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A few months after giving birth, many women notice that they will shed quite a bit of hair. Postpartum hair loss is more common than you might think –40% to 50% of women who have given birth experience it as it’s the body’s natural way of ridding the 9 months worth of hair it held onto during the pregnancy.
“While women are pregnant, the female hormones estrogen and progesterone skyrocket, causing the body to look and feel different. These hormones are not only responsible for making your mood more unreliable than ever, but can also give you that famous glow. The hormones change the way your body looks, but also how your hair looks. A lot of women experience increased hair growth, volume and shine while being pregnant,” Dr. Dendy Engelman, board certified dermatologist. After giving birth, the body stops producing the excessive amounts of female hormones, the estrogen levels plummet, and hair follicles move from the growing phase to the resting phase, leading the hair to fall out.
What can you do about this?
Consider a preventative approach, reduce the shedding cycle, and help the body rebalance and regrow thicker, healthier hair. NUTRAFOL for Women is formulated with key ingredients such as Ashwaghandha, Saw Palmetto, Kelp and BioCurcumin that can help balance elevated hormonal levels, reduce elevated stress levels, and restore the key nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. After about 3-4 months, you will start to see the voluminous healthy hair that you love.
While you wait….
- Use a volumizing hair mousse that will give your hair an extravagant boost. Also, make sure your hair is moisturized by using hair masks, conditioner and avoiding heat styling tools.
- Consider changing your haircut – not necessary to go as far as the mom bob!
- Wear accessories, like the black headband, to divert attention or cover your hairline (thank you Eva Chen for making this a trend)!
- Have fun- enjoy that little bundle of love! And remember #ThisTooShallPass
Nutrafol is a science based research and development company focused on formulating hair health solutions. Nutrafol products for men and women are available through multiple channels including physicians, salons and online. The company is committed to providing natural, healthy and effective solutions for hair loss and poor hair health. For further information, please visit: www.nutrafol.com and follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @Nutrafol.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
DS Labs has a solution to all of your beauty concerns – specializing in everything from thinning, falling hair to sparse eyelashes to cellulite – and the outcomes are indisputable beauty transformations.
DS Laboratories Revita Shampoo & Conditioner ($29.99 each, www.dslaboratories.com & Professional Salon Distributions): Many Americans, both men and women, suffer from thinning hair.
The Revita Collection from DS Laboratories is trusted by medical professionals and consumers alike as a highly effective hair stimulant. The cutting-edge formulations are designed to stimulate hair while protecting existing hair from falling and thinning, resulting in longer, thicker, fuller looking hair.
DS Laboratories Dandrene ($29.99 & $79.99, www.dslaboratories.com & Professional Salon Distributions): Dandruff leads to visible flakes in the hair, oiliness and irritation. DS Laboratories introduced Dandrene, a potent, high-performance antifungal shampoo for those who are suffering.
Dandrene combats flakes and offers a fast and effective solution to greasy dandruff, an itchy red scalp, oiliness and fungal odor. It’s time to brush off dandruff once and for all!
DS Laboratories Radia ($26.99, www.dslaboratories.com & Professional Salon Distributions): DS Laboratories Radia Clarifying & Softening Shampoo and Conditioner redefine the rules of what a hair clarifier can achieve.
Radia dives down deep to remove build up without comprising the hairs overall health. It clears away toxic chemicals that build up and protects the hair damage due to UV sun rays, leaving hair softer and more radiant than ever before.
DS Laboratories Nia ($28.99, www.dslaboratories.com & Professional Salon Distributions): Exposure to sun, over brushing, coloring and heat styling can take a toll on our hair. Now, we no longer have to compromise our hair’s shine, texture and ends thanks to DS Laboratories Nia! Nia quenches hair’s thirst with the perfect amount of hydration without causing hair to feel weighed down.
All you’ll be left with is incredible body, shine and bounce! Cutting-edge ingredients in Nia reverse the damage done to stressed-out hair, rebuilds and revitalizes hair strands, while shielding them against further damage from ultraviolet radiation and environmental pollutants.
DS Laboratories Spectral.LASH ($49.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Long, luxurious and full eyelashes proclaim youth and attractiveness for both women and men.
DS Laboratories created Spectral.LASH, a cutting-edge treatment that helps lashes grow and feel fuller. It’s time to break up your long term relationship with your mascara and lash curler and open your eyes to Spectral.LASH!
DS Laboratories Keraméne ($98.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Depilation, whether it is shaving, waxing, threading or laser hair removal, is a one of the most dreaded beauty chores amongst women and men.
Keraméne minimizes the frequency and severity of depilatory sessions and skin stays smoother and silkier with less hair for longer!
DS Laboratories Oligo.DX® ($38.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Physicians agree that cellulite cannot be treated by exercise and diet alone. Both do little or nothing to break up and drain the unsightly cellulite deposits trapped under the skin.
DS Laboratories Oligo.DX® is a one-of-a-kind, high-tech breakthrough in skincare. With this unique gel, dimpled fat impervious to diet and exercise takes on a smoother and healthier appearance.
*product received in exchange for post
Do you suffer from thinning hair? I do, a little bit in the front. I just discovered éprouvage, the first anti-aging and professional haircare brand to bring the science of progressive plant stem cells to haircare. Launching at ULTA and through professional salons nationwide, the éprouvage regimen stimulates the scalp to help dramatically reduce thinning hair and help prevent hair fall before the symptoms start.
éprouvage will launch initially with one in-salon treatment and a collection of eight products for at-home use; can be used individually or as a system for best results. Products from the line are formulated with a scientifically proven system of active ingredients, including Egyptian Blue Lily for its anti-aging and skin balancing properties, French Oak Extract to neutralize free radicals and defend against environmental stressors, Vegetable, Soy, and Rice Keratins to strengthen weak, damaged hair, and Redensyl®, which helps reduce the appearance of hair fall by up to 17%. In an independent consumer study, 77% of women felt they had little to no hair loss, and 85% of women felt their hair was less susceptible to breakage after use of éprouvage products.
The Four- Step System includes:
éprouvage Restorative Scalp Treatment – A potent scalp treatment formulated with Redensyl®, along with our Progressive Plant Cells: Egyptian Blue Lily Stem Cells, French Oak extracts,vegetable proteins and eucalyptus. The treatment, applied quickly to the scalp in the stylist’s chair, gently soothes the scalp to provide optimal conditions for hair to thrive.
Step2: (choose one)
éprouvage Fortifying Shampoo ($15) – A restorative shampoo that nurtures stressed hair & replenishes tired strands. Hair is left stronger, healthier & more manageable. Ideal for color treated hair.
éprouvage Gentle Volume Shampoo ($15) – A lightweight shampoo that adds soft volume & fullness. Hair gains substance & strength leaving it healthy & full.
Step3: (choose one)
éprouvage Fortifying Conditioner ($16) – This fortifying daily conditioner strengthens, hydrates & seals the hair’s cuticle. It protects hair & prevents future breakage, resulting in younger, more manageable hair. Ideal for color treated hair.
éprouvage Gentle Volume Conditioner ($16) – A lightweight conditioner that provides weightless hydration for fine, thin hair. This formula adds moisture, gently detangles, nourishes & protects without weigh-down.
éprouvage Restorative Scalp Serum ($30)– A potent scalp serum formulated with high dosage of Redensyl®, along with our Progressive Plant Cells: Egyptian Blue Lily Stem Cells, French Oak extracts & vegetable proteins. The treatment gently & actively soothes the scalp to provide optimal conditions for hair to thrive.
Additional Daily/Weekly Treatments & Stylers:
éprouvage Reparative Treatment Masque ($18) – This formula offers a deeply penetrating, reparative conditioning treatment that cumulatively strengthens from within.
éprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner ($18) – Daily conditioning spray targets weakened areas of the hair strand making them stronger & smoother. Formulated to neutralize environmental elements working against hair & scalp health.
éprouvage Thickening & Plumping Spray ($18)– Lightweight plumping spray provides volume & body to thin, limp strands. This formula enhances hair to look & feel fuller & more manageable.
All éprouvage products are color-safe, sulfate-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, phthalates free, mineral oil- free and free of synthetic dyes.
My thoughts: I received a sample of éprouvage Reparative Treatment Masque to review. My hair has always been thick and full, but it seems to be a little bit thinner toward the front. It isn't really noticeable, but I want to make sure that I am using hair care products and treatments that will help prevent hair loss.
I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, and then applied my éprouvage Reparative Treatment Masque, leaving it in my hair for about five minutes before I rinsed. My hair felt luxuriously hydrated, beautiful and soft. Time will tell if it helps with hair loss, but meanwhile it is a very nice treatment that seems to be quenching my dry, color treated hair.
For more information go to: http://www.eprouvage.com/
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Fall 2015 Hair Trends Worth Trying
As we transition from summer to fall, our clothes and hair styles evolve too. Shorts and hot dresses make way for trench coats and stockings. Fun and flirty hair styles make way for sleek hair and glamorous curls. But if there’s one trend that continues to stay timeless, it is having healthy and nourished locks. The Mane Choice has a full collection of hair essentials that’ll ensure you make a statement no matter which latest fall hair style you choose.
Perfect for all hair types and seasons, The Mane Choice’s products infuse vitamins and minerals to maintain healthy hair. Below are a list of products for enviable tresses this Fall:
- The Manetabolism Vitamins ($24.99): is a specially formulated vitamin that aids in promoting healthy hair and hair growth by supplying nourishment to the body’s cells and by directly targeting hair follicles. This is in fact a haircare favorite amongst celebrities such as TLC’s Rozanda ‘Chili; Thomas, VH1’s Eric Mana and Ramona Rizzo
- Give It to Me Straight Collection ($40.97): is a collection of gentle yet strengthening shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner infused with Moroccan Argan oil to nourish, protect and hydrate your hair while you enjoy the straight hair look anytime.
My thoughts: I have been using The Manetabolism Vitamins for over a week now. My hair looks healthy and lustrous! I have also found that when I wash it, I am not losing a bunch of it. My eyelashes seem to be growing, too!
For more information on The Mane Choice, you can visit: http://themanechoice.com/