Sunday, August 28, 2011

My dogs don't shed...

...but I do.

Thank God a friend of mine told me that you lose hair after giving birth. I have officially started shedding. It would have completely freaked me out if she hadn't told me. So, for all of you preggos, when you hit the 3ish month mark postpartum and your hair starts falling out, fear's normal! And if you care, here's why!

During pregnancy, increased levels of estrogen prolong the growing stage. There are fewer hairs in the resting stage and fewer falling out each day, so you have thicker, more luxuriant tresses.

After you give birth, your estrogen levels take a tumble and a lot more hair follicles enter the resting stage. Soon you'll have more hair coming out in the shower or on the brush. This unusual shedding will taper off and your hair will be back to its pre-pregnancy thickness about six to 12 months after you give birth.

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