Hair Loss After Pregnancy | Hair’s The Tea

Hair Loss After Pregnancy | Hair’s The Tea


Oo maybe I’ve had more. I’ve had a lot of
bad hair phases now that like I’ve thought, they just like went through my mind in like
the way that your life flashes before your eyes. I’m Jackie, I’m 32 years old. I’m the mom
of a two year old toddler. I work in digital marketing at L’Oreal. On average, every month,
I spend about $300 and 25 hours on my hair and Hair’s The Tea. I very much so consider my hair care routine
and my hair styling routine, a part of my self care routine. I’m a working mom, I commute
a long distance I have very little time for myself. I kind of consider that like my moment
to preoccupy my hands and be thinking about this thing that I’m doing as opposed to thinking
of all the other things I have to do. When you have a child you kind of get this like
gift with purchase. So you have this like beautiful angel that you take home from the
hospital and then you get this like crippling guilt that everything that you’re doing is
wrong. And anytime you take time for yourself, it’s like very selfish and you shouldn’t be
doing it. And so for me, I stopped doing my hair for a while, I stopped going to the salon.
I was like, this is so selfish, I can’t leave my daughter, I can’t be doing this. And then
I started looking like a complete hot mess because I wasn’t going to do these things
for myself. And then I felt even worse. So taking that time for myself I’ve realized
is so important after having a child. And so for me, that’s like what my hair care routine
is. It really is that thing that like, I take that time for myself, and I don’t know that
I ever spent more time on myself and on my hair then after having a child. Since becoming a mother, my hair routine has
changed in a big way. The thinning that happened after I had a baby I had really bad postpartum
shed. And because of that, it’s still sort of growing in here at the crown and because
of that, I have these bangs that sort of live all over my head, so my hair’s all different
lengths. So trying to keep that in check and make my hair look like it’s nice and uniform
and pretty just takes me a long time right now. It’s kind of crazy because I get my hair colored
every three weeks, but I really like the natural color of my hair. I was born with really just
dark hair, and I love it. That’s why I think I go in every three weeks to get somebody
to make sure it still looks like that. And so I think that the natural color of my hair,
what I was born with is the thing I love the most about it. The thing I would change about my hair, if
I could change anything, I do think is probably the way it responds to humidity. I struggle
with wearing my hair in its natural form because I don’t really know how to style it curly.
I feel like you get a magic moment when you have curly hair and you get out of the shower.
It looks really pretty. You put the product in it still looks really pretty. And then
about an hour after it dries completely, I don’t like the way it looks anymore. So if
I could change anything, it would sort of be that hour after it’s dried completely and
sort of understanding maybe what I need to do to embrace the texture I have naturally. On an average day I spend 20 to 30 minutes
on my hair but if I am washing my hair, it’s more like an hour and a half, two hours. The types of products I can’t live without,
I need a good shampoo and conditioner for colored hair. I can’t live without it. If
I use anything that’s not specifically formulated for color-treated hair, the gloss washes out
really quickly. It’s more about the fact that it just starts to fade and it doesn’t look
as good. I cannot live without hair serums and oils, I need them in my routine. They
help to calm the frizz, they give me that shine. I need hair masks, I need a lot of
things. I need a lot of things. I need hair masks for deep conditioning just because again,
I’m heat styling there’s a lot of damage incurred with heat styling and so I need to sort of
restore that moisture. I need a good blow dryer, ionic and ceramic. I need a really
good flat iron. I need a good curling wand. I have both no clips and with a clip. I have
a lot of hair tools. Okay, so this is what I was talking about
when I said I had curly hair. And this is when it comes out of the shower and I’m at
the stage where I’m like, Oh, my girls are really pretty and I should keep them like
that and they’re bouncy. And then in an hour or two, it’ll dry completely, and I’ll hate
it. So we’re going to go through my typical routine. So what I usually do after I get
out of the shower, is I brush through the curls. Then I use serum. So I’m using the Kérastase
Oléo-Relax. I’ve been using it for a while now, as you can see. I’m really obsessed with
how smooth it gets my hair. So I put it I concentrate at the ends where it gets super
frizzy but I actually pull this all the way through. So then I use sort of this shine glaze Color
Velvetizer by Matrix Keep Me Vivid Total Results, Keep Me Vivid. It’s supposed to keep your hair vivid in between
salon visits, I use it kind of like a heat protectant. Now I’m going to section. I’m sure everybody’s going to have a lot of
comments about how I basically am going to dry the bottom and then put my wet hair on
top of it, but that’s what works for me. And I’ve been doing it since high school. So I’m
just gonna keep on keepin on. So bottom section’s done. Now I do the middle
section and I usually blow dry my hair and four sections. I’ll do the very bottom, then
right above my ears and then the crown and then the front front pieces. Blow drying is done. Now I go over everything
with a flat iron. So that’s it. Usually at this point, I’ll
say, Okay, I’m done and I’ll go to sleep. And in the morning, I’ll wake up and put the
curls in it. So in the mornings before I go anywhere, I wake up, I usually will then start
my curling wand. I get it nice and hot, and then I go into putting the curl back into
my hair. I don’t curls are a misnomer, I put waves back into my hair. Just use small sort
of like, I want to say this is like a one inch section of hair, wrap it around the wand
away from the direction of my face. I just hold it on a couple seconds, and then I release
it. And it doesn’t have to be perfect ever, I just want it to have a little bit of a wave. So at this point I let it sort of just cool
for a second. I don’t try to touch it before then, but I’ll always hit it with a little
hairspray. I do like Redken Triple Dry a lot. It smells really really good. It adds a little
bit more texture to my hair and holds it nicely without leaving it like crunchy. So quick,
quick spritz. And I’m good to go. And that’s my morning
routine. Thank you guys for watching this episode of Hair’s The Tea. Make sure you subscribe
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