Disclosure: Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.
Pregnancy is no joke – it’s tough work. Personally, I think the hardest part comes after the baby. Not only are you dealing with adjusting to a new schedule with a newborn, but your entire body is trying to get back to normal. Well, as close to what it was like before you were pregnant. With my last pregnancy, I had the toughest post-pregnancy issues including hair thinning and hair loss. It was awful but I didn’t let that get me down and I did something about it. If you are struggling with getting back your beautiful pre-baby locks then you need to read How I Got My Pre-Baby Hair Back!
How I Got My Pre-Baby Hair Back
Before I had kids my hair was full, thick, and long. It wasn’t until I had kids that it started to thin out, have breakage and fall out. Oh boy, was it awful during my second pregnancy! My hair would literally fall out in clumps. Luckily, I never lost enough to have a bald spot but I was worried it would get to that point. So I quickly became proactive in my hair care regimen and after a bit of time, my hair started to go back to its former glory.
So first off, don’t panic.
Secondly, I found a few things that can help. I did these after my last pregnancy and I still do them! Here are a few ways to get that pre-baby hair back…
- Wash every other day – Your hair contains natural oils and shampoo washes that away. Try to aim for shampooing every other day or every few days. It will keep that good oil in your hair.
- Avoid unnecessary heat – All that heat from blow dryers and straighteners just cause damage and breakage. Opt for air drying your hair and even apply a heat protectant before using any heated tools.
- Get a good trim often – Although taking care of the roots of your hair is super important, you can’t forget about the ends. Trimming your hair often will help stimulate growth and remove any split ends that can cause further damage to your strands. Sometimes I would even use hair scissors to cut the very ends of my hair myself.
- Avoid letting the little’s pull and tug – Kids will be kids and that means they will pull and tug at just about anything including your hair. Try to avoid letting this happen as it causing damage and breakage to your hair. I know it’s rough, but it can be done!
- Use quality hair care products – It’s easy to be enticed to use products that cost less than a few dollars a bottle especially if you go through conditioner like you change your underwear. However, these products can strip your hair of everything good and cause more damage than those money savings are worth. Choose a brand that is known for a better solution. Also, make sure you choose the right product for your specific need. For example, if you have dry, frizzy hair, choose a product that will apply moisture and de-frizz.
- Take biotin – Biotin is a supplement that helps hair and nail growth. I take one daily but you will need to discuss this with your doctor prior to taking. Be warned that it will make all the hair on your body grow too so most likely you’ll be shaving more often!
- Use a wide tooth comb – Brushes with small bristles tend to pull the hair out more. Use a comb with wide bristles to comb out your hair. This will cause less breakage and less hair will fall out.
- Avoid harsh chemicals – Aside from choosing the right high-quality hair care products to use, you want to avoid using any harsh chemicals on your hair. Bleaching and even dyeing your hair often can damage it. Try to reframe from doing any of that until your hair is stronger and it can handle the punches.
Now you have 8 quick and easy tips on how to get your pre-baby hair back. I think most of them are pretty self-explanatory but when it comes to shopping for quality hair-care products, it can be entirely overwhelming. I’ll admit that I tried many different brands before I decided on a few I loved. I mean, have you been down the hair care isle lately? It’s like trying to shop for a bra – they are all pretty but not every one fits (or is your size). I’ll save you a bit of a headache and tell you that one of the brands I fell in love with was Nexxus.
The Nexxus Difference
Nexxus is a hair care line that understands all the different stages your hair goes through. I truly feel like that no matter where you are with your hair whether it’s breakage or just needing some TLC for your newly colored style, they have products to suit your needs. I actually have worked my way around in several of their collections, switching up my hair care regimen as often as I need and it’s worked great.
Another thing I really love about Nexxus is that their silicone free shampoos rebalance hair by cleansing and replenishing nutrients within, leaving hair responsive. Their conditioners restore the protective barrier, leaving hair balanced and flexible. So you are getting exactly what your hair needs!
Now I talked briefly about avoiding those under $2 a bottle hair care products and let me say, there is a reason they are so cheap! Sometimes you get what you pay for and this is one of those times. With that being said, hair care does not have to cost a fortune for it to work wonders. In fact, if you’ve ever wanted to try any of the Nexxus hair care line, now is the perfect time. Sam’s Club is actually offering members the chance to customize their own hair care system for 1 price! Currently you can head to Sam’s Club website and select 1 Nexxus Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Treatment all for one price (saving you up to $16)!
I took the quiz and ended up getting the Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner and the Nexxus Promend Split End Repairing System. I did visit my local Sam’s Club to see what they had and did not find the one’s I wanted (they did have a 3 step system) so I just ordered online and it was shipped right to my home.
So what are you waiting for? Give the Nexxus hair care line a try and see what your hair has been missing!