Ashley Graham Is Still Dealing with an Annoying Postpartum Symptom Almost 11 Months After Her Twins Were Born

Many of the frustrating postpartum symptoms tend to go away a few months after giving birth. You start to sleep better (hopefully!), the night sweats stop, your breastmilk regulates or goes away, you heal, and you start to get into a routine with your little one. But Ashley Graham’s twins, Roman and Malachi, turn 11 months old next week, and their mama is still dealing with a super annoying postpartum symptom.

In a series of pictures posted to Instagram, the model shows off her short, wispy hairs that are a result of postpartum hair loss.

“I mean at least it’s growing #postpartumhairloss,” she captioned the post. In it, she’s wearing a robe in the bathroom, showing off her short hair around the crown and top of her head. She posts pictures of the shorter hairs from different angles, including one with her hair in a bun and the short hairs sticking up and another with her hair long and down with the shot hairs in the middle of her part standing on end.

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Postpartum hair loss happens to about 50 percent of women, according to the American Pregnancy Association.

“Changes like delivery, breastfeeding, sleep deprivation and hormones place a stress on the body and in response the body works to conserve energy and resources from areas of low priority, such as hair growth, in favor of supporting other more critical changes taking place,” Dr. Lindsey Bordone, who specializes in hair loss at ColumbiaDoctors and is the assistant professor of Dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center, told SheKnows in March 2020. “When this happens many hairs are shifted to the shed phase of the hair cycle and then in a one to three month period shedding begins.”

It’s very common, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t annoying. There are several ways to help though, like taking vitamins and supplements, styling it in a new way, and just giving it time.

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