I just can’t decide if I’m happy with the way that my hair is growing in, or if I’m annoyed. Well, let me rephrase…yes, I am happy that my post-partum shed has slowed a bit and my hair is starting to grow back. But, man, sometimes it looks really funny under my toppers. At least, with my first child (and no toppers), the loss was horrible but when it started to grow back I had the short and spiky pieces all over. This time, they are all sprouting out underneath my “perfect-looking” toppers and it’s just an odd look sometimes!
Check out my hair growing back. The majority of it is the temple area and just beyond it. I do have some hair right at the front hairline, as well.
(And don’t ask where I am looking. I simply don’t know. Haha.)
When I wear my topper, however, sometimes it creeps out underneath it unless I have the topper laying perfectly flat on my head (which is sometimes difficult because, due to the post-partum loss, it’s hard to find hair in these areas to clip to!). See the little hairs laying just under the rim of the hair piece?
I’ve been trying to apply some hairspray prior to putting on my topper in the morning in an effort to keep those little hairs off to the side. They are still short, so sometimes this doesn’t work very well. If all else fails, a little water helps to move them over.
I don’t have a good picture to show of it, but having these little “baby hairs” actually helps to make the area where the part of the topper meets my forehead to look more natural. In fact, many stylists will cut baby hairs into wigs and toppers for this very reason.
My hair also seems to be filling in a little towards the back — it’s hard to tell in this area, though, since my loss isn’t so prominent there and I have more bio hair to cover those tiny hairs. We’ll have to see what I look like in a few more months!
All in all, my post-partum shed lasted, at full-force, about three months. For women that already experience hair loss, that’s enough really to devastate your look. Luckily, I anticipated this and started my hair-wearing journey awhile ago. I just don’t know what I would’ve done without my helper hair!!