As heartbreaking it may be, post pregnancy hair fall is absolutely normal. The hair fall is a result of a shift in estrogen levels in women after a few months of giving birth. The hair fall may go on for weeks, months or even a year.

Post pregnancy hair fall is unavoidable, but you can take steps to ensure that it stays on the lower side and does not leave you with extremely thin hair. It is also necessary to understand whether your hair has is oilier or drier than before, to treat them accordingly.

Here we have, 5 tips and home remedies for hair care after pregnancy.

  1. Coconut oil

Massage your hair gently with warm coconut oil on a regular basis. This will strengthen your hair roots, moisturise your hair strands, and nourish your scalp.

  1. Fenugreek seeds

Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Strain the water and apply it directly on the scalp, leaving it on for about 2 hours. Rinse hair normally. Do this 1-2 times a week for healthy and dandruff free hair.

Another option is to roast fenugreek seeds and make a thick paste out of it. Add this paste directly onto your scalp, with or without adding a hair oil to the paste. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes and rinse.

  1. Large toothed comb

Detangle your hair using a large-toothed comb. This will be gentler on your hair as compared to the fine combs and brushes and thereby prevent unnecessary hair fall.

  1. Nutrient rich diet and supplements

Consult your doctor and check what nutrients you might be running low on. If you are low on zinc, iron or any other vitamins and nutrients, take up the necessary supplements and, follow a diet that is rich in those nutrients. Eat foods that are rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin C. Intake of these essential nutrients on a regular basis will help reduce the hair fall.

  1. Egg white and olive oil

Combine 1 egg white and 1-2 tbsp of olive oil or almond oil, and mix them well. Apply this hair pack on the scalp and through the length of your hair, and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse normally.

Additionally, you can try styling your hair a little differently or get a new cut that will make your hair look thicker and more voluminous. Above all this, it is very important to be gentle to your hair and keep them well-hydrated.

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Published by Aditi Mohata