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My postpartum hair loss is so severe that I bought myself a wig. Unfortunately for me, I have a big bald spot on top of my head and my scalp on top shows.

I've tried to do the "comb over" but I just have thinning all over my head that it doesn't work. Has anyone tried "Toppik" or any concealer for the scalp? Has anyone experienced something like this after pregnancy?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I thought I was going to get to that point quickly. I clogged up the drain every time I showered with a GIANT hairball and I was starting to see noticable thinning on parts of my head. DH said he didn't see that much thinning but I did! I started drinking a big glass of milk everyday and the hair loss is almost stopped. I hope this little tip helps hun, I don't know anything about scalp concealers... sorry.

    Answer by Nesa_Z at 1:00 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Oh how horrible, no idea about the concealer. Good Luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Um, any hair loss that is significantly drastic to the condition of your hair prior to pregnancy is a sign of a problem. You need to see a doctor ASAP.

    Sometimes hormonal changes after pregnancy can trigger other problems.

    Answer by .Peaches. at 1:51 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • I am a little over 6 months postpartum and just stopped pulling hair balls every time I brushed my fingers through my hair. I thought it was a severe problem too, but everyone told me it was normal so I just dealt with it. My bald spots were on my temples so I do look a little funky. It will stop though. If you feel it is a problem, ask your doctor. I agree with Nesa. Perhaps try drinking lots of milk and take your lactation vitamin religiously.

    I have no idea about the concealer. Maybe try pulling your hair in a pony tail if it is long enough.

    Answer by bluelady27 at 2:02 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

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