Did you know that 60% of mamas experience hair loss after pregnancy?
The next step to re-growing your hair after pregnancy is taking care of the outside, by switching your shampoo for one made specifically for hair loss and hair thickening.
That way, you can treat your existing hair to nourishment, reduce inflammation, and keep your scalp clean to allow the follicles to grow.
PS - our commitment to ingredient quality means that this list contains only products without harmful ingredients.
In this article...
- How To Help Postpartum Hair Loss
- Best Shampoos for Clarifying
- Best Shampoos for Volumizing
- Best Shampoos for Hair Thickening
- What Ingredients to Look for & Avoid
- Best Vitamins for Postpartum Hair Loss
Although it is common, we don't believe that postpartum hair loss should be treated as normal.
That's why we created Majka Hair Recovery, the first postpartum hair loss supplement, ever.
It was designed specifically for moms looking to treat their hair from the inside out, with ingredients that can reduce stress, improve energy, and grow stronger, healthier hair.
How To Help Postpartum Hair Loss
We asked our friend Dr. Zen to give us more info on why postpartum hair loss happens, how to help it, and the safest postpartum hair loss treatments.
Watch time: 5:30
The Best Clarifying Postpartum Hair Loss Shampoos
Prefer your shampoos au naturel? This one's for you.
Collective Laboratories Detoxifying Shampoo is a gentle option that’s perfect for achieving both clean and strong hair.
Detox the build up away while preventing over drying and giving your scalp and hair that essential nourishment.
Before we focus on lengthening the hair, let’s focus on nourishing the hair that you already have!
SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo is a great product for this.
Made with key ingredients for hair hydration, this paraben-free shampoo moisturizes and strengthens the hair while also removing buildup.
The Best Volumizing Shampoos for Postpartum Hair Loss
For a shampoo that takes things up a notch and helps restore the lusciousness to your locks, Briogeo’s Volumizing Shampoo is no joke.
Like the options listed above, this shampoo helps thicken the hair by nourishing each strand with a blend of ginseng, biotin, and vitamin B5.
It also helps to keep things from looking dull.
Want to achieve a salon-worthy blowout right at home?
For flat hair, FEKKAI Full Volume Shampoo hydrating and nourishing hair while also helping to preserve color.
Free of silicones and parabens, the gentle formula makes it great for mamas who are giving their hair a little bit of extra TLC!
The Best Hair-Thickening Shampoos for Postpartum Hair Loss
Finally, this blend from Bumble & Bumble is one of the best shampoos for hair growth and thickening.
It provides body and volume from the very first application.
The lightweight formula is great for treating thin, damaged locks to soft shine, all while being safe for color-treated hair.
Maui Moisture’s Thicken & Restore Shampoo is like a coconut dream.
It leaves your hair smelling fantastic while also working to thicken and restore each strand. Ingredients like aloe vera, castor oil, and coconut water make it great for nourishing curly locks.
Oh, and it’s silicone and paraben free!
Best Shampoo and Conditioner Ingredients to Help Stop Hair Loss (And What to Avoid!)
With so many different brands out there, the first step to choosing the right product is to be informed.
That way, you can choose yours based on the ingredients and what they can do for your hair, and you can know whether your current product is a good shampoo for postpartum hair loss.
Ingredients to Look For:
- Phyto-Caffeine: Protects and strengthens hair to promote growth while also treating the scalp to help fight hormone changes
- Niacin (Vitamin B-3): Provides oxygen to help increase blood circulation and provide nourishment
- Biotin (Vitamin H): Speeds up growth while helping to slow down hair loss
Ingredients to Avoid:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: A commonly used ingredient that can irritate the scalp and make hair feel dry and dull
- Propylene Glycol: Known to cause irritation, rashes, and dry skin when used on the body
- Diethanolamine (DEA): A chemical that easily reacts with other ingredients and can create carcinogens
Bonus: The Best Vitamin for Postpartum Hair Loss
By filling common nutritional gaps and giving your body what it needs to prevent hair loss, this supplement helps your hair grow from the inside out.
This hair supplement is the first of its kind.
Packed with 26 bioavailable vitamins, adaptogens, blood circulators, and hair follicle nourishers, it prevents nutritional deficiencies and imbalanced hormone levels to keep your hair (and body) in tip-top shape.
Pair it with your thickening shampoo and these hair care tips, and woah, mama, you'll have healthy hair for days!
Majka Hair Recovery is innovative and effective and made specifically for postpartum mamas like you.
Mama, hair loss is a different journey for everyone. Remember to be patient and forgiving. Postpartum hair regrowth and strengthening is so achievable, but doesn't happen overnight.
Like with any quality hair supplement (or even prenatal vitamins!), when you take Majka Hair Recovery each day, you'll see visible results after 90 days, with the best results after 120. Don't worry mama, you’ve got this!
Still have questions about your hair? Read our Postpartum Hair Loss Q&A with Dr. Zen to have those questions answered!