I'm not really a complainer, but I recently turned 40 and have found myself blaming my two boys for much of what makes me self-conscious with my skin & body. I feel justified in the fact that I birthed two humans, stretching my body to accommodate them comfortably, while putting up with injustices like pregnancy and postpartum melasma, discoloration, lasting redness in my face, and stretched skin. I've had a few skincare concerns that I really wanted to prioritize addressing this year... (my skin since having kids has a redness too it, the texture has changed from pregnancy breakouts and melasma, + I've noticed added lines and just overall sagging). I talked to my favorite esthetician Shana, and she suggested we...
I looooove a good hair treatment. Give me the deep conditioning mask, the latest clarifying scalp treatment or a gloss coat, I want them all. It's actually surprising, given the amount of time I spend with a flat iron or hot tool in hand; I never tried a Keratin smoothing treatment.....until now. Two kids later and my hair developed a few "new waves" in unwelcome locations. I like my hair smooth and polished and the weird sections of frizz were manageable (until you stepped outside in humidity or rain), but annoying. When I arrived for my April cut- my stylist, Jovan had just finished a Saphira Keratin smoothing treatment on his guest, and her hair was enviably smooth and soft looking. He explained...
Most know about the postpartum hair loss that comes after having a baby. But what you might not be prepared for is the postpartum change in hair texture that can result it some pretty unruly strands that lead to tangles, knots, and matting.
Before you reach for the scissors to just chop it all off, I have a bit of advice for you!
Why is my hair suddenly tangling postpartum?
When I was going through postpartum hair loss the first time around, one of my biggest struggles was keeping my hair tangle free.
I had a new baby, zero family for help, I wasn't washing my hair as often as I was used to ....and it was pulled back in a ponytail or up in a bun the majority of the time.
I quickly found that using a hair mask or deep conditioner 2-3 times weekly made a big difference in the strength and softness of my hair.
These are my favorites starting with the one I cannot live without.
I recently read that those who practice the inversion hair method, believe it helps hair grow an extra inch - two inches per month.
I don't know about you, but that seems really significant considering hair grows approx a half inch a month (or 6 inches a year).
Could you truly get 2-4x the average hair growth by hanging upside down a few times a week?
If there was ever someone trying to grow new hair back quickly, it would be a new mom going through postpartum hair loss, so scroll down as I share what I learned on this scalp stimulating method.