I keep losing clumps of hair...
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Carly - posted on 07/25/2009
I have the same problem so I baught this Shampoo called NIOXIN you can only buy it at a salon, it will run anywhere from $12-$15 for just the shampoo, now it will not make your hair grow, what it does is it opens up the pours in your scalp and makes NEW hair grow out... lol the fornt of my head looksl ike i shaved it and I have a little bit of peach fuzz... lol its better then when I was bolding in the front. lol I hope this works! it did for me!!!!
Natanya - posted on 07/24/2009
I had this, too. I went to a naturopath/herbalist (who I have been seeing for years) and she put me on a cocktail of sorts to help build up my energy levels (I was exhausted ALL the time), more than I should have been and my immune system and a whole lot of other things. I feel really good and my hair is all growing back. I recommend going to see someone like that if you can.
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Lesley - posted on 12/27/2012
Heyy my baby is 7month and my hair is falling and fallin out ... Loads n loads of strands come out in the bath, and wen I brush. My hairs got so thin. Its relly strtin to upset me,its thining out at th sides, I'm glad I'm nt th only one. I'm so scrd. When will it stop? If it lasts up to 12month ill hav no bludy air left lol
Fiona - posted on 07/25/2009
Hi Samantha, my daughter is five months old and my hair is still shedding heaps, I'm actually getting kinda thin particularly around the hairline at the front and worry that I might go bald! Actually, I was told by my hairdresser before giving birth to expect this...I have been told that reasons may be that all your vitamins, minerals etc are directed towards nurturing your baby around the time of birth and not to your hair and nails, skin as would normally be the case (why skin gets drier too) or alternatively that your hair doesn't shed whilst pregnant and therefore does so to a higher degree once pregnancy is over. Regards, Fiona
Tina - posted on 07/23/2009
I'm so glad to see a post about this! I was starting to think something was wrong as my baby is almost 5 months and I've been losing hair like crazy! The worst is right after a shower....however, this is normal and will eventually go away. The advice I have is the same as many of the others....if you normally have longer hair, cut it shorter for now, and as it grows back, your re-growth will have more time to catch up!
Kelly - posted on 07/23/2009
It is normal!! I have a 3yr old, a 2 yr old and a 9 month old... haven't stopped losing my hair since the first one was born!! Research says that it will stop within 1 year after you stop breastfeeding or about a year after birth!!!
Jennifer - posted on 07/23/2009
I am a hairdresser, and I thought I could give some insight. For most of your pregnancy you may have noticed that you didn't lose that much hair. After you give birth your hormones go a little crazy ( as you may already know LOL ). By the time your baby is 2 1/2 to 3 months or if you have started to ween off breastfeeding your hair will start to fall out. Some moms notice more hair fall out than others. It is perfectly normal. It should start to grow back quite quickly.
I lost tons of hair after the birth of my daughter for almost a year post pregnancy.... it's horrible but normal. I found that keeping my hair cut and well conditioned seemed to help. I also found that after the birth of my son I didn't lose nearly as much hair.
My hair is manically falling out all over the place and Neave is just a week shy of 5 months old. It started about 6 weeks ago and i have had all my hair cut off twice right down to a short bob to try and make the problem better but its not had any effect.
Its driving me nutty, everywhere i look there are hairs, on my pillow, in the bath, they fall out while i am cooking, doing the washing up and it truly is frustrating pulling them out of your babies mouth every 10 mins!
Jayme - posted on 07/22/2009
Oh yea! My little one is 7 1/2 months and I am still losing more then ever. I had to do bangs to hide the loss. It works and it is cheaper then Botox, LMAO. It will grow back. This is my 3rd child and it is more severe then it was with the first two.
Christy - posted on 07/21/2009
I didn't stop losing hair until I got pregnant again...granted my daughter was 6 months but it's just the drastic change in hormones and your body has to get back to normal which can take quite a while. Don't worry about it though!
Gabi - posted on 07/21/2009
My son turned 5 months old yesterday, and I am STILL losing handfulls every time I shower! Thank goodness for thick hair! It's just your hormones getting back into wack...I've been told that it takes an entire year for your body to get completely back to normal after having a baby. Hormones and everything...I wouldn't worry about it too much. Hope this helps!
Jennifer - posted on 07/20/2009
My son is also 4 months old and I am going through the same thing. I talked to my hairdresser about it the other day and she said it occurs because during pregnancy we do not shed hair, so about 3 months after birth we lose 9 months worth. Is completley normal, and her advice to me was to cut my hair slightly shorter than normal (I have long hair) so that it does not look too thin until my new re-growth catches up. Hope this helps
Sarah - posted on 07/20/2009
If you are not still taking prenatal vits. try taking them. Hair loss is normal because of the hormones changing in your body, but it can also be due to lack of certain vits. in your diet. Often times you are not eating well (or at all) with a newborn and if you are nursing your body is using even more.
Meaghan - posted on 07/20/2009
I am having the same problem, and I called my midwife today and she said that it was very normal. I never had this happen with my first baby but this time around I will be lucky if I have any hair left! :-) Hang in there i hear that it does come back. I googled it and it made me feel so much better to hear about all the other moms out there that had the same thing happen to them.
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