Ashley Graham is getting nervous as her due date gets closer with her twin boys, notably, she is scared about her hair loss.
She took to her Instagram Story on Tuesday to admit she is getting “so scared” after losing her hair during her first pregnancy.
Graham, who is already mom to nearly 2-year-old son Isaac with husband Justin Ervin, revealed she has worked “so hard the last two years for these baby hairs to come back,” and she’s “so scared that they’re going to fall out again.”
Graham spoke in May about suffering from postpartum hair loss after giving birth to son Isaac in January 2020, telling Parents, “I think it was like around four months, my whole hairline fell out.”
She added, “That was more traumatic than even birth because I was like, ‘My hair’s falling out in clumps — what am I doing?’ And then I realized it’s actually a thing.”
But now that her twin boys are due to be born soon, she’s worried that it will happen again.
Graham even reached out to fellow mom Cardi B to find out “what you did with your hair,” noting in the video on Instagram, “Her hair looked amazing after she had her son.”
Cardi B welcomed a son with husband Offset back in September and is already mom to 3-year-old Kulture.
And while many moms experience postpartum hair loss – which is very common – many also experience excessive shedding after giving birth. Thankfully for these most, including Graham, the American Academy of Dermatology doesn’t classify postpartum hair loss as permanent.
“The good news is that this excessive shedding is temporary. You do not have to do anything to remedy it,” AAD explains. “Most women see their hair return to its normal fullness by their child’s first birthday. Many women regain normal fullness even earlier.”
“Many new moms experience excessive hair shedding after pregnancy. Hair shedding usually peaks about four months after giving birth, the website also states.
“This is normal — and not true hair loss. Dermatologists refer to this condition as excessive hair shedding. The excessive shedding is caused by falling estrogen levels. If the excessive hair shedding bothers you, these tips from board-certified dermatologists can help until your hair regains its normal fullness.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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