Hair care during pregnancy
Hair Care During Pregnancy, Hair Care. Hair during pregnancy can undergo many changes which otherwise do not happen. Some women notice their straight hair becoming naturally curled and the opposite happens too
Hair during pregnancy can undergo many changes which otherwise do not happen. Some women notice their straight hair becoming naturally curled and the opposite happens too
Pregnancy makes a woman’s body go through a lot of changes. The pregnancy hormones bring about innumerable physical changes in the expecting mother’s body and the hair is no exception. So your hair may need some extra care during those special months.
The rising need of proteins, Iron and other nutrients is main reasons behind hair changes during pregnancy. Although these changes are temporary and vanish once the baby arrives, a woman goes through an irritable time during those nine months due to the same.
Follow these simple tricks to curb irritation during pregnancy.
Ask your doctor about vitamin and mineral supplements available. Vitamin B, Biotin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Zinc promote healthy hair growth, but supplements for the same should be taken on the doctor’s advice to ensure that there is no effect on the growing baby.
Avoid hairstyles that might pull or stress hair. Cornrows, weaves and braids are not advisable during pregnancy. Also one should avoid using hair rollers which can pull the hair tightly.
Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Not only are they good for your baby but they are a safe way to promote nutrients essential for growth of hair.
Shampoo your hair with thickening shampoos containing ingredients like biotin. When hair is wet, one should be extra gentle with it. Comb it only with a wide-toothed comb or wait until it is semidry before combing or brushing.
Avoiding shampoo with the fear of baby catching cold and drenching hair with oil is very common practice amongst young mothers. Such poor hygiene is a sure recipe for hair fall. Oil should not be kept more than 24 hours and one should shampoo regularly.
Post partum Iron and Calcium supplements should be continued during period of lactation. Depletion of body reservoirs can cause severe hair fall.
To ensure a good crop of hair even after pregnancy, ensure you are on a balanced diet consisting of adequate fruits and vegetables. Eat fruits rich in flavonoids since they are antioxidants and protect the hair follicles.
Massage your hair regularly. After delivery, most women channel their efforts into the baby and stop looking after themselves. This also adds to their hair woes. Good grooming, especially of the hair, is absolutely essential to retain the growth and luster of hair after childbirth. Also ensure that your hormonal balances are in place and there is minimal stress involved in your daily life.