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How to get gorgeous hair after pregnancy

How to get gorgeous hair after pregnancy

Many new mums are alarmed to find their hair falling out shortly after giving birth, but don’t panic if this is happening to you! Hair loss in women is common, especially after giving birth. Hormones are the root of this problem. During pregnancy, the increased levels of oestrogen actually reduce the amount of hairs you lose every day, increasing the amount of hair on your head at one time. However, once those hormones taper off, for up to 50% of women experience thinning hair.

This hair loss in women is completely normal and will stop once your hormones level out. The stress and exhaustion that comes with a new baby can also take its toll on your body, primarily on your locks.

Whilst your body is getting back to normal, you can take some measures to keep your hair looking gorgeous and strong.

Grow Gorgeous

Here at Grow Gorgeous, we’re dedicated to helping you get your best hair ever. All of the ingredients in our products are highly concentrated, meaning that they really work – fast. (Don’t believe us?! Read our reviews!)

Whilst we’d recommend all of our products to help combat hair loss in women and add some vitality back to your hair, some of them are absolute MUST haves for post-pregnancy hair loss.

Hair Growth Solutions after pregnancy

Our Hair Growth Serum Intense is the more concentrated version of Hair Growth Serum, with an extra 3% hit of caffeine, helping you to achieve visibly longer, thicker and stronger hair in as little as 4 weeks*. Just as in our Hair Growth Serum, the Caffeine, Wheat Sprout and Chinese Skullcap activate your hair follicles to increase the density of your hair. If you’re concerned about hair loss after pregnancy – this is the product for you. Our Hair Growth Serum has a unique formula to give hair a boost to overall hair health. 90% of women agree their hair looks fuller* after using for 12 weeks.**

Balance Shampoo and Conditioner Duo

Why do you need these in your post-pregnancy haircare routine?

For the same hormonal reasons, the sebum production on the scalp can become disrupted. Once this starts to happen the natural microbiota present on the scalp and can also be thrown out of balance causing dandruff.

Our Technical Director Robin Parkes explains: “This, in turn, can lead to a build-up of dead skin cells on the scalp which is what causes the itching and flaking. The Balance Product Range has been carefully formulated to give your hair and scalp the best chance of restoring this natural, symbiotic balance.

“Designed to help maintain a slightly acidic pH and formulated without aggressive detergents the routine will help the scalp help itself in returning to a healthy balanced state.”

Volume Root Stimulating Primer

Whilst your roots are looking a little thinner than you’d like, the Grow Gorgeous Voot Stimulating Primer will give your roots an extra boost to give the illusion of thicker, stronger hair whilst cooling menthol stimulates the scalp to encourage hair growth. 

Intense Range

Whilst your hair is feeling a little thinner, the Grow Gorgeous Strengthening Intense range has been formulated with an extra kick of high-performance active ingredients including Caffeine, Allantoin and Ceramide for fuller, thicker and healthier-looking hair. So your locks will be back to normal in no time!

Nutrition

Adequate nutrition is essential for growing and maintaining strong, lustrous locks- but which nutrients will help your thinning hair?

Protein 

Sufficient protein intake is vital for your hair’s health as your hair is actually made up of protein, therefore a diet lacking in protein will result in weak and brittle hair. Good sources of protein include chicken, fish, nuts, grains, beans & spinach.

GG tip: Spread a little nut butter on wholegrain bread for protein-rich, hair-loving (and guilt-free) snack.

Iron

Iron is a super important nutrient for hair health as it is responsible for carrying hair-loving nutrients to the hair follicle, feeding the hair. Iron deficiency is a leading cause of hair loss in women and an inadequate Iron intake will result in weak, undernourished hair. 

 GG tip: Add a handful of spinach and kale to a smoothie for a quick boost of Iron.

Vitamin C

You can eat all the iron-rich foods you like, but without Vitamin C, Iron won’t be absorbed and utilised by the body. Vitamin C also aids the production of collagen in the body, which ensures your hair stays super strong.

GG tip: Add a cup of Blueberries to your spinach smoothie to boost your Vitamin C fix.

Omega-3

Don’t avoid it! Omega-3 is a good kind of fat, and essential for maintaining strong and healthy hair as it will supply your scalp with the essential oils it needs to keep your hair and scalp shiny and hydrated.

GG tip: Try making chia pudding with almond milk for a meal packed full of Omega-3, protein & Zinc (your hair will LOVE you!) You can thank us later. 

Biotin

Biotin is not only vital during pregnancy to aid embryonic growth, but also post-pregnancy to ensure your hair is strong, thick and healthy.

 GG tip: Grab a banana for a quick, Biotin-rich snack!

Have some ‘Me’ time

The stress of having a new baby can really affect your hair, causing it to thin and break off.  Although it’s difficult with a new baby on the scene, but try and allocate a little ‘me time’ to yourself every day.

Yoga, Meditation or relaxing bath can reinvigorate your body and help you to de-stress.

GG tip: Can’t fit in all three? Try the Mio Liquid Yoga bath soak, so at least you can say you’ve had your daily yoga fix… even if you were taking some time out in the bath!

Following our GG tips should help to reinvigorate your hair in no time! And remember; Hair Loss in women is common and temporary- it will grow back, so try not to stress and enjoy motherhood!

*Based on independent user trial and instrumental testing.

**Based on two independent user trials.



Meghann Thorp

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