It's been almost 3 months since I've given birth and have noticed my hair is just coming off like crazy. Every time I brush it, I pull out large amounts of hair. I was wondering if anyone else has gone through this and if there something to fix it? Or if anyone knows if its common/normal.. lack of vitamins?
Yep totally normal! It's to do with a drop in hormones I think. I made the mistake of having an Indian head massage whilst it was particularly bad, the poor therapist had handfuls of my hair come out . It did stop around the 5 month mark. I didn't take any vitamins or do anything special, so don't know if they helps things at all.
Ah yes! It is normal and it does stop... Though then you get re-growth: DS is 1 next week, and I’m currently sporting lovely little tufts at my temples where it’s growing back. I had my hair cut to a very short bob whilst in the midst of it all, which definitely made the hair loss feel less dramatic.
Curious about this: will it still happen if I've been loso g hair like mad during the pregnancy? I've got thick hair anyway but while other women I know had lovely shiny hair and it didn't seem to come out during pregnancy, my hair has come out more than it usually does. Not that I'm worried about it happening. The less hair I have the lighter my head is. Just purely curious about it
I got so sick of my hair loss last time that I shaved my head for charity. I won't be doing that again. It is not like I had patchy bald spots or anything...just got the shits with losing my hair. So I took control. Never again.
I think it’s biochemical - hair has a cycle of growth and death, all hair cells are independent and grow differently usually but strangely starts to align when pregnant .... hence losing a lot all at once - it’ll stop soon enough don’t worry
DeadDoorpost mine fell out in pregnancy as well and as I mentioned has only just stopped at almost 6 months. Also another strange thing that happened to me was after I gave birth all of my body hair turned extremely thin and light (I'm dark haired so have to shave legs/underarms every few days). Sadly that didn't last more than a couple of weeks but it was very strange I never experienced it first time around and no one else I've spoken to has.
Boringnamechange1 ah, thanks. Yeah that is a bit odd that it changed. I'm interested to see what happens. Like I said, I'm not really worried about it, I was just curious to see if it would do the opposite.