Of all of the side-effects of pregnancy and giving birth — the pain, the swelling, nausea, the list goes on — the one you hear about the least might be postpartum hair loss and the awkward stages of regrowth that follow. But Desi Perkins, who gave birth to her first child, a son, in October 2020, is never one to shy away from reality. The beauty influencer and brand founder just appeared on TikTok in her full baby-haired glory to share how she styles her awkward postpartum regrowth.
"Hiding those hairs has me feeling like an international super spy," Perkins captioned a video from June 16. It opens on her completely unstyled hair, with thick baby hairs that are about an inch long and that lie along the front of her hairline.
"Anyone ever wondered what postpartum hair loss and regrowth looks like? Hello," she says while running her fingers through her regrowth. "What do I do with this? My options right now with this are a headband and/or some serious edge design work — some swirls, some swoops."
Perkins opts for the latter, paired with a high and tight topknot bun. To lay down her baby hairs into swooped perfection, she used the stronghold G.O.A.T. — Got2B Glued Invincible Styling Gel. You can see the results by watching the full video above.
Perkins might've ended up running late to wherever she was off to thanks to her hairstyling situation, but these seemingly flawless results seem to have been more than worth it.
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