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Why is my postpartum hair so dry?

Wondering what was more dry than my postpartum hair?   Well, the Mohave Desert in summer possibly,  the gharial crocodile my 7 year old is obsessed with at the Waikiki zoo... maybe, my Uncle Robs joke about trying to grab fog... "but he mist"? Yes.   Ok but seriously, what is up with postpartum dry hair? How does one go from normal well hydrated strands to dry straw overnight?  More importantly what can I do to remedy it... fast.  How pregnancy affected your strands:  Backtracking to pregnancy/pre-pregnancy just a bit:   Ok so before you even conceived, your hair was on its natural three month cycle of growing, then resting, and then it's gradual shedding (likely noticed only when washing or...

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How Seasonal Changes Affect Postpartum Hair Loss

If you have started to notice more hair on your hairbrush again or on the bathroom tile, this may be more than just remnants of postpartum shedding.  As summer comes to an end in most parts of the world (Hawaii and the Bahamas  you can just ignore this), and fall/winter fast approaches, so does seasonal hair shedding.  Studies show that seasonal hair loss affects more women than men, and typically occurs during the fall months like September and October.

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My scalp is so oily after having a baby! What can I do?

There are some things about the 4th trimester that I had a vague awareness of.  The way my body would look after delivery was a big one (shout out to all the Moms posting real photos on IG so I wasn't disillusioned). The lack of sleep I had been warned about, but you never fully grasp it until you are in it.  I wasn't informed I would be a constant milk machine, or that I would leave little trails of hair wherever I went like glitter ...except not glitter, and oh you better pick every little hair up or it could wrap around your babies toe and cause the blood to stop circulating (insert constant panic). I also had zero clue was...

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Does Breastfeeding Cause Postpartum Hair Loss?

When I had my first son, I was breastfeeding exclusively and I remember feeling so drained and depleted after.  I ate more while pumping than I did even during my pregnancy, which made me wonder now years later had I lost vitamins or nutrients while pumping?  Had that loss affected my hair? Was breastfeeding the baby literally the cause of my hair loss? 

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