LOVE YOUR LOCKS
Take a well-deserved break from mum duty and give your locks some love
Tips to style those tresses back to the ‘hair and now’
We get it. The thought of repairing and styling your hair post-partum is up there with sitting next to your whinging uncle at Christmas. But a bit of self-care by way of a great hair treatment or experimenting with a new style is a small yet important step in spending some time on ‘you’ in the weeks and months after your wee one enters the world and it’s (understandably) all about them. As you’ve probably come to realise, hormonal changes through pregnancy and childbirth affect your scalp and hair. During pregnancy you may find you shed less hair than usual thanks to increased oestrogen ‘freezing’ the hair stages, and what would normally fall out stays put. Around three to six months after childbirth you’ll likely start to lose a lot of hair when you brush and wash it, and that’s a sign your oestrogen levels are returning to normal.
THE HALF KNOT
This style is great for hair that is chin-length or longer. It’s low-fuss and will give you a youthful look. Take a small square-shaped section of hair from the top of your head and tie into a messy knot. Secure with a hair tie (and pins if your hair is longer).
THE TOP KNOT
A seriously great go-to for good reason: it’s easy, practical and adds height. Before securing your hair in the high top knot, put your head forward and spray root booster or dry shampoo through your hair, because this look is all about volume. Pull down a few front pieces of hair to soften and frame your face.
THE SIDE PLAIT
This pretty look can be achieved easily once you get the hang of a side braid. Check out a few Youtube tutorials, or ask a friend to help you. Mastering this technique means that a chic look is only ever a few minutes away.
THE STYLE CUT
Want to know the best shortcut to healthy-looking, styled hair? Consult with your hairdresser about a new cut that works with your natural hair texture. Gone are the days of straightening your hair within an inch of its life, it’s about body, relaxed colour and natural curl – should you have it. A styled cut that is perfect for you will save a ton of time and frustration when it comes to leaving the house with good hair.