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FEATURES Oct 31 2012 2:48PM
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New Mommies, Are You Losing Your Beauty Sleep & Hair? This Is For You!

By Angela Watford
 
It’s almost spring, and unfortunately your hair is falling out like leaves from a tree...

I know it’s normal after having a baby, especially if you’re breastfeeding, but it’s still hard to deal with. I am so tired of cleaning hair off my bathroom floor and out of the tub and sink. It’s so bad, my 2-year-old thinks it’s a hair monster. “Mommy, you hair is scawi,” he whines.  So, as you can imagine, I’m ready for this season of re-growth. But until then, here’s five ways to help end this season of hair loss. I hope it helps you too!
 
1) Avoid hairstyles that stretch your hair—like braids, cornrows and yes, ponytails.
I know what you’re thinking, this is not going to happen—ponytails are a new mommy’s style staple! You don’t have to stop wearing them, just don’t do it every day. Styles that pull can cause stress and trauma to you scalp. Hair that is excessively pulled is more likely to fall out naturally.
 
2) Eat lots of fruits and veggies.
Fruits and vegetables contain flavinoids and antioxidants, which protect your hair follicles.  Plus, these foods increase hair growth. So dig in!
 
3) Keep taking your pre-natals.
Vitamins and nutrients have to be a big part of your diet. Vitamin B complex, vitamins E and C, zinc and biotin increase hair strength and health—and all these plus more are in that one “big” pill!
 
4) Use as gentle shampoo with quality ingredients.
I can’t scream “Monoi” loud enough. Carol’s Daughter’s Monoi Repairing Collection is a must-have for new moms. The shampoo is packed with nutrients and the super-strengthening Monoi Oil. Get it asap!
 
5) Avoid stress.
I know this is easier said than done, but try to avoid any additional stressful situations or feelings. Stress can cause your hair to fall and thin out. Find time to relax and get some “me” time.

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