Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Self portrait Tuesday: mom hair

Before Bebe was born I always told myself I would not get "mom hair" after she arrived. I couldn't understand why so many women cut their hair into short, practical styles - I mean, obviously you don't have a lot of time or energy to be putting into your hair, but I really wanted to look stylish post-baby, too.

I recently discovered the REAL reason for cutting off your hair: it all falls out, and what's left changes texture! I used to have thick, wavy hair. Now it's thin and straight and sort of slick, for lack of a better word. I really hate the changes, but my hairdresser swears it will eventually return to its pre-baby texture and thickness. Meantime, I'm trying to make the best of it.


  1. I used to have thick curly hair, but now it is not so curly, hardly wavy. The change was much more apparent after my second child than after my first. My hair did eventually go back to normal after my first, but since I got pregnant so quickly after my second I'm not so sure what will happen this time. Damn hormones!

  2. sister that had the flat hair genes from the beginning10:53 PM

    ha! now you know what it's like to have the straight/flat hair genes that you originally missed out on!

  3. well i did keep my long hair after having my child for one reason...ponytails! some mornings that's all i can manage...a ponytail.

  4. Hey, Liesl -- fun to see you in a photo! As for hair, I'm almost ashamed to admit I have sometimes skipped a shower day (although this didn't happen until baby #2 appeared and baby #1 started going to school...!). Hope all is well -- can't wait to see you this Christmas!