Hair Loss During Pregnancy and How to Prevent Hair Fall

Hair loss problem during pregnancy and how to prevent to hair fall.  Pregnancy is a great joy and a time of great change. During this period, as is known, the hormonal background of a woman's body is significantly changed due to an increase in the content of female hormones in the blood. This leads to a lot of changes in the appearance of the future mother. Hair during pregnancy also reacts sensitively to the level of hormones - as a rule, they fall out less and grow faster, which makes the hair more spacious and healthy.In addition, the activity of the sebaceous glands also changes - hair can become both fatter and more drier. Let's figure out the peculiarities of hair care during pregnancy.

What are the changes and why?

If during pregnancy hair falls out slightly, then after delivery with the return of the hormonal background normal loss increases - those hairs that were supposed to fall out are lost, but still kept the entire period of pregnancy.

Do not worry about it - soon the condition of the hair will return to the original and everything will go well. However, adequate nutrition and vitamin masks during and after pregnancy will help you reduce loss. By the way, it is noticed that hair falls out less with prolonged feeding of the baby with the breast, and with early excommunication from the chest, the prolapse increases.

However, it also happens that during pregnancy, on the contrary, hair falls out violently. Usually this is due to the fact that all the stores of calcium and vitamins in the body go to the development of the baby, and the hair feeds on the residual principle. For the same reason, the nails become brittle. In this case, you need to take vitamins and make hair masks during pregnancy.
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Therefore, if hair falls out during pregnancy, review your diet and pay attention to your emotional state - perhaps you are too worried - stress, lack of sleep, overfatigue are also one of the main causes of hair loss .

You may notice a change in the type of your hair - it becomes more greasy or, alternatively, drier, others feel better. All these are temporary changes that will disappear soon after birth.

Should I cut my hair during pregnancy?

An old belief that it is impossible to get a haircut for pregnant women (the delivery will be worse or the baby's health will not be so strong), does not receive any scientific or expert confirmation.

However, if you believe in the mystical power of long hair for a woman and for you it is important, you have every right not to be tonsured all 9 months.

Whether to dye hair during pregnancy?

But it is very careful to do this. At least in the first trimester, when there is intrauterine laying of organs and fetal systems. The same applies to the chemical wave of hair. If you are important to your health and the future child - try not to dye your hair and do not resort to a chemical wave or long-term styling.

Hair colors contain a lot of aggressive chemicals and heavy metals (we wrote more about this here ), which get into the blood through the scalp. Let there be no connection between the color of the hair and the diseases of the newborn (and this is in the hands of cosmetic concerns), the chemical and allergenic load on the fetus is still not desirable.

In addition, due to changes in metabolism and hair structure, the result of painting and curling can be unexpected. And if earlier you did not have allergic reactions to chemical reagents, now you are not insured from them.

Hair masks during pregnancy

In general, caring for your hair during pregnancy can change slightly - perhaps they will require more frequent or more rare washing. But it is advisable to make care more gentle and reduce the chemical load on the body, especially if your hair falls out during pregnancy:
  • refuse frequent use of a hair dryer and forceps
  • use clean water to wash your hair and body - the filter shower nozzle is ideal
  • use home or organic shampoos and balms
  • apply home masks
  • and also use brushes from natural materials and regularly do scalp massage
Masks should be made from available home ingredients or buy organic cosmetics. At home, you can apply kefir and other dairy products for 30 minutes before washing your hair. There you can add oils - burdock, castor, olive. It is also good to use eggs, banana, honey. See more Hair Mask here.

After washing, rinse your hair with acidified water (with a little lemon juice or apple cider vinegar). Use essential oils, nicotinic acid, vitamins in ampoules should be used with caution.