That's what my client said to me when I called to see how she was enjoying motherhood!
This is a tale of post natal hair loss with which more than just a few new mothers are dealing.
Hair loss is a normal part of the postpartum stage.
You can lose up to 400 hairs a day and you'll notice it even more if you have long hair.
And that lovely thick mane you had all during your pregnancy, well, not only is that gone, but now the hair loss can be devastating! The technical term is "telogen effluvium". After you give birth your estrogen levels go back to normal, and the hair you would have lost over that 9 month period is falling out in bunches...
"Everytime I take a shower there is a ton of hair on the walls, in the drain, ugh, this is terrible..."
Yes, this is a troubling situation, but there are a few things you can do.
Continue to take the prenatal vitamins prescribed for you during the pregnancy. Be vigilant with your eating - foods high in omega-3, zinc, and vitamins A & E. Also be conscious of your protein and iron intakes - now is NOT the time to skimp!
"And THIS is the only way I can style my hair without it falling out in handfuls!"
Well, (other than the fact that we STILL think you are beautiful!), Folli rx has a treatment that will help you get back to your lovely full locks. We will start with a scope of your scalp, followed by a thorough cleansing. You'll go home with the Capilia line of products specially developed for thinning hair. Before you know it you will be enjoying BOTH your beautiful new baby and your lovely locks which will be back to normal!