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#1 of 4 Old 04-28-2011, 11:14 AM - Thread Starter
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Ugh. Yuck. So, does anyone know how long this is supposed to go on for?


My hair is falling out in huge clumps - it's awful. It seems even worse because it's so long. I haven't had my hair this long since I was 17 so I'm finding the hair loss even more noticeable than it was after my other two babies. I'm so tempted to just chop my hair off but I rather like that it's long enough to put up...I find the first year with a new baby is not very conducive to short hair unless you like the bed head style (from laying down with babies at nap times).


Anyone else still losing massive amounts of hair?

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Yep, I hate it! My hair is everywhere. I've thought of cutting it to lessen the amount but I really wanted to donate to locks of love and it's not quite long enough unless I wanted a boy haircut lol. So I keep going back and forth on cutting it right now or not. I think with my others it lasted 3-4 months maybe?


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It's coming - with DS it went from 3 to 6 months, and I expect similar with DD.

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Oh how I wish I had hair to lose. It all fell out when I was 21. Diagnosed with alopecia universalis. Haven't had to shave my legs since 2003 though. These days I have a nice wig. Sorry for anybody who is losing hair. Not a fun thing to go through, but there are definately worse things that could happen.

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