By Bryce GruberUpdated Mar 08, 2023
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There are lots of things to be excited about when you have a baby, but losing your hair isn’t one of them. While postpartum hair loss is natural, it might come as an unwanted surprise to new moms. If you’re looking for ways to treat or prevent postpartum hair loss, consider one of these products.
Note: Breastfeeding moms should consult with a healthcare professional before using any of these products.
If your biotin gummies and multivitamins had a baby, it would be these! These Centrum Multigummies are chewy treats and packed with vitamins A, C, E and biotin to strengthen hair. They also thicken hair and maintain healthy skin while also supporting your immune system, eyes, bones and energy.Photo: Centrum
At under $10 per bottle, they're also a budget-friendly way to rev up the hair-growing engines after you stop prenatal vitamins. "These are awesome," writes verified Amazon reviewer, Natasha. "It is hard to find a multivitamin with these ingredients. Taste is pretty good too!"
These gummies are an easy (and arguably more delicious) way to get your nutrient fix. With Biotin, vitamin E and vitamin C, these tasty treats not only boost hair health, but naturally improve the appearance of skin and nails.
We also love that they're readily available through Amazon in the US and via well.ca in Canada.
Around age 25, your body produces less and less collagen, which can lead to dull and unnourished-looking hair (sorry!). But you can give yourself a collagen boost by consuming these powders and bars (they offer chocolate almond butter, double chocolate beet and lemon coconut flavored bars).
The powder is versatile and can be mixed into your beverage of choice. Once collagen is absorbed and distributed throughout the body, it works to maintain good hair health, giving you a healthy glow—something you naturally start to lose with age. Combine it with your favorite vitamins and minerals and you've got a postpartum hair loss one-two punch. We also love that it's readily available in both the US through Amazon and for Canadians at well.ca.
Another easy way to reverse collagen loss is by mixing this powder into your water, tea or whatever else you want to drink. You can choose between Lemon Lime or an unflavored enhancer. As a bonus, collagen also works to improve the look of skin, joint health and more. It's an ideal supplement for the months after delivery when the body needs more to recover, and helps promote hair growth while reducing shedding.
Believe it or not, it actually tastes pretty great, too because it's totally unflavored. That means you can mix it into coffee, tea, juice or just about anything else. Available via Amazon in the US or for Canadians at well.ca.
Healthy hair starts from within, which is why these pills are infused with biotin, vitamin C, iron and a marine complex called AminoMar C (a protein supplement that comes from fish). If you're looking for a new set of reliable vitamins for postpartum hair loss, this is definitely an excellent start.
These elements naturally improve hair growth and nourish all hair types. In three to six months, Vivisal claims that your hair will be thick, full and less prone to further shedding. Available to ship to all of North America.
This Artnaturals argan oil shampoo uses 12 different ingredients to stop nutrients from being absorbed away by hair follicles. Suitable for all hair types, it works to stop hair loss before it starts—and can help with receding hairlines and thinning hair.
Since it’s a shampoo, it can easily be added to your shower routine. It won't stop postpartum hair loss outright, but it'll nourish your scalp and existing tresses to keep them in tip-top shape. For optimal results, lather for two to five minutes so the product soaks in before rinsing.
If you’re looking for an immediate solution to a sparse hairline, try this easy-to-use Toppik fiber-building spray. It’s applied similarly to dry shampoo and available in nine different shades—so there’s no need to worry about trying to blend “leopard spots” from random colored powder. Use it in conjunction with other postpartum hair loss treatments for best results.
It instantly conceals hair loss by making hair appear fuller, all while resisting the elements like wind, rain and sweaty workouts.
The goal of this spray is to make hair stronger and more resistant to breakage. It’s proven (by Kérastase PARIS clinicians) to help reduce the rate of hair thinning and hair loss after pregnancy, giving hair a silky finish without greasing up your roots.
It’s pretty flexible according to your routine, so it can be applied to dry or towel-dried hair before you begin styling. For best results, spray the problem area once a day for six to eight weeks. Available in the US through Amazon or in Canada at kerastase.ca.
In addition to the edible powders and bars, Viviscal also has formulated a hair-strengthening shampoo, conditioner and an elixir. Made with Biotin, keratin and zinc, these products work to enhance the look of hair and add a voluminous boost.
By simply replacing your current shower products with these hair care supplies, you could have thicker-looking hair after just one week. Prices start at about $20. and a little goes a long way. That makes these some of the most budget-friendly postpartum hair loss products on the market.
We all know how important prioritizing beauty sleep is, which is why this overnight treatment could be an easy addition to your nighttime routine. Each bottle of Nioxin Night Density Rescue has a goal of minimizing damage to your hair while improving hair density.
These leave-in drops contain antioxidants like Biotin, caffeine and vitamin E to maintain a healthy scalp and hair. Plus, they're easy to use and feel refreshing on the scalp.
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