Ah, pregnancy. Even almost six months after giving birth, you still manage to throw me a curve ball.
I knew that your hair stopped falling out, i.e. grew, more than usual during pregnancy. But what no one tells you is that more than usual hair follicles go to sleep when your hormones plummet after giving birth. And when all those follicles wake up again and grow a new hair, the old one falls out.
Thus an awful lot of hair starts falling out anywhere from 1 to 6 months after you give birth.
An awful lot of hair.
Even though I read about this weeks ago, it never prepares me for shampooing or brushing my hair and coming away with long tangles of lost hair wrapped around your fingers. It’s surreal.