Generally speaking, when it comes to hair, there seems to be one main thing that people want from their strands: thickness. In fact, when friends and family reach out to me with hair-related queries, it’s most frequently to ask what the best products for thin hair are. I’ll be honest, though: While I adore a good volumising product, hair thickness has never really concerned me. My individual strands are quite fine, but they’re coarse in texture and there’s a lot of them. I’m more likely to be testing products that promise hair hydration or strand-sleeking results than anything that makes hair look thicker. Until last year, that is.
After having my first child, I experienced the much-talked-about postpartum hair loss, and wow, was it intense. After enjoying even thicker, glossier hair during pregnancy, I was shocked to see the huge amounts of hair that I was losing every day after having my son—and I say this as someone who sheds a fair amount of hair on a normal day.