While sitting with a friend that had recently given birth, we started
talking about the ways her body had changed. Weight gain was clearly one
of the more obvious outcomes, and though she feels dedicated, her daily
jogs aren’t making a difference just yet.
The Thursday before my second round of chemotherapy, my hair started falling out. I was 16 days after my first treatment. It was emotionally traumatic, even though I had already cut off most of the length.
There are different types of prostheses that come with cancer, and some you may not even realize qualify as a prosthetic device.
Selma Blair, 39, best known for her roles in 90’s classics like Cruel
Intentions, is not holding anything back about her new role as a mother.
The star and mother of 4-month old Arthur Saint, became an instant
fan-favorite of mothers everywhere after candidly opening up about her
postpartum hair loss.
Hair extensions are typically applied to strands of hair with hair glue, which is not safe to use during pregnancy. An alternative to gluing in hair extensions is the braiding process which, while safe during pregnancy, can lead to hair loss.
During pregnancy, hair loss can occur as a result of a hereditary trait or hormonal
changes in the body. Over-the-counter treatments, such as Rogain, can not be used to treat hair loss during pregnancy as is falls into Category C medication.
At any time 90% of your hair is growing and 10% of your hair is in, what is known as, the resting phase. The drop in hormones your body experiences as it returns to normal after delivery will likely cause you to lose some of your hair.