A few weeks ago as I was styling my hair, I brushed it back and to my surprise there was a huge bald spot! And then I brushed the other side and there was…ANOTHER bald spot!! It had happened. One of the things I dreaded most but couldn’t run away from-
For those who are unfamiliar with it, post-partum shedding is completely natural. In a nutshell, this sometimes happens to mothers between months 3 and 6 after your baby is born. According to ‘What Expect”
“Normally, the average head loses 100 hairs a day — but not all at once, so you don’t notice them. Your pregnancy hormones keep those hairs from falling out (which is why your hair looks as lush as a supermodel’s, or is so thick you can barely get a brush through it). But all good things must come to an end, and that includes your awesome new ‘do. When those hormones drop back to normal, the extra hairs drop, too.”
The big question now is, how do I deal with my bald spots??
Well, it depends on the day!
- Wash and go’s: I hit the jackpot with the simplicity of this hair style. After I wash my hair, I put in some leave-in conditioner, some extra gel on days that I feel extra fancy, and when my hair dries, it hides the two spots on the sides of my head!
- Twist-outs: In order to successfully hide my bald spots with this style, I have to part my hair to the side – but I don’t mind because it still comes out pretty cute.
- The puff: This has been my favorite, but I have to be super careful. For one, I don’t want it to be too tight to cause excess shedding. Also, if I do the puff too tight and too low, the bald spots will be VERY obvious which we don’t want.
Overall, the shedding isn’t too horrible. I know how to manage the styles and I plan on starting to use black castor oil in the effected areas. I don’t love the scent but I’ve heard that it helps so, we shall see! If any other mother’s out there have experienced this and have other ways to help improve the shredding, PLEASE share the info 🙂
Love you all!! Until next time… 🙂