Sunday, December 16, 2012

Post partum recovery - Haircut

I finally got my hair relaxed last week. My hair was so damaged and uneven from all the shedding that I had to cut about 3 inches to even things out. I am now back to APL a long way away from waist length (insert sad face). Despite the shedding and cut, I am overall happy with the state of my hair. It's not as bad as it was with Tman and it still feels somewhat long. I am looking forward to the end of the shedding and hair growing again.


I am thinking of braiding my hair so that I don't have to see all the hair falling everyday. My cousin has these super cute braids and I kinda want to do something like this. Here she is with Jbird.

My new length, my ends look much better after the trim. I am happy with the overall state of my hair.

I officially have a receding hairline. My right side is the worst. I have an actual patch of hair missing, gotta love a bald spot (I am being sarcastic of course) 

Luckily for me I figured out a way to style my hair in a way that would hide the bald spot. This allows me to wear my hair out without shame. My hair is thinner but it works. I might get away with not wearing a wig this time around but I am not holding my breath.
My post partum recovery has been awesome except for this hair loss business. I have whined so much to hubby about it that he came up with this great suggestion "why don't you just shave it all until we are done having kids." Men I tell you. I will not be following that advice.

My Jbird is worth it all. I am hating the hair loss but loving this sweet face.
So this is where we are at 4 months post partum. Did any of you moms experience post partum shedding? Was it dramatic? How did you manage it?


17 comments:

  1. I never noticed that I was losing hair because right before I had my babies, I cut my hair super short. While they were little my hair grew long.

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    1. Sharon - I am such a chicken. Cutting it now would probably be the smart thing to do.

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  2. Your hair still looks amazing and the cut is very flaterring to you! I notice some post-partum hair loss around my edges but my hair is all weaved up so I can't really survey the damage just yet. I'm pretty sure my forcing of a relaxer on my head as soon as I popped out Ian wasn't the best idea so I'm fully prepared to lose the few strands on my head. *le sigh* I'll be following your pp hair journey for tips and advice.

    xx
    josie

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    1. Thanks Josie. Post partum shedding is a b****. Luckily for us the hair does grow back eventually probably just in time to get pregnant again :).

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  3. Your hair looks great and it's still long! I love those braids. They are cute. I just never have the patience to get them done or undone :-).

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    1. J that's exactly how I feel. I am too lazy to sit down for more than 4 hours to get them done then again to get them undone.

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  4. I've heard a lot of stories about post-partum hair loss but I'm hoping it's not too bad for me :/

    Your hair looks really healthy in the pic and is still quite long, it looks good!

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    2. Luckily not everyone experiences the post partum shedding. I hope that you are one of the lucky ones. The positive thing is that it's temporary.

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  5. Even with the shedding, your hair looks great, mine is so thin it looks like I'm balding, and I haven't even had a baby :(. I have my hair in braids for most of the year, just so I don't have to see my bald spots :)

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    1. Thanks Mrs. JK, I am thinking about doing the braids too so that I can hide the bald spots.

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  6. i think that your hair still looks really good! you've done extremely well taking care of your hair, it shows!

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    1. Thanks Faith, I hope it turns around soon

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  7. hey pegster!!

    sorry about the pp hair loss but your boys are well worth it. I want to have 2 boys - twins if possible and i am mighty jealous of you now.
    Use castor oil on your edges. It helped me retain my hair when i was balding from constantly braiding.

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    1. Kasi - Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for the compliment on my boys. I already have the JBCO and I am doing nightly hair massages. I hope it works.

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  8. Your haircut is beautiful, and still very long. I had post partum shedding on my temples with both kids. It came back after about 3 months.

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    1. Keya - I am so hoping it all comes back in 3 months or at least the edges.

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