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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Operation Hide My Edges


14 weeks postpartum, and postpartum hair shedding has hit. Particularly in my edges. 

Pregnant women's hair is gloriously long and thick because hormones keep the hair from shedding the usual 50 to 100 strands each day. Following delivery, when hormones start to return somewhat to normal, the hair shedding cycle catches up and hair begins to shed again. I've noticed a lot more shedding when I wash my hair, most noticeably around my hairline in the front. So, Operation Hide My Edges has begun. 

I'm doing this with a few different styles. I don't really like my hair in my face, but hair in my face styles cover my edges. The photo above is a twist out, in my face. I'm also doing wash and go's: 


Even with the hair somewhat pulled back here, in a wash and go my roots are so curly/fluffy that it kind of masks where my edges should be. Another method I'm doing is rolling my twists a little in the front, like a faux bang: 


And headbands, if I have one to match my current outfit:


There really is nothing that can be done. It's all hormonal. But, I am using Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my edges every other day or so, and not pulling too tight on them when styling. 

Have you dealt with thinning in your edges?
What was your plan of attack?

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9 comments

  1. Your hair looks great - I like the bow matching your outfit. Good color this time of year.

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  2. You're so cute! Love those styles. I'm having increased shedding because of a med that I'm on. I tend to wear headbands though I'm not sure it's so bad. My hairline tends to be high anyway

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    1. Thanks CC :-) I think I might adopt more headband usage always, I like functional accessories lol

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  3. Love your twist out! It looks so so good!
    I have naturally thin edges (I have never worn braids, extensions or anything like that, my edges are just thin-- sadly). I think every thing you mentioned doing to mask the appearance is what I usually do... Wearing the hair down helps immensely. :-)

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    1. Yea I don't usually wear it down in the winter, but that's changed this season lol. I just picked up a couple new hats too to put on top!

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  4. Cute styles! My hair likes to break around the edges. Since it's winter I really haven't been handling it much and I see a difference. I also stopped using brushes as much as possible on my edges.

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    1. Yea I've been pretty much using no tools but my fingers on my hair and definitely see a difference.

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  5. My hair is sparse about my temples, it kinda runs in the family. Nice style remedies. I don't like hair in my face either.

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