Ashley Graham Shows Off Her Postpartum Baby Hairs in New Photo—and It's Something Other New Moms Might See Too

Honestly, she's rocking it.

Obviously, there are a lot of changes that happen to your body during pregnancy. But there are a lot of changes—sometimes unexpected ones—that can happen after pregnancy too. Model and new mom Ashley Graham, keeping it real as she always does, showed Instagram one of the changes she's experienced after having her first child: postpartum baby hairs.

The 33-year-old and her husband, Justin Ervin, welcomed their son, Isaac, in January 2020. Now, over a year later, Graham is seeing some new hair growth along her hairline. And on March 2, she posted a photo on Instagram showing off the wispy hairs: "I may not be a bond girl but i can be a bond villain (postpartum baby hairs come through!!!)"

Some Instagram users had never heard of this particular effect that Ppostpartum can have on hair and thanked Graham for shining a light on it. Others said they have also experienced it, including 31-year-old Katherine Schwarzenegger, who is mom to 6-month-old Lyla with her husband Chris Pratt. "Omg ME TOO," the author commented.

When the hair that sheds finally comes back, it may look a little different, as Graham shows in her Instagram post. That "Bond villain" look she's referring to is actually part of the normal hair regrowth process known as the "whispies" phase. "You'll get this halo of hair around your hairline that all grows in at once," Chloe Zera, MD, an ob-gyn at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston previously told Health. And those whispies are more noticeable if you have long hair because when you try to pull it back in a ponytail (like Graham seems to be doing in the photo), the new hairs slip out, Dr. Zera explained.

Basically, though it can be difficult to style, new hair growth is a totally normal thing many new moms go through. And even though Graham thinks she might look like a Bond villain, her comments were flooded with people hyping her up, telling her how amazing she looked, including fellow model Emily Ratajkowski: "I mean damn you pull it off," she said.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles