Pregnancy haircare guideAuthor: happy pig
Many mums-to-be are blessed with shiny, thick hair due to pregnancy hormones – but some aren't so lucky. Pregnancy hormones can play havoc with your hair. If your hair type has changed and you don't know how to make the best of your new locks, read on.
Fine or limp hair
New pregnancy hormones can lead your hair to overproduce oils and appear limp and greasy. If this happens to you, try Pantene Full and Thick Shampoo and Conditioner. Kate Haine, 20 weeks pregnant, says 'I have fine hair and the first time I used it, it looked very fulsome and lovely.'
Charles Worthington Dream Hair Thickening Shampoo is a great troubleshooter. Naomi Carter, 26 weeks pregnant, says 'I've been waiting for the thick, glossy hair that's supposed to happen during pregnancy, and now I've finally got it, although I'll admit it's out of a bottle.' If your hair seems lifeless and lacklustre between washes, try using a product such as Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo in between washes for fresher-looking locks.
Dry or frizzy hair
Those pesky pregnancy hormones may also be responsible for turning your gorgeous, silky-smooth barnet into a frizzy mess.
A rich, moisturising treatment can soon sort it out – try Clinique Dramatic Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Nadine Roodhouse, 22 weeks pregnant, says that the shampoo 'was lovely, and my hair definitely felt softer after I blow-dried it.'
Lancome Hair Sensation Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner were also very popular as a treat for stressed-out locks. And a spritz of Mark Hill's De-Frizz Shine Control Mist left Rebecca Aston, 17 weeks pregnant 'with lovely, glossy hair – my frizz has finally been tamed.'
Also, pay attention to sun damage.
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Pregnancy and Hair Loss - Understanding What Is HappeningAuthor: Dr. Emma Alvin
While pregnancy is considered to be one of the most amazing and beautiful experiences a woman goes through in her entire life, there are also a lot of changes related to it and some of them are not very pleasant. One of the issues most pregnant women confront themselves with is the thinning or loss of their hair at a very rapid rate. This is why is very important to understand the basics of pregnancy and hair loss, so we can take appropriate measures against it.
It doesn't matter if your hair is thinning, thickening, breaking or falling out, because during the pregnancy they all happened for the same reason: the change of hormone levels in your body. The specific hormone we can pin point the blame on is estrogen, which plays an important role in the way your hair is shaped because it acts directly on the hair follicles. For example, if the estrogen levels in your body increase all of a sudden you will notice that your hair starts growing faster and becomes thicker.
Another change that pregnancy brings upon a woman's hair lays in the style of it and it's also caused by hormones. This is why women that have had straight hair for their entire life, during pregnancy, have experienced a natural curling of their hair and the other way around. The affirmation is also valid when talking about hair thinning or thickening.
We have already established that estrogen is the hormone that is situated at the root of the hair changes during the pregnancy. But why is it different for each woman and why do some women have higher levels of estrogen while others don't have enough? It's all about the nutrients they have in their bodies. Nutrients are important at all the times but during pregnancy it is vital we provide our body with each and every vitamin, protein, fatty acid and so on that it needs. A healthy diet might not be enough which is why doctors encourage their patients into taking prenatal supplements.
When it comes to pregnancy and hair loss, there is one other important thing you should know: for most of the women this problem goes away by itself after about six months from giving birth. But if you want to take action now and make sure your hair remains healthy and strong or your hair loss problems are already very big then I recommend you to read a very helpful guide on this subject, The Hair Loss Black Book.
Hello! My name is Emma Alvin and for the past five years I have been helping men and women with hair loss issues.
I hope my articles will provide insightful information and get you on the right track into solving your problems.
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