Taylor - posted on 06/17/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Has anyone had any issues with hair loss after having a baby?
If so, how long did it last and do you have any tips on what I can do about it?
My baby is almost 4 months old and about a week ago I started losing my hair. I am a cosmetologist and I recall learning about postpartum alopecia so I'm aware of the cause of it, but I didn't realize it doesn't happen until 3-6 months after giving birth and I didn't realize it could be this severe. I don't have bald spots or anything like that, but the first day it started, I had been wearing my hair up for a couple days and when I took a shower it was literally falling out in clumps/handfulls. And AT LEAST 15-20 strands come out every time i run my fingers through my hair or take my hair down
My hair is long and I have to wear it up most of the time , which isn't helping matters much. So I'm already planning on getting a lot of it cut off this weekend.