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thinning hair = hair cut?

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trilottie Fri 07-Oct-11 13:40:13

I've recently noticed i'm losing large amounts of hair when i brush it and wash it. I used to have REALLY thick hair, so much I'd complain about it, but now when i put it in a pony tail or leave it down it looks a little sad. (Its not coming out in clumps or anything) Its about middle of my back length, should I abandon the thought of having longish hair for the rest of my life (I'm 30) and have it cut shorter? And if so what kind of cut?
BTW i'm 7 weeks pregnant but I haven't seen any of those 'oh you'll have amazing hair and skin' type symptoms everyone says I should get sad

chuckeyegg Fri 07-Oct-11 15:30:51

I read somewhere don't do anything drastic with your hair when pregnant. My hair went like a curly perm when pregnant and changed again once the hormones had settled down again.

Maybe leave it for a bit.

meltedchocolate Fri 07-Oct-11 15:42:39

My hair got a bit thicker AFTER pregnancy

vinegarpuss Fri 07-Oct-11 21:07:20

I think you should discuss that with your doctor as you are obviously worrying about it

bethelbeth Fri 07-Oct-11 21:53:50

I have very thick hair and lost a lot during and after pregnancy, but it's back again. And bigger than ever, so it's probably just a hormonal thing.

If it's looking a bit limp get some layers chopped in, you don't need to lose the length but just give it more shape so that it grows in looking fuller and balanced.

No drastic 'do's' recommended unless your hair is utterly tragic.

Popbiscuit Fri 07-Oct-11 21:54:31

My hair got really thick towards the end of pregnancy (but was greasy and lank at the beginning--progesterone can have testosterone-like effects sometimes) so hang in there. If I was you, I'd wait until a few months after baby as you can lose quite a bit of hair post-partum. However, a good trim never did anyone harm and can make you feel loads better in the meantime. Just don't do anything drastic!

trilottie Sun 09-Oct-11 10:22:13

Aww, thanks all for your advice. Will have a trim/ layers cut back in and see what it's like post birth.

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