During both my postpartum experiences I suffered severe hair loss. The worst of it is usually after I stopped breastfeeding. It’s dreadful and seems like forever. After Priya was born a childhood friend of mine launched her own hair care line, Asna Oil, which seemed like perfect timing.
Indians SWEAR by Amla oil. I remember my mom used to use Dabur Amla Oil (the one in the green box) in my hair when I was a young girl. I would lay my head on her lap and she would massage the oil into my scalp, then braided my hair until I washed it. It’s a memory I will have forever.
If Amla oil isn’t your thing, keep reading as I give an alternative below.
I wasn’t blessed with thick luscious hair like many of my cousins, in fact my hair is pretty thin. So to lose chunks after having babies, it was pretty depressing (and yes I cried a LOT).
Amla oil brought my hair back to life. And although this post isn’t about ME but more about my baby, I want moms to know that the hair loss is temporary, and no the Amla oil will not grow your hair back overnight but its a proactive approach to accelerating the hair growth. If you are experiencing hair loss I recommend Asna Amla Oil for sure.
Just recently I started to notice patches of dry hair on the back of my 10 month old, Priya’s head. I know it’s normal, Mila went through the same thing. However this time I used Asna Oil and massaged it into her hair. Once bath time came her hair was so soft again!
I try to do this one or twice a week. You can purchase Asna Oil here, if you’re interested in a YouTube review, my cousin Ameeta vlogged about it as well here.
Now I definitely underestimated what it is like to capture still shots of a 10 month old. Virtually impossible. Priya would not sit still for any shots and I tried on two different days to get you guys a good before and after. I hope you can tell the difference in the photos. If not, I hope you can trust me when I say there was a significant difference in texture before and after.
How to apply Asna Oil for baby hair: (adapted from Asna Oil’s IG post)
- Apply a dime sized amount to the rough patch.
- Massage into the scalp focusing on the problem area, in this case specifically for hydration.
- Leave on for 30 minutes or longer.
- Wash and rinse as normal.
Now if you don’t have Amla oil and need a quick fix, try doing all of the same steps above with some organic coconut oil. I used to do coconut oil hair masks all the time, I am sure it will work well in this instance.
- You can buy Amla oil here: https://asnaoil.com/ – If you do purchase it leave a comment, I’d love to hear your feedback!
- Amla oil does have a scent to it if you are not used to it, after the first few uses you will get used to it.
- Store it in a cool dry place. I usually put a folded paper towel under the bottle so any oil residue gets on that and not on my shelf or onto other products.
- A little bit goes a long way on dry hair. I have used Amla oil as a mask, or even after I blow dry my hair I’ll use a dab on the ends, if you do this, do not apply it to the top of you head like any oil it can leave your blow out looking greasy and we don’t want that. If you’re using as a full hair mask then yes, use a generous amount.
- Other than this hair mask I do not use any products in my baby’s hair. For my toddler I use a mixture of Shea Moisture and Carol’s Daughter products.