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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?

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

 

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