Hair loss after giving birth

 

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Most of women experience hair loss after giving birth, though some lose more than others. This is happening because during pregnancy, changes in the hormone levels make hair staying in a resting phase for longer and there is less hair loss on a daily basis. During pregnancy hair seem thicker than usual. After delivery hormones settle down, normally 3-4 months after delivery, a lot of hair shifts into a shedding phase. Loosing about 100-125 hairs a day is normal, but after delivery hair loss may increase of about 500 hairs a day. There’s little you can do about the shedding, other than to be patient. The shedding tends to be most noticeable when shampooing or brushing hair, so shampooing less frequently or letting hair dry naturally instead of brushing and blow-drying may help slow the loss. 
On the other hand regular washing and brushing may help you avoid leaving a trail of shedding hair behind you all day. Try using a thickening shampoo if you feel your locks are getting too thin or try wearing a shorter haircut. Once the shedding phase has ended fine “baby” hair growing along the hairline at the top of the forehead may be noticed. Having bangs can do a lot to camouflage this wispy new growth while it’s growing out.
 Within another six months or so, hair should be back to its normal pre-pregnancy thickness. Its possible that hair texture is never exactly the same – it may be wavier or straighter or more dry or oily than it was before pregnancy. This is probably due to the hormonal upheaval you’ve just been through. 
If the hair loss doesn’t seem to be slowing and you’re still losing lots of hair six or so months after delivery, check in with a dermatologist or your healthcare provider. It may be a sign that you’re low on iron, which is not entirely uncommon for new moms.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

Shiny hair has cuticles, which are naturally smooth and flat, hair is full of water and rich in natural oils that keep the scalp healthy.

Unfortunately, every day we steal the glory and the health of hair without even realizing it.

If we want a stunning shine we should avoid these 10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair.

Flooding

Even “safe” water can steal the shine of our hair. This is due to the fact that too much moisture swells the base of each hair and makes cuticles to crack. The more often we wet our hair, the less it will shine.

flooding

Scrubbing with shampoo

Rubbing the hair with shampoo bubbles may look sweet, but it raises cuticles even more. Using a shampoo with conditioner may help because the individual hairs will not hang out together while rubbing shampoo.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

Toweling

Now, our hair is wet. What should we do? To remove the water with the towel, not rub with it! A rough towel can cause overwhelming damage to wet hair.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

The negligent skipping of the conditioner

Yes, there is no need to put conditioner on hair every time we wash it, but if our hair is dry, in principle, is much more likely to damage it when making different styles.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

The sun

Harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun can destroy the natural lipids of the hair and without them it quickly loses its shine. If we cannot stay away from the sun, it is important to make sure that we protect hair with a good conditioner.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

Too much brushing

We should not be misled by the old myth that every night we have to brush our hair 100 times. Yes, combing temporarily helps spread the natural oils trough hair, but in the long term removes whole sections of hair and exhaust it.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

Hot hairstyles devices

Heat is the natural enemy of shine. High temperatures damage the natural lipids that keep hair flexible and shiny. If we still decide to do a hairstyle with these devices, it is advisable to use protective spray containing silicone.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

Dyeing

Chemical hair dye is very damaging because it destroys the internal structure of the proteins in hair. Even if we use a special conditioner that is attached to the paint, the hair will never be fully recovered.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

Permanent curling

Permanent curling is a chemical process that damages hair a lot. It can even completely dry hair and leave us with burned ends and curls. To keep the health of our hair, it’s good to avoid this procedure.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

Ponytail

Tying the hair in a ponytail may seem casual and innocent, but if tie hair back too tightly this can provoke micro breaking in the hair shaft, which will cause bumps and loss of brilliance.

10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair

STRAIGHT HAIR


Straight hair can look stunning especially if it’s long and smooth. One of the most famous used and efficient temporary way to get the perfect straight hair is straightening with flat irons. Todays new technologies has made flat ironing safer than ever allowing us to choose from different kinds of ceramic or metal iron plates to temperature control depending on the hair type and condition.
The first step we have to take before beginning flat ironing is ensuring the hair is well washed and conditioned as well, since a perfect base ends up with a perfect results – wash the hair very well with appropriate shampoo and have it conditioned as well. Use a towel to remove the excess moisture. Dry the hair completely with a hair dryer using a round or flat brush.
Due to the high heat and direct contact of the flat iron to the hair there is a big risk of damaging the hair, leading to dry hair and split ends. But there is no reason that the hair should be damaged if a proper heat protection is previously done. There are a lot of products on the market as silicones, straightening balms and heat protection sprays and mousses that will help you protect hair when used before ironing.
After making sure that you’ve put enough of a heat protection product, preferably applying it beginning from the ends through the rest of the hair, you can begin the hair straightening process. Divide the hair into three or four sections using a hair clips and begin straightening. For better results take smaller partitions of hair and use a comb passing it before the flat iron to avoid kinks. You can do the straightening slowly passing the flat iron more than once and you don’t have to worry since the hair is well heat protected.
When all the sections are straightened a revision is advisable – take bigger parts of the hair especially where the sections were made to make a smooth blending and pass the flat irons through them. Make sure that the backside is well done too and go over the sections that are ready to ensure a sleek and smooth result. You can finish with a hair shine spray to make that glossy final look and enjoy your smooth hair!