Ashley Graham is getting candid about her postpartum hair loss.
The mannequin, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share pictures of her hair, which included shorter items within the entrance. She captioned the put up, “I mean at least it’s growing #postpartumhairloss.”
Graham’s followers may relate. One commented, “INCHESSSS!! That’s how mine is right now but it’s bc my pcos and all my vitamins.” Another added, “Omg, I thought I am the only one looking like this. I feel so much better now, thank you for being so transparent with your postpartum journey.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, it is normal to experience hair loss as much as 5 months after giving start. During being pregnant, elevated hormones means hair grows quicker than it sheds, however this shifts when the child is born.
This is just not the primary time Graham — who gave start to her first son with husband Justin Ervin in 2020 adopted by twin boys in 2022 — has spoken out about experiencing hair loss. In May 2021, she told Parents that her “whole hairline fell out” 4 months after giving start to her first baby.
“That was more traumatic than even birth because I was like, ‘My hair’s falling out in clumps — what am I doing?’ and then I realized it’s actually a thing,” she stated. “My skin got a bit irritated as well, and I had a little bit of rosacea that I had to combat.”
Graham, a physique positivity advocate, has additionally opened up about the challenge she faced to love her postpartum body. In a May 2022 essay for Glamour, she talked about fighting issues like further weight and stretch marks.
“I’ve learned it’s OK if the journey to love the skin you’re in is more complex that you could ever have imagined,” she wrote. “Even now, if I’m completely honest, I go in waves. I am still not entirely comfortable in my body, no matter my own body positivity advocacy. There are days where I look at myself and I say, ‘There’s nothing you can’t handle. There’s nothing you can’t do.’ Then I look at the stretch marks that still exist and will forever exist on my stomach, and I think, ‘God why did you have to go up above my belly button? I’m a lingerie model for God’s sake. This is not what lingerie models look like.’ But then I remind myself, ‘Well, I’ve never been the norm of what a typical lingerie model looks like.'”
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