An Uncomplicated Life Blog: How I Manage Post-Partum Hair

Monday, February 22, 2016

How I Manage Post-Partum Hair

Tips on managing post-partum hair loss, excessively greasy scalp, dry ends or any other hair disaster after delivering a baby


If you've ever had a baby, you know. Your once dreamy, glorious pregnancy locks turn into a nightmare of a mess on your head. Some women get super greasy. Some get super dry. If you're me, you get both! Greasy roots with really dry ends. And either after you deliver or after you're done breastfeeding, it all starts to fall out. It's one last treat that nature throws at you after you've dealt with the hormonal roller coaster of having a baby. Fear not though! There are some ways to curb this dreaded post partum hair phase.

Delivering a baby does a number on your hair! Be prepared and able to combat post partum hair with these tips

I got pregnant in the fall of 2013 and was shocked at how easy my hair was to style! It was thicker, shinier, and actually held a curl. My whole life, I've had fairly thin hair that was hard to style. It doesn't hold a curl long and certainly lacked volume. So once I was pregnant, I was in awe of my hair! It was amazing. Even though pregnancy wasn't my jam, I had nine months of hair bliss.

Pregnant hair, FTW!
Then I delivered Henry. Almost immediately, my hair became super greasy. I'm talking stringy grease strands, even at the roots level of grease! I remember asking my stylist what to do about it, and he looked at me in horror (I went to the salon without washing my hair for two days, because, errrrr - new baby in the house!) and said, "Ummmmm... I think you just have to wait this out." He ended up cutting off nearly five inches, because despite my greasy roots, my ends were fried. They were so dry! It was bizarre to have such extremes on the same head. My stylist thought so too by his facial expressions as he attempted to "fix" my post partum hair mess.

A few months later, my grease mess head of hair started falling out. I was to the point where I really didn't think I would mind losing my hair, because it was so gross. But then more and more started falling out. I could literally pull clumps of hair out! I thought I was going to have nothing left. I would produce massive hair balls after combing and drying my hair in the morning. It was so alarming.



This time around (after delivering Otto), I'm much better prepared! I knew what was coming my way and got the tools ready to combat post-partum hair problems. One of my favorites is NEW Dove Regenerative Nourishment Collection from Dove Hair. It gently washes away excess grease and moisturizes my dry ends without weighing my fine hair down. Just as awesome as the product  is the fact that I can pick this up during one of my Target runs - no extra trips to specialty stores or salons, which this new mama appreciates. Dove Hair thinks that every moment of your hair journey is a special one, even when your hair is a post-partum mess like mine was before I found these Dove Hair products!

Long and straight wins for easiest "new mom manageable" hairstyle!
If you're a new mom or about to deliver a baby, the best way to manage post partum hair is to be prepared! Get some tools in your post partum tool belt and be ready to meet the hormonal mess that will be your hair with a bang! Dove Hair makes some great products to help you manage any hair issues that will inevitably come your way.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Dove Hair, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #MyHairStory #DovePartner  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

13 comments:

  1. Hahaha oh Paige, I love your little story about going to the salon after not washing your hair post-Henry. Hilarious. Like you, my hair was so luscious and easy to style when I was pregnant. Luckily, I didn't lose my hair after Ginny - I kept waiting for it to happen because it happened to everyone I know. Now I'm just back to my lackluster normal hair, lucky me. I'm definitely going to check these Dove products out though, your hair looks beautiful : )

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  2. I've heard my sisters talk about this part of postpartum life and it does NOT sound fun. Your hair looks so amazing, though! It looks like you've really found your jam with your postpartum hair, though. Woo woo!

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  3. I lucked out last time and my hair loss wasn't too bad. This time around may be different so good to know you like the Dove products. Your hair looks great girl!

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  4. It worked? For real? Cause I'm 10 months PP and myhair is still a mess.

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  5. I've heard my friends talk about post-partum hair from it all falling out to the lucky ones who didn't have any hair changes. My hair is very sensitive to my health and body so I am preparing for my hair just to fall out when I have kids haha!

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  6. I love Dove hair products. They work great, and smell amazing. I found that by keeping up with my prenatal vitamins after pregnancy kept my hair from getting to bad.

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  7. Ha just one more thing to look forward to in those postpartum weeks, right? :) Thanks for being real about it!

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  8. Another lovely thing that hormones seems to do to you with having kids. I'm glad you found a product that helps though and Dove is seriously one of my favs for how gentle it is!

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  9. this seriously terrifies me. i have thin hair, and little of it, so i am looking forward to the pregnancy hair but not the aftermath haha. i will try and be prepared though!

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