'Married at First Sight' Star Jamie Otis Gets Candid About Postpartum Hair Loss: 'Completely Raw and Bare'

‘Married at First Sight’ Star Jamie Otis Gets Candid About Postpartum Hair Loss: ‘Completely Raw and Bare’

Married at First Sight star Jamie Otis recently welcomed her son, Hendrix Douglas, 5 months, and got candid about her post-pregnancy hair loss. The reality star posted a video on Instagram last week showing off her “bald spots” and writing, “My postpartum hair loss is next level.”

If you’ve had a baby, you’ve probably experienced some unexpected side effects of pregnancy, some of which can be downright shocking. Between your not-yet-shrunk uterus and unexpected hair loss, postpartum bodies can be tough to deal with.

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Here I am completely raw & bare— & balding.???? I have no makeup, no filter & you can totally see my BALD spots. I have so much hair loss.????Postpartum has rocked me to my core, affecting me physically, mentally, & emotionally. BUT, every day I am working towards healing my whole body from the inside, out.????????????⁣ ⁣ I feel like I’m a different person than I was before I had my son. I’ve had days where I’ve been bed-ridden, too depressed to get up. My daughter says, “mommy woke up!” when I crawl out of bed in the afternoon.????⁣ ⁣ I haven’t talked too much about it bc if I mention it I fear people will think I’m just looking for pity or worse, that I’m not thankful for the amazing babies I have.⁣ ⁣ I know I’m so lucky to be a mommy! We tried and tried and tried for SO long to get these beautiful babies & I’m so thankful!⁣ ⁣ But that’s the thing about depression — you can’t talk yourself out of it, you can’t put makeup on and instantly feel better, you can’t even spray dry shampoo on your bald spots and expect the sadness that you buried to stay down.????????‍♀️????⁣ ⁣ It’s weird because it’s not necessarily my appearance or my job or my marriage or *anything that I can pinpoint* as to why I’m “depressed.” I am so blessed in every way in life!⁣ ⁣ So why do I feel so lethargic, overwhelmed, & stressed?!?⁣ ⁣ I don’t know.????????‍♀️⁣ ⁣ The only reason I am sharing all of this is because I don’t want to be a fraud and post this video where I seem completely happy with my lack of hair and makeup free face.???? I don’t want you to think I’ve got all my sh!t together all the time bc there are definitely days when I don’t.⁣ ⁣ But today I feel good! I’m not letting the hair loss get to me. I’m embracing my freckles & blemishes. Tomorrow, who knows!????????‍♀️????⁣ ⁣ The point is, body positivity & body acceptance is not a “flip the switch and it’s turned on” kinda thing. It’s an on-going personal journey.⁣ ⁣ Last thing I wanna say – if you have bald spots and want a quick fix I def recommend dark dry shampoo! It works wonders!????⁣ ⁣ #bodypositive #bodyacceptance #postpartumjourney #postpartum #hairloss #normalizenormalbodies #selflove #selfcare #mentalhealth #ppd #postpartumdepression

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She admitted that “something like this used to get me all sorts of depressed [but] not anymore,” in the make-up free video.

Jamie Otis Gets Candid about Post-Partum Hair Loss

“Here I am completely raw & bare – & balding,” she continued in the caption. “I have no makeup, no filter & you can totally see my BALD spots.”

“Postpartum has rocked me to my core, affecting me physically, mentally, & emotionally,” the mom of two admitted. “BUT, every day I am working towards healing my whole body from the inside, out.”

Otis is also mom to Henley “Gracie” Grace, 3, with husband Doug Hehner.

The former reality TV star was candid about the fact that she initially felt uncomfortable with talking about her hair loss. “I haven’t talked too much about it bc if I mention it I fear people will think I’m just looking for pity or worse, that I’m not thankful for the amazing babies I have.⁣”

“I know I’m so lucky to be a mommy! We tried and tried and tried for SO long to get these beautiful babies & I’m so thankful!⁣,” she continued. “But that’s the thing about depression — you can’t talk yourself out of it, you can’t put makeup on and instantly feel better, you can’t even spray dry shampoo on your bald spots and expect the sadness that you buried to stay down.”

At the end of the post, Otis said she’s feeling good today, but knows the feeling good about your body is an on-going process.

“Body positivity & body acceptance is not a “flip the switch and it’s turned on” kinda thing. It’s an an-going personal journey,” the mom of two said.

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