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Collected Item: “Stress and hair loss”

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Stress and hair loss

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text and screenshot

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I’ve felt a lot more stressed since my daughter started school this fall. I’ve also noticed that when I take a shower, hair washes out with each wash. Losing some hair seems normal, but it’s felt like a lot of hair lately, or at least a lot more hair than should fall out. It’s a really subjective measurement, but let’s just say it’s more than normal based on the past 15 years. I’ve been wondering if I should just shave my whole head and start over? Not in a midlife crisis sort of way, but just to start over with healthy hair and more vitamins.

I was on FB reading posts in a mom group I’m in. This particular group is for moms who had babies in 2018. I read a post today that talked about stress and hair loss, and I thought…yes…I’m going through something similar. I’m losing hair every day, but I can’t even stop to deal with it, because honestly I don’t want to deal with one.more.thing. I’d rather just ignore this thing and hope that I keep enough hair to keep up appearances.

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motherhood, hair, stress, Facebook group, cope, mental health

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Katy Kole de Peralta

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2020-10-16
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