Ok time for some really honest talk – post baby hair. It sucks. Postpartum hair loss is real. Hair loss after weaning from breastfeeding is real (no one told me that). You know what else is real that no one tells you about? Sometimes your hair never recovers. Sometimes it stays thin and weak and grows at a snail’s pace.
Some mamas get lucky and have amazing hair growth during pregnancy … I am not one of those mamas. My hair stayed the same during my first pregnancy and then about three months postpartum, it started falling out. Then I cut it and changed dry shampoo brands. My hair got fried and I had to cut it shorter. This was almost two years ago and I’m still trying to grow it back out.
I’ve tried supplements. I’ve tried to love short hair. Neither worked. Then I dyed it pink and then darker ombré and then back to platinum. It got more damaged. It’s been three months since I’ve touched my hair with bleach or scissors and it’s barely grown an inch.
So, I bought a weave. No shame. Zero. I miss my long, healthy hair. I miss feeling confident in my hair.
Rachel, my stylist and owner of Parlor 13 in Mt. Juliet, suggested I look into the halo style extensions and recommended the Sonos Solo by Donna Bella. I mulled it over for a few weeks and finally pulled the trigger. My hair is platinum, so we ordered the 16” deluxe in #60. Rachel toned it to match my shade of platinum and then cut several inches off and layered it to better blend with my hair.
It still feels weird, but the hair blends beautifully with my natural hair and the best part? I can decide when to wear it and when to not. It’s going to take a few days to get used to wearing it, but it’s easy to put on and remove.