Breaking News: Extended breastfeeding gives you super awesome hair*

*Or,ย that should really read, gives ME super awesome hair ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m experiencing something of a hair sensation at the moment which, funnily enough, I’m fairly sure I can link directly back to my breastfeeding journey. Here’s how it goes…

I enjoyed a thick, healthy mane of hair throughout my pregnancy. What a bitch, you’re probably thinking, but it was a good thing for everyone because I’m not great on the old hairstyling – no matter how good my intentions are – so I’m pretty sure it was a relief to everyone that I was sporting shiny locks. It toned down their unkemptness.

I never experienced the great shed of post partum hair loss with the exception of a few hair balls that I mistook for hair loss but actually turned out to be the result of a severe lack of brushing. My hairdresser mentioned it a few times and put it down to the fact that I was still breastfeeding so my lovely fuzzy hormones were still up. I got to keep all that extra volume.

This is me (this is not me)
This is me (this is not me)

Not long after I stopped, when Pip was just over 14 months old, I began to notice what I’d always referred to as “spring hair” – where little tufts of soft and completely unmanageable hair spring up around your forehead and temples, all new and naive. This didn’t really bother me except when I tied my hair back in a ponytail and all the little hufties would be sticking straight up like I’d had a little electric shock and just wouldn’t sit back down.

But those little tufts have been growing away for a couple of months and now just in the last few weeks, they’ve grown to a length all around the crown of my head in such a way that I have instant volume with absolutely zero effort on part. It’s like I’ve been back combing like billy-o with a lovely even lift all around. So now I have extra thickness in all the right places with no work required from me. This is just perfect because it’s the exact amount of work I like to put into my hair.

Like I just stepped out of a salon. Score.

Please note, there is no scientific basis to my headline claim at all, at all. It is pure conjecture on my part. Awesome conjecture though.

5 thoughts on “Breaking News: Extended breastfeeding gives you super awesome hair*”

  1. Jealous! Despite BFing last time around, my hair was a disaster from about 12 weeks postpartum onwards. When you are already prone to a fuzzy head problem, all those tufts lead to is a general halo of fuzz. Disaster! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I knew it! I had been thinking that maybe I was going to keep my pregnancy-related better condition hair forever and ever because the universe decided to treat me third time round. But I had a sneaking suspicion that it was linked to breastfeeding… so I guess it will eventually be back to frizziness….

What do you think?