Typically, when I haven’t just had a baby – I have THICK hair. You know the type that hair dressers fret because it will take half an hour to blow dry? Yes, that’s me. So the last few times I went through this – I embraced the thinner hair and being able to not break ponytail holders by trying to put my hair up. This time, the hair is falling out in major clumps – and itches. It’s absolutely disgusting.
So what’s up with this hair loss thing? Here are some facts I found out about in regards to losing your hair after pregnancy:
- Hair typically starts to fall out around 12 weeks after delivery – though it can start as early as 1 month after baby.
- While you were pregnant, your hair stays in place, in a resting phase – so your hair loss is less.
- Normal people use 100-125 hairs a day. Crazy postpartum people (okay, maybe not all of us are crazy) – lose around 500 strands a day.
- Baby like hairs can grow along your forehard in this hair transition phase.
- It takes your hair another six months or so to return to it’s normal pre-pregnancy thickness.
Great. So I guess I am stuck with this mad itching, nasty hair falling everywhere and fear of going bald. I just don’t think I could work this look. *sigh* *sarcasm*
The photo of me was taken with the Bald Booth iPhone app.
Who Else Has Their Hair Falling Out Like Mad?