How to control Postpartum Hair loss

I cannot believe I’m still dealing with postpartum hair loss and my son is over a year old! Have a baby, they said… It’ll be fun, they said. They forgot to mention that I would be losing hair forever! Actually, my boyfriend’s mom did tell me that, but I thought she was just hating on my hair flourishing during pregnancy lol. I guess she was right! My hair has been falling out non-stop since about two months after I delivered. It used to come out in big

clumps, and I was almost convinced that I would be bald within months. It got to the point where I just wanted to go bald because I was just so tired of dealing with it. The weird thing about it is that I am not experiencing too much thinning, and definitely no bald spots. I don’t know where the hair is falling from or how I’m not completely bald yet, but I thank God for that! I’ve decided to be more proactive in my hair restoration regimen in hopes that by next summer my hair will be fully restored.

This is how it looked prior to pregnancy:

This is how it looked a few weeks after giving birth:


This is how it looks currently when I take out a weave, before washing:


This is how much hair is still falling out after a wash:

This is how it looks after a relaxer and wash:

When I had a hair fiasco a few years ago I was able to grow my hair by following a strict regimen of keeping it weaved up, and washing it every 4-6 weeks with specific shampoo and conditioners. Before I started that regimen, my hair was literally at my chin line. That’s the shortest it’s ever been. It wasn’t even a cute short, it was choppy and thin, and looked a hot mess. I would wash it with Silicon Bambu shampoo, then I would condition it with Silicon Bambu treatment. I would then leave my weave in for 4-6 weeks, and then repeat the cycle. I did this faithfully for 15 months. It sounds like a long time, but it paid off in a major way. My hair was so long and healthy. I had everybody asking me how I managed to grow my hair so fast. I never had a problem sharing my regimen, I just know how hard it is to maintain it. If you can force yourself to remain disciplined, you will achieve the same results. I recently went back to this regimen, and I’ve already noticed that the shedding had slowed down tremendously. The shampoo changes the texture of your hair instantly while you’re washing it, and makes it so much easier to deal with. I’ll give it about 3 months before coming back with an update. My first goal is to stop the shedding completely, and then work on growth and strengthening. Wish me good luck! 🙂

For those that want to try it, here’s how it goes:

  1. Wash your hair with Silicon Bambu Shampoo
  2. Use the Silicon Bambu Treatment as a conditioner. (Let it sit for about 20 minutes and then wash it out)
  3. Put your hair in a protective style. (I do quick weaves which requires me to leave my hair braided under the weave for 4-6 weeks at a time)
  4. When you take the weave and braids out, PRIOR to washing or combing, condition it in sections with a conditioner of your choice. (I use V05 because it’s cheap and I use a lot of it.)
  5. Let the conditioner sit for about 10 minutes, and then start to comb it out by section. I usually do it it sections of 6.
  6. Once it’s combed out, follow steps 1-3 again.

This is what worked, and is still working for me. I can’t guarantee that it will work for you, but it has worked for many of my close friends. It was actually passed on to me from one of my best friends. It won’t hurt to try it. I know you’re tired of seeing your hair fall out. Let me know how it works for you. 🙂

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5 thoughts on “How to control Postpartum Hair loss”

  1. Girl I’m so sorry you are dealing with that, those first years postpartum are hard enough on our bodies and to add hair loss is just so tough! Your regimen sounds solid, you know I’m team natural so I have to invite you to that crew lol but your hair looks beautiful relaxed or not!!

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