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Who Else Has Their Hair Falling Out Like Mad?

Hairloss after pregnancy bites!I have done this before, three other times in fact – but for some reason this time I feel like I may end up bald. Yes folks, I am talking about the postpartum hair loss.

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.

    Hair brushes out in clumps 3 months after having a baby.

    Hair brushes out in clumps 3 months after having a baby.

  • 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?


Read more from Molly at digitalmomblog.com or follow her adventures on twitter @digitalmolly.


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