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March 15, 2010

Digging Out The Pink Wig

Today, I looked back on my pregnancy pictures. Wistfully.

No, I don't miss the belly the SIZE O' TEXAS. Nor do I miss the backaches, leg aches, foot aches, headaches, or crotch pains that accompanied my pregnancy. No, folks, this is all about the hair. I had some gorgeous pregnancy hair, if I do say so myself.

For those of you who don't have the slightest clue as to what I'm talking about, I'll let you in on a little secret. When a woman gets knocked-up, her body goes into overdrive with all sorts of funky changes (DUH). One of the best changes (besides the baby), is thick, luscious hair.

When that little blue line appeared on the pregnancy test, I had no idea what to expect, but I soon discovered that my somewhat fine, often straggly hair was about to take a turn for the better. And I ROCKED my pregnancy hair.

After I gave birth to Nathaniel, I expected my hair to go back to its normal state, but I was pleasantly surprised (read downright shocked and delighted) when there was no change. MY HAIR STAYED THICK AND BEAUTIFUL! I WAS A FREAK OF NATURE AND WAS GOING TO RETAIN MY MODEL-ESQUE HAIR!! SIGN ME UP FOR A L'OREAL CONTRACT AND AN AFTERNOON CHAT WITH OPRAH!

If I believed in karma, I would be writing about it right now. Because I even made a comment to my mother (who very wisely cautioned me against premature celebration), telling her how thrilled I was about my "new hair."

It all changed two weeks ago.

And now my hair is falling out in clumps. CLUMPS, PEOPLE!!! And we are not talking about losing a hair or two as I'm using my blowdryer. Every day as I finish styling my hair, I am EARNESTLY PRAYING that I will have one or two strands left on my head so I can point to them when people walk by and mistake me for Mr. Clean.

In college, I purchased (and wore, oh yes) a bright pink wig because I was the kind of girl who liked to get reactions out of people. And now I'm wishing that I knew where I put that infamous wig. Because it would hide the two strands left on my head.



  1. My hair stopped growing when I was pregnant. It was quite depressing. Seriously, didn't grow at all. The only bonus was I only had to shave my legs once every other week! I sure miss that!

  2. I was just telling a friend the other day how I hate post-prego hair loss and how I am ready for it to be over! I can't shower without losing enough to make a wig. It's sad. Here's to post-prego hair loss!

  3. It's disgusting how much hair actually comes out! Ugh. I wish I had my pregnancy hair back, too.

  4. this is so funny and so true. during pregnancy, my hair just cooperated - which it normally doesnt. I usually keep it back but during pregnancy let it all out baby! After the baby - i dont know WHAT happened but like u said - clumps. fell out in clumps. Im preggers again now and loving the hair situation but dreading how much MORE is going to fall out this time round with my second kid. I'm convinced that if I have 4 kids like I want, I will be bald in the end.