Postpartum care

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

After surviving labour, losing your hair feels like a cruel joke—but there may be some help out there.

By Chelsea Dolan

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

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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.

Postpartum hair loss products

Centrum Multigummies Multi+Beatuy

If your biotin gummies and multivitamins had a baby, it would be these! These chewy treats are packed with vitamins A, C, E and biotin to strengthen hair, thicken hair and maintain healthy skin while also supporting your immune system, eyes, bones and energy. $18,

bottle of vitaminsPhoto: Centrum

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies 

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. $14,

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

Sproos Collagen Supplements

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 flavoured 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. from $25,

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

Marine Clean Collagen

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 unflavoured enhancer. As a bonus, the collagen also works to improve the look of skin, joint health and more. $30,

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements

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). 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. $50,

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

Mane 'n Tail Hair Strengthener

Want to get hair as thick and shiny as a horse? This leave-in conditioner is made by an equestrian brand that now makes personal care items. Approved by celebs like Hailey Baldwin Bieber, a spritz of this on the roots will help strengthen, moisturize, protect and even encourage hair growth. $18,

bottle of hair spray

Artnaturals, Argan Oil Shampoo, Hair Loss Prevention Therapy

This 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 startsand can help with receding hairlines and thinning hair. Since it’s a shampoo, it can easily be added to your shower routine. For optimal results, lather for two to five minutes so the product soaks in before rinsing. $36,

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

Toppik Hair Building Fibres

If you’re looking for an immediate solution to a sparse hairline, try this easy-to-use 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 coloured powder. It instantly conceals hair loss by making hair appear fuller, all while resisting the elements like wind, rain and sweaty workouts. $29.

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

Kérastase PARIS Spécifique Stimuliste Aminexil Spray

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, 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. $85,

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Range

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. From $20,

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

NIOXIN’s Night Density Rescue

We all know how important prioritizing beauty sleep is, which is why this overnight treatment could be an easy addition to your nighttime routine. Its goal is to minimize damage in 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. $57,

11 products to help battle postpartum hair loss

Read more:
Postpartum hair loss is totally normal—but there are things you can do to stop it
How your hair is different during pregnancy

This article was originally published on May 16, 2019