Wee Find: Help for Dry, Thinning, Post-Baby Hair

A plant-based product line that makes a difference. (Really!) Read more

Rescue Spa, shampoo

File this under beauty tools to remember, mamas. I truly think that some Rene Furterer Paris products helped grow out the halo of crazy, wild baby hairs that sprouted all along my hair line and then refused to grow, resulting in a sort of permanent electrocuted look that I rocked for the better part of eight months.

This super-common and involuntary postpartum look (a.k.a. the “new-mom do”) wasn’t even the worst of my hair situation — I’d been trying to grow other very uneven, slow-growing spots on my head for months. (The reason behind that is a story for another time.) I went to Rescue Spa to check out the scalp treatment designed to promote healthy hair growth, and left with the Complex 5 scalp toner, the RF 80 hair-strengthening serum and stimulating shampoo for thinning hair. The entire Rene Furterer line is made from plants, nutrients and essential oils, all chosen for their ability to stimulate the scalp and hair follicle, and I kid you not when I say that I’ve noticed a difference in my hair growth over the past three months. I know It sounds like b.s. — I certainly was suspicious! — but my hair is in much better shape these days. I love it deeply.

Frankly, it’s really hard to know how to deal when you’re experiencing from the (very common) hormone-related postpartum hair loss — and probably even harder to deal with hereditary hair loss, or the sudden loss and slow regrowth from, say, alopecia areata. (The Furterer products purport to help with the latter two, also.) And as hard as I tried to not overreact to my own loss and regrowth, I won’t lie: The discovery of non-drug-based hair products that were designed to help with this very problem was very comforting to me. The stuff ain’t cheap — the shampoo runs about $30 at Rescue; the serum is $70; the scalp toner is $48 — but it’s hardly an over-the-top indulgence, either, particularly if the hair loss is upsetting to you. If you’re interested, you might consider starting with a scalp treatment at the spa first (it feels nice! Relaxing! Tingly!) and then getting the pros there to walk you through the best products for your exact situation.