Saturday, December 10, 2005

What's worse than having a bad haircut?

It's bad enough having a fringe at the back of my head (it's called "styling" - well, not on fine Asian hair, it isn't), and not being able to just wash and go without fear of looking like a right nong; now I'm suffering from childbirth-related hair loss.

For the last few days, the number of hairs I find entwined in my fingers after my post-shower finger comb, have increased to maybe half a dozen, instead of one or two at the most. So I looked it up in my Baby Love book and, sure enough, I've succumbed to yet another item on the list of "things that happen to you after you have a baby".

According to my book, I'm going to continue to lose more-than-usual hairs for maybe another five months. Then I get to enjoy my scalp's new-found nakedness until approximately twelve months after Baby's birth, before new hairs grow.

Time to go shopping for hats.

8 comments:

happyandblue2 said...

Hard to believe that cute little baby has caused hair loss. You can always do a comb over if it gets really bad tee,hee..

The Editter said...

I don't think combovers work on Asian hair...

small one said...

I can sympathize. I've had nutrition-related hair loss on and off for years. It isn't fun, but hats can be.

On an unrelated note, "I'm heeeeeere..."

No, really. I'm here.

EB said...

I lose too many hairs to count on my fingers.

Violet said...

happyandblue2: you know, I was just thinking yesterday about comb-overs...

editter: they might if you use really strong hair gel

grrr: come over and visit! You can try emailing me on violetster@gmail.com and get the address.

eb: I've seen your hair - you have tons of it - so whatever hair loss you have obviously isn't making a difference.

onscreen said...

You can always do what I do (and for the record, started doing before hair loss became a problem for me, not that I consider it a problem, really...) and that is shave your head :-)

Violet said...

onscreen: well that's always an option , but it is summer y'know. I'd have to be really careful with getting sunburn on my scalp, so I'd end up having to wear a hat anyway.

glomgold said...

That's my explanation for my hairloss as well!