I thought I might have escaped the postpartum hair loss this time around…my fingers were crossed!
But my scalp said: “fat chance!”
Well…that’s just a stock photo, not my actual hair. BUT it sure feels like that much hair is coming out of my head.
It all started right around week seven after Millie’s arrival. I was shampooing like normal and then I noticed that strand after strand were left in my hands as I was rinsing the soap out. I was envisioning the drain instantly clogging.
Then I went to brush my hair later in the day and more and more hairs were coming out in the brush.
Even later, after taking my hair down from the top knot I had it in…even more hair came out.
And this has been a daily occurrence for the past two weeks. Yikes.
So I didn’t make it out unscathed, lol! I just have to resist the urge like I did after my first pregnancy to cut my hair super short. I made that mistake after Mabel’s birth and I missed the ease of throwing my hair into a ponytail (short hair is more work with my fine/limp hair than leaving it long with option to put it up without having to style it).
If I remember correctly, my hair fell out for about 3-4 months after Mabel was born so I’m guessing it will last about the same time this time around…And my poor husband will just have to deal with blonde tumbleweeds floating around the house.
Now, I’ll have the joy of trying to tame those little fluffy ‘baby’ hairs that grow in as replacements. If you’ve been there, you know what I mean! 😉
Did you have to deal with postpartum hair loss?