When you stop…. ALL of your hair falls out.
For the past month, I have been shedding a lot of hair. It’s not just a dozen hairs on the brush either. It’s many handfuls in the shower, after the shower, after blow drying, after brushing. It’s everywhere! And I do mean everywhere. Like in the babies’ diapers everywhere! How in the world???
So I went to the doctor today, and she said I have telogen effluvium. It’s completely normal to experience it after pregnancy and breastfeeding, but since I felt it was excessive and noticing thin spots, I should have blood work drawn to check thyroid levels and iron levels. I’ll get those results Monday. If they come back normal, I just have to wait this out. And it could last up to one year after delivery, so I have 6 more months of wanting to hide my head. Boooooo
In an effort to trick my brain into thinking my hair is thicker again, I got a new shorter haircut. Hopefully, lots of shorter hairs everywhere won’t look as bad to me as lots of long hairs! And I know what you are going to say based on this picture… It doesn’t look bad. Mmmm hmmm, to you it doesn’t! 😛 (no seriously, thank you in advance for thinking this.) If you look closely on the side that isn’t parted, you can see my little baby hairs growing back in. Gag.
|Looks like I have a lazy eye! I don’t. I was laughing!