Hair Woes

Lately my hair has been in a state of transition…lately as in the last year and a half. I had my son, Owen back in November of 2013 and ever since then my hair has been on bit of a roller coaster ride. A lot of people say their hair becomes really thick and amazing while they are pregnant. I can’t say that I felt that way.

In case you haven’t been blessed with a child yet I am going to briefly inform you in what happens to your hair while knocked up. The reason why women say they have thick gorgeous hair while pregnant is due to the fact that less hair is falling out. Your hair’s life cycle is almost on hold during those months. Unfortunately, that means that cycle is going to right itself once your baby is born. Aka: Hair loss and regrowth. Fun stuff.

I think it was about 4 months postpartum that my hair started falling out. In massive quantities. Like clogging the drain with every shower. It was everywhere! We already have two black cats shedding their kitty furs everywhere and then to mix add mine. I think I was shedding more than both cats combined. You couldn’t walk through our condo with bare feet without getting my hair stuck to your feet. Gross. I would say my hair didn’t stop falling out until about 7 months postpartum. So 4 months, I am surprised I even had any hair left by that point.

A few months after that a new beast reared its ugly head, the regrowth. Normally when your hair regrows, it is such a small amount that you don’t notice much. Now imagine 3-4 months worth of hair that was lost growing back. Tiny baby hairs sticking up everywhere. I even made the mistake of trying to use a volumizing product at one point. I ended up looking like a baby chicken. My son had the same hair-do, ridiculously cute on him. Me, not so much.

Which brings us to today. I have been patiently waiting for all the new hair to grow out. It is almost to my ears now. It this point it just makes my hair look fluffy and frizzy. I am dying to have my smooth hair back do I’ve decided to ditch my usual volumizing product for some more nourishing ones. The following are what I am turning to in hopes to control my hair, one ‘salon’ brand pick and one drugstore pick.

 

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Redken All Soft Shampoo – This shampoo does what it says, it makes me hair really soft without it weighing it down. ( I am a self-proclaimed Redken girl and I always end up coming back to their products)

Tresemme Breakage Defense Conditioner – This conditioner makes combing my hair a breeze, which is huge praise. I have to comb my hair in the shower, with conditioner in it, otherwise I am spending 20-30 minutes combing it out afterwards. I also like their Split End Remedy Conditioner which I think is very similar to this but a lot harder to find in the stores.

 

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4 thoughts on “Hair Woes

  1. itsreneeherself

    I feel like my hair still sheds constantly, even almost five months into pregnancy. So if this is what it’s like for it to shed less, we will have to have a plummer on speed dial once I’m a few months post-partum! Does the stopping of hair loss during pregnancy happen to everyone? I know I could probably Google the answer to that one, but after Googling everything under the sun since finding out I’m pregnant because I actually don’t know how to adult, I think I’ll be banned if I search one more pregnancy-related symptom!

    1. JillianJillian Post author

      I can only imagine it doesn’t happen to everyone. I mean nothing in pregnancy is a given besides the final result. I know I heard of people losing hair but I never thought it would happen to me. Especially because it didn’t seem like my hair got thicker. Hormones = crapshoot.

  2. Kristina

    I lost my hair like that too! I can laugh now, because my daughter is four, but at the time I was DEVASTATED! I literally felt I’d go bald. I took Biotin and used a natural Biotin shampoo to help speed up the “chicken hair” phase. I don’t know if it helped, but it at least made me feel like I was doing something. Ahh, the unexpected joys of motherhood!

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