After the birth of my son; i have had a really hard time with my hair care. Between my son tugging on it, and trying to keep it healthy, and strong; i continue to pull chunks of hair from my head. Any suggestions or advice on what i could do to help keep my hair on my head!?
Dear Anon, You don't mention how old your son is, but if he is a new one, you may just have to wait out the hair loss. Women can begin to lose hair 3-6 months after a birth, continue to lose it for another 3-6 months, and then have to wait another few months for the hair to grow long enough to notice. Some women lose as much as 50% of their hair. The good news is that it does grow back.
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