Friday, 4 September 2015

Hair Babble: Postpartum Hair Loss

 Sometime in July I noticed an increase in the amount of my hair falling out , after checking a few strands and determined that it was shedding and not breakage.

Quick Tip: Shed hair has a white bulb at one of the ends.

My plan of action was protective styling in the form of twists. The purpose was to reduce daily manipulation. Note that the protective style does not eliminate the shedding, it only reduces manipulation.

My weekly regimen was:
1. Cleanse (shampoo or co-wash)
2. Deep condition (protein treatment every 2 weeks, a protein treatment must always be followed with a moisturizing deep conditioner)
3. Apply leave-in conditioner and air dry
4. Twist hair: using Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curling Souffle Gel
Every 2 or 3 days: Moisturize by misting hair with either water and oil mix or Curls Hair Moisturizer.
When I took down my mini twists even though I was gentle on my edges I realised that the edges are thinning :( For the edges I will be applying Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

What's going on with your hair care journey, do share your challenges and victories too.

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