08-05-2012, 08:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
hairloss: postpartum and hypothyroid
I am almost 8mths postpartum and I am also medication for hypothyroidism.
I started losing hair about 2mths postpartum. I am losing multiple handfuls of hair a day......still. I have some bald patches above my eyebrows and my hair is significantly thinner (I can see my scalp through my bangs which had never happened before). I feel like I have lost about 50% of my thickness.
My thyroid levels were checked 5mths ago and they were fine.
I never had this level of hair loss w/ my other kids that I noticed, but I also had a short pixie cut.
What can I do to help it? I am going to call the doctor as well, b/c I am concerned this is too extreme for normal postpartum hair loss.
I was planning on growing my hair out, but it looks so thin.....should I keep it shorter to help it look fuller?
CG since 6/2012
Hair type: 2b/2c, low/normal porosity, fine, normal density
Co: Suave Naturals, V05 kiwi lime
RO: TresSumme Naturals, GF Sleek & Shine
Style: AIA Curling Jelly, KCCC, Noodle head curling mouse, LALSG, DIY Sea salt spray
Methods: icequeen, scrunch n pump, smathers, diffusing
My hair hates plopping! I think it is too short. Currently dealing with postpartum hair regrowth.