8 Vital Pregnancy Hair Care Tips

Pregnant-WomanEverything changes when you find yourself pregnant. Not only your body begins to change, but you can expect changes with your hair too.

So here are 8 hair care tips you can use throughout your pregnancy.

1. Wait out the first three months

If you’re thinking about dyeing or cutting your hair, be sure to wait out the first there months. Your hormones can turn your hair to be curlier, oilier and even greyer. It’s best to know exactly what type of hair you’ll be dealing with.

2. Avoid chemical processing

Your hormones during pregnancy can change your hair. So if you normally use chemicals on your hair, it’s best to abstain while pregnant. Since your hair has changed, you won’t know what results you’ll get.

3. Rethink that hair style

While your thicker, shinier hair may get you excited to try that certain style you’ve always wanted, keep in mind your hair will go back to its natural state a few months after you’ve given birth. Your hair actually appears thicker because it’s falling out slower than normal, but you’ll begin to lose that hair at a normal rate again, so keep that in mind when choosing your new style.

4. If dry, deep condition

If your hair is already dry, it may become drier with the hormonal changes. To combat this try weekly deep conditioning treatments once a month. Also, try to skip a day or a few in between shampooing as this just further dries out your hair.

5. If oily, change your brush

Just the same as your hair may become drier during pregnancy, it can also get oilier too. When in the shower, only apply conditioner to the ends to untangle and don’t use every day. You can also switch your brush to one with wood or nylon bristles. A natural bristle brush simulates oil production on the scalp and your hair may not need the added oil anymore.

6. Dyeing your hair

Hair dyes have been found to be safe to use during pregnancy. But still avoid doing anything in the first three months. Some doctors still advocate against dyeing your hair so consult your physician to see how they feel about it first.

7. Try highlights

If you don’t want to run the risk of getting your whole hair dyed, try highlighting instead. Since the dye isn’t directly applied to the scalp, less is absorbed into the body. Again, wait until after the first three months.

8. Talk to your stylist

Pregnancy can cause curly hair to go straight, straight hair to go curly and can even make your scalp drier or oilier. If you’re frustrated with how to handle your hair during this time, talk to your stylist about the best products and a way to deal with your hair.

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