Prior to bubs arrival I stumbled on the news of postpartum hair loss. Now, I have thin and weak hair on a good day so I wasn’t too excited about this. I started researching the how, why, when and the most important – what can be done. From there my hair journey started and is still in full swing. I’ve learnt some effective and not-so-effective tricks and safe to say- my hair has remained in tact and has actually become longer & stronger! I mention a few supplements below, this is not sponsored- I did originally collaborate with the company, however the results were incredible and I continued to purchase their products. Apotecari Bioactive Hair Care is founded by Simone who is a Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and holds a certificate in Trichology. Definitely worth checking out!
I’ve trialled a few different products/habits and these are the ones I’ve seen results with, as well as the things I’ve stopped doing…
❀ Stopped colouring my hair. This may not be an option for everyone, however I found the timing of COVID and bub perfect for staying away from the hairdresser and I do believe it’s done wonders for my hair.
❀ Collagen daily. There is collagen in my Hair Food supplement (by Apotecari), as well as other beneficial ingredients including protein, Vit C, antioxidants & zinc.
❀ Only using heating tools once a week.
❀ Sleeping with a silk pillowcase.
❀ Reducing the use of hair ties and using large tooth clips.
❀ Finding effective hair treatments – this is an area I’m still working on. The two brands that make my hair feel AMAZING are Aveda and Kerastase. Both are on the $$$ side, however the results are worth it!
❀ Focus on diet: it all starts from within… eating your vegetables, healthy fats and water – have huge impacts!
❀ Apple cider vinegar: What can’t ACV do? A great at-home, cost effective treatment with amazing benefits. ACV can stimulate hair growth, balance pH levels, enhance shine, treats itchy/dry scalp.
𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙮 𝙖𝙩-𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩:
↣ Mix a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water.
↣ After shampooing and conditioning, pour the mixture over your hair evenly, working into your scalp.
↣ Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
↣ Rinse it out