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HELP! Did Your Hair Fall Out PP? Harajuku Girl TTC since Nov 2014; 3 kids; Your House, NY, United States 16018 posts
status 29th Sep '12

What helped? How long did it last? How much did you lose?



When Logan turned about 3 months, I noticed that my hair was falling out. My hair is pretty much down to my ass crack, so long strands were everywhere - it was pretty noticeable.



Well, Logan is 4+ months now, and my hair is still falling out ... a LOT. A handful in the shower. A shit load in my brush. I'm starting to see it becoming thinner ... and how could it not? It's coming out in loads.



I'm pretty freaked out. Help :(

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
29th Sep '12

Mine stopped falling out at about 6 months

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
29th Sep '12

Yeah :( it sucks.



When you are pregnant, all those wonderful hormones give you thick lucious locks....as the hormones clear out of your body, so do the pretty locks. UGH...I love pregnancy hair.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2 (boy); 1 child; Colorado 4969 posts
29th Sep '12

Yep! Extreme amounts. My hubby is so disgusted by it. It's slowed down a little bit. I still get crazy amounts but not as much as before and LO is 7 months old. My bathroom looks disgusting because there's always hair everywhere.

Ozknativmama 17 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 2661 posts
29th Sep '12

Yes, very normal. It is because of the change in hormones. Mine fell out in the corners of my hairline, kind of like how some men lose their hair. I now have baby hairs that have been trying to grow out for a year, still not long enough lol they drive me crazy.
But yeah I remember getting very freaked out at how much hair fell out. But its normal. And it will stop, don't worry :)

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
29th Sep '12

Are you bf? If so you might need more protein. But it is normal to loss a lot of hair after birth. Try taking a multi vitamin.

Allys_mommy 33 kids; Waterloo, New York 1194 posts
29th Sep '12

oh yes it will fall out and make you seem like you are goingbald its because you dont lose it while pregnant my DD is seven months old and its starting to slow back to normal again

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
29th Sep '12

My son is 5.5 months, and it's still falling out, not as much though. For the first couple months after I had him, it would come out in globs- I'm talking handfuls in the shower. I have long, thick hair too. Mine is just starting to grow back in, so now I have little spiky baby hairs all over my head :oops:

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
29th Sep '12

yeah mine did, it was crazy!



lots in the shower when i washed my hair!



i went to the DR at one point because i was feeling so run down & was anaemic, apparently hair loss is a typical sign for that.



it did resolve once i got my iron injections over the course of 5 weeks.

No Girls Allowed 4 kids; Nevada 71992 posts
29th Sep '12

Tends to last around 10 months for me

Harajuku Girl TTC since Nov 2014; 3 kids; Your House, NY, United States 16018 posts
status 29th Sep '12
Quoting 1inpink2inblue:" Are you bf? If so you might need more protein. But it is normal to loss a lot of hair after birth. Try taking a multi vitamin."


Nope, not BFing. Maybe I'll take a vitamin anyway?

Mama2(three)Boys ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 10141 posts
status 29th Sep '12

Im 7 months pp and losing tons of hair :( I heard it can last up to a year.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
29th Sep '12

Yup... I even had a receding hair line it was soo bad I was sooo embarrassed :( it was about 6-7 months pp when I started growing my hair back on the hairline, I'm 1 yr pp and I'm not losing more that 5-10 strand when I shower...

Harajuku Girl TTC since Nov 2014; 3 kids; Your House, NY, United States 16018 posts
status 29th Sep '12

How, uh ... "bald" did you guys get before it started to slow down? :lol:



As in how thin did your hair get before it stopped?



I noticed that my hair is looking a LOT thinner lately ... and I'm afraid of how drastic it's going to look, since the amounts that I'm losing is pretty ridiculous :(



I'm thinking about trimming my hair shorter, too ... Maybe the length is weighing it down and making it fall out more?



I'm glad to see this is normal, but this sucks, man.

Harajuku Girl TTC since Nov 2014; 3 kids; Your House, NY, United States 16018 posts
status 29th Sep '12
Quoting L&J ♥:" Im 7 months pp and losing tons of hair :( I heard it can last up to a year."


My God, I'll be bald by then :(