Join Date: May 2005
Location: The groin of the USA.
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I am not shedding this time, but boy, after my son was born, I was looking at handfuls of hair coming out. I read somewhere that the majority of the shedding comes from the fact that very little hair comes out while you are pregnant (hence why some women have awesome, thick, full hair while pregnant) and that postpartum, all the hair that would have normally shed starts coming out rather quickly.
The two things I did to combat it back then was to first make sure I was keeping on my prenatal vitamin. Second, a little less than once a week (even less if you also combating winter-y dry skin!) is to make a paste out of baking soda and just a little drop of your shampoo. Gently massage your scalp with this mixture to loosen up dry, dead skin and follicles. A vinegar (acv is the best for this) rinse also refreshes the scalp wonderfully!
Wifey to Hubby, Mama to Boy (2004) and Girl (2009).