The postpartum hair loss struggle is literally the last thing you need to deal with. It can create unnecessary panic and stress when you find your hair thinning or falling out in clumps big enough to block the shower. Women often ask me how to doctor their way back to hair health. The first thing to remember is that losing hair after pregnancy is very common. While some report losing a few strands, others say they are losing balls at a time. For most women, it usually happens around 3 months after their baby is born and can continue for up to a year and then returns to normal. That said, everyone is different, and many women feel like their hair growth remains slower than before falling pregnant or that their hair is still thin, dull and lifeless even though their kids are toddlers or older.
Why is your hair falling out?
To get down to the root of the problem, the reason your hair is thinning is because your body is trying to get back to normal. During pregnancy you may have noticed that your hair was on luscious, glossy and bountiful – and you can thank estrogen and progesterone for your show stopping mane. Your hair was stuck in the growth phase during pregnancy. A normal hair cycle has a growth phase, then a transitional phase, followed by a resting phase, where hair will be released and fall out. After labour, hormone levels drop drastically, and hair rapidly sheds because it’s making up for the lost time in the other phases.
What can you do about it?
I experienced hair loss after my pregnancy with Haydar. I wasn’t focussed on taking collagen and didn’t fully understand the importance of supplementing with it during this crucial stage. I also didn’t develop my RushTush Premium Hydrolyzed Collagen yet, and back then I was looking for a suitable brand I could trust. When the opportunity came to develop my own collagen, I jumped at the opportunity to educate women and help them (and myself) through postpartum hair loss. Women often ask me how I’ve grown my hair after two pregnancies and I believe that supplementing with collagen is playing a big role in my hair growth.
How does RushTush Collagen benefit your hair?
Collagen is an amino acid powerhouse. Amino acids are to hair, what spinach is to Popeye and what almond butter is to a banana RushTush protein shake. Hair uses collagen to create keratin protein which promotes hair growth, elasticity and strength. It is also essential to regenerate and grow hair as it is a natural antioxidant. And the best news is that it is super easy to fit into your busy mom schedule. Simply add it to water or your Glow Cleanse smoothies. I’d take a total of 15g per day. Either all at night before bedtime, or 1 teaspoon in my morning coffee before my workout, another teaspoon in my tea etc. You can even add to your meals!
Don’t neglect your diet
Hair health begins beneath the skin and nutrition is the most important aspect.
Make sure you are getting in enough vitamins and minerals to support your hair goals. In my Momma Glow Guide, I have taken the guesswork out of your meal plans and carefully created a diet that ensures you (and your baby, if you are breastfeeding) get exactly what’s needed to be healthy and live your strongest, happiest lives. Excessive dieting and neglecting nutrition will also cause rapid hair loss. Also remember the quality of the food your eat is directly linked to your hair, skin and nails and not only your waistline.
How long do I have to use it to get results?
Everyone is different, but many people see huge differences in six weeks and some notice changes from as little as two weeks. Remember that Rapunzel locks were not grown in a day. Be consistent and use your collagen twice a day for best results. The Momma Glow Guide for Breastfeeding Moms and RushTush Collagen is a hair doctor duo that you can use to revitalise your locks after pregnancy. You can also use it to reap other benefits, which includes better bone health and smoother firmer skin- goodbye post-baby cellulite! You may also want to use it when you’re kid reaches teenage years, and physical stressors become more demanding, as collagen is also said to delay the greying of hair!
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Click here to download my app and purchase my collagen: http://rushtush.com/rushtush-life-app/ The 450g bag retails for R630. The 200g bag retails for R315. Deliveries are nationwide. RushTush Hydrolyzed Collagen is halaal and we will gladly email you our suppliers halaal certficate upon request. It is 100% pure protein derived from bovine. one sevring per day of 15g will give you 17g of protein. It has additives and it sugar free.
I also believe that the stress of returning to work after my first pregnancy was a major factor of my hair loss. As women, if we think we’re dropping the ball- especially as a mom- we tend to feel guilty stepping away for a few hours to go to work. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be a career woman and supermom at the same time, while also working hard to regain strength by trying to pick up on the physical momentum we left off before the last stages of our pregnancy. Let me remind you that you’ve created, grown and birthed an entire human! Whether it was via c section or vaginally, both life events taking everything from you. Give yourself a break momma, you’re amazing! I got you!
If you want to start your fitness journey and you don’t know where to start you can get two weeks free upon sign up to my fitness app, RushTushFit iOS https://apps.apple.com/za/app/rushtush-fitness/id1484784716?ign-mpt=uo%3D2 I would recommend Beginners Program to allow yourself to ease into it. Be kind.
Lots of love,