The moment you learn that you are pregnant awakens a mix of all emotions and concerns. You are quite excited and thought about all the things you would have to do for healthy first pregnancy. Your imagination is pretty active and sees how your body will respond as the fetus inside your womb grows as each day passes by. You are quite certain that there will be several changes that you will have to cope with. This raises your concern thinking of all the possibilities that will happen if your body and your mind won’t be able to cope with all the developments.
You are quite aware, as you have heard stories from other pregnant moms and significant others who have provided care to a previously expecting mother, of the risks that come with pregnancy. It is not just the drastic physical changes that may alter your behavior and response to momentary stimuli, but emotional challenges as well. As hormones rush beyond the normal level during this phase of your life, you will experience notable physical developments that may either drag you down or turn your life upside down in a positive way.
This is the moment when you would like to see (if possible) every moment how the tiny life in your belly is doing. You relate the changes in your skin, hair, and nails with how that unborn child is making its way to becoming a fully developed baby. You are constantly reminded of the things that you should and should not do to make sure that both you and your baby are experiencing healthy moments together each day.
The challenges that you may need to face may be mentally exhausting as well as physically draining at times. That does not mean that you cannot look awesome even in such condition. Starting with your hair, you can do a few experiments and experience more fabulous you while on your journey to motherhood. To do that, you need patience and a lot of common sense.
Many pregnant women mothers feel and think that they have to sacrifice their usual fashion requirement for the rest of their pregnancy days. What they don’t actually realize is that they can still be fabulous and fashion forward. One does not have to be an expert to do that. It may look daunting at first, but once you learned the basics, it will be a breeze the next time around.
One of the major and common concerns of pregnant mothers is how they will care for their tresses. The key to staying beautiful and rocking fabulous hair throughout your pregnancy is to know what you can expect with your condition.
Changes That Your Hair May Go Through During Pregnancy
As the baby inside your womb develops, your body responds and changes as well. These developments affect your hair also. Fortunately, the changes that you will experience may not at all be totally discouraging. In fact, many have found the changes to be mentally and physically rewarding. Many even find their hair to be at its best during this phase of their lives.
Not everyone may experience these positive changes, however. You need to remember that these changes will come and go with your pregnancy. If you do what your doctor advises and follow through with the things that you read from reliable sources, you will find that you can still enjoy a beautiful lock even with a baby on the way.
Here are some changes that you may expect with your pregnancy:
- Slower growth rate.
Hormonal imbalance may trigger a higher level of estrogen requiring your hair to go through a longer growth phase. This will also result in a slower rate of shedding.
- Thicker mane.
As your hair shed in an unusually slower rate, you may tend to feel that you have fuller and thicker hair. An average woman sheds around 100 hairs per day. During pregnancy, around 85% to 95% of your hair grows and the rest remains in the resting phase. Once the resting phase is over, the hair falls out and is replaced by new hair growth.
- Shinier lock.
You may also see your hair to be shinier while you are pregnant. This is also due to the hormonal changes in the woman’s body during pregnancy.
After pregnancy, your hormones will start going back to its normal levels. This will result in your hair returning to its usual growth rate. This will make you feel that you will be shedding more hair than usual. In reality, the growth rate and the shedding rate of your hair had just actually returned to their normal rates.
Again, these occurrences will not be the same for every pregnant woman. Some might not even see any difference in the condition of their hair throughout the pregnancy phase. If you one of the fortunate women, this will make your pregnancy a lot better. If that is not the case, you just have to remember that your hair will return to normal once the pregnancy is over. You can also try to follow some of the tips that we will be providing below to manage your hair during this period of your life.
Tips for Properly Take Care of Your Hair During Pregnancy
- Always consider all safe sampoo for pregnancy.
Note that any chemical that may touch your hair may affect the growth and health of your baby. Invest time to be able to provide the proper care for your hair.
- Find a manageable hairstyle.
Choose a style that will compliment your personality and one that can make you look effortlessly beautiful.
- Set and follow a suitable schedule for hair care.
It will be easier for you to get used to caring for your hair if you have set a schedule to follow. Your mane will also get used to the routine. Just make sure that all the products that you use will support a healthy hair growth.
- Take some prenatal vitamins that will compliment a healthy diet.
All the nourishment that your hair needs will come from the food as well as the supplements that you take. Make it a habit to include only those that will benefit you and your baby.
It takes a conscious effort to keep a beautiful lock even if you are having a baby. If you do it properly even at the earlier stage of your pregnancy, your hair will benefit from it. Even your baby will love it.
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