Friday, September 12, 2008

Thinning Hair

An explaination of why I cut 5 inches off my hair a couple weeks ago when I was previously trying to grow it out...

Sandra Johnson, dermatologist, says:

All new moms experience hair loss, though some lose more than others.

Here's why it happens. During pregnancy, changes in your hormone levels cause your hair to stay in a resting phase for longer, so you lose less hair on a daily basis. (You may have noticed that your hair seemed thicker than usual.)

After you've given birth and your hormones have settled down — usually at about 12 weeks after delivery — more hair shifts into a shedding phase. You may be alarmed to find hair coming out by the handful.

Normally, you lose about 100 to 125 hairs a day, but after delivery, you may be losing about 500 a day. This can be very disturbing, but try not to worry too much — you won't go bald!


The Halls said...

Ya I hear you my hair is falling out like mad! But it always stops after awhile hope all is well they are both so stinkin cute!

Lisa M. said...

I never got it back. I swear. Four years later, I am still totally bald. I am sure it is getting worse!

sjmiller said...

That is what I am not looking forward to! I lost so much hair (or so it seemed) when I had Olivia, I fear what will happen this time. I already have thin hair, I can't lose anymore!!