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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Wispy Hair

I lived for the luxe locks I sported during and immediately after my pregnancies. I paraded around like a supermodel, tossing my hair from side to side as if everyone in the world were mesmerized by my thick, shiny strands that seemed to grow by the second. I was even prepared for the postpartum hair loss many women experience once their pregnancy hormones subside.

What I wasn't prepared for was the wispy bangs that seemed to appear overnight around my face. I awoke one morning, about five months after delivering my son, and as I stood there blow drying my hair, I couldn't get the lion's mane of wisps to stay down. I tried different hair serums, headbands, and hats before I just gave into the baby-fine hair that seemed to stay with me for months. In fact, I would marvel in the fact that my tot was ready for his first haircut around the same time my wisps finally blended in with the rest of my hair!

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GMarie GMarie 5 years
After my son was born, I thought I was going to go all the way bald. I lost SO much hair - then, like you're saying, it grew in super wispy around my face and stood straight up! It looked like bird feathers! Nothing would tame it either - water, hairspray, just nothing. *Sigh*. I'm due to give birth to our daughter in a few weeks, and I'm anticipating the return of my "feathers" with lots of eye rolling!
betty-kraker betty-kraker 5 years
mine was just the opposite i have normally got really really thick hair and mine fell out while i was and after i had kids then it went back to normal some time and quit falling out i actually miss having thinner hair sometimes
FrankiLee FrankiLee 5 years
I miss my pregnancy hair too. I normally have fine hair, but during pregnancy, it was shiny, thick, beautiful....*sigh* now it has gone back to it's old ways...with some new wispy hairs and I'm even losing some!
HACB HACB 5 years
I'm 7 months postpartum and dealing with this right now. I miss my pregnancy hair!
HACB HACB 5 years
I'm 7 months postpartum and dealing with this right now. I miss my pregnancy hair!
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