postnatal hairloss

Second babies? Forgotten everything about breast and formula, napping and wrapping and you are are going a bit MAD because you haven't slept in three days? Or it's your first baby and you are here researching the joys of weaning?

Re: postnatal hairloss

Postby PolarBearGirl » 15 Nov 2013, 23:42

I lost loads of hair, more the second time around, it has grown back but as my hair grows really slowly that has meant stupid tufty baby hair for ages... F is now almost 3 and it's finally getting back to normal.

It is really horrible when it starts to come out in the shower, my least favorite bit if being a new mom alongside realising that my sweat smells of breastmilk... :o
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Re: postnatal hairloss

Postby Brigitte » 16 Nov 2013, 00:08

Both times my hair loss has been awful from when the baby was 2 months until about 7 months, so I'm just finishing off now. With my first child, I had waist-length hair and I just couldn't handle losing such large quantities of such long hair so I chopped it off to a bob. Then I realized that my hair was now distinctly wavy and not straight like it was the last time I had a bob. Now I'm growing it out, second round of hair loss be damned. I don't even want to talk about what it looks like right now. But I sympathize.
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Re: postnatal hairloss

Postby Jelly Belly » 16 Nov 2013, 13:54

Mine is coming out all over and keeps clogging up the sweeper. Glamorous this motherhood thingamy ain't it!
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Re: postnatal hairloss

Postby TPM » 16 Nov 2013, 16:27

PolarBearGirl wrote:...realising that my sweat smells of breastmilk... :o


Yes! Mine does this too!! What is that all about??
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Re: postnatal hairloss

Postby Svea » 16 Nov 2013, 20:03

I have shoulder blade long hair and every day when I brush it I end up with a fist sized hair ball. I am fed up with it and will chop it to a bob just as soon as I remember to get myself an appointment without the little man!
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