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Friday, July 3, 2009

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, There Day After???

I have been wanting to write about this for a long time. Well, life changes after a baby. Mentally, emotionally and not to forget, physically.

Of course, most of us end up with bigger hips, softer tummies et. al. Some of us are even spared this and get washboard abs in a couple of weeks after delivery. All that is in the game. But hair? Okay, its not as gross as it sounds - But it sure is WEIRD!!!

All through my pregnancy I had long, lustrous, luxurious tresses to say the least. Something that I had not enjoyed anytime in my life. Well ya it was the hormones doing that. But I was overjoyed when it stayed that way well into a 2-3 months post delivery. Then it began falling. Yes, that is normal too. I know. I lost a LOT of hair for about 2 months. So much that I began looking nearly bald around my forehead and temples and just about all around my hairline (even at the back).

Then some friends noticed that and suggested I see a dermatologist. Blah! I could care less. I had enough on hand with an infant and a home to handle. So I let it be. Then a funny thing happened. When Samvit was about 6 months I noticed a small fringe around my hairline. It was new hair spurting up. How funny? But its real. And that began growing. But well, it did not stop at that. It went on. Layers and layers of new hair. Now, beat this, I still have layers growing even now. It's probably the fifth layer now. Hahahhah! And considering I have hopelessly frizzy, wavy hair it makes it seem to onlookers like I dont comb my hair in what seems like an eon!!! Ive been trying everything - new hair styles, clips, bands.. you name it. Nothing is helping. Well ya, its a good thing its growing back, but I look like a fuzzy, unkempt, lazy mom - which sadly, I am not!!!

Did this happen to any of you out there??

8 comments:

  1. well honestly i didnt lose much hair post delivery..but as u said i was warned about it..but thankfully i didnt.but instaed it grew like u said and still growing..now i have long tresses of hair which i need to trim every month to keep myself tidy.

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  2. oh atleast u two have hair growing back.LUCKY!!Wht shud i do guys..my hair as indeed fallen but never grew back as u guys r mentionin..hey deepti have to tried straitinin them?

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  3. wow! deepti you are one lucky woman!!!!! Stop cribbing!!!!

    I didnt have fab year thru my pregnancy, but I did lose hair by the kgs. At one point i was convinced that my weight scale would show a loss in weight purely due to the loss of hair. My having straight hair didnt help cause then it look like a pigs tail. I did get some hair back, but then I seem to be loosing them again :(
    Guess I need to research on good wig makers in bangalore

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  4. hey koms..i thought that u still had tht beautiful and straight hair.(frm ur pics)

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  5. I still do have straight hair, just the volume has becomes 1/4 if not more :(

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  6. Well ya Im lucky since its growing back ..but its looking so horrible I cant seem to look neat at any point of time. I guess ill put up stage wise pics of it sometime for u guys to see. I tell Deepak "lets have another child so I can be done with bad hair 'years' once and for all". hahaha.. its over 1 year since im dealing with my "nest". Deepak laughs everytime he sees me stuggling with it when we go out. well well well.. lets see how long it 'grows'

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  7. Straightening it...I shud try that... Tx, Ramya!

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  8. for faster effect... may be some hair mousse or gel...to set it in....

    for longer effect...rebonding...wow..you should c the chinese here ...with straight hair like silk and i thought it was their natural tesses..but..alas to my suprise i realize they rebond their hair..last for more than 6 months...

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