*This is a collaborative post*
It’s no secret that I’ve not been feeling my best over recent months.
Back in June last year, I passed out on my bathroom floor. I had no idea I was about to fall, I didn’t feel dizzy or faint. I wasn’t pregnant, hadn’t been drinking and I don’t remember anything about before it happened. Luckily Liam was there and managed to bring me
Since then I’ve had a number of hospital appointments including a couple of over night stays in hospital and have got 2 more appointments for this week, so 6 months on, it’s been a long process.
One of the things I’ve noticed whilst having this issue, is that my hair has been falling out.
I’ve never really had thick hair anyway so when it comes out more and more, it’s definitely noticeable. I hope that now we’re close to solving the issue, it might stop – but this isn’t the only time my hair has fallen out.
Hair loss after pregnancy
Postpartum hair loss is something I suffered with terribly after all three of my pregnancies. With Bridget being my last baby, I finally felt like it would have time to recover and start growing properly and then bang! Hyperparathyroidism put me right back again.
For many women, one of the bonuses of being pregnant is what the wonderful hormones do to our luscious locks. We typically lose hair every day anyway but when pregnant, this reduces, which gives us much better hair and nail growth – alas, once the pregnancy is over and our hormones rebalance, the hair we should have lost already, falls out along with the hair that we naturally would lose every day.. and then some… and freaks us the hell out. This normally happens about 3 months after birth and settles down to normal growth at around a year postpartum.
A change of style might make it less obvious. After having Paisley, I had my hair chopped right back so that I could style it with more volume and reduce the noticeability but if after a year it’s not started to grow back with those annoying ‘baby bangs’ and little tufty bits, it might be worth just checking with your doctor to make sure there isn’t something else causing it.
So, here I am again, with hair falling out, whispy bits all over the place and wondering what I’m going to do with it all. Should I cut it again? Keep it as it is? Dye it a funky colour like I have done in the past?
What would you do?