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Water for Postpartum Hair Loss? Why dehydration may be the reason for your falling strands.

Water accounts for about 25% of the weight of a single hair strand.  Ensuring that you drink enough water energizes and supports hair growth all the way from the scalp to the ends of the hair strand.  Dehydration can cause hair to stop growing. Your hair roots, are the only pipeline that water is supplied from the body to your hair so to put it simply; if you want your postpartum hair to grow back; you need to be drinking enough water.  But how much is actually enough? 

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Postpartum Awkward Hair Growth Growing Pains: 5 Styles to ask your Stylist for Now to help!

Ok ... The scoop is postpartum hair loss is temporary; lasting a few months to a year (usually) at the most.  Buuut that doesn't mean the sparsity of strands you are left with aren't less than ideal.  Then you factor in this weird spiky, often thin, regrowth.... and you basically have a WTF moment in the mirror that most likely leads to a frantic call to your stylist with a "HELP ME" plea.   We are doing a little leg work for you and serving up 5 styles that are just made to mask hair going through this growth stage. 

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When should you brush your postpartum hair?

One of the biggest haircare mistakes (even if you didn't recently deliver and are experiencing unprecedented hair fall) is brushing wet hair.  Over-brushing, in general, can cause breakage; but brushing hair that is wet, now that's one of the worst damage-inducing things you can do to your strands.  Here's why: Hair is weakest when it’s wet, and wet hair is more prone to tangling. Postpartum shower scaries can already result from seeing hair fall; but to minimize breakage on top of that and to prevent shower-induced snarls, give your hair a brush before hopping in. Now if you are adamant and like to brush in the shower or feel it's the only way to detangle, then lather on the deep conditioner...

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Why is my scalp so itchy after having my baby?

You may have noticed that your scalp started to itch during pregnancy or postpartum.  With hormone levels raised our scalps become engorged with liquids and this can cause a tingling, painful sensation in the nerve along with severe itchiness.  Sebum is the oil produced on our scalps and the increase in hormones can cause it to increase as well. Those with greasy scalps postpartum are also more prone to sensitivities that include itch, and even some pain, as the hair shaft can become plugged.  Getting sebum production under control is important for relieving itchiness, and here's how to do it. 

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