November 21, 2011 09:00 AM

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Selma Blair wants to keep it real.

Just like all new moms, she’s experiencing the joys — and also the pains — of the hormonal changes that come in the first few months following childbirth.

“This is so not glamorous, but it’s true: I need to take longer showers so that I can collect the hair that falls out and throw it away so I don’t clog the drain. Why do actresses never talk about that?” she tells PEOPLE with a laugh before the Nov. 12 launch party for Gwen Stefani‘s Harajuku Mini for Target collaboration.

“It just started falling out at the three-month mark,” laments the actress, 39, whose son Arthur Saint is now four months old. “And I’m not a girl who likes extensions, so Selma’s going to be bald!”

All shedding aside, Blair is relishing her son’s latest milestones.

“He rolls over now,” she says of her baby boy with fashion designer beau Jason Bleick, “and he got a bouncy toy! It’s like the biggest moment of your life: ‘Oh my gosh, I get 10 minutes free now!'”

“Before, he had a playmat, Mommy or Daddy or now a nanny that comes for a few hours in the daytime, to hold him. But now, autonomy! He got a Fisher-Price Jumperoo — I wish I had one for every room!”

So what does Blair try to do in that 10-minute window of freedom? There’s only one thing, of course: “Shower!”

— Marisa Laudadio

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