Post-delivery hair loss: 5 ways to get your hair back

Remember back when you were pregnant and people couldn’t stop saying how beautiful your hair and skin looked? Those were the good old days, huh? And now that your baby has arrived and is doing well, you start paying attention to your body and you notice that nothing is glowing anymore, neither your hair nor your skin.

Why? It so happens that during pregnancy, your body goes into hormone-production overdrive. In the absence of pregnancy, hair naturally falls out — a woman loses about 100 hairs a day on an average. But during pregnancy, the estrogen prevents your hair from falling out, so you get thicker and longer hair. Once you have delivered the baby, these levels plummet and that results in heavy hair fall.

Fret not. You may be losing hair - but you don’t have to lose hope. For one, your hair will regain its health in about a year or so. In the meantime, you can do a few things to get there sooner.

Stop stressing

You have enough on your plate already: a new tiny human, endless midnight breastfeeding sessions, recovery from the delivery and god know what not! Stop worrying about your hair so much. In face, the more you worry, the more hair fall you might experience.

Good diet = good hair

This one’s a no-brainer. In any case, you will need a good, wholesome diet to recover after your child’s birth. But there are certain foods that can really benefit your hair.

Say no to chemicals

Strong shampoos, dyes, hair colours, bleaching are a strict no-no. Your hair is already fragile, you don’t want to stretch it to a breaking point.

Pamper your hair

No, you don’t have to go to a fancy schmancy salon to get an expensive hair spa. Who’s got the time to do that, anyway? Here are some easy peasy ways to use ingredients from your kitchen to give your tresses some TLC.

Steer clear of these bad hair practices

Even if you eat well and avoid using chemicals in your hair, you could still be damaging your hair just because you brush it too hard or tie it in tight buns. Avoid these bad hair habits at all costs to give your locks a better chance of growing back.