Who else is loosing their hair..

Glenda - posted on 03/19/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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So my daughter is now 4 months old. I started to loose my hair sometime after her 2nd month. I know its normal to loose ur hair after you have a baby but I don't recall it happening for this long with my 1st child. I have a lot of hair so its not noticeable to anyone but its EVERYWHERE in the house and in the car. My hubby has called me Chewbacca in the past (its thick too), these days I feel like him cuz I'm shedding so much. Oh and I thought I had a dandruff problem, I think its eczema in my scalp.

anyone else having hair issues after having their babies?

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Yana - posted on 04/27/2009

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Yes Glenda. It seemed like mothers with thick hair has these loosing hair problem i guess. My 2nd son is 5 mths old and i have started loosing my hair since he's 2 mths old. Its kind of frustrating at times..coz my hair is everywhere. Whenever i comb my hair or let it loose it would just drop. i'm not worrying about losing my hair. Its just that it seemed to grow more instead of having thinner hair after all that shedding. The same thing happened when having my 1st son. Gladly it doesn't last long. It should take about till ur daughter is 6 or 7 mths old then it would stop or lesser hair. The best is u could keep ur hair short. My husband likes my hair long. He just has to deal with the hair problem if he wants me to keep it.

Kelly - posted on 04/27/2009

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Same exact problem, but you're lucky because I had thin, fine hair to start with. I did a little research on it and it apparently happens because when you are pregnant, you lose your hair at a slower rate. (Hence the whole "pregnancy making your hair beautiful" thing) A few months after you have the baby and your hormones start going back to normal, the hair goes back to its previous rate of lose and it literally feels like you'll go bald!

Sarah - posted on 04/27/2009

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I have also been losing my hair although it's so thick nobody seems to notice. It annoys me though that when i cuddle my LO he's also covered in it, when i lay down on his playmat with him, that is then covered! I looked it up online and it said it was due to the hormones having gone through so many changes. I mentioned it to my doctor who said to try and use cradle cap shampoo (i also thought i had a severe case of eczema). I bought some Detinox and it worked a treat. No more dandruff, no itchy scalp and no hair loss!! It turns out that Mummy can get cradle cap too - it's all about an overdose of a certain hormone we produce. So if nothing else works, try cradle cap shampoo!! xx

Melanie - posted on 03/22/2009

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I too have noticed just about 2 weeks ago.



It's reassuring somehow that I'm not alone.



I resarched in the internet and the read that the main cause of hair loss is lack of the vitamin Bs (6,10,12 - B complexes) and a dose of vitamin E will also help.



Yesterday I bought myself a bottle of vitamin B-complex, will see what happens.

Kristina - posted on 03/22/2009

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I feel much better now knowing that its normal to be lossing hair, my hair seems to be comming out in chunks for the last few weeks

Lee-Ann - posted on 03/21/2009

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yup, i'm malting like crazy as well.  At first i thought it was just because i was wearing my hair up in a ponytail everyday (to avoid getting milk chunks blown in it!) but this amount is rediculous!  Also, i've noticed that some of the hair follicles on my legs that i thought had become redundant have started to sprout, previously they weren't very hairy at all!

Stevie - posted on 03/21/2009

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yup i asked that same very question you just did with my 1st i didnt loose any hair more than normal and now im loosing it like crazy and i have thick hair also by how much im loosing im thinking i should hae thin hair now lol but i was told it could take up to a year or a little bit  more before it could stop

Kylie - posted on 03/21/2009

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I feel exactly the same Maggie. I don’t remember shedding this much with my first. I have really long red hair and it sticks to the back of my clothes and all over the couch and the car seats. I really hope it stops soon I get my hubby to empty the vacume cleaner because I get upset when I see how much of my hair is going in the bin:(



Maggie - posted on 03/20/2009

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I am so tired of loosing hair. It is getting really gross. It is everywhere. I have to vacuum everyday because there is so much of it around the house. My hands are covered in hair when I run my hands through my hair. My husband used to love playing with my hair and now he is totally grossed out because when he does his hand is covered with my hair. This has been happening since my daughter was three weeks old and she is almost 4 1/2 months now. WHEN WILL IT STOP????. My hair is relatively thin as well so I feel like I am going bald.

Mindy - posted on 03/20/2009

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Totally shedding as well. I have enough collected to make a wig and that does not include the huge clumps shed in the shower. I just hope it ends soon or I will be bald.

Erica - posted on 03/19/2009

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I'm totally shedding, even cut my long thick hair really short to see if it would help but I'm still clogging up the shower, wish the rest of what grew during mt pragency would just fall off instead of my hair!

Danielle - posted on 03/19/2009

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I also have thick hair and am losing it like there is no tomorrow. I'm wondering if there will be any left. But I have looked into it, and it's not a problem unless it contnues past 6 months or I start to see bald spots. So, I just deal for now. And apologize to my babies as I peel even more hair off of them.

Sheena - posted on 03/19/2009

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oh god yes!! my baby is a week away from being 4 months old...and it seems for the last 3 months i have has major hair loss in the shower..it seems as if im getting my hair thinned out by a hairdresser or something!! i loose a lot around the house too..! it is probably more noticable in women with thick hair like me and you..i have very thick hair!

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