Married at First Sight alum Jamie Otis has revealed her shocking hair loss as she opened up about postpartum in a new raw video.
One thing fans can count on from Jamie is that she doesn’t pull any punches. Jamie is not only extraordinarily open, but she doesn’t shy away from talking about the things that make people uncomfortable.
From marriage woes to miscarriages to pregnancy struggles, Jamie has been an open book since she wed husband Doug Hehner on Married at First Sight Season 1. Now she is speaking out on her postpartum body.
Next level hair loss
Jamie is experiencing next level baldness in patches all over her head. She admitted something like her hair loss would have previously sent her into depression.
“Here I am completely raw & bare & balding. I have no makeup, no filter & you can totally see my BALD spots. I have so much hair loss. Postpartum has rocked me to my core, affecting me physically, mentally, & emotionally. BUT, every day I am working towards healing my whole body from the inside, out,” she captioned part of the video.
The reality TV star shared a tip for those having the same issue. Jamie recommended a color dry shampoo to help cover up the spots.
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There are some days, though, that Jamie doesn’t feel the need to hide her baldness. Jamie is an advocate for body positivity and acceptance, first and foremost.
Opening up about her depression
Along with sharing her baldness, Jamie opened about her depression and its impact on her life.
“I feel like I’m a different person than I was before I had my son. I’ve had days where I’ve been bed-ridden, too depressed to get up. My daughter says, “mommy woke up!” when I crawl out of bed in the afternoon,” Jamie wrote.
The TLC personality is grateful to be a mom to daughter Henley and son Hendrix.
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Here I am completely raw & bare— & balding.👀 I have no makeup, no filter & you can totally see my BALD spots. I have so much hair loss.😱Postpartum has rocked me to my core, affecting me physically, mentally, & emotionally. BUT, every day I am working towards healing my whole body from the inside, out.🙏🏻💗 I feel like I’m a different person than I was before I had my son. I’ve had days where I’ve been bed-ridden, too depressed to get up. My daughter says, “mommy woke up!” when I crawl out of bed in the afternoon.😳 I haven’t talked too much about it bc if I mention it I fear people will think I’m just looking for pity or worse, that I’m not thankful for the amazing babies I have. I know I’m so lucky to be a mommy! We tried and tried and tried for SO long to get these beautiful babies & I’m so thankful! But that’s the thing about depression — you can’t talk yourself out of it, you can’t put makeup on and instantly feel better, you can’t even spray dry shampoo on your bald spots and expect the sadness that you buried to stay down.🤦🏼♀️😂 It’s weird because it’s not necessarily my appearance or my job or my marriage or *anything that I can pinpoint* as to why I’m “depressed.” I am so blessed in every way in life! So why do I feel so lethargic, overwhelmed, & stressed?!? I don’t know.🤷🏼♀️ The only reason I am sharing all of this is because I don’t want to be a fraud and post this video where I seem completely happy with my lack of hair and makeup free face.🙃 I don’t want you to think I’ve got all my sh!t together all the time bc there are definitely days when I don’t. But today I feel good! I’m not letting the hair loss get to me. I’m embracing my freckles & blemishes. Tomorrow, who knows!🤷🏼♀️🤣 The point is, body positivity & body acceptance is not a “flip the switch and it’s turned on” kinda thing. It’s an on-going personal journey. Last thing I wanna say – if you have bald spots and want a quick fix I def recommend dark dry shampoo! It works wonders!😝 #bodypositive #bodyacceptance #postpartumjourney #postpartum #hairloss #normalizenormalbodies #selflove #selfcare #mentalhealth #ppd #postpartumdepression
One of the reasons Jamie was afraid to come forward about her depression is because she didn’t want people to think she didn’t feel blessed or thankful. Jamie knows she is fortunate, but it doesn’t change the fact she is dealing with depression.
“But that’s the thing about depression, you can’t talk yourself out of it, you can’t put makeup on and instantly feel better, you can’t even spray dry shampoo on your bald spots and expect the sadness that you buried to stay down,” she stated.
Jamie Otis ended her message about postpartum baldness and depression by admitting that she has no idea why she feels this way, and that is okay. She does not have all of her “s**t together,” and Jamie wants her fans to see the real her.
Married at First Sight Atlanta returns in January 2021 on Lifetime.