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The No. 1 Item All New Moms Dealing with Postpartum Hair Loss Need
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You made it through the delivery and now your body is slowly (but steadily) starting to feel like itself again—phew. Still, that's when you notice it: Extra clumps of hair in your hairbrush and circling the bathtub drain.

Don't worry: Postpartum hair loss is actually very common. In fact, it usually hits at the three-month mark after you give birth, but starts to subside at six months to a year, according to Stephen D. Pullaniat, a consultant trichologist at the Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic in New York.

If you're dealing with it, there's a tool every new mom should have in her beauty toolkit in order to go extra easy on her mane: a wide-tooth comb.

The reason is that it's a lot more gentle than a fine-tooth comb, so you can target tangles without tugging—and tearing out—more strands than necessary.

Bonus: It will only set you back a cool $5.

RELATED: How to Troubleshoot Postpartum Hair Loss

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