Q1. My hair is very wavy and long but quite thin. l enjoy blow drying them but then the ends look very scraggly after a blow dry. How do I give them some volume?
Q2. What are dry shampoos and how do they work?
Q3. My baby is three months old and I’m losing chunks of hair. Please suggest some treatment.
Ans: Research has proven that around 45 percent of women suffer from major hair loss post-pregnancy which is called postpartum hair loss due to change of hormones and oestrogen levels in the body. It can be seen as early as two months after delivery and can continue for almost a year in some cases but don’t panic because in most women hair fall stops approximately after six months so it is necessary to start giving it the nourishment from day one. As a new mother there are so many changes in your body you have to tackle, and this sudden hair fall can be mind boggling. Just keep calm and be rest assured that this is a passing phase and your hair will come back to its natural fullness within a few months with proper care and nourishment which is of prime importance.
Let your hair be in its natural state after your baby is born and remember you are a lactating mother so any harsh treatments are a big no no. Don’t bleach, colour or use any chemicals at this point of time. Continue using anti hair fall products including hair masks, serum or argan oil to provide nutrition to the hair and to prevent tangling.
Nourish yourself well, from within with a healthy diet rich in vitamins, iron, calcium, protein, zinc and omega3. An increase of blood flow to the scalp promotes hair growth so go in for hot oil massage and don’t forget to exercise. Exercise will help you shed excessive weight and improve blood circulation which in turn will prevent hair loss and stimulate the hair follicle. De-stress yourself and eat well and soon you will regain your luxurious crowning glory.