Formulate and My Postpartum Hair: A Love Story
Pregnancy is a rollercoaster ride in every sense of the word. Of course your body goes through major changes, but some women’s bodies change more than others. You know those women that you see on the street who are 9 months pregnant and look completely normal besides boasting a beautiful belly? Yeah, that was definitely not me. Every single part of my body changed, from tip to toes. Both pregnancies were humbling, but my second pregnancy was by far the hardest on my body.
My hair took quite a beating with my first pregnancy but especially the second. I thought I was prepared the second time around, as the texture of my hair changed during my first pregnancy and I lost some hair. Well, it turns out that was just a test run for pregnancy number two. With my second, hair loss started in my first trimester and continued until baby boy was born. Postpartum, things got worse. I lost hair by the fist full on a daily basis. My hair began to thin, and the growth I did have came in grey (cue dramatic music here). Call me vain, but this 29 year old mama was on the struggle bus. When I looked at my hair in the mirror, all I felt was sadness and frustration, mixed with a little bit of humble pie.
It was during this postpartum season that Formulate reached out to me and asked if I would like to try their hair products. Although I was happy with the hair products I was using before for my biracial hair, I agreed. I figured that I had nothing to lose at this point, so I said yes, and I am so glad I did!
I was drawn to several aspects of this hair product company. The products are organically based and sulfate free which I prefer for my hair. After taking a survey where I detailed what kind of hair I had - curly, shoulder length, not dyed, etc., I was able to specify what I wanted my shampoo and conditioner to help combat. I asked for help with thinning, frizz, strengthening, and curl definition. I loved being able to choose the scent of my shampoo and conditioner, too. I chose tidal - I am a Florida girl after all! Soon, the products arrived at my door, I started using them, and I kid you not, within about 3 days, I could tell a difference.
My hair almost instantaneously began to feel healthier. It stopped breaking, and my massive bald spots began to grow back again. My frizz was a thing of the past, and all around, every aspect of my hair started to get better! I realize that as my postpartum journey presses on, hormonal changes are a part of the reason my hair is improving, but friends, I have hopped onto the Formulate train! I have been using these products for about 4 months, and my hair is the healthiest it’s been in years.
If you’re looking to change up your hair routine, I would definitely give Formulate a try! An added bonus with the company and their process is this: if your custom products aren’t doing what you hope they will, Formulate will reformulate your products until you are happy with the outcome - how cool is that? You literally have nothing to lose, just healthier hair to gain!
Learn more about Formulate here!
Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by Formulate. All opinions are my own!