11 Week Old Baby Reader Story 💡
Baby Week to Week 11 Mama Natural
Just Don’t Give Me “Mom Hair”
Baby Natalie and her mama rocking that mom hair.
My hair has been very thin and oily my entire life, and I dealt with unexpected hair loss after losing a significant amount of weight two years ago. When I became pregnant, my hair became very soft and full and any dandruff or excess oil disappeared—I had the hair I had always wanted.
Then I had my baby, and my whole body dried up. I had dry skin, dry hair, dry scalp. My hair started to look lifeless. I started to find hair—lots of it!—on my bedsheets, too.
There was absolutely no time to style my hair with a new baby, so I pulled it back in a ponytail… every day. I finally got so fed up that I bought a hat from target to cover it up. I was self-conscious about it and getting ready to go back to work.
I read that getting a haircut can help boost confidence after having a baby, so I decided to cut 5 inches off. I wanted it out of my face, and I wanted it to be easy to style. But I didn’t want to look like my mom, so I opted for a trendy A-line cut.
I hated it, so the next day I had more cut off. Now I barely have to comb my hair, and the short length makes it look healthy and voluminous. Yes, I do look like my mom, but hair loss is less noticeable… and, surprisingly, I love it. — Stephanie