I later had Brinley and still the mask remained. I tried many topical items. I hoped treating my thyroid would somehow help. Nothing improved the situation.
But the thyroid! Ugh. I was losing copious amounts of hair. You know how you lose hair after you have a baby? That was me. For a couple of years. I don't know how I still have hair, honestly. I guess it is because I started with thick hair--not so thick I have to get it thinned, but thick. After a couple of years of my body purging hair, however, it had arrived at thin. Noticeably thin. I like my hair cut in long layers and I had to start working toward eliminating that because the bottom layer looked too thin.
One day I was at the store and looking at the vitamins. I had some time to kill while Kaitlyn was at dance class and looking at vitamins always intrigues me. As I was perusing, I saw something that caught my eye. There were a few different types of vitamins labeled "Hair, Skin, and Nails." Would this solve my hair problem?!? I had long since given up on the skin problem. I had never been one to wear foundation, but a few months earlier I started wearing it daily to help smooth the "mask of pregnancy" look.
But the hair...there was nothing I could do to hide that.
I figured it was worth a shot. I chose one brand (Nature Made Vitamelts Hair-Skin-Nails) and purchased it (this, by the way, was very difficult for me. I just chose a brand without reading a thousand reviews?!? What had come over me?!?).
I started taking them daily. Within a week or two, my hair loss slowed down significantly. My husband commented on the lack of hair in the shower. I was no longer pulling handfuls out. I got my hair cut and my hair dresser said she saw a lot of new growth. Hurray!
And bonus! After 7 years, my mask of pregnancy was fading! Fading! Going away! Buh-bye!
I started that around Halloween of last year, and today as we approach St. Patrck's Day, my mask of pregnancy is gone. The other day as I thought about how fantastic it is that I stumbled across this product, I realized I needed to share it with you all! Everything I read about how to treat this was either topical or "change your birth control pills" (which I don't use so...yeah). This is the first thing that has worked for me. I hope it can help someone else!