Restarting the Clock on My Postpartum Hair

August 31, 2016·

Thank you to Beautiful Nutrition for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own. 

I have told you guys time and time again how my hair has always been my “weak” area. For most of my life, my hair has always been really thick and tough to manage, but I’ve managed to “make do” with what I have and have been able to get by. I would go through seasons where my hair would look AWESOME and I’d be loving it… but then, six months later it would be a hot mess. It’s never been consistent!

Now I will admit, having kids has especially not been great for my hair. Some women have kids and their hormones make their hair thick and long and beautiful… For me? Not the case. After BOTH pregnancies, I have suffered from terrible postpartum hair loss. My hair was just falling out in clumps… it was embarrassing!

On top of my postpartum hair loss, my scalp has been so dry and irritated all the time, but then, the roots of my hair would be oily, but the ends would be brittle. Honestly, it was so bizarre. I was beginning to think something was wrong with me! I realize that this is totally normal and sometimes just a part of life, but it was still frustrating!

ANYWAY, after Amos was born, I was trying to be proactive in treating my postpartum hair loss, dry hair, and dry scalp and looking into natural ways to combat these issues through things like my diet, taking supplements, etc.

Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Review (4) Well, a month or so ago, the awesome people at Beautiful Nutrition sent me their Lemon Rinse gentle clarifying treatment to try out and review and I’d heard great things about it so I was really excited to give it a shot!

So, Lemon Rinse is a rinse away product that you use about 1-2x a week in the shower AFTER your normal shampoo and conditioning routine. It helps to seal the cuticles of your hair which adds shine, it rinses away product buildup and other nasty gunk to maintain a healthy scalp, it seals in the moisture of your hair which prevents frizz, and helps to just restore your hair to its natural state. (It’s safe for all hair types and safe for color treated hair, too!)

Before I even tried it for the first time, I was excited about it because I’d read some great reviews, but I also loved that all the Beautiful Nutrition products are made without parabens, no BPA, no phthalates, no synthetic fragrances, no sulfates, no DEA/MEA/TEA, no synthetic colors, AND they’re cruelty free. Win. Win. Win. Win. WIN!

So, my thoughts? I have been using the Lemon Rinse twice a week for a month (again, after shampooing and conditioning) and I am in loooooooooooooooove. You guys. I’m in love. This stuff is the BOMB. It doesn’t really create a lather… I just sort of work it into the scalp and roots of my hair through the ends, leave it on a minute or so, and then rinse clean. It smells like…. LEMONS! Surprise! Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Review (2) Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Review (1) Also, I realize it’s hard to tell from the pictures of the bottle, but I’ve been using it twice a week for a month and have used a very small amount of the product… I’m finding a little goes a long way and I feel like this bottle will last me A WHILE!

Now, after using it for the past month, my hair feels stronger and healthier. My hair feels cleaner. I’m noticing that my fly aways (which came as a result of my postpartum hair loss) are not as noticeable. My hair hasn’t been as frizzy (hello, North Carolina summer!!). My hair has maintained style easier. And my scalp has been feeling soooo much better! My scalp isn’t nearly where I want it to be, but the improvement in the last month is seriously amazing. I can’t wait to see how my hair and scalp are after continuing to use it!

So yes, honestly, if you have been struggling with product buildup on your hair, scalp issues, frizz, etc. I totally recommend trying Lemon Rinse! Plus, at $10, it’s a SUPER affordable price point to give it a try! ANDDDDD to make things even more sweet, you can use code “MOLLY16” at checkout for 10% off all orders now through October 31st!

What do you think? Did you suffer from postpartum hair issues? What remedies or products have worked best for you? What tips or tricks do you have? Have you tried Lemon Rinse? Will you? Sound off in the comments!