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My Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss

post pregnancy hair loss and thinning

I was going to do a written post on my postpartum hair loss, but actually you can see the sparse patches better on video, so a video it is. I’m thoughtful that way.

And look I know that my hair loss isn’t drastic – not by any means – but so many people have expressed an interest when I’ve mentioned it in passing that it seemed unsporting not to address it. And there is quite a lot of balding going on around the hairline, with annoying short bits that are growing back through, so if it makes a few people feel better about things then I’m happy.

I’ve just outlined a few little changes that I’ve made to my haircare regime (some are very practical, like not tying my hair up so much) and the products I’m relying on to give my roots a bit of a boost and my ends a bit of a moisture treat. All of the products are listed below the video screen – if you have any tips, or just want to tell other people about your own experience then please do leave a comment.

I’ll be back with a second video once I’ve tried out some miraculous hair-growth products. Any suggestions for things that actually work?

Products Mentioned:

Christophe Robin Rose Shampoo + Conditioner: http://bit.ly/1nRGSVj

OGX Argan Shampoo and Conditioner: http://bit.ly/1Se6pVr

Wet Brush: http://goo.gl/IWBtcJ

Tangle Teezer: http://goo.gl/n1bEj8

Phyto 9 Cream: http://bit.ly/1PlxfIw

Colab Dry Shampoo Sheer & Invisible – please see stockists here. I am a founder of and spokesmodel for the Colab brand.

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  1. I really loved Kerium Intensive Anti-Hairloss Treatment by La Roche-Posay. You just spray it onto your roots daily and the results will be seen in a month. Saved me a year ago

  2. I’ve just recently discovered Christophe Robin – love the rose shampoo and conditioner, it gives my hair crazy volume, because it’s already pretty thick, but the smell is just so amazing and the conditioner is nourishing but doesn’t weigh down my hair. Also love that the smell lasts for two days, as I wash my hair every two days, it makes me feel fresh longer. Can totally recommend them.

  3. My hair is looking really rubbish at the moment thanks to post pregnancy hair loss. Would love to hear if you find any good thickening products. X

  4. Ruth – try Grow Gorgeous hair serum. It really works. I was sceptical at first when reading all the reviews but results are amazing. I have thicker hair especially round the hairline and that’s just after one month.

  5. Hi
    Can you please try out castor oil? I’m contemplating trying it and have read that it helps with hair regrowth and improves the strength and condition of hair.. As with all things beauty, I would love to know your thoughts on it.
    Thank you for your lovely blog and videos
    Tahira xx

  6. Hello,
    I haven’t had a baby, I was just trying to make my hair grow better as I am trying to grow it long and it is very fine and damaged at the ends. I treated myself to deciems grow gorgeous serum ( think its about £20) and now have a weird halo of new hair about 2 inches long… (Hopefully it keeps growing!) I’ve used it for about 4 months and wasn’t expecting much but I am amazed by it. It might be worth a test. Totally agree, dry shampoo is a miracle worker for thinnish hair xx

  7. I swear by Philip Kingsley Elasticizer- I noticed a real difference in the strength of my hair since I started using it, it’s great for helping reduce hair loss due to weakness.

  8. Loved this Ruth. I’m also losing lots of hair, but due to menopauze and lots of stress. I also subscribed to the giveaway post earlier this week. Fingers crossed. Love from Belgium xxx

  9. Hi Ruth, I have not had a baby (yet! 33 and still don’t “feel” ready!) so i don’t have any direct experience with post partum hair loss. But, i did experience a bit of hair loss due to stress and some tummy issues a few years ago.
    The product I found really worked to boost hair growth and strength was PhytoPhanere by Phyto. I was a bit dubious to begin with but the results were quite honestly miraculous. You take 2 capsules a day in the morning for 3 months. It really boosted the length and my skin looked brighter and more radiant too.
    Your hair still looks lovely by the way!

  10. Hi Ruth! Try the Viviscal hair growth tablets. You can get them from Boots or Lookfantastic. I know they are more pricey but I used to have very thin, fragile hair, loosing lots of hair in the shower and when brushing. Then I started taking these for a total of 6 months, and now I have the thickest, healthiest, longest hair ever. I had to get 3inches cut off as it was just getting too long (something I never would have said before). So they absolutely work and I can only highly recommend them. :) Lots of love, Antje xxx

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