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    Default Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    Good grief!!! I'm practically bald! At least it feels that way. You wouldn't believe the hairball I extracted from the shower drain this morning. It looked like at least half the hair that use to be attached. When does the madness end?! I think I've dropped in thickness to 1/2 i if that's possible........seriously!

    Tell when I will stop shedding like a petrified cat, please.
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    Default Re: Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    try using black seed oil there is a thread on it on the natural hair care (henna, berbs) page..

    good luck

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    Default Re: Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    Thanks! I'll check it out.
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    Default Re: Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    When I started PP shed, I think it lasted close to 4 months before I steady out. Hormones balancing and all. What scared me was I had a super heavy shed like all at once then more than average for that time. My length is finally thickening back up... again. I have 2 tiers I can see that I put a lot on to PP re-growth. One from my DD (almot 6) and when I started growing back out is about waist-TB from the bottom. The second from DS (almost 3) is reaching to just about APL. Now I nursed them until they were a year old so my sheds really didn't happen until they were tapering off about 9months old.

    Never fear, it will stop and re grow as long as you do not have hormone issues.

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    Default Re: Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    I had a massive shed at 4 months PP and a continual shed for about another eight or nine months. If you breastfeed for more than a few months, you are likely to lose the hair gradually (but it's still the same amount of hair whatever you do).

    It does end. Your hair does come back, absent other hormonal issues. Braiding at least contains it so you aren't constantly picking hairs off your bed/floor/clothes/baby/cat.

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    Default Re: Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    OK, so there is post-partum shedding, right? So what about shedding during menopause? Does that happen, too? That's the stage of life I'm at right now and I shed like crazy.

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    Default Re: Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by friskybiznus View Post
    OK, so there is post-partum shedding, right? So what about shedding during menopause? Does that happen, too? That's the stage of life I'm at right now and I shed like crazy.
    I think women can experience shedding/thinning during menopause and peri-menopause due to hormonal shifts.
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    Default Re: Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by friskybiznus View Post
    OK, so there is post-partum shedding, right? So what about shedding during menopause? Does that happen, too? That's the stage of life I'm at right now and I shed like crazy.
    Ohhhh yeah! Thats where I am at the moment also. I do see lots of baby hairs and
    shorters ones trying to catch up so theres some hope...lol But, man,what a mess in
    my bathroom,,,,blah.

    Deb

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMARTINEZ View Post
    But, man,what a mess in
    my bathroom,,,,blah.

    Deb
    I know, right? Looks like something crawled up and died in there sometimes.....

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    Default Re: Postpartum shed....make it STOP!!!!

    I totally feel your pain - as does the rest of my household. Everyone is tired of getting tangled in my renegade hair strands! I'm 4 months 12 days PP and it seems to be slowing down a bit, thankfully.

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