Postpartum hairloss

How long does it last!!!

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)
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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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.
Originally Posted by babywavy
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.
My hairline still has not fully recovered. My youngest is 5 years old...
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DD was breastfed for a year, and someone told me that postpones hair loss until the baby is weaned. 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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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.
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.
DD was breastfed for a year, and someone told me that postpones hair loss until the baby is weaned. 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.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
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.

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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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.
Originally Posted by Delma
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).
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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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.
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 never noticed any significant hair loss (nothing different from what was normal for me) so maybe it won't happen until Solomon weans?
Originally Posted by PixieCurl

I didn't have it with my first son.

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

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