If you’ve recently become a mother you probably have too much on your plate and on your mind to worry too much about your hairstyle. But you need to remember that taking care of yourself is very important. Self-care helps us refuel and recharge, refills our cup so to speak. If you aren’t well cared for your cup will soon run empty, and you can’t pour from an empty cup. Not to mention you’ll be setting a great example for your child to follow if you take the time to make yourself presentable every day, and you’ll feel better about yourself in the process.
If you’ve been too preoccupied with your little one to create some “me time,” a trip to the salon for a new haircut may be the ticket to get you started off on the right track again. Be sure to talk with your stylist and let them know that you need something cute and trendy that is super easy to style. They’ll be able to advise you on what cuts will work best for you based on your hair type and texture and to suit your lifestyle as a new mom. Here are a few styles to consider.
Dress Up Your Ponytail
A ponytail is a perfect style to keep your hair nice and neat when you’re in a rush, but it can get a wee bit boring if that’s the only style you ever wear. Try dressing it up a little by inverting it and curling the ends, or by braiding all or part of it. A single small braid can add the perfect touch when wrapped around the base of your ponytail to hide the elastic. Change it up by wearing it high or low or moving it to the side. Ponytails are exciting when they’re constantly changing.
A quick and easy way for new moms to change up their style is to simply add bangs to their existing style. There are so many options when it comes to bangs that there is a style to suit everyone from super short baby bangs to long side swept curtain bangs and everything in between. Your stylist can help you choose the right length and style of bangs to perfectly frame your face and enhance your features.
Get a Bob
Shorter hair doesn’t take as long to wash, dry, or style as long strands do. This is good news for someone who suddenly finds themselves with less time to do those things. A simple chin-length bob will keep your hair out of your face during diaper changes as well as out of reach of little grabby fingers that like to explore and pull.
Add Layers to a Lob
If you’d rather keep a mid-length cut, ask your stylist for a lob with some high-dimension layers. This cut falls right at the shoulder and leaves you with enough length to pull it back or twist it up whenever you want to. The face-framing layers make it easy to style so that you look your best whether you’re heading out for a little mommy time or just hanging out at home with your baby.
Don’t Freak Out About Postpartum Hair Loss
Many new moms freak out a little bit when they start seeing so much hair in the shower drain, but there’s no need to worry. This is one of those things no one thinks to mention about having a baby. It’s perfectly normal to lose more hair in the first few weeks after giving birth.
Normally your hair follicles all follow a cycle of growing, shedding, resting, and then back to growing again, but not all of your follicles are in the same phase at the same time. Pregnancy hormones prevent the hair follicles from entering the shedding phase forcing pretty much all of your follicles to stay in the growing phase. This is why your hair mane was so amazing during pregnancy.
After the baby is born and the pregnancy hormones are gone a lot of your follicles switch over into the shedding phase all at once, and so all that gorgeous hair that you grew starts to fall out. It can feel like you’re going bald, but in most cases, there is no cause for alarm. Your hair will go through its shedding and resting cycle and in a couple of months it will switch back on into the growing cycle again, and you’ll start to see your hair thickening back up. Of course, if the hair loss is really excessive or if you can’t shake that worried feeling consult your doctor. They might want to do some tests to make sure there isn’t an underlying health issue.
If you’re dealing with postpartum hair loss right now, your stylist can help your hair look fuller with a volumizing haircut. Switching to a volumizing shampoo and conditioner and adding in some volumizing mousse can also give your hair a boost until your hair starts to grow back in. Hair extensions are another option that can instantly give your mane a boost of thickness and volume. You don’t have to hide at home because you don’t like the way your hair looks. Just ask your stylist for help.
Congratulations on your beautiful baby! The stylists at Von Anthony Salon would love to help you celebrate and embrace your new family and role as a mom by pampering you with a new haircut and style. Give us a call at 972-731-7600 to schedule your appointment, or download our free app from iTunes or Google Play to schedule right from your phone. We’ll see you soon at 7004 Lebanon Road, Suite 102 in Frisco, Texas.