Postpartum hairloss

DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
How long does it last!!!

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  • deezee02deezee02 Posts: 1,509Registered Users
    2.5 almost 3 months post partum I had my hair cut, thined and relaxed...mine stopped right after that (Although she did have PILES and PILES of hair that came out from all the combing and such)
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  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    The majority of my hairloss occured within two weeks. Every day small clumpfulls would come out. Now I just lose a little bit (probably the normal amount). What sucks is that the hair I lost came from my hairline, mostly the sides of my head. So if I have any intention of going out in public I have to wear my hair down since you can see the thinning areas if it's pulled back.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I lose so much hair on a daily basis that I really didn't notice much of a post-partum loss after each pregnancy. I lose a big wad of hair every day, and the was was maybe a bit bigger for a few months after each baby. I have a TON of hair, so I never had bald spots or thinning or anything. Other women do. It grows back.
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Both times I lost a lot of hair. I remember being told by several people how bad the hair loss would be. They warned me that I would not be prepared for it - they were right!

    My hairdresser told me where I'd lose the most hair, so that must be common. Along the top hairline, where a widows peak would be, were so thin I couldn't wear my hair back. I remember clumps coming out in the shower.

    The worst times were 2 to 4 months postpartum. Then it all grows back and you have these weird wispy things.
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  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    My hair is thick so I gues I shouldn't complain ,but it's still pretty traumatizing watching it all come out in the shower.
  • Brown_Eyed_GirlBrown_Eyed_Girl Posts: 1,353Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The other day I forgot to clean the hair out of the shower, and my sister said she was scared when she found a "small animal" in there. I'm waiting for it to end too.
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    babywavy wrote: »
    Both times I lost a lot of hair. I remember being told by several people how bad the hair loss would be. They warned me that I would not be prepared for it - they were right!

    My hairdresser told me where I'd lose the most hair, so that must be common. Along the top hairline, where a widows peak would be, were so thin I couldn't wear my hair back. I remember clumps coming out in the shower.

    The worst times were 2 to 4 months postpartum. Then it all grows back and you have these weird wispy things.

    thats what it was like for me. i figured i would be bald before it was all over with the way my hair was shedding.
  • natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
    My hairline still has not fully recovered. My youngest is 5 years old...
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    DD was breastfed for a year, and someone told me that postpones hair loss until the baby is weaned. :dontknow: It seemed to be true for me because a few weeks after weaning DD, I had lots of short, wispy hairs sticking out at the top of my head. It took a few months to fill in. I didn't really notice bald or thin spots.
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  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    I shed quite a bit around the time that I weaned. I ended up getting it cut because I couldn't stand the long hair against the frizzy halo of new growth that popped in after I shed.
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't remember when it happened with Chas but I know it lasted around two weeks. I didn't have any bald spots or anything I just remember all the hair in the shower and when I combed my conditioner through it.

    It hasn't happened yet with Addison, I keep waiting. Thankfully my curl has returned finally. I lost it during my pregnancy with her.
  • iris427iris427 Posts: 6,002Registered Users
    LoloDSM wrote: »
    DD was breastfed for a year, and someone told me that postpones hair loss until the baby is weaned. :dontknow: It seemed to be true for me because a few weeks after weaning DD, I had lots of short, wispy hairs sticking out at the top of my head. It took a few months to fill in. I didn't really notice bald or thin spots.

    I am breastfeeding and just in the last week or two, I have started to notice hair loss. Every time I change her, I am picking long hairs off her butt!

    It's not that I have bald or thin spots, just my hair going back to its normal, pre-pregnancy growth cycle.
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    I never noticed any significant hair loss (nothing different from what was normal for me) so maybe it won't happen until Solomon weans?
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Delma wrote: »
    My hair is thick so I gues I shouldn't complain ,but it's still pretty traumatizing watching it all come out in the shower.

    Same here. Very traumatic. I've gone back to wearing my hair straight until the hairloss stops. It's nearly impossible to detangle my curly hair in the shower without losing huge clumps of it (I'm detangling the proper way too).
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users Curl Novice
    Ugh, I lost lots around my hairline. I was looking at a picture from when Danae was about 2 months old and it was so thin around my face. Then I had to deal with the little sprouty hairs...yuck. Once it grew out a bit, it was fine but I had some major fuzz for a while. Luckily, I have lots of hair so I never looked bald or anything, but it wasn't fun, either.
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  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    With both my babies, I started losing hair around 3-4 months after their birth, and it went back to normal by about 6 months. Breastfeeding didn't seem to make any difference for me. Luckily I didn't develop any bald or thin spots, but I've heard that's normal.
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  • SisaSisa Posts: 759Registered Users
    This subject is a bit of a sore spot for me.

    I have PCOS, and therefore had only about 1/3 of my hair's original thickness before I got pregnant, due to rather severe hairloss about eight years ago.

    Now, post-partum, what little I had seems to be falling out, and it can make a person feel so... ugly. Yeah, probably sounds over-dramatic, but when you're a young woman not yet 30 years old, you don't want to be doing a damn comb-over. :(

    What sucks is that the hair I DO have can be so pretty, and grows so long and nice.

    I honestly have no clue what to do with it. I mean, if I cut it all off it will still be thin, and unlike the rest of you, it's probably never growing back anyway.
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    PixieCurl wrote: »
    I never noticed any significant hair loss (nothing different from what was normal for me) so maybe it won't happen until Solomon weans?


    I didn't have it with my first son.
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    Sisa wrote: »
    This subject is a bit of a sore spot for me.

    I have PCOS, and therefore had only about 1/3 of my hair's original thickness before I got pregnant, due to rather severe hairloss about eight years ago.

    Now, post-partum, what little I had seems to be falling out, and it can make a person feel so... ugly. Yeah, probably sounds over-dramatic, but when you're a young woman not yet 30 years old, you don't want to be doing a damn comb-over. :(

    What sucks is that the hair I DO have can be so pretty, and grows so long and nice.

    I honestly have no clue what to do with it. I mean, if I cut it all off it will still be thin, and unlike the rest of you, it's probably never growing back anyway.

    I feel really stupid for complaining after reading this, I'm sorry your dealing with that.
  • SisaSisa Posts: 759Registered Users
    Delma wrote: »
    Sisa wrote: »
    This subject is a bit of a sore spot for me.

    I have PCOS, and therefore had only about 1/3 of my hair's original thickness before I got pregnant, due to rather severe hairloss about eight years ago.

    Now, post-partum, what little I had seems to be falling out, and it can make a person feel so... ugly. Yeah, probably sounds over-dramatic, but when you're a young woman not yet 30 years old, you don't want to be doing a damn comb-over. :(

    What sucks is that the hair I DO have can be so pretty, and grows so long and nice.

    I honestly have no clue what to do with it. I mean, if I cut it all off it will still be thin, and unlike the rest of you, it's probably never growing back anyway.

    I feel really stupid for complaining after reading this, I'm sorry your dealing with that.

    Uggh. I just re-read what I wrote earlier.

    Sorry to be such a downer, Delma. I didn't need to whine like that, and vent it out in your thread!

    What you complained about isn't stupid - it affects you, so it's important. I hope your post-partum hairloss stops very soon. :)
  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm waiting for my hairloss to occur. I stopped really shedding hair about 6 months into my pregnancy. I used to always have a wad of hair in the drain after a shower. Not anymore. Now the only hair I lose is what the baby pulls out!
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  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    Sisa wrote: »
    Delma wrote: »
    Sisa wrote: »
    This subject is a bit of a sore spot for me.

    I have PCOS, and therefore had only about 1/3 of my hair's original thickness before I got pregnant, due to rather severe hairloss about eight years ago.

    Now, post-partum, what little I had seems to be falling out, and it can make a person feel so... ugly. Yeah, probably sounds over-dramatic, but when you're a young woman not yet 30 years old, you don't want to be doing a damn comb-over. :(

    What sucks is that the hair I DO have can be so pretty, and grows so long and nice.

    I honestly have no clue what to do with it. I mean, if I cut it all off it will still be thin, and unlike the rest of you, it's probably never growing back anyway.

    I feel really stupid for complaining after reading this, I'm sorry your dealing with that.

    Uggh. I just re-read what I wrote earlier.

    Sorry to be such a downer, Delma. I didn't need to whine like that, and vent it out in your thread!

    What you complained about isn't stupid - it affects you, so it's important. I hope your post-partum hairloss stops very soon. :)

    Your not a downer Hon ,I started this thread to hear other mamas experiences and that's exactly what you gave me. I didn't feel you were whining in the least, I just realized after reading your post that really my hairloss isn't that drastic and that I'm the one that should quit whining.
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have had major sheds/PCOS?hormonal stuff in the past, so it's very tough for me to endure this shedding. It's not as bad as in the past, BUT this time it's very noticeable in the widow's peak area/temple, so it helps me to read this and see that it is a normal occurance to have hairloss more in these areas. funny thing is that I never saw bald spots, when all the hair fell, BUT now with all the wispies that are only like an inch and a half long, when I pull hair back, now it looks like my hairline is farther back (because the little ones fall down and makes it look farther back) and it looks like thin, very thin. Thank God no bald spots, but very thin. I hope this is normal. My temples a bit too, and lots of more white hairs popping in at my temples, which is not fun. I thought those were supposed to come when I teach teh baby how to drive, not now!! But I get fearful from past sheds, that all these little hairs are going to fall out small and not grow back. I need to quit the negativity. I have had heard in some cases that pregnancy actually reverses PCOS, so I hope that will be my case but I have to get over the past TRAUMA of major LONG sheds, and be patient :clock:. But I pray to God every day that these baby hairs are making their way up. It's just hard because i Play with them daily, I push them back with the long hairs, just to give me some sense of security that my hairline is not any farther back. I need to quit that too!! I dont pull them out, but I need to leave them alone!! Thanks y'all for sharing!
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