Five Tips for Dealing with Hair Loss for Pregnant Women

hair lossNegotiating the tunnels, dives and dust of a military bootcamp is a monumental and body changing task; a new recruit must be emotional, physically and psychologically resilient at the smallest hours of the morning. Are you overwhelmed yet? Try pregnancy. Your body does a complete 180, your emotions are set to stun and your mind barely grasps the passing of the days, as muscles, skin and tendons stretch to accommodate a living being. You enter the final battle, a tug of war between violent contractions and excruciating expansion, that finally crescendos in the delivery of an angelic, innocent babe, your living heir. Months later, you are under the spell of the halo effect, and the living hell of the last nine months are viewed with an irrational nostalgic fondness. As you are standing in the shower, now adjusted to your new physique and new life norms, a bombshell drops, a painful reminder of the war waged on your body, your hair is falling out.

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Now is not the time to skimp on the beauty budget. Do not pay a visit to the half-blind, elderly, has-been-hairdresser down the road. Undoubtedly, you will walk past reflective surfaces and do a double take; but instead of being pleasantly surprised by your hair transformation, you will release a guttural cry in mourning. Don’t make this mistake, get a great haircut, nay, the right haircut. A smashing style on the wrong head is still a bad choice. You might have noticed Jessica Alba sporting an oh-so-hot-right-now long bob, but those voluminous curls are going to bounce right up into a 70s afro. When you know what suits your face shape, hair type and skin tone, any number of optical illusions are possible.

Avocado

Do what your mother told you; don’t judge a book by its cover. It may look like the ugly cousin of the emu egg, but give this little guy a chance. It’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? In this case, absolutely. Crack open one of these babies and you will find green, creamy flesh (provided you won the avocado lottery, opening it on the single day of its life it is ripe). Smear that goodness on toast, chop it up for a salad or go gung-ho with a spoon and let its hair growing superpowers permeate your (lack of) follicles. The humble little avocado is full of healthy fats and is proven to strengthen hair and promote growth – tuck in!

Styling

Let me apologise to you on behalf of the media. You’ve been sold a lie. Each magazine cover, shampoo advertisement, lookbook, billboard and bus wrap is smeared with photo shopped images of celebrities secretly donning hair extensions and wefts. Does this explain why no Youtube tutorial ever perfects Victoria Secret curls? Time for real talk, put down the comb, leave your GHD on 0 degrees and leave the styling goop in the drawer. All that pulling, tugging, gelling and frying is causing your strands to jump ship from your scalp. Like teenagers, the more you try to make them conform, the more they will want to get away from you. If you want a full head of hair, embrace the au naturel style and let your locks run free.

Don’t face this battle on your own. Recruit some professional allies. For more hair rejuvenation solutions, head to www.transitionshair.com.au , or consult your doctor.

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3 Best Tips to Thicken Your Hair

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The nutrients you consume day to day help fortify the hair follicle, something that goes beyond lathering it with exotic oils.

Let’s face it, we all want hair like the girls and guys in the shampoo adverts; hair that’s luscious, touchable, shiny and looks like there’s an imaginary fan whipping your hair delicately around your shoulders as you walk down the street. Then the reality check sets in as a good majority of us are facing hair thinning or loss due to stress, age, hormonal changes, side effects from medications, and medical conditions like lupus and anaemia; a scary and worrying though when you know hair only grows about half an inch a month. Luckily, there are ways to fix this and encourage a thicker and healthier mane.

What’s In Your Diet?

Do you notice when you eat poorly, your skin may break out and look sallow? Well what’s happening to your skin is also likely to affect other parts of your body that grow like your hair and nails. The nutrients you consume day to day help fortify the hair follicle, something that goes beyond lathering it with exotic oils, fancy-schmancy shampoos, serums or products from your beauty arsenal. The right intake will give you more leverage than your think; by eating a balanced, varied and protein rich diet, you’ll be giving your hair the TLC it deserves. So what are the best foods to promote thicker hair? Salmon is the number one fish to make any diet healthy; due to its richness in omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12 and iron, it will restore shine into your tresses and reduce that irritating dry scalp. Eggs and chicken, which are high in protein will curb hair fall and breakage, nuts like almonds are full of zinc which will prevent loss, and lentils contain folic acid which is necessary in restoring the health of red blood cells that supply the skin and scalp with oxygen.

Treat It Gently

Are you straightening, blow-drying and applying heat rollers daily? If thicker, stronger hair is what you’re after it’s time to put down the tools. Heat centric products can put strain on your hair (that sizzle is not a good sound!) Use them sparingly or forego them altogether. If you absolutely must use them, try to do it once or twice a week. If you are also washing your hair daily, then you are not giving your scalp the time to produce the natural oils that coat your hair and make it healthy. For the best impact, wash your hair no more than three times a week. As your locks are more fragile when they are wet it’s also important to blot your hair dry with a soft towel rather than wringing it out.

Avoid Chemical Ridden Products

While chemical based shampoo, conditioners and styling products are effective at cleaning your hair, some contain sodium laurel and sulfates that strip the hair of their natural oils and cause the hair to weaken and fall out over time; not a good thing for people worried about hair loss! Choose products that are organic and derived from pure oils. If you’re looking for a natural quick fix to the appearance hair loss, don’t go past BioTHIK Australia , they uses keratin proteins to conceal balding and thinning areas making your mop look dramatically fuller in thirty seconds.

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