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Post-pregnancy hair loss is common and experienced by all the ladies. It is caused by hormonal imbalance, as the estrogens levels drop down after delivery. This is not a permanent problem and lasts for only for a few months, say about 6 to 8 months. Still, it’s always good to try some home remedies to combat hair loss and ensure proper nutrition. Here are some important tips and home remedies for hair loss.
- Combine coconut oil and lemon juice in equal quantities. Apply this mixture to your hair, let it sit for about 20 minutes and wash it off. Follow this twice a week. This remedy is good for dandruff too.
- Mix onion juice with coconut oil. Apply to the hair, let it sit for 30 minutes to overnight, and wash off. Onion juice is very good for hairfall. Follow this remedy twice a week.
- Infuse coconut oil with curry leaves and use it as you regularly do. This is great for hairfall as well as dandruff.
- Massage your scalp with coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil. This increases blood circulation and promotes hair growth.
- Always look for wholesome, balanced foods. Instead of eating one particular food in excess, eat a nutritious diet with different types of food. In this lactation period, concentrate on eating well. If you eat well, milk production will increase, which is good for both you and the baby.
- Eat plenty of rice, lentils, nuts and veggies. Also include fish and chicken in your diet, if you are a non-vegetarian. Drink milk at least thrice a day.
- Don’t skip your prenatal vitamin tablets, as they are really important.
- During this time, don’t think about losing weight. You will automatically lose weight if you exclusively breastfeed your baby.
- Eat a balanced diet with good amounts of proteins and fat.
- Don’t stress out too much, as stress leads to hair loss.
- Omega-3 fatty acids (walnuts, chia seeds and salmon) and biotin (eggs, fish and nuts) are really beneficial for hair loss.
- Avoid constipation by eating plenty of fibrous foods and include ghee or butter your diet.
Hair loss is a common occurrence after pregnancy, and nothing to worry about. However, taking a few measures and following some nutritional tips can help make this time easier, and increase the quality of hair.
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