Coloring your hair or getting highlights adds dimension to it and makes your hair appear thicker and fuller. A healthy color option is henna*, not only does the dye give your hair an unusually lovely shine but it is considered a natural thickening agent as well.
Check out our post on Henna, where you can learn more about its benefits and how to do it.
Cover it up
Sometimes accessories can be the simplest way to get through postpartum shedding, utilize scarves, beanies, cute hats or head bands, just find cute stylish ways to disguise this temporary hair loss.
This solution might not be practical for those working in formal office environments but it can really help on those days where you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of finding yet another way to disguise your missing patches of hair.
Volumise and Moisturize
There are a few drugstore brands of mousses and thickening agents that you can use to give the illusion of fullness but beyond that make sure that your hair remains very moisturized and healthy during this time.
If you want to find products geared towards volume, look for mousses or products that say ‘volumizing’ or ‘thickening’ and ensure that you follow the directions on the labels.
Be aware however that some of these products contain agents that ‘rough up’ the cuticle to prevent your hair from laying flat hence creating the illusion of volume. While they may not cause lasting damage as a one off solution if you have a special event to attend, bear in mind that their continued use could cause problems with length retention.
Make sure you do your research on these products so that you know what you are getting yourself into.
This is for overall health and wellness really, because after the baby is born lack of sleep amongst other things will increase stress levels which is not good for you, the baby or your falling hair.
Exercise can really help to alleviate some of the stress and have you feeling much like your old self faster than you would if you just sat and worried about it all day.
Ensure that you start working out only when you receive final clearance from your doctor and do not hesitate to bring up any further concerns you might have about shedding with your physician.
Did you experience postpartum shedding? How did you handle it?