April 13, 2008

Porcupine head

Something that people do tell you about being pregnant is that you don't lose as much hair as you do when you're not pregnant. Your hair stays in a "resting phase" (or something like that) while you're pregnant and you just don't lose the normal amount of hair that one usually loses each day.

The other thing that people do tell you is that when your baby is 3 - 4 months old, you begin losing that hair. But really, it's just the hair that you didn't lose while you were pregnant, so you're no worse off than you would have been. You just have to deal with globs of hair coming out every time you comb it with your fingers or brush it. And don't even get me started on the shower drain.

But here's something that no one ever told me . . . all of the hair that you lose all at once starts to grow back all at once. I guess they shouldn't need to tell me that. I supposed I should have just assumed. What this results in is a little something I like to call "Porcupine Head." I've had little spiky hairs sticking up all along the part in my hair and all along my bangs for a few months now. It's annoying and unattractive. There is no hair product out there that can tame these little guys. I have a constant look of "frizziness" because of all of these little stray hairs and it's driving me nuts.

These little hairs are about 1 1/2 inches long and I've got a little while before they'll be tamable. Until then, I guess I'll just have to live with A LOT MORE bad hair days.


Jeni said...

I too have suffered from porcupine head... still am

Cristi Hammond said...

I am losing all mine right now!! Now I can look forward to porcupine head!!

Julie Durocher said...

My hair is really falling out in the past month! I don't remember this happening this bad with my other kids. Seriously - I look bald. My hair is thin anyway, but it's really scary when you can see my scalp through my hair! I have been thinking I may end up having to get a wig! I hope it grows back...I wouldn't mind short little hairs all over, as long as I could have more!

Heather S. said...

Crazy, isn't it?! Sadly, I continued to lose my hair until and Lucy is almost 2 - but mine is now related to my hyperthyroid! Now that I have been on my medicine about 3 months, things are finally getting back to normal. Only now, I too have the spiky hair!!