After having my third baby, the last thing I thought I'd experience was post partum shedding. I've never experienced it, and as a matter of fact, my prior pregnancies were nothing short of splendid. I carried to full term each pregnancy, had vaginal births and breast fed. So the third time around, I felt would have been just the same.
What changed this time around was first was my hormones, during and post pregnancy. I felt quite unbalanced but had to maintain composure and drive, not only to care for my newborn, but two other young children, a household and a business. It was safe to say that stress and I were inseparable.
How It All Began
My newborn was about 3 months old when I discovered the first bald spot (YES BALD!) along my hairline, my edges! A bald spot, on my edges! Just thinking about it right now is scaring me all over again. The spot was clean, not a hair where the vanishing occurred. It literally happened over night. Slowly, more and more of my edges just disappeared. I had no idea why. I was scared, confused and almost felt like giving up Habesha. Thinking to myself, how could I continue to promote a product that guarantees hair growth and thick beautiful hair, yet I have no edges. More stress ensued.
I was careful not to over do styling, as I naturally have thin hair and weak edges, so why was this happening? Day and night I would ponder this. Til finally, it clicked! I was experiencing post partum shedding.
What is Post Partum Shedding?
After much thought on my studies pertaining to hair and scalp related issues, the answer finally came to me. It was time to address this post partum shedding.
Post Partum Shedding is consistent hair fall occurring in clumps. It affects new mothers approximately 3 months after giving birth and lasts about 3-6 months.
What Causes Post Partum Shedding?
Normally, the average head loses 100 hairs daily, not all at once. At times it goes un noticed. Pregnancy hormones keep those hairs from falling out, (hence why during gestation, expecting mothers usually have thick, flowy, radiant looking hair). When those hormones finally drop back to normal, unfortunately, the hairs drop too. The good thing is that this is temporary, the hair will grow back.
-Feeling reassured, it was time to be proactive.-
How To Remedy Hair Loss/ Post Partum Shedding
1) Proper diet; with vitamin rich foods and supplements that also promote hair growth.
2) Be very gentle during this shedding period, in an effort to prevent excess hair loss.
3) Refrain from wearing hair styles that cause tension on the scalp. Loose protective styles work best.
4) Use a satin or silk scarf and or pillow case for bed time.
5) Lastly but certainly not least, use Habesha's Hair Growth Moisturizer and Hot Oil Treatment daily. Apply to the affected area, massage gently with two fingers. This is very important, especially at night, when the body is relaxed and the pores on the scalp are better able to recieve the nutrients of this oil.
6) Consistency is the key to achieving the results you desire. With regularity, you will increase the chances of not only re-growing your hair, but strengthening the follicles, so shedding does not reoccur.
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