You think you’ve experienced it all.
The months of morning sickness, the weight gain, the exhaustion, the complete metamorphis of your body , childbirth, recovery from childbirth, breastfeeding… WOW, you are amazing! Go you!
And then a few months later, when you’re juuuussssttt starting to get your groove back. You notice something.
You’re in one of your famous 2 minute showers washing your hair when you realize there’s a big clump of hair in your hand. If this is your first you think, WTF is this?! And/or, like me, if you’ve been down this road before, you curse yourself for not remembering this part; you curse your parents for bad pregnancy genes, and then you cry for that little ounce of self confidence you have left; for the end of your pregnancy mega-hair… this part, the final chapter of your pregnancy experience, is happening. There’s no turning back.
For me, it’s always the same. I lose the mega-awesome-thickness and a whole bunch’a hair right around my face line, ear to ear. No hiding it.
Oh yea….my hairstylist LOVED the challenge of highlighting a semi-balding emotional wreck of a woman.
In a nutshell ( or so I tell myself)
You have mega-awesome pregnancy hair when you’re pregnant because your body is clinging to every nutrient it has. When baby is evicted, your body gives all nutrients to baby through your breast milk and since you haven’t lost any hair in months, it makes up for it in the months after. In case you were curious, weightloss just make it worse…sigh…
Hairspray and hats help, I guess. I wish I could tell you a quick fix… Sorry, there aren’t any. Just time…and f’ing patience.
Someday we’ll laugh about this.
Over and out.