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Lucy Mecklenburgh has shared an honest photo of her postpartum hair loss during a follower Q&A over on Instagram.
Lucy, 29, is regularly praised by followers for being so open and honest about the challenges of becoming a new mum, and during the Q&A, one fan asked if she had suffered from postpartum hair loss since welcoming little Roman last March.
Sharing a snap of her hair loss, she answered: "Yep! Love this look!"
According to Lloyds Pharmacy, many women are faced with hair loss after pregnancy. They explain that while during pregnancy, many women find their hair grows thicker - due to the increase of oestrogen - after pregnancy, this excess hair can shed.
While it might seem as though you're losing an abnormal amount of hair, it's actually thought to be returning to normal. They explain: "It's also believed that childbirth can be a trigger for telogen effluvium, a type of hair loss which causes widespread thinning on the head. Telogen effluvium is associated with intense physical or emotional stress."
You can find more information here.
Lucy often speaks out about the highs and lows of mum life. In a separate question, one follower asked about the one piece of advice she would give to new mums.
"If you're struggling, it's really normal, don't think that's wrong, don't think it makes you a bad mum and always ask for help, always pick up the phone and talk to someone. Instagram is great to look at real mum accounts," said Lucy.
Last month, the former TOWIE star took to her platform to hit back at cruel trolls who called her a "dirty cow" and criticised her for sharing a breastfeeding snap.
A troll wrote: "You have one child, get a grip of yourself," after Lucy had posted a picture with Roman, who she shares with Ryan Thomas.
Another message read: "Cover up while breast feeding. It's f***ing disgusting."
Lucy shared the vile messages alongside crying laughing emojis, and the next day thanked everyone for their support.
"Thank you for everyone who sent kind, lovely messages after what those two horrible trolls said to me," she said.
"Do you know what, one of the main reasons I wanted to put it up is because I think that a lot of people on social media - influencers and maybe mums, not necessarily - are just scared of being too open and honest because then you're sort of putting yourself out there for people to say really horrible, nasty, personal things.
"If you don't show much of your life, and just a lovely photo here and there, you're less likely to get attacked like that."
Well done to Lucy for showing the realities of mum life! We love how open and honest she is.
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