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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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Why is my postpartum hair so dry?

Wondering what was more dry than my postpartum hair?   Well, the Mohave Desert in summer possibly,  the gharial crocodile my 7 year old is obsessed with at the Waikiki zoo... maybe, my Uncle Robs joke about trying to grab fog... "but he mist"? Yes.   Ok but seriously, what is up with postpartum dry hair? How does one go from normal well hydrated strands to dry straw overnight?  More importantly what can I do to remedy it... fast.  How pregnancy affected your strands:  Backtracking to pregnancy/pre-pregnancy just a bit:   Ok so before you even conceived, your hair was on its natural three month cycle of growing, then resting, and then it's gradual shedding (likely noticed only when washing or...

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