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hair shedding like crazy!

I have a 5 month old, and since I've had him my hair is shedding like crazy! Is this normal? And the werid part is, I still have TONS of hair!

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Sarahbeth7

Asked by Sarahbeth7 at 6:07 AM on Oct. 17, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • yes its normal


    http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-normal-to-lose-hair-after-giving-birth_1335883.bc

    luvmygrlz

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 6:08 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • It could be due to stress... If it will make you feel better, talk to your Md and get some lab work done to check your hormone levels. Food for thought... :)
    Grotezus

    Answer by Grotezus at 6:38 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • get a nice hair cut.
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 6:56 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • This is totally normal after pregnancy, especially if you are nursing. It's hormonal. Remember how your hair got so full and healthy while you were pregnant? Well, now all that hair you should have shed back then is coming out all at once. It's totally and completely normal.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 7:03 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • I had lost mine one time. When the new grew back it was so healthy. It was like a young teenagers. Fantastic. I hope yours is too.
    Eat healthy and try not to stress. Enjoy the baby.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:09 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Hormones!
    TeensMom07

    Answer by TeensMom07 at 8:21 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Yes. It's normal. Have you tried the Nioxin line of hair products? This is what it's for.  Here is more information about that line for you:


    Nioxin Overview

    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 10:43 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • yes, I'm going through the same thing but I don't have much hair
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:45 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • It's normal. I didn't experience it, but I know many women who have. It's also temporary.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 2:25 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • It's normal. It happens because of the hormone change. It should lessen within a few months.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 3:11 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

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