Friday 18 March 2016

PostPartum Hair

During the second trimester of pregnancy my hair went through a wonderful rebirth, due to higher levels of oestrogen, its overall condition improved, it became thicker, grew quicker and looked much healthier. I presume this is what people mean when they say you look glowing in the later stages of pregnancy. 
Pregnancy hair
The glossy sheen on my locks was very much welcomed, but sadly didn't last long post birth. When Noah was around ten weeks my hair reverted back to looking rather sorry for itself, it looked dull and began to fall out in large amounts (this is the only time I have ever been thankful for thick locks!).  

I've always wanted to try the Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer (£30) based on its rave reviews, but was never really able to justify the price which is expensive for what is essentially a conditioner. How wrong I was though. When my hair started to look lifeless and fell out on mass every time I brushed it, I decided it was time to treat myself and purchased the Geranium and Neroli version of the elasticizer. 
Philip Kingsley
It came with a wonderful candle that smelt divine and made the room in which it was burning wonderfully floral. 

Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer
When applying the conditioner you have two choices, it can be used as a luxurious over night pre conditioning shampoo, in which you wet your hair and apply the elasticize to the mid lengths and ends of your hair. The other option is as a ten minute regenerator prior to washing your hair, applying in the same way. 

I wasn't that keen on having wet hair over night so I went for the ten minute application prior to washing my hair. The first thing to say is that the elasticize has a wonderful floral and citrus fragrance, with lavender, orange and rose oils. It almost smells too good to put on your hair. After applying and leaving for ten minutes I used my new Pureology shampoo and conditioner. 
Pureology has specifically been created to help coloured treated hair, it is sulfate free and 100% Vegan free. 
I opted for the hydrating shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is a brilliant purple colour and feels wonderfully creamy, the conditioner on the other hand has a minty scent that made my hair feel very clean. 

Well what is there to say you really do get what you pay for, my hair with the use of all three products just once has never felt so good. 

I wanted to not like the Elasticizer because of the price but it really is a hair saviour, my hair after just one use was softer, bouncier and full of shine. 

Have you used either product? Any tips for bringing hair back to life?

A quick update, to my huge relief on reaching eight months postpartum my hair loss has significantly reduced to almost nothing. Now ten months since the birth of my son hair is regrowing and I have the wonderful styling problem of baby hair!

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