Postpartum hair loss can be helped. Really.
Having a baby means a million and one changes. Whether it’s your schedule, your body, and literally everything in between, everything is totally turned on its head. No pun intended, but your hair is definitely added to that list. Postpartum hair loss is a classic challenge for many, if not most, new moms, but until it’s actually happening to you, it’s hard to fully understand what the big deal is. But after having thick, luxurious hair during pregnancy (one of the bonuses), watching it thin back out, change texture or lose strength can be not-so-awesome.
But, rest assured you’re not alone. And, postpartum hair loss is such a common problem, there are definitely some solutions that are effective and accessible. No snake oil or empty promises here. These solutions are tried-and-true. Shampoos, styling products, concealers. They’re all here. We’ve gone through soooooo many options and have picked some of our favorites. They’re highly-rated, proven to work, and easy to get your hands on. Editor’s Note: Keep in mind, lots of good things take time. Don’t totally give up if you don’t see immediate improvement. Also, your results will vary. This is not intended to be considered medical advice. We encourage speaking to your healthcare provider about your hair loss concerns, especially if you’re noticing extreme shedding, sudden thinning, and/or irritation.
VEGAMOUR GRO Revitalizing Shampoo & Conditioner
The VEGAMOUR GRO Shampoo features a proprietary Karmatin b-SILK protein which smooths damaged hair, improves the appearance of damage caused by heat and coloring, absorbs dirt and oil, locks in hydration, and protects hair color. The moisturizing conditioner is ultra-rich and promotes visibly fuller hair. You'll start to notice a difference around month 3, with full effects around your 4th month of use when you follow the instructions.
inala Triple Threat Tonic
Rice water is a powerhouse ingredient for hair strength, and inala's Triple Threat Tonic uses it to formulate a priming, styling, refreshing treatment for all hair types. You'll reduce breakage, add light hold, and hydrate and freshen up your hair between washes. inala Triple Threat Tonic can be used on wet, damp, or dry hair.
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2% Minoxidil Spray with Biotin
2% Minoxidil has been proven to restore thinning hair, reduce hair loss, and help keep your scalp healthy. There are a lot of Minoxidil options out there, but this one has great reviews at a wallet-friendly price.
Editor's Note: This is not intended as medical advice. Speak to your healthcare provider before beginning treatment with Minoxidil or any other medicated product. Minoxidil is not for use by pregnant or nursing women, and those with other conditions outlined by your doctor.
OUAI Fine to Medium Hair Treatment Masque
Don’t skip the conditioner even if you have fine or thin hair. It can still get damaged and coarse, and this hair masque from OUAI can be used as frequently as needed (though if you fall into the fine hair category, you'll likely use it less than you might otherwise).
Living Proof 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
This cream is powered by Living Proof’s "healthy hair molecule" to smooth and protect by forming a weightless shield around each hair strand, while the "thickening molecule" creates space between strands for hair that looks and feels fuller. That sounds like a lot of science, but the customer ratings speak for themselves. The result? Smooth, strong, voluminous hair—and endless compliments (here for that).
ANYA Scalp Serum
Free of toxic chemicals, 100% vegan, and safe while breastfeeding, this serum from ANYA is formulated with powerful ingredients shown to stimulate hair follicles and promote fuller, thicker hair. Best results are seen after 90 days of use. so patience is a virtue here.
A22 Biotin Boost Hair + Scalp Serum
Increase the appearance of thicker, fuller, healthier hair with this innovative blend of 100+ vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential oils that has been shown to support your natural healthy hair cycle and to combat signs of thinning & shedding. Caffeine, biotin, rosemary oil, and more are all safe for sensitive skin.
The Complete Routine by Oh Hey Mama
This powerful hair bundle is specially formulated to help you fight the scalp issues that cause slow growth, breakage, and excessive shedding. Formulated with stimulating herbs and extracts for growth, nourishing oils that heal and protect, and DHT-blocking ingredients that help fight the most common hormonal reason for hair thinning and fall-out.
Nutrafol Postpartum Hair Growth Supplements
We typically don't recommend supplements, largely because they work differently from person to person. But everything we've read about Nurtrafol makes us confident in their Postpartum Hair Growth Supplements. Their ingredients are standardized to make sure each serving is the same, plus this formula is breastfeeding-friendly. You know what we're going to say, though. Make sure you speak with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement regimen.
Bombay Clip-In Hair Extensions
Even if you've never used hair extensions before, or even considered them, they can make a huge difference. Bombay clip-in hair extensions are so, so user-friendly, and come in a ton of colors, lengths, and weights (yep, weight matters with hair extensions—if you have weaker or brittle hair, you'll want to go for lightweight extensions to avoid breakage). Bombay Hair also does a custom color match—just send in photos of your hair per their website instructions and they'll tell you your best match.
Toppik Hair Filler Keratin Fiber
Toppik is a well-known name in thinning hair solutions. These little fibers work like fibers in some mascara formulas—they conceal roots, fill in sparse areas, and add volume. It comes in several colors, and Toppik highly recommends finishing it with their FiberHold Spray.
Voloom Volumizing Iron
This grid-patterned heated iron is designed to be used right at your roots, hidden by the rest of your hair, to provide immediate boost, volume, and texture. It's not a curling iron or a flat iron—it's created to lift your hair up and away from your scalp for volume that can last for days, depending on your hair type and products used.
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