Your Hair is Everywhere, Screaming…help!

Anyone else’s 14 year old self get my Dashboard Confessional play on title?!? Come on you guys, who was not into Dashboard at that age? My 7th and 8th grade self would have died and gone to heaven if even one boy would have paid me attention. I was the “friend girl” through and through. I digress…

Anyway, let’s talk postpartum hair. I mean, for the mother-f-ing love! First, you lose just a TON of it. Just tons. It feels like every time you shower or brush it out, you’re going to go bald. You can’t do anything with it because it’s so thin, and it is EVERYWHERE and not in that Dashboard Confessional kind of way.

Then…the regrowth happens. And it’s not cute. It’s just not. It sticks out, straight up, like bangs you didn’t ask for. Lord knows you need a haircut, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon because what are you supposed to do with these little tiny baby hairs that are just not endearing? And, whenever you wear it up in a messy bun, it’s just weird looking. Like, half your hair is an inch long and hanging down, but not in an “I have really cute trendy bangs” kind of way. It’s more of a, “Did your toddler cut your hair?” kind of way.

Also, don’t get me started on the grays. Between the lack of sleep your body is now experiencing plus that added stress of an additional life, they just pop up like wildfire. This is yet another thing no one told me about before having a baby. It would have been nice to know.

So, first time moms who stumble upon my lowly blog, you’re welcome. You’re about to embark on a year plus of serious hair weirdness. May I recommend you increase your supply of bobby pins, hairspray, and headbands. Also, embrace the gray hair until  you can get your boobs free enough of that baby to go and have a proper hair cut and color. Just for some realistic ideas of that…I haven’t had mine done in over a  year.

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Let’s Do Something

I’m not usually one to voice my political feelings. It makes me feel awkward and it’s just like opening up pandora’s box every time. Everyone feels differently about politics, so I tend to stay away.

That being said, what is happening currently in our country goes far beyond political parties. The executive orders that have recently been put into place are fundamentally wrong. This is no longer about party lines, marriage rights, or pro-life versus pro-choice, etc.

I think using social media and our respective networks to raise awareness is fantastic. The more we discuss and learn from one another, the better. However, discussion only gets us so far. At times, action needs to be taken. It’s one thing to blog, Instagram, or Tweet about how upset you are. It’s another to take that and speak up for those who cannot.

If you’d like to contact members of your government, I urge you to do so. We often say, “If I lived during such-and-such time in history, I would do x-y-z.” Well, we are living in “such-and-such time,” so what are you going to do?

Below are a few sites I found most helpful for contacting my officials. Also, there are others out there that have pre-written emails, so you literally just have to put in your email address and name. That’s all! Just make sure you read what is pre-written to ensure you fully agree with everything you are sending.

Let’s speak out.

To contact your senator: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

To contact your representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

A one stop shop: act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page