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#1 of 28 Old 10-25-2006, 09:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So far, I get my hair cut every time I get fed up with all the shedding. It's SO much hair falling out, and so much more because it's long. This time I would rather wait it out, but how long could it go on?
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Mine stopped at 6 months almost on the dot. I kept it long, but I cleaned out a brush full every day. How far pp are you?
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I am 5.5 mos. ppd and still shedding like mad!!! It's a wonder I still have any hair left. I think I should have kept it all and donated it to locks of luv or something cause I am sure it would have made a whole freaking wig!!
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i'm 3 mos
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You know, I saw your thread title and realized, my hair hasn't been falling out as much lately. I can't really say when it stopped. Sometime in the last month or two though, and dd is 10 months.
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about 6 mos. for me.
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Slowing down now here at 8 months, but still coming out.
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Great thread timing... I'm almost 4 months pp now, and the shedding JUST started! I thought that somehow I'd managed to sneak past this part of post-partum life, but no... just had a delayed response. Major sheddage here.

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I'm at 6.5 months and it seems to be slowing down a lot

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I'm approaching 12 mos pp with no sign of less shedding. Maybe something's wrong with me, I don't know. Can stress make your hair fall out?
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Mine slowed down around 6-7 months PP. At 12 months PP, it's now back to normal.

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Mine went from 4 months till 7 months last time. I had a ton of new growth after that but it was really funnylooking because I have long hair. it looked like I had wings.
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It went from 2.5-6 months. Thank whatever it has stopped. I have a lot of hair and was tired of having to vacuum 328932 times a day to get rid of it all.
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: Scariest thread i've ever read. I'm 2 months PP with waist-length hair, and I shudder to think of the shedding awaiting me. Wah!!
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Mine started at 11 weeks, and it seems to be tapering off a bit now at 19 weeks. Still not done by any means, just better. I was never so embarassed as the day I opened a diaper and found a nice chunk of my hair had migrated on through...
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Great thread timing... I'm almost 4 months pp now, and the shedding JUST started! I thought that somehow I'd managed to sneak past this part of post-partum life, but no... just had a delayed response. Major sheddage here.
me too exactly!
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I hear about it all the time, but I've never lost hair after pregnancy

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Slowing down now here at 8 months, but still coming out.
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Mine didn't start falling out until 3mos PP, and now at 5 1/2 months it's still going strong.

The funny thing is that I didn't feel like my hair got thicker during pregnancy, so I'm kind of wondering if it's ending up thinner than it started!
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I'm also shedding lots.

I don't remember when i stop that last times. I did cut my hair both times by 6mths because they were driving me crazy. Can't wait for it to stop.

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I think I will be bald before tis ends. Huge chunks come out in the shower, still, at eight months PP.
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Started at 3 months pp and still going strong at 6.5 months pp. I think I've lost half my hair! I'm really close to having to get my hair cut shorter to help hide the thinness I have to clean the bathroom floor daily because of the hair everywhere when I brush it and there is usually a few hairs on my kids I'm starting to get slightly worried.

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i'm cleaning out the drain and my brush daily! everytime i run my fingers through my hair chunks come out! I totally thought i was somewhat alone on this, glad to find its normal. 6 months pp here.
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Seven months and still shedding! I hate to see the chunks in the drain because there are so many WHITE hairs in there. : For some reason, they bother me more in that wad in the bathtub than they do on my head.

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I've never heard of this! (Though this morning I noticed that it's happening to me). Why does it happen???
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For some reason your body typically quits shedding hair while pregnant, and then post partem it makes up for it. It is all hormonal, but I don't know exactly what causes it.
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7 months PP and I'm still shedding quite a bit. It gets all over everything, it's so gross!!
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Great thread timing... I'm almost 4 months pp now, and the shedding JUST started! I thought that somehow I'd managed to sneak past this part of post-partum life, but no... just had a delayed response. Major sheddage here.
Me too!

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