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My scalp is so oily after having a baby! What can I do?

There are some things about the 4th trimester that I had a vague awareness of.  The way my body would look after delivery (shout out to all the Moms posting real photos on IG so I wasn't disillusioned), the lack of sleep, constant milk machine, even the hair shedding.  What I had zero clue was that I would be able to rival John Travolta in Grease with my oily strands.  This isn't an exaggeration.  I would finally get the chance to take a shower and rinse my hair.  I would double shampoo, then condition and.... bam greasy oily scalp and hair...fresh from a wash.  WHY!!! 

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Does Breastfeeding Cause Postpartum Hair Loss?

Three years ago when I was still pregnant with my youngest I researched anything and everything that would prevent postpartum hair loss.  I joined every Mommy community out there and grilled seasoned Moms about what they had done that worked.  I was surprised that so many seemed to blame breastfeeding on their hair loss.  Do you lose vitamins while breastfeeding? The more I thought about it, the more the possibility grew on me.  When I had my first son I was breastfeeding exclusively and I remember feeling so drained and depleted after.  I ate more while pumping than I did during my pregnancy, which made me wonder now years later had I lost vitamins while pumping?  Had that loss affected...

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Can I go bald from postpartum hairloss?

If you are here reading this, chances are you are in the midst of it.  The constant hair fall and shedding that covers your bathroom floor.  The glimpses you allow yourself to catch as you walk by a mirror noticing how much thinner your hair looks.  The patchy scalp you try to cover up by changing your hair part, yet agonize over in the privacy of your own room.  The hair strands themself dryer than the summer you splashed in chlorine every day barely conditioning.   You are experiencing intense postpartum hair loss and its scary.  You may be wondering what is going on.  Why is your shedding so intense.  There are many factors to consider so lets layout a few....

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Should I take biotin for postpartum hairloss?

Biotin for Hair: There are several vitamins that play a part in growing thick, healthy, strong hair.  Biotin is one of the only natural supplements backed by science that show growth for those having deficiencies.  Postpartum Hairloss: After giving birth a mother's body sheds the vitamins they have been holding onto while pregnant.  That sudden shedding can lead to a sudden deficiency extremely common in postpartum women.  The vitamins shed include vitamins needed to grow and maintain strong and healthy hair.  This is why it is so common for postpartum hair loss and shedding to occur.   Biotin is part of the Vitamin B family. A water-soluble vitamin that your body needs to convert certain nutrients into energy.  Biotin also plays...

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5 Things No One Told You Would Happen After I Gave Birth

1. Your Hair Can Fall Out:  Ok so this isn't the first thing that could happen, it usually takes a few months...but I found it the most disturbing.  Here you are with one thing going for you while enduring pregnancy and childbirth ... that GORGEOUS PREGNANCY THICK HAIR.  Your body holding on to all those nutrients and your hormones giving you the best hair of your life, and then you deliver new life and BAM , bye bye pregnancy hair and hello patchy scalp. You will hear "it will grow back...eventually...probably", or "why don't you try a different haircut", or the ones that tried to act like I was worrying to much about my looks by suggesting I just focus...

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