Ashley Graham shares pictures of her postpartum hair loss journey


Supermodel and mom of three Ashley Graham shared a series of photos of her postpartum hair loss on Instagram this week. In the caption, the 35-year-old joked, « I mean at least it increases #postpartumhairloss. »

This isn’t the first time Graham has spoken openly about the effects of pregnancy on her body. She opened up about how much being a mother has changed her since the birth of her first child in 2020. In January 2022, she gave birth to twins and she documented her postpartum experience on Instagram throughout throughout this year.

In June, Graham shared a video of herself modeling underwear and wrote in the caption, « Posting this video for all the mums who haven’t and will never be able to ‘bounce back’ and for all those who need us to reminds them that your body is beautiful in its most real form. This is my strong body, five months postpartum, two years pregnant. As is. Hoping to further normalize ALL bodies at all stages of life.

Graham also talked about relying on disposable underwear after giving birth the first time: In an article from February 2020, she shared a photo of herself wearing them with the caption: “Raise your hand if you didn’t know you would also change your own diapers… Nobody talks about healing and healing (yes even the messy parts) of new moms cross. I wanted to show you that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies! »

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Now, Graham is staying focused on another unexpected change that can happen to the body after giving birth. Postpartum hair loss is completely normal after having a baby, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). This occurs as a result of declining estrogen levels. Unfortunately, it can be more intense than a few fallen strands here and there. Speak Cleveland Clinic, it is not uncommon to notice “handfuls” of hair sticking out in the shower. It usually starts one to six months after giving birth and can last 18 months, but it can come back sooner. According to the AAD, most people see their hair return to « normal » within their first year postpartum. The good news is that we are not talking about permanent hair loss. It’s only temporary, which is why dermatologists refer to postpartum hair loss as « excessive hair loss. » Plus, you don’t have to do anything to stimulate hair growth — it will come back on its own, according to the AAD.

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