Thursday, November 5, 2009

Are You Making a Wig with Mommy's Hair??

Lately, I've been finding myself asking my non-speaking, eight month old daughter the age-old question (Why do we constantly ask them questions when we KNOW they're not going to answer?? I do it all the time. Since I am an academic snot a former teacher, I say it's because I'm helping her language develop, BUT I really think I'll start talking to myself and become the crazy mom if I'm not talking to her. This way, I can actually weirdly talk to myself process things aloud without getting gawked at. You know, "Do you like this centerpiece for the table? Is it a little too red? I don't know if it'll match the fall berries." I'm helping her language develop, right??)

Oh, back to this age-old question:
"Are you making a wig with Mommy's hair??"
Now, I'm sure you read all the things I did about hair loss around pregnancy, birth, and post-birth. I'm also pretty sure many of you moms are now hairless chiuauas like I will soon be. Cute, huh?? But why did I think I was going to be the exception??? My daughter is now 8 months old and I'm just starting the hairloss process. I thought I had already crossed the hairloss bridge and made it safely to the other side. Don't get me wrong, I've got mounds of hair so I could probably afford to lose a good 50% of it, but why did I think my chemically golden locks would make it through the fire??

If I really analyze it, it doesn't even come down to the actual loss of the hair as much as to the annoyance of it all. You know what I mean!! You've felt that tickling on the back of your arm and have spun around like a dog chasing its tail or have continued to feel yourself up in search of the guilty suspect only to look like a complete CRAZY to anyone who passes you and doesn't see that innocent, invisible hair driving you mad! You have seen the random long strand floating teasingly from your boob or your butt, if you're really lucky (had to get one of mine off my husband in that prime location the other day). I feel like I'm covered from head to toe with hair!! It's all over my shirt. It's in my car. It's in my daughter's hands. It's on her pacifier (along with some dog hair for another tasty treat). It's on the floor, and in my bed, and in my sink.


I'm contemplating using our dogs' Furminator. You've seen the commercials. It gets out all the dead hair in the deep underlayers of the dog's coat (No, this is not an advertisement...on second thought, Furminator, call me!). Wouldn't that work for me?? Just check out what it does for the dog (and honestly, it REALLY gets that much hair! We've done it on our little Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and the result is pretty disgusting)!

As you can see, I'm getting pretty desperate to stop this insanity before I lose mine. Calling all fellow hairless chiuaua moms....what should I do??


Amy said...

I've been losing my hair ever since my little guy popped out. It's been 5 months now, and i'm surprised i'm not bald yet. Someone suggested to keep taking prenatal vitamins, and that has helped a little. But I still have to clean out the drain after every shower. It looks like Chewbaca was in my bathroom! Gross, lol! :)

Tracy DeLuca said...

I have always been a shedder. I lose hair constantly! Good thing I have lots of it. The only thing I can say is just brush your hair often. It helps shake loose any loose hairs and get them out of there!

FeliciaE said...

I thought I had escaped it...then 18 months after my precious Miss Monk was born I started losing hair in gobs! Like you it is EVERYWHERE, I vaccum and THERE IS STILL hair all over the floor weaved into the carpet. My solution? I chopped it off, it went from almost being down to my belt line to right under my chin. Now the hair that does fall out isn't long enough to strangle Mr E when he sleeps.

Susannah said...

Girl, does that furminator thing really work? I have a sheddy bee-otch of a bloodhound. Do share

F.T.M. said...

yeah....totally does. We've been bad about using ours, but I'm sure we'd see less hair if we kept up with it. We do it once in a blue moon cuz we're crappy dog parents. But holy crap....the hair that comes off of them is insane! Expensive, but worth it if you actually do it.

JaelCustomDesigns said...

I'm petless, sorry!

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MommyB said...

Sad to say but my mane is definitely a little sparser since I had Miss A, and I'm nervous to see how it goes after this little one arrives. But for now I'm enjoying the pregnancy blessing of not shedding (much) Maybe you should think of a hair craft since you have all the excess...just a thought ;)