So I have hit the terrifying stage of postpartum hair loss again. The use of the word ‘terrifying’ might seem a little bit over the top to most people but I’ve had a pretty shady past when it comes to my hair and literally need to hang on to every single strand I can. Back when I was in my teens and early twenties I suffered from anorexia which caused a lot of my hair to fall out. Fast forward to 2014, roughly three months after I had my first child, and I lost another significant amount of hair, post partum.
Last time around, I wasn’t prepared at all for the post partum hair loss. It was one of those delightful things, that comes hand in hand (to most of us) with all the hormones involved in being pregnant, and then giving birth, but that nobody really tends to talk about. And they certainly don’t feel the need to warn you about it!
So what’s going on when we talk about post partum hair loss?
During pregnancy, increased levels of estrogen prolong the growing stage of hair. There are fewer hairs in the resting stage and falling out every day, so your hair tends to be thicker. After you give birth, your estrogen levels drop and a lot more hair follicles enter the resting stage. This means more hair will start to come out in the shower or on your brush. The increased shedding will taper off and your hair will hopefully be back to its pre-pregnancy thickness about six to twelve months after you give birth. In my experience my hair never recovered fully to the way it was before.
And what can we try to do to help with post partum hair loss?
Being careful with your hair and taking good care of it – not using a lot of heat and styling products etc – will help. As will regular trips to the hairdressers and a healthy diet rich in nutrients. If you want to go one step further then you could try Hairburst. I’ve been trialling them for a few weeks now and thought it would be helpful to share how I’ve got on with you guys.
What is Hairburst?
Hairburst For New Mums is a vitamin supplement which contains safe levels of biotin – which is effective for normal hair growth pre, during and post pregnancy. Hairburst For New Mums contains a range of B vitamins which can combat tiredness and fatigue when your new baby is keeping you up at night (always helpful!).
Hairburst For New Mums contains a mix of proven ingredients for hair growth such as:
The capsules are quite big (and pretty and Pink) but I didn’t have any problems swallowing them with a large gulp of water. They say to take one before breakfast but this made me feel so sick I had to stop and start taking them after I’d had some food. I used to have the same reaction to pregnancy vitamins, so it must be something that’s in them both.
How I got on
I’ve been using the Hairburst supplements for just under a month now and genuinely can say I have seen some results. I’m not going to tell you’ve they’ve let me grow a head of hair to rival Blake Lively (I wish), but they have significantly reduced the post partum shedding.
I used to fill a whole brush in the morning whilst brushing my hair, and now it’s only a third to a half of the amount it was before. To me, this is a huge deal. Before I started using the Hairburst supplements, I was clogging up the drains with the amount of hair I was losing. And now there is only a bit of hair visible in the bath after I have a shower. The toddler has stopped complaining about ‘haireys in her bath’ as well, which has to be a good sign!
My hair feels softer to touch and generally a bit more resilient when brushing etc. A few people have commented that it looks shinier too, so that is always a good thing!
My hairdresser says that the loss now isn’t as bad as it was the first time round with the toddler so that is a good thing too.
The RRP for a month’s supply (30 capsules) is £19.99, but they are on offer just now at £17.99, and I think that’s a pretty reasonable price whilst they continue to work. I’m more than happy to pay for something I think is benefitting my hair and helping towards regaining my post baby confidence.
All in all I’m impressed and will continue to use them to try and help my hair to stay as healthy as possible…and on my head!
*This post is a sponsored post but all opinions are 100% my own and 100& honest.