Sunday, January 17, 2010

Business in the front, party in the back...

No, I am not referring to my feltmaking or felt business in the title.  I am actually referring to my hair.  Since baby Rowynn was born, I began to lose it, and a lot of it.  Everyone tells me that it is normal to shed hair 3 - 6 months after giving birth.  (It is called telogen effluvium.)  My dermatologist said that I'd lose up to 50% of my hair all at once.  Then it would grow back slowly in 6 months to a year.  Well, I honestly think that I've lost about 70% of my hair, mostly on the sides, front, and top.  You know where that leaves me?  Yes, you guessed it - with an 80's style mullet, business in the front (super short) and party in the back (my same old long hair).  I am thankful though that my hair is growing back.  It is about a quarter of an inch long in the places where I shed it completely, but it is there now and slowly getting longer.  The shedding has subsided some too so I think that I'm back on the road to recovery from my unwelcome mullet hairstyle.

In the meantime, my solution to the hair loss has been to wear hats - pretty much all the time!  I have purchased and traded for several on Etsy as you can see in photo.  Below is a list of where I got each of the cute hats so please browse the shops.  I am thankful for all of my lovely hats.  Now I'm trying to decide whether or not to get my hair cut short all over.  That may be my next adventure, but even if I do, I will still wear my hats.

Hat list (from top to bottom)...

1 comment:

  1. Shalana--I love the hats... they're very cute!
    Good idea about a possible haircut, too. Sometimes a short cut gives the illusion of more hair too, since the new growth doesn't have so far to go to 'catch up'!
    Thanks for adding me to your blog roll, too!! :)


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