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How To Deal With Postpartum Hair Loss

This topic is very emotional for me, but want to tell my story about my experience with hair loss after I had my baby last June in hopes to help many who suffer from hair loss after having a child. Its something that you don’t want to think about, but it happens and its OK. The day I saw my edges literally fading away I cried! Like a baby might I add. I was an emotional wreck with my hormones all out of whack, and on top of that my hair was falling out. I kept it under wraps though, because I was too embarrassed to let my readers or instagram followers see my hair loss.

I don’t have any pictures that show my hair loss with my edges. I was just simply emotional to take pics. Every time I would wash my hair I could really see how short my edges were. I hid it from everyone. You are probably reading this like.. “what her edges fell out, but her hair was still on point, I didn’t even know”. I knew though… to well actually. I kept my edges very slick with the help of edge control and scarves to help lay down what edges I did have!

I began researching about postpartum shedding and reading up on how to help your hair get back to its healthy state. I decided to give the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Line a try, what could it hurt right? OH MY! When I say my edges have not only started to grow to a nice length, my hair is noticeably stronger as well. I used the edge treatment especially, on my edges. I also researched that JBCO helps you hair growth as well. Here are a few of my tips and techniques I tried to help with my post partum hair loss.

  1. JBCO- Known to promote hair growth, also helps thicken hair. I used this to massage my scalp.
  2. Low manipulation styles- You all know I’m a lazy natural anyway! LOL so the bun it is!! I wear a bun literally all week, I really only do my hair on weekends (insert crying laughing emoji)
  3. After I stopped taking my prenatal pills, I opted to take a multivitamin
  4. Wait it out….Take it day by day. I was told that it wouldn’t last forever and that my hair will get back to how it was soon.

Through this experience I gained even more patience. Even though I have been natural since 2009 I’m still on a journey, I’m always learning. Even though I was bummed at first I learned to accept that things happen and most of the time I can’t control them, and its ok :).


Did you experience Postpartum shedding or hair loss? How did you deal with it?

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  • Denise
    March 30, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I wish I had seen this blog while I was going through my postpartum shedding. The information you gave is quite useful. Thank you for sharing your experience so, others wont feel alone when going through this difficult stage.

    • Michelle Thames
      January 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you so much for reading! xo

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