Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dealing With Post-Partum Hair Damage

Back when I was expecting my first child, if you had asked me how I thought my body would be affected following the birth I would probably have told you that I'd expect that my shape would be different, that I'd have some new stretch marks and that I'd most certainly have a c-section scar.

And all of these things would certainly be true.

But honestly, I would have expected that to be the full extent of the physical changes.

And I would have been wrong. So wrong.

It still amazes me how much my physical appearance has changed since having children - yes there are the usual things such as more lines on my face which have come through age, more dark shadows under my eyes from lack of sleep - but there are also changes that have taken me completely by surprise.

For example, I had no idea how much my chest size would change after children - I have gone up by a huge 4 cup sizes! 

I had no idea that your nose could widen in pregnancy, but oh yes - it can! And mine has never returned to it's previous size.

I also had no idea that my hair could suffer so much - I had experience some hair breakage during the pregnancy but it wasn't much. But after the birth I found that I was losing much more hair in the shower than before, that my hair was lank and lacklustre most of the time and that the hair around my face was snapping - leaving me with awkward tufts that were too short to even pull back into a clip.

I had heard of hair treatments and supplements before but had never considered taking any, but I have recently decided to give Hairburst a try.

Hairburst contains a mix of proven ingredients for hair growth including collagen, biotin & silica, folic & pantothenic acid and Vitamins A, B, C and D and has been scientifically formulated to encourage longer, stronger and healthier hair with less breakages and increased elasticity.

Here's a little more on the ingredients used in Hairburst:
Biotin - Biotin is good for not only hair growth but also almost anything to do with good hair. From growing long hair to helping reduce shedding, it is widely known that you can use biotin to thicken your hair, make it grow long and look shinier.
Collagen – Collagen provides proteins and amino acids that are critical for hair growth. What makes collagen so special is it’s balance of amino acids that make up the pure protein provided.
MSM - MSM helps with healthy hair growth because it gives your body one of its principal building blocks for hair. The idea came about that MSM can be useful for hair growth because it can increase hair cells leading to thicker and longer hair.
Silica - Silica takes many nutrients to the peripherals of the body, namely the hair, and thus ensures that the hair follicles are supplied with all the vital minerals necessary for hair growth and vitality
Zinc - Zinc helps to keep hormone levels regulated, which is one of the reasons why it is so effective in preventing and treating hair loss.
Vitamin A - Vitamin A helps to produce healthy sebum, an oily substance secreted by the scalp, which keeps hair from drying out and breaking off.
Vitamin C - Vitamin C is one of the most effective nutrients to help grow and strengthen hair. It helps build collagen, which is highly important for hair growth.
Vitamin E - Vitamin E helps the body’s blood circulation by increasing oxygen uptake, which in turn aids the body in producing new hair.
Vitamin B6 - In addition to energy and red blood cell production, vitamin B-6 keeps hair healthy. Vitamin B-6 is also important for skin health as it increases collagen production, which is necessary for healthy hair growth.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) - Folic acid plays an important role in hair growth. It renews the cells that aid the growth of hair.
Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 stimulates hair growth. Once the level of Vitamin B12 is corrected, hair follicles start receiving proper nutrients and will be able to replicate correctly which leads to the regrowth of previously lost hair.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) - Pantothenic acid is believed to help strengthen hair follicles and their cells, allowing them to function properly. In addition, pantothenic acid also helps your scalp get rid of dead skin, clearing the way for new growth to occur.
Hairburst is suitable for men or women, and can be used from age 12 onwards as it is 100% natural and drug free. It is also a cruelty free product.
And you don't need to worry about unwanted hair everywhere else as it is designed only to stimulate the growth of hair on your scalp - so you won't need to invest in extra razors!
There are various products in the Hairburst range including the standard supplements which are taken daily, the chewable Hairburst Hearts and Hairburst shampoo and conditioner. 
There is also the Hairburst For New Mums range which is ideal for people like who have suffered with damaged hair during and after pregnancy, as the supplement does all of the good of the standard Hairburst product but with reduced levels of Biotin which are safe for use during pregnancy - a 30 day supply is currently on sale for the reduced price of £17.99 so now is a great time to treat yourself! I only wish I had known about them when I was pregnant.
Hairburst is available in Holland & Barratt stores or you can buy the products online at

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