This article, entitled "Will I Ever Wear My Hair Down Again?" comes from Liz Hayes, MomsEveryday blogger from Central Wisconsin.
First of all, I had no clue how much hair I would lose after giving birth. This is one of those things nobody tells you. That, along with how much liquid pours out of your body when your water breaks (didn’t realize I’d be swimming in amniotic fluid), or the blood, my God, the blood.
I loved having lustrous hair during my pregnancy, especially since my hair had lost some of its thickness over the last decade or so. So about six weeks postpartum when I noticed clumps of hair coming out in the shower, I was devastated.
I couldn’t escape my hair annoyance. When I wasn’t picking up hair balls off the floor or unwinding a hair from my baby’s finger, I was watching models tossing their thick, shiny hair around while selling shampoo on TV or in magazines. I found myself lusting after strangers’ full heads of hair at the grocery store or at the gym.
I enlisted my closest mommy friend who is pregnant with her third. She told me to relax, that the same thing had happened to her, and that no, I would not go bald. Although this is a huge relief, I am still finding strands of hair everywhere.
My other problem is my daughter loves to pull the hair I still have! This has resulted in constant pony tails and buns. The silver lining? I don’t have to do my hair. But it’s hard not to feel frumpy post pregnancy. I don’t have to go into the office, so I’m not dressing up, wearing makeup or adorning myself with accessories (which the baby would just tug at anyway) on a normal basis.
I keep telling myself that as with most things, this too shall pass. Soon enough I’ll be spending way too long blow drying, curling or straightening my locks with the rest of them. For now, I’ll try to enjoy my carefree, tug free pony tails.