So here I am thinking of getting rid of my locs due to the thinness at the front only to find out that this is regular after pregnancy. One of my readers, who is also a loctitian, messaged me and told me don’t worry, the thinness is normal after pregnancy. (Thank you so much again, darling). Some women experience it one time, while some experience it months later. I experienced mine around the 2nd month or so and I thought it was because I had my hair in one for a long time. I still feel that twisting the hair or wearing the hair pulled back or up alot is also stressful (but that is my opinion eh).
I was prompted to do some research on it and came across something called Telogen Effluvium. According to WebMD, TE happens when there is a change in the number of hair follicles growing hair. If the number of hair follicles producing hair drops significantly for any reason during the resting, or telogen phase, there will be a significant increase in dormant, telogen stage hair follicles. The result is shedding, or TE hair loss.
I feel so much better that this is temporary. My husband and I had a pact; if it didn’t grow out by December and I want to unravel my locs, he gives me permission :), although he loves my locs….so I know he will be happy to know that the hair loss is temporary.
For right now though, I have been putting coconut oil on the edges, well throughout my hair and just brushing it. To lay down the edges sometimes I add some water on the brush and some castor oil. So we will see how it goes!
Until next time.