The Joys of Postpartum Hair Loss

I’ve always loved hair. Specifically, I love the story hair tells. You might think I mean completely polished, shiny works of art—but no. I mean a college student running late to class with a messy topknot; or maybe a young boy who took a pair of scissors to his curly hair as an experiment. Short, long, curly, straight, messy, kept, whatever the case may be, I think hair plays a huge story. The eyes may be the windows to the soul but hair is the bow on top. Even if that bow looks more like a tassel.

My hair, however, has been the bane of my existence. I always ask too much of it. I ask it to grow and then shorten. I ask it to stay its natural color and then no, let’s make it blonde. Every special occasion, it gets curled, whether it likes it or not. And lately, I just want it to stay on my head.

Postpartum hair loss is no fun. My hair experienced major fallout when I changed my diet. It finally started getting on the right track and then bam I got pregnant. Pregnancy was great to my hair. It was luscious and shiny. I was under no illusion that it would last, but I was hopeful.

Fast forward to 3 months PP. I was in the shower washing my hair and a huge clump came out. I don’t mean like 5 strands. I mean like, enough to patch a tire with. And every shampoo since then, more and more hair is falling out.


What is this hair story trying to tell me? Well, it’s telling me I just had a baby and I knew this would happen so suck it up. At now 5 months PP, I’m asking, yet again, for my hair to change. I don’t care if it doesn’t grow to long beautiful lengths. I just want it to stop falling out. I’m getting some serious bald spots and am starting to look like a peculiar disco ball.

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On top of all of this, I started experiencing dandruff in the middle of my pregnancy and it has only gotten worse. At this point I know I should see a dermatologist but I’m trying a few methods first.

For starters, I’ve switched to all sulfate-free shampoo. I’ve always been a fan because the right kind will make my hair light and shiny. Also, not gonna lie, when Little Love was born I was horrible about washing my hair. So now I try to wash it every 3rd day.

I’ve tried so many dandruff shampoos, I decided to try some scalp-loving shampoos and go from there.

Also, I’ve always used a boar-bristle brush to brush my hair before washes, but now I carefully focus on the scalp and brush a little bit more to get all the dead skin off. Gross, I know, but it makes it easier to get out. I then follow by applying a light amount of coconut oil on my scalp through my ends.


Look for a review of each product coming soon!

I don’t know if this will solve my fallout problem but it seems to be helping my dandruff problem.

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What have you tried for PP hair loss? If you deal with dandruff, have you found anything (besides Head and Shoulders or T-Gel) that works for you? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Happy days and see y’all soon!


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