Caring for your natural hair postpartum, often times, is one of the last things on a mom’s mind. Your first priority is your baby and, after that, taking care of yourself so you can get back to life as it was before baby arrived. So, whether that’s returning to work, heading back to school or getting back into the swing of being super woman at home, I think we all can agree that our hair is one of the last things we want to be concerned about.
My motto for postpartum hair has been KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Since the day that my daughter was born last month, simplicity has been my friend.
I try not to listen to the natural hair “experts” who have either a long list of to-dos – like 20 steps to a wash day – or more than four styling products in their weekly regimens. Postpartum hair care is all about keeping it simple so more of your energy is focused on the baby and less on your hair.
For me, roller sets are a life saver any time of the year and they allow me a lot of flexibility to maintain good-looking hair for longer periods of time. Oh, and when I’m feeling SUPER lazy and allow my style to go over the weekly deadline (mostly because I don’t feel like washing it as often), I can still manage to get a funky style out of 7+ day old curls.