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    This Video Of A Mom's Postpartum Hair Loss Is Both Accurate And Shocking

    "Nothing like that post-pregnancy shed!"

    New mom Christina Kreitel knows a thing or two when it comes to hair. She is a stylist and the owner of Utah-based Intrepid Studio Salon.

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    She recently shared one of the not-so-glamorous side effects of postpartum life...


    Hair loss.

    The video shows Kreitel pulling hair from a client who is experiencing hair loss after giving birth.

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    Postpartum hair loss (called telogen effluvium) is common between one and five months after delivery.

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    During a normal hair cycle, about 90% of your hair is growing at any given time, while the other 10% is in a resting phase. Every few months the resting hair falls out, allowing new hair to grow in its place. According to the American Pregnancy Association, the rise in hormones during pregnancy keeps you from losing your hair. But – after delivery – your hormones return to normal levels, so the extra hair you gained during pregnancy falls out.

    All I gotta say is, moms are amazing AF.

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