I started losing hair when the baby was 2 months old. Usually it only happened on the 4th or 5th months but this time it was earlier. It's probably caused by some hormones prescribed by the gynae.
After a month my hair was getting really thin, I looked like someone who just had a few rounds of chemo. I was afraid to comb my hair let alone going for a wash at my usual hair salon. The bedroom floor was littered with my hair, my eldest son was afraid to come near my bed. Every morning, when I woke up I could feel strands of hair sliding and gliding on my back and arms. I just stared at them with mixed emotions.
Luckily I had a maid then, so I didn't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare food. At the rate my hair was falling, I couldn't even guarantee I could prepare tea for the family. Nobody would want to touch the food if I were to prepare dinner, I think.
When my baby was 6 months old I noticed my hair has grown back, replacing those I lost earlier. It came as a surprise to me as when I had this post-natal hair fall problem in 2003 they were lost forever. I checked in the mirror at home as well as in the office (yeah, like suspecting mirror inconsistency somewhere... LOL). When I looked closer I had so many short hair protruding under my head scarf, and my oh my I also had lesser silver hair! I guess better quality hair were being produced. I could only think of my healthy eating campaign that I started since November 2009. Could this be one of the results? I hope so! I promised myself long ago that I would never ever dye my hair. It'll either be totally black or black with silver highlights.
This month, the baby is 7 months old and my hair doesn't fall as much as 4 months ago. It's normal to see some hair on the pillow after waking up in the morning and some on the shower floor. My plan for April would be to have a new haircut and have a scalp treatment. Yeay!