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.
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.