As a new mom, it’s admittedly hard to find time to do much, if anything, with my hair. So for you fellow mommas out there, I’ve put together a few hair tips to take care of those locks!
- Try to shampoo your hair every other day (or longer) so the oil in your hair regulates itself and you don’t dry out your hair/scalp. I’ve noticed a huge difference since I’ve started doing this! Experts say that if you gradually increase the time in between washes, your hair will adjust and eventually appear just as clean as it did when you shampooed vigilantly.
- Take time out to trim. Get your hair cut every few months to snap your hair back to life! And avoid any drastic changes to your hairstyle,like adding lots of highlights or color, which will require upkeep and extra moolah. And if you choose to change the length of your hair, try a trendy new style or get bangs, just keep in mind you will be looking down at that little bundle of joy for several months, so you might have to get back to the salon every six weeks to keep up with it.
- Keep popping those prenatal vitamins! They help with thicker hair, strong nails and can even combat hair loss. And keep up a healthy diet by staying hydrated and eating lots of fruits and veggies!
- Slick back wisps. It’s a fact that mommas lose hair in the months after delivery, so slick them back with a little product (or a headband/wrap) to keep them under control.
- Perfect easy looks with your hair up. Let’s face it, babies will try to grab at your hair if you keep it down. If you are bored with your standard ponytail, try a bun or other style (see The Small Things blog for inspiration).
- Get a good shampoo/conditioner brand and stick to it. I don’t want to spend a ton of money on salon products, so I tried CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ shampoo and conditioner. The brand defies that traditional beauty approach by encouraging women to focus on the scalp, where 99% of hair’s natural strength and beauty comes from. It is clinically proven to help replenish the scalp with essential hydration with regular use, leaving hair strong from root to tip—just what I need! I can tell you that after using it for a few weeks now, my scalp and hair are in great shape! The shampoo doesn’t leave that “coated” feel that I’ve tried in other brands. And the conditioner legitimately smells like a fancy salon product and feels almost like a mousse- very rich and thick. It’s available at Target.com and Walgreens.com for between $4.99 – $5.99.
What am I missing? Any hair tips for new moms that you want to share?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.