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How Redheads Can Deal With Postpartum Baby Hairs

Help Your Postpartum Re-Growth

Hair loss, thinning, and postpartum regrowth are a natural part of the after-birthing process. When your postpartum hair starts to grow back, it can be exciting but also annoying because many have patches of baby hair that stand straight up. Here are a few tips for dealing with your postpartum regrowth

Use the right products and tools

You want to be gentle with your new baby hairs because you want them to keep growing. Using the right hair products and the right hair tools when styling will make a world of difference. Avoid using too much heat on your baby hairs, since you don’t want more breakage. To avoid excessive heat on postpartum baby hairs, consider using low-heat settings on styling tools, minimizing heat exposure, and using heat-protectant products before styling. Additionally, gentle hair care practices, like air-drying and avoiding tight hairstyles, can help protect delicate postpartum hair. You also want to avoid bleaching them since this could cause damage as well. 

Encourage growth

Your postpartum hair will grow back, it might not be like it was before but this weird in-between phase isn’t forever. Encourage new growth and faster growth with hair growth vitamins and serums. Just make sure anything you ingest is doctor-approved if you’re breastfeeding. Promote new hair growth for postpartum baby hair by maintaining a balanced diet with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E. Use mild shampoos and conditioners, avoid tight hairstyles, and practice gentle hair care. Massaging your scalp can also stimulate blood flow and encourage hair growth. If concerns persist, consult with a healthcare professional.

Tame frizz

Baby hairs can get frizzy, so it’s best to learn how to tame them. You can tame your regrowth with gels or hairsprays. You can do deep conditioning masks and hair oiling to help keep them nice and soft. To tame postpartum baby hair frizz, consider using a sulfate-free, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Apply a leave-in conditioner or a small amount of hair oil to control frizz. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle gently, and avoid excessive heat styling. Silk or satin pillowcases can also minimize friction and reduce frizz.

Style your baby hairs

Since the regrowth process is inevitable for anyone who’s suffered from postpartum hair loss, you have to learn to roll with it. Learn how to style your hair in ways that don’t highlight your baby hairs. This might mean changing your part, wearing your hair down more, or learning some slicked-back styles. 

Cover them up

Last resort is to just cover those suckers up while they grow. If you’re a busy mom you might not have time to style your hair and learn new techniques. That’s okay! Throw on a baseball cap, headband, or hair scarf, and forget about them. They will grow back before you know it. 

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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