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I thought I was mentally prepared for my hair to shed after giving birth the second time around. If nothing else, at least it wouldn't catch me totally off guard like it did the first time when I was convinced my entire head was going to fall out , one shower at a time. Yet here we are, at six months postpartum, and I'm still shedding.
As it turns out, nothing is going to stop it. Postpartum hormones, lack of sleep and poor nutrition are kind of the perfect storm for hair loss, making it a natural part of the process of having babies. (The good news? It's only temporary.) However, you can give your hair and scalp a little help and reduce the volume of loss. With all the practice I've had, I've assembled an arsenal of products that helped me in my battle. (Most importantly, however, you need to be kind to yourself in this fragile process and remember that if something is concerning you to check in with your doctor.)
Here are the products that helped me deal with postpartum hair loss along with some other editor recommendations: