OK, So You Can Be Too Blonde And Too Thin

I had my hair done today and I was overdue, per usual. My ends were stringy; I had roots. Basically I was one missed shampoo shy of looking like a homeless woman. I’m really bad about pushing it. When I met with clients at work face-to-face I was much better about the hair upkeep. Now I interact solely on the phone or via e-mail with clients so the need to maintain my hair just sort of takes a back seat. I still refuse to wear a scrunchie outside the house, though.

My hair dresser up and quit yesterday so I got to see the owner of the salon as they were shuffling appointments. This was really a treat since the salon owner charges close to three times what my hairdresser charged, does spots on local TV, and her clients include a lot of local broadcast TV personalities.

I have a photographer I can recommend, but since she’s only 6, you’ll have to provide transportation as her Barbie scooter limits her to our driveway.

The salon owner basically said what I already knew, sitting there in the chair in my black smock, looking at my fried ends that definitely took some damage at the beach. I was too blonde, so she toned it down.

But then she asked me if I’d noticed hair loss after I had Miss A. And I had to say yes. I remember taking a shower and pulling out strands of hair every time I shampooed. She showed me how my new hair growth was thinning out. Visions of me as a little old lady with bald spots and wearing support hose ran through my mind.

So now mama’s got her some new fancy shampoo and conditioner for thinning hair.

Hey, I still don’t have any gray, though.

30 comments

  1. bill says:

    I would imagine that having someone you don’t even know tell you that you look pretty good, to put it mildly, would be more than a little creepy…so I won’t say it.

  2. Sarcastic Mom says:

    As long as you don’t start using that hair in a can spray, I’ll still love you. πŸ˜‰

    Oh, and I have tons of gray hairs. I can lend you some? πŸ˜‰

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  3. Leeanthro says:

    I had a crazy textural change after pregnancies.

    Here’s a tip: my hairdresser told me to start parting on the opposite side. You wouldn’t believe the difference in fullness in my hair. Same haircut, just parting on the other side. It’s crazy. I get tons of compliments when I style it that way.

    She said that over time the hair starts to break and thin where you always part it.

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  4. Southern Mom says:

    Your new ‘do looks fabulous!

    I had terrible hair loss troubles after my pregnancies, but since my 3rd was so close to my 2nd pregnancy, it was really bad! I started using special hair products, and did notice a good change. My loss has slacked off now, thankfully, but I have TONS of new growth all over my head (which is a good thing, I suppose).

    Maybe the “new” blonde will be more forgiving on how often you have to get to the salon…wouldn’t that be the best!

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  5. Jennilu says:

    Yes, my hair began falling out about 5 years ago. Notice I don’t say “thinning” because it started doing that at birth. To date I haven’t found any gray on my head, either. But, I would definitely trade a thick head full of gray hair for my stragling blonde frog fur. Yours looks great, you have nothing to worry about!

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  6. Jennifer says:

    I’ve had gray since I was 16.

    What did she recommend for you? I’ve got the thin hair at the top/front but its nice and thick in the back. Weird.

  7. Jamie says:

    I wrote Jennifer back, but in case anyone else would like the info, the salon owner recommended, and I bought, Nioxin brand cleanser (shampoo) and scalp therapy conditioner for fine hair. It’s cut a little shorter than I normally like, but I had skipped a cut last time in early April and just had my bangs trimmed and my ends were really damaged. Plus I had been getting color on top of color with highlights touch ups and that was also damaging my hair. So I’m still blonde, but a lot more natural looking.

    At least I think so.

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  8. Amy says:

    I love the cut! The color looks great too. I’m jealous about the gray. That is why I highlight now!

  9. wendy says:

    You look great! After your second child, you should give yourself a break and read the novel we read in our book club of over 30 moms, “THE BOOK OF MOM” by Taylor Wilshire. A perfect summer read, funny that you can’t put down filled with all of Oprah’s tips to balanced and authentic living. We all loved it. Have you read it?

  10. Jackie says:

    Sometimes stylists exaggerate to sell more ‘product’…
    Just a thought…
    To be on the safe side, you should probably get used to wearing a hat πŸ˜‰ (just kidding)

    I have the WORLDS wimpiest hair!
    Every stylist I have EVER gone to, lifts up one side of my hair and as it’s falling they tell me ‘there’s not much I can do with THIS hair’
    “But I want it to look like Jennifer Aniston’s!” I say…
    That’s usually when the tilt their head slightly while shaking it back and forth slowly to say ‘NO WAY’

    You hair looks great…
    PLUS… BONUS… You actually have a style!

    πŸ˜‰
    Jackie

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  11. Michelle says:

    Sigh…I am too blonde (mentally not hair-wise…let’s not discuss my roots since I’ve been afraid to highlight my hair during pregnancy it has been 8 months – not pretty). I kept waiting for the too thin part (not that you don’t look amazing whether or not you’ve had 2 children) and then finally realized it was the hair.

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  12. Blonde Mom says:

    Hair Club for Women anyone? πŸ˜‰

    Hopefully my new fancy pants shampoo/conditioner will help me keep my hair from falling out any more and actually growing in!

  13. Jill says:

    You look great – love the color. I have thick hair normally, and it got even thicker when I was pregnant. I was waiting for the great shedding of hair after I had Adam, but it didn’t happen. My hair remained thicker than thick. I have to have it thinned every time I get it cut, or I’ll look like Amy Winehouse (minus the tatoos and plus about 100 pounds). And the gray hairs??? I’m not even going there.

  14. Emily says:

    My hairlady said the same thing after the Bear was born: “you’ve lost some hair; see these little wispy bits of growth…”.

    SO did not want to hear that!

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  15. Caroline says:

    Very nice! I got my haircut on Saturday, brought in a photo of Andrea Evans (from One Life to Live – which I don’t watch) and it looks exactly like yours – bangs, length, style. I also made another appointment to go back in 2 weeks for highlights. I’m going to get partial highlights instead of a full head. I figure that it will look sun-kissed in the summer πŸ™‚ I also had very thick hair my whole life until I had a baby. I was thrown for a loop after…

  16. The Mrs. M says:

    ugh! my hair falls out and sheds like crazy and i’ve not even had children!!!

    love the new do! perhaps i’ll hire you photographer for the Christmas card pic this year! HA!

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