Postpartum hair loss is a very real thing. And I had no idea before I had my first kid. I think this falls into the category of things we just don’t talk about until it’s happening. But we should.
Now, currently at five months pp for the second time, every shower is like a massacre. A friend of mine *gasped* at the first photo photo ☝🏻 😱 🤣
The first time around, the main casualty was my self esteem. I had no idea this was coming. This time, honestly, as silly as it sounds, I got bangs cut at the first sign of hair loss.
Step one was just having the information: a lot of your hair will probably fall out after having a baby.
But this time, the second step was to do something that made me feel good about me. Getting a preemptive haircut helped a lot.
We need to be sharing so So SOOOO much more of the unglamorous parts of pregnancy and postpartum.
The honesty, I promise to do (I spent a lot of time thinking about FaceTuning my arm in this pic but ultimately I decided I’m not going to do that. Ever. On this feed. More on that to come...).
And we, as Mamas, need to bring ourselves to the front of the line. I went 11 months without a haircut after my daughter was born. I genuinely didn’t even know how it happened.
This time, my husband took a half day and I sat in that chair and got my hair done 💁🏼♀️
I deserved that and so do you.
And you also deserve to feel good about yourself regardless of how you look. This time of hair loss feels as good a time as any to begin exploring that and I hope you will come along for that ride, too.
(Not for the faint of heart, 👉🏻that second pic was the result of running a brush through my hair *once* in the shower!)
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