Friday, July 15, 2011

Like a middle-aged man

I know you have never seen me or my hair, but you'll have to trust me that I'm going to be bald soon. I've always had thick hair--somewhere between shoulder and chin length after a series of unfortunate years where it was WAY too long. I didn't get "pregnancy hair"---it didn't get thicker, more luxurious or growth like a weed. It did get less oily, which was nice.

However, I figured that since it didn't really change during pregnancy that I wouldn't have some of the post-partum affects I had read about. But, like clockwork, around 12 weeks old...I started shedding.

And shedding and shedding and shedding. I have to wear my hair in a ponytail because I shed all day long. I have a daily freakout that there is a bug on me when a stray hair hits my skin. I even pull it back in the middle of the night when I get up to feed LM----and I often don't even put my glasses on! It's in the carpet (thank god for Dynson's), it's on the counters and it's even IN my dog (trust don't want to know how he know he's ingested it).

I figured it would stop didn't. I'm SO tired of it. I really don't think the "bald" look is for me...I can't really pull off the middle-aged man look well.


  1. i lost SO much hair after i had louise, it was CRAZY. i don't know if it was a coincidence or not, but i started taking an iron supplement twice a day and it stopped about two weeks later. after a couple months i cut back to once a day and then stopped taking it a couple months after that, now i'm back to losing a normal amount of hair. hope this helps :)

  2. I need to try that. My vitamins have a low iron level in them because it was constipating LM but I'll be able to ramp it back up when he switches totally to formula.


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