I'm not sure where to post this -- Breastfeeding, Health, Nutrition, or Birth and Beyond?
Anyway, I am breastfeeding my second child who is almost 17 months old. I have been pregnant or breastfeeding (or both) for the last 4 and a half years. My hair sucks.
I am not particularly concerned with my appearance, but I would like to be able to wash my hair and have it look clean, at least for one day. And I am concerned that unhealthy hair means that I am missing something in my diet that my body needs.
I switched shampoos about a month ago thinking that might help, but it hasn't. My hair falls out a lot when I am breastfeeding (but doesn't really seem thinner). Now it is just gross, not soft, dull, dirty-looking. I don't know what to do.
I have fallen off the wagon recently, but was regularly taking a bunch of supplements to help keep my depression-tendency under control. Here's what I was taking:
St. John's wort tincture
tea of: nettle, chamomile, rose, oat straw, lemon balm
I eat well and have a varied, omnivorous diet. Any ideas to help me?