In partnership with Vegamour
Postpartum hair loss is a topic I know a lot about – after giving birth to my second daughter, my hair began falling out in fistfulls. While I understood this hair loss wouldn’t be forever (and that I could attribute it to changing hormones – more on that shortly), I sought a solution as my hair growth cycles reset. Pregnancy and new momhood are a lot to process, so products that help me look – and more importantly, feel – my best are a luxury I’m willing to invest in.
In a sea of chemical-filled products and lofty claims, I found Vegamour’s vegan hair wellness line made with natural ingredients. Two short months later, I’m already seeing noticeable new growth.
The Science Behind Hair Loss
If you’re struggling with postpartum hair loss, science suggests you can take a deep breath: hair loss after childbirth is extremely common, and it’s also not permanent. Hormone changes during pregnancy impact hair growth cycles, so when your hormone levels fall, you may experience excessive shedding (yes, even if you enjoyed thicker hair during pregnancy, Dr. Chun Tang of Pall Mall Medical notes). Your hair will recover on its own (you can expect new growth a few months after giving birth and normal fullness by your child’s first birthday Dr. Vergara-Wijangco suggests), but proper care and products may expedite this process.
Seek Self Care Rituals
Taking care of yourself during this special time is paramount. Diet, supplements, and stress-management often take center stage during pregnancy – and they should remain firmly in their place postpartum, too. A balanced diet featuring fruits, veggies, proteins, nuts, and legumes is a healthy place to start. Postnatal vitamins and supplements can also help ensure you’re getting the recommended dose of nutrients, especially if you’re breastfeeding. (In addition to supplements for immunity, brain health, and lactation support, I’ve found Vegamour’s GRO Biotin Gummies helpful specifically for hair growth.) On top of that, stress-management tools like exercise, meditation, and proper sleep hygiene are crucial. Yes, baby’s health is important – and so is yours.
Introduce Hair Wellness Support
Looking for an added boost to incorporate into your routine? Vegamour’s GRO Serum has been the ultimate bonus for me. While most brands use harsh chemicals in their hair growth products, Vegamour’s vegan, natural ingredients fold perfectly into a non-toxic breastfeeding lifestyle. The brand’s GRO and GRO+ shampoos contain a proprietary protein called Karmatin, which helps make hair look fuller while it supports your follicle’s journey to healthy growth. The brand’s GRO Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner Kit makes things simple: wash and condition with each formula and let natural ingredients like mung bean, curcumin, and red clover get to work bonding, thickening, and strengthening follicles. Massage Vegamour’s GRO Hair Serum into your scalp to soothe the scalp and revitalize your roots.
Results That Speak For Themselves
Two months into using GRO shampoo, conditioner, and serum, I can see noticeable growth along my part, and I’ve happily waved goodbye to many of my postpartum wispies. Enthused by my results, I plan to incorporate Vegamour into my self care routine even beyond postpartum life. Given the brand’s thousands of five-star reviews – for aging, thinning, and flaking hair – I feel confident that Vegamour will remain firmly planted atop my vanity for many life events to come.