About 3 months after Baby Jr. was born I started losing my hair really bad. I knew I would have to face postpartum hair loss, but man, it doesn’t get any easier to deal with even the second time around. I was way more emotionally prepared to cope with it this time, but it’s so alarming while it’s happening.
Even though I knew it was just a phase, it does something to you. Seeing all of your hair in your hands, in the garbage, on the floor… it’s frightening.
Every day I would brush my hair and thick long chunks would just fluff off my head. In the shower I would feel it in a continuous stream running down my legs with sudden bursts every now and then, even out of the shower it would still just keep coming out as I brushed it. I could grab sections of my hair and it took nothing but a gentle tug to fall out of my head. I was bald in some areas, like for reals bald. My hairline receded so bad and it would. not. stop. falling out.
It was so terrifying. At one point I thought I was seriously sick.
Now, about two months since it peaked, I can finally see the new growth sprouting! It looks so funny because the new little hairs just spike right up and won’t lay down no matter what I do. Smushing it down and layering on the hairspray and product WILL NOT keep it down! The hair I had lost by my temples is finally mostly covered up. Slowly my hairline is growing back. I say slowly, but with G it took about a full year before my hair started to grow back. It seriously took forever then, so I shouldn’t say the progress is slow this time around! It’s not slow at all.
I’ve been using Grow It Girl. And ew. I’m grossing myself out by that obvious plug, but in all honest to honest honesty, it’s the only thing I’ve done differently and I can say (without making myself feel TOO gross) that I wish I had it after I had G and saved myself from so much heartache. I can definitely tell that it has helped to slow down the shedding process. The first time I went through postpartum hair loss was so jarring, it was almost traumatizing. I can’t even tell you how often I cried. I, eventually, conceded and ended up chopping off my hair because my hair had thinned out so bad. I’m not chopping off my hair this time. NOPE. Mostly out of stubbornnessssss.
It’s so nice to see the progress. Cute little sprouts!
My mamas dealing with postpartum hair loss right now, I FEEL you. If you need to chat with someone who understands shoot me an email! Let’s break that barrier and walk through this together!
Much love to you.