Skinny Hair*

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know that for the past several weeks I’ve been complaining about my hair.

I normally have thick, semi-curly hair that I actually quite like. I complain about it from time to time when I get bored with the style, but in general I love my hair. It is usually obedient and does what I want it to.

During my pregnancy my thick hair stayed incredibly thick. I don’t know that I gained a ton of extra hair, but I sure wasn’t losing any.

Then, when the wee-bean was 2 months old, it started falling out.

I was prepared for post-partum hair loss in the sense that I knew it was inevitable.

I was not prepared for how much it would change my hair.

For the last few weeks I have lost handfuls of hair every. single. day. It’s gross. My clothes are perpetually covered in my hair, and I am sweeping and vacuuming constantly.

And the hardest part? My hair is now… skinny. I put it up in a pony tail last week and I was able to wrap the elastic band around four times. I have never been able to do this. I can usually only fit it around twice, maaaaaaaaybe three times if the elastic is on it’s way out.

My usually thick, voluminous hair is now thin and flat.

And I don’t know what to do with it.

It’s gotten to the point where I just pin it back and throw it up into a messy bun every single day. Occasionally I’ll try and do something with it, but within an hour it’s back to it’s new skinny, flat state.

So, I’ve decided to cut it.

I’m not going to do anything super drastic, but I want to chop everything below my shoulders, add a lot of layers and some new fun bangs. I looked around for some examples yesterday, and I found three haircuts that I kind of like:




I think I like #1 the best, though I’d probably take it a touch shorter than what’s in the picture. I don’t know.

Should I chop? Or keep rocking the messy bun?


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  • pinkflipflops44

    My hair changeed too, and I also wear it in a messy bun like every day.  I throw a headband on for style. ;)  I like all of styles you posted.  I can’t do bangs because of a cowlick.

  • Stephanie Hayes

    cut it! I like # 2 best for you. It’s always nice to get your hair cut and often it changes the structure of your hair. Maybe you’ll get a little bounce back in those curls? Have fun and good luck! 

  • Teacher Girl

    I think that you might be happier if you cut it. It may take a long time for your hair to get back to the way it was, and this way you can have a fun new style. 

  • Rebecca Ann King

    My hair totally SUCKED after little miss – my curls completely died.  But it’s come back and is back to normal. It just takes time.  In the meantime, for sure cut it and love it! 

  • Mrs. Match

    I like #1 best too. I will say that your hair will go back to normal. Mine fell out in clumps too, and it was awful, because I already have skinny hair. I was worried I was going to go bald! But I managed not to. ;-)