The sad truth is that most women experience after pregnancy hair loss. Hair loss is pretty scary. Matter fact, it’s terrible. I legit was in tears over my postpartum hair loss. It seemed like every time I brushed or combed my hair I noticed how much more hair I was loosing compared to before pregnancy and it was a lot.
My hair was everywhere.
I could literally run my fingers through my hair and my hair would ridiculously shed. Then next thing you know BOOM my edges were gone.
For me my hair goes hand and hand with my confidence level so when my edges (which are usually on fleek) started falling out it was devastating. It was a gradual thing that I was not prepared for.
I was prepared for a postpartum body but not to be bald headed on top of that.
I went through a phase were I became fixated on it. Everyday I would check to see if it had grown back. Of course hair doesn’t work that way so everyday I was disappointed. I was so stressed about it so I started trying to hide my hideous edges.
Hiding it got the job done but I was limited to only a few hairstyles which was annoying to someone like me who likes to change their hair pretty often.
I couldn’t long bang or middle part side my hair in a ponytail forever. I needed my edges back ASAP. That’s when I started researching postpartum hair loss and stumbled across hundreds of videos on YouTube about rice water for hair shedding.
Was rice water really a trend?
Did the shit even work?
You see on average you loose about 100 strands of hair a day. When your pregnant your hormones keep those strands from falling out and your hair looks so long and beautiful but as soon as you deliver and your hormones go back to normal all that extra hair goes done the drain in the shower. You can’t stop them from falling out but you can help them grow back.
I learned that rice water is an ancient Chinese secret that can be used to grow back edges. The protein in rice water promotes extreme growth, reduces shedding and leaves your hair smooth and shiny.
I was fascinated by all the hair vloggers who spoke on their hair growth results. I was convinced that they all couldn’t be lying. There were hundreds of girls just like me, with postpartum shedding that were leaving good reviews. I felt like I finally found something that was worth my time trying. I wanted to see if I’d get similar results.
Despite the smell I noticed results almost immediately. From the first wash I had less shedding.
Within 30 days I had little peach fuzz around my edges. It actually was working.
I was surprised because people get on YouTube all day for clout and this rice water method was legit. At this rate I’ll be saying goodbye to my bald headed days in no time.
The day I could actually get braids was the best day ever. Before rice water I was real self conscious because there wasn’t anything for my braider to hold on to. Now I’m free to manipulate my hair how I please and it feels dam good.
If your suffering from postpartum hair loss I definitely say give rice water a try and see if it will help you during your regrowth stage.
How I make rice water:
Step 1: Rinse the rice off to remove all the starch and dirt.
Step 2: Leave rice in water in a closed container for a few days. (This process is called fermenting. The milky water this produces is rice water.)
Step 3: Toss out the rice and transfer the rice water into a spray bottle.
Step 4: Drench your dirty hair with rice water.
Step 5: Place a plastic cap on your head to prevent hair from dripping. I just put a plastic grocery bag on my head and it works just as good.
Step 6: Keep rice water on your head for at least 30 minutes.
Step 7: Shampoo hair like a normal wash day.
Then walla you’ve got stronger, thicker healthier hair. Almost immediately I noticed the reduction of shedding in my hair and have been hooked every since.
I’m doing rice treatments every two weeks, drinking more water, and taking my prenatal pills and I see results. I’m so happy to find something that’s working for me. I still can’t believe how much of a difference it’s made.
Try it and comment below your results.