August 2011 Moms

Who has started losing their hair?

With DS it started coming by the gobs around 6-7 wks--but I weaned him at 6 wks and I heard that as long as you are nursing, it usually won't happen...so I'm a little miffed as to why I'm already losing quite a bit of hair =/ My hair is super thick/curly, so I don't mind feeling like I'm getting thinner hair--it's just the actual shedding that's annoying. Geez! Anyone else already noticing significant "shedding"?
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Re: Who has started losing their hair?

  • Oh no! Does that happen to everyone? I don't have very thick hair to begin with...
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  • image KD+BC:
    Oh no! Does that happen to everyone? I don't have very thick hair to begin with...

    I believe so. I think it has something to do with how you don't really lose hair while pregnant--thus the "thicker" hair--so all that hair starts falling out post partum. You aren't actually losing that much, it just feels like it b/c it happens all at once. With DS it lasted until 5 or 6 months. It would clog our shower drain every day, and H was going NUTS--he'd get ticked off everytime he got in the shower, haha!

    eta: here's a BabyCenter article about it: http://www.babycenter.com/0_postpartum-hair-loss_11721.bc

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    image KD+BC:
    Oh no! Does that happen to everyone? I don't have very thick hair to begin with...

    I believe so. I think it has something to do with how you don't really lose hair while pregnant--thus the "thicker" hair--so all that hair starts falling out post partum. You aren't actually losing that much, it just feels like it b/c it happens all at once. With DS it lasted until 5 or 6 months. It would clog our shower drain every day, and H was going NUTS--he'd get ticked off everytime he got in the shower, haha!

    eta: here's a BabyCenter article about it: http://www.babycenter.com/0_postpartum-hair-loss_11721.bc

    Interesting. Good to know!

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  • Me!!! I'm pulling out handfuls and handfuls every morning in the shower. ugh!
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  • You are not alone...I have enough hair in my brush and in the shower drain to make a wig! With both of my LOs it started falling out within a week of their arrival. I nursed DS until he was 14 months and remained on vitamins (which is supposed to help and ended up with a small bald spot near my forehead. The bald spot went away just in time for me to get pregnant with DD.
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  • image demmie326:
    You are not alone...I have enough hair in my brush and in the shower drain to make a wig! With both of my LOs it started falling out within a week of their arrival. I nursed DS until he was 14 months and remained on vitamins (which is supposed to help and ended up with a small bald spot near my forehead. The bald spot went away just in time for me to get pregnant with DD.

    OMG that is terrifying...Tongue Tied

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  • Um, yes, mine definitely is coming out...and my hair is thin and overdue for a cut, so I feel as if I look like 'street corner mommy' unless I put some actual effort into doing my hair right now :/ and I think I should buy stock in Draino!
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  • I lost globs and globs postpartum with Quentin. This time I haven't lost any...it's just really greasy. That's why I cut it all off!
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    I lost globs and globs postpartum with Quentin. This time I haven't lost any...it's just really greasy. That's why I cut it all off!

    Mine is oily AND falling out! Stick out tongue

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  • Last week I noticed more of my hair on the brush.  I'm 2 mos pp and bfing.  I take it that could just be the beginning.  I met with a woman 5 mos pp and she warned me about hair loss as she picked out some of her strands.

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  • I have been loosing my hair since being pregnant with her.  Didn't notice more since her birth though.
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