Postpartum Hair Shedding is Real & a Lil' Traumatic: Vlogger India Shares Her Story

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Pregnancy has a way of bringing on the thickness! Hair thickness that is. However, it also has a way of bringing on postpartum shedding. If you've ever been there you know it can be very traumatic. Well, you're not alone. Tune in as India of MyNaturalSisters shares her story.

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Here's The Weird Way Pregnancy Changes Your Hair


Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life. There are so many changes to look forward to as your body prepares you for motherhood. As the weeks go by and a brand new life grows inside of you, so does your hair.

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Natural and Pregnant- Kenya


First, thank you for being such an inspiration to women everywhere! My name is Kenya and I'm the creator of the blog HairGurl.com. At 31 weeks pregnant (beginning of March), I had a maternity photo shoot. I actually big chopped after 5 months of transitioning in January. I knew I would go natural when I became pregnant (one day) so it was no surprise to me. I didn't want chemicals from a relaxer getting into my blood and possibly harming the Munchkin (Khloa). I even 'prepared' the hubs even though I'd been telling him for years that one day I would be going natural. It surprised a lot of my friends and family that I BC'ed especially because I was preggie. However, I embraced my new TWA and proudly rocked it. It was important for me to do this for my daughter. I want her to learn first hand from that me that her natural hair is beautiful. :-)

Just thought I would send the pics along as inspiration for someone who may be preggie and transitioning!



Wanna see pics of Kenya's bundle of joy?! Click HERE!


Anyone else out there preggers and transitioning? Or preggers and newly BC'ed?! How goes it?

CurlyNikki Version 2.0


Hola Chicas!

Let the countdown begin. According to my doctor I'm 1 centimeter dilated and 50% effaced! Which means...wait for it... absolutely nothing. Unfortunately, although I'm full term, they can't predict a thing from these measurements- - I could go as early as tonight or 2 long weeks from now. All I know for sure is that my body is gearing up for D day and that I've made 'some' progress. I have no real complaints... still feeling pretty good, but definitely on the verge of serving baby with an eviction notice. I want my body back!

I've gained 35 pounds and my legs and feet are like memory foam due to the excess fluid (my hubby's friend calls me Thick Foot). I'm up every hour during the night to empty my bladder and I think I'm literally eating us out of house and home. Emotions are still running wild- - I teared up in public again. This time, over my inability to find a box of Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies. After making three unsuccessful laps at the second grocery store, I could feel the tears welling up when I finally happened upon an end-cap with the cakes, cookies and pies. I was immediately fine, LOL. But then I cried the next night because I couldn't think of a side dish to cook with dinner.


My hair is beginning to shed a little more than it was, but it's still thick and luscious.

Here are some pics of my hair today (3rd day hair).
Very undefined and fluffy. I used Yes to Cucumbers + Aveda Defining Whip.


My granny, sister, uncle, aunt and 2 little cousins are already in town. Next to arrive will be my parents and my hubby's mother. Needless to say, my house is BONKERS! I love it though. Pray for me ladies... we're getting close and the contractions are becoming stronger and much more frequent. Of course, you guys will be some of the first to know when labor hits....and of course when the baby arrives. If I can't type between contractions, hubby will!

Later Gators,
Nik

p.s. Thanks to all of you that sent along diapers, wipes and butt cream! Lord knows I need it and I truly appreciate it! You guys are the best. Unfortunately, not all of the packages came with names, so for the anonymous senders, THANK YOU so much!

The shout out list:

Kim White
Stacey Johnson
PinkRage!
Reon Laudat
Evelyn Miller
Shira

Thanks chicas!!!

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Edited to Add:

So I just got back from treating myself to a much needed pedicure. The Sam Sausage toes and major cankleage I have going on will hopefully be balanced out by my pretty toenails :-)

Do you see how massive my feet and ankles are?! Everybody at the salon thought it was hilarious.


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