By Emily Beetleshack
Easily, by a long shot, the best thing about being pregnant is the rapid and unprecedented hair hair growth… you know… on ones head… I did sprout some chin whiskers also, but that's a story for another day.
When expecting, hair growth is known to accelerate and shed less. It will become thick and glossy, falling effortlessly around ones plump, blemished face during the glorious 40 weeks of pregnancy. It might get oily too, but other than that, you're sure to look like something straight out of a Pantene add.
It's a wonderful thing to have a luscious head of hair. A special treat that can be enjoyed for approximately 3 months postpartum.
But you know what comes next, don't you?
That's right - the moulting.
When each of my babies have hit the 3 month mark, my hair has started to fall out. We're not talking about loosing the odd strand here or there either. Rather, for the past 6 months I've embarked upon a full blown balding process.
Every time I wash my hair I loose handfuls, to the point where the water can no longer drain from the shower - glamorous, I know. Don't even get me started on shampooing in the bath. It's the same with brushing and taking out a pony tail. Each and every time, literally thousands of hairs end up on the floor or in my hands. It's frightening.
My hair has gone from being too thick to tie up with a standard hair elastic to being so thin that I can now use the rubber bands usually reserved for kids with bracers (do they still use those tiny elastics with braces these days? The 90's really were so long ago).
Then there's the tiny, wispy new growth that sprouts forth around ones crown. A little miniature fringe growing on the oddest of angles. If you're lucky, like me, your new hair will prove to be grey, wiry and literally impossible to cover with cosmetic hair dyes.
Something MUST be done. I'm sick of my hair. It's time for a change*.
I'm contemplating going back to the pixie cut (platinum blond, please) or perhaps hitting up the grown out bob. I'm totally over balayage and the grey's that keep sneaking through.
What are you doing with your hair at the moment. How to you keep it looking 'not gross' if you're a busy mother?
* yep, totally writing a blog post about my hair. ehum. so here we are.