Many black women suf­fer with post­par­tum shed­ding silent­ly, but nat­ur­al hair blog­ger Michelle Thames of Hap­pi­ly Ever Nat­ur­al went pub­lic with her expe­ri­ence in a blog post enti­tled How I learned To Love and Care For My Nat­ur­al Hair Post­par­tum. The title pho­to for the arti­cle shows Thames’ thick hair, cir­ca 2013, com­pared to her thin­ner (but still gor­geous!) mane in 2016.

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“My thick hair began to break off, it was less dense and lacked vol­ume. It was grow­ing bit it was now thin­ner. I thought to myself that it was all in my head. But as I began to look back at pic­tures it was evi­dent. I had to total­ly switch up my rou­tine. Things I used to do no longer worked. I noticed that my hair was always super dry. I went from deep con­di­tion­ing every 2 weeks to once a week with heat.” 

Thames dis­cuss­es when she began to notice the shed­ding, and the meth­ods she used to com­bat it. Some worked and some didn’t, and she even­tu­al­ly had to cut off 2 inch­es of dam­aged hair, on top of los­ing hair due to the shed­ding. Through it all, Thames says she has learned to appre­ci­ate her hair for what it is;

“My hair may nev­er return to how it was pre-baby and I’m per­fect­ly ok with that.”

Read the full arti­cle here.

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[…] its busi­ness by 2006. Nonethe­less, I was very dis­ap­point­ed because the real­i­ty struck me then that my hair may nev­er return to  its orig­i­nal  child­hood state, soft and curly. So it was a clean slate from then […]

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[…] its busi­ness by 2006. Nonethe­less, I was very dis­ap­point­ed because the real­i­ty struck me then that my hair may nev­er return to  its orig­i­nal  child­hood state, soft and curly. So it was a clean slate from then […]

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