Even though I really dislike pregnancy, one of the best things besides getting to have a miracle from God at the end, is the effects of pregnancy on your hair and sometimes even your skin!
All the growth hormones and boost of estrogen make your hair typically really luscious and thick – as well as shiny and soft!
It. Is. Amazing.
And my husband LOVES it and comments on it all the time 😀 Which makes me really happy LOL
Apparently… and I kind of sort of knew this before, there are supplements and vitamins you can take specifically to mimic this effect for a woman’s hair when you’re *not* pregnant. I know the main ones I try to take are just basic vitamins along with fish oil supplements.
Typically during this postpartum period though, a woman’s hair falls out in chunks if she’s extra stressed, not able to find a balance between the sleep deprivation, or forgetting to take vitamins or supplements to try to keep the sudden and dramatic loss of estrogen at bay. Even if she IS doing all these things, she may still lose a ton of hair after the baby.
Apparently there are some things you can do, or least some knowledge to help you through this weirdness. Here are some interesting videos about the topic:
And from my favorite nurse, Dani ❤ :
And from a working model: