsenal. All thanks to the wheat protein and biotin in its formula, this conditioner works to make your mane appear thicker and fuller. So, after washing your hair, apply the conditioner to your hair lengths, especially around the tips, and leave it on for 2-3 minutes, before rinsing it thoroughly.
Step #5: Style them smartly
While you do everything we listed out above to take care of your hair, we have a simple hack that can make sure your hair woes aren’t that obvious to everyone else — change your hairstyle. Changing your hairstyle can also help make your dull, flat hair appear fuller. You can change your regular parting to hide the thinning or try a double-ponytail trick to add faux volume to your tresses.