Woman with thinning hair

After giving birth, many moms notice thinning hair. This is usually a shock to most, since most had thick, glorious hair while pregnant. Here are some of the latest products and techniques to regain your thick and healthy pre-pregnancy hair!

Thicker, fuller and healthier tresses

Viviscal Professional New supplements

While many women are aware that prenatal vitamins work to promote healthy hair and nails, once they give birth, they go back to taking regular vitamins. There are many formulations on the market now that contain ingredients such as biotin and silica. One to try is the new Viviscal Professional (pricing ranges from $70-$80 for a one-month supply) only found at your dermatologist, medical spa or salon. The professional formula contains a proprietary formula with a marine protein extract and scientific studies have shown 95 percent of users in trial research experienced hair growth and volume.

Fusio-DoseIn-salon treatments

A new breed of salon hair treatments has become popular for women with thinning hair. Kerastase has introduced Fusio-Dose (pricing varies per salon). In the salon, your stylist will determine what your hair needs (from nourishment, density, reinforcement or color protection). They will then custom blend a treatment for you in-salon to transform your hair.

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care system At-home treatments

One to try is Kerastase Specifique 3-Step System ($135, kerastase-usa.com). The system contains a shampoo that helps remove product build-up from the scalp, an intensive scalp treatment that is applied and massaged at the roots of the hair daily and a thickening spray that texturizes the hair to create a thickening effect. Another product is Keranique ($100 for a 5-product kit, hsn.com). Keranique's main treatment is a 2 percent Minoxdil solution that is applied to the scalp daily for a minimum of three to four months. Another new but less expensive option is Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care system which includes a Volumizing Root Boost Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner ($5 each at amazon.com).

Laser Paddle BrushTreatments at your doctor's office

One of the latest treatments is Sunetics low level laser therapy available at dermatologist and plastic surgeons' offices. The lasers work to increase blood flow to the scalp and increase circulation, which in turn assists with hair growth and volume. If you cannot make it for a professional treatment, you can try their Laser Paddle Brush at home instead ($780, more information on where to purchase at sunetics.com).

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Comments on "New ways to help moms with thinning hair"

Jakie July 11, 2012 | 12:40 PM

I am in love with the Supplements from PHYTO. They have made such a big difference. Also aveda came out with a hair loss system for women called invati.

Emma July 10, 2012 | 3:06 PM

Just add this to the list of wonderful things we women get to experience during the miracle of life, and that a lot of people don't talk about! I had a friend who was shocked that her hair was falling out after she had her baby, it freaked her out because she wasn't expecting it!

Julie July 10, 2012 | 10:58 AM

This would have been great tips for me post-babies! My hair thinned terribly. Although vitamins can make a difference, a lot of the change is hormonal in nature. Your hair does not fall out at the regular rate while you are pregnant, according to my physician. My hair was definitely at its peak during those months but you can't stay pregnant forever!!

Kate July 09, 2012 | 2:23 PM

I am not expecting now or anytime soon but I will definitely pass all of this info along to all my expectant and newly mom-ed friends. Most have been shocked and didn't know how to deal with thinning hair, so hopefully these really work!

laura carson miller July 09, 2012 | 12:49 PM

A friend of mine took the Viviscal vitamins and said they worked really well. She has to stop as they were a strain on her budget!

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