Postpartum hair loss is an extremely common concern. While it is quite normal and temporary; postpartum hair fall can cause enough damage while it lasts.
Plus hair fall spares no one! Even the most popular Bollywood mommy, Kareena Kapoor Khan faced the same issue after the birth of her son, Taimur Ali Khan. To help combat this issue, Kareena’s dietician, Rujuta Diwekar ensured that Kareena takes the right measures.
Here is listing Rujuta Diweka’s super effective hair fall remedies that helped Kareena deal with postpartum hair loss successfully...
- Don’t skip rice out
- Make coconut a part of your diet
- Black sesame seeds are a saviour
- Munch on some cashews
- Go easy on styling
- Change your hairstyle
- Try reducing stress
- Massage your scalp
Don’t skip rice out
Rujuta Diwekar insists that a postpartum diet should be highly nutritious and should include rice. Rice is a great source of essential hair loving vitamins that are essential to maintain hair health post-delivery.
Make coconut a part of your diet
Rujuta ensured that Kareena Kapoor included coconut in various forms in her diet. This is because coconut helps reduce hair loss and slows down the greying process. “Coconut chutney with tamarind and a little bit of ghee for breakfast”, was Kareena Kapoor Khan’s favourite way of ensuring that she got her daily dose of coconut.
Black sesame seeds are a saviour
According to Rujuta, cooked black sesame seeds are a great way to promote hair growth and combat hair loss. These seeds are brimming with calcium and magnesium, and work really well to strengthen your hair.
Munch on some cashews
The secret behind Kareena Kapoor’s lustrous postpartum hair is cashew nuts. This is because more often than not, postpartum hair loss is nothing but an iron deficiency and cashews help provide the required dose of iron and magnesium. Rujuta included a handful of cashews in her every day diet to ensure that Kareena’s hair looked fab at all times.
The key to fighting postpartum hair loss is a healthy diet that is nutritious and healthy. This along with some simple lifestyle changes will make this condition a lot more manageable. If you are looking for some simple yet effective lifestyle tweaks and dietary changes, then here you go!
Go easy on styling
Your hair strands are a little weak postpartum and therefore are more prone to breakage. Using heat styling products on your hair could worsen the issue and make your hair appear thinner than it actually is. So ladies, avoid using straighteners, curlers and blow dryers until the shedding stops.
Change your hairstyle
Going a few inches shorter with your hair will not only change the way you look, but will also help hide the appearance of postpartum hair loss. Also, chopping your hair short is super practical and takes lesser time to style.
Try reducing stress
Stress is one of the major reasons that cause postpartum hair loss. Take steps to practice stress-reducing activities such as meditation and exercising. This will help regulate hormonal imbalance and significantly reduce hair loss.
Massage your scalp
Often times after pregnancy, your hair follicles tend to become slightly dormant. To help spring them back into action, we suggest you indulge your hair and scalp in weekly oil massages. You can use the Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil that is a herbal concoction and goes a long way in reducing hair fall.
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Written by Urvi Dalal on Sep 02, 2019
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