14 years ago
Anonymous

i have been losing my hair like crazy. my baby is 4 months. Am i going to lose my hair?

i am so scared. i know its the hormone thing but someone told me, if you don't do anything about it, the root might die. Since i am breast feeding a would like to know some home remedies and narutal I can do also. I readt that almond oil is good to massage in the scalp. it helps to reduce hair loss. I don't know what elso to do. by the way i started iron pill and folic acid. If anyone was in a similar situation. Please help me! thanks in advance
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14 years ago
Alberta Mama
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You don't need to do anything special. Your hair WILL GROW BACK! I know it is distressing! I had really long beautiful hair and tons of it fell out for 2 months straight. I had VERY thin hair at the front and it was kind of embarassing. After the 2 months of intense hair loss it stopped falling out as much. After another 2 months is was growing back. Don't worry about it. There isn't anything to make it happen any faster!
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14 years ago
Anonymous
Hi! I know its really worrying to see all that hair going down the drain - it happened to me too, after both pregnancies (I breast-fed both babies too). Here is a less scary way to think about it - think that the hair you are losing as not really being yours! Think of it as the baby's hair, because during your pregnancy you probably didn't notice that your hair WASN'T falling out - the pregnancy hormones stop us from shedding hair. So, after the baby is born, we are losing the hair that we kept for the nine months of pregnancy as well as normal hair-loss. That's why it seems like so much, but it isn't really :-) Certainly the hair roots won't die - after a few weeks or so, the hair-loss will catch up and go back to normal, and new hairs will continue to grow. Keep taking the iron and folic acid - they're especially important if you're breast-feeding, but you need those nutrients for yourself too. If you continue to eat well, your hair will do well too. I would avoid massaging anything into your hair though, as you might inadvertantly cause more hair to fall out through friction. Don't worry - in a few months your hair will be beautiful again x
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14 years ago
still waiting
I used to lose my hair in clumps, and when I took a shower I'd find wads of hair in the drain and I'd be picking them off my back and butt for hours... It stopped after a couple of weeks. Especially if you're breastfeeding, your hormones are going crazy. The best thing you can do is try to continue eating healthy and to take your prenatal vitamins. It will stop, but don't freak out too much. Use a volumizing shampoo and nobody will notice. Good luck and congrats on the new baby!
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14 years ago
Baby Ruth habla espaƱol
It's very normal for women to lose some hair after giving birth, this happens because when a woman is pg hardly loses a hair, so nature is just doing it's thing by renewing. It will soon stop. What I did was get a hair cut so I speed up the process.
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14 years ago
Anonymous
Your roots are not going to die and you're not going to be bald forever, this is natural. When you become pregnant, your hormones cause your hair to stop the natural shedding process and it grows a lot faster, AND a lot thicker, more than normal. After you deliver your child, the pregnancy hormones will slowly leave your body and your hair will go back to it's natural shedding process and density. It may seem like a lot of hair, but it's normal. This happens to A LOT of women after pregnancy.
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14 years ago
lucky_1179
no, it is okay the hair that you're losing is the hair that you gained when you were pregnant... when you are pregnant, your hormon will stimulate the hair's growth, and when you give birth to the baby, the hair that grew during your pregnancy will fall out don't worry, no need to do anything, trust me i am a mom of 13 mo, i can't remember when i stop losing my hair, but i think it was about when my baby was 10 mo
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14 years ago
Mandy
Just get a nice thin pair of scissors for the vacuum brush (to cut the hair from it lol) and wait it out. Mine just got better recently and my son is over a year.
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14 years ago
Anonymous
It is normal and it is from the hormones - Dont worry it will soon stop It happened to me every pregnancy I have tons of hair and 4 kids
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14 years ago
Anonymous
it could be a reaction from the pill you;re on. first of all congrats on breastfeeding - i applaude you. secondly, it also might be a vitamin or two that you are lacking (i mean nutrients) - so its best to speak to your doctor.. if its something else, your doc might refer you to speak to a specialist in hair loss.. and they will usually lead you to the right path... my sister also had a lot of hair loss after giving birth and breastfeeding.. but it gradually stopped, and she is fine now.. but ask your doc.. for the peace of mind good luck
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14 years ago
ebony a. ragan
well i lost too when she about up to six months but now she a year and my hair stop fallin out and it started to glow back now my hair fine just dont get sturss and it well not fall out
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