Losing your hair is a bigger deal than many people realize, probably because a small amount of hair loss is about as commonplace as having lips or a nose. There are, of course, exceptions. Some men go bald, but it’s more or less accepted. Society is much more unforgiving if a woman loses her hair, though, which is why hair loss can be a serious blow to the self-esteem of a new mom. Thankfully, a few moms shared their best postpartum hair loss hacks online, not only aiding women in an understandably difficult time in their post-baby life, but starting a conversation about postpartum hair loss in general. A conversation, honestly, that's long overdue.
Reddit user jessmonster2 recently took her postpartum hair loss struggles to the Reddit forum. More specifically, she wanted to know what she could do about the weird regrowth that occurs due to the initial loss and after a few postpartum months have passed. The afflicted mom in question explained that her postpartum hair loss was particularly bad, and that she now appears to sport what she described as a “weird mullet.” Not exactly the kind of hairdo most of us new moms want to have while we’re still trying to regain a sense of bodily autonomy and personal identity sans baby in our bellies.
Sure, there were a few "mom jokes" about whether the only way out of this awkward postpartum hair phase is a buzz cut, but a few other moms who've "been there and done that" took to Reddit with a few solid suggestions, including the following: