Great hair is something most pregnant women rave about. Their hair becomes shinier and thicker during pregnancy. They also experience less shedding. Some women, however, experience a change in their hair’s moisture and texture due to hormonal fluctuations. Their hair becomes oilier than before or curly hair becomes straighter. No matter what changes you’re experiencing with your hair, you need to know how to take good care of it during your pregnancy.
There are some things you can do to keep your hair healthy throughout your pregnancy. Here are some of them.
When you’re pregnant, you’re not just feeding yourself, but your child as well. As such, we highly recommend that you eat healthy and nutritious foods. Incorporate fruits, vegetables, lean meat and Omega 3-rich foods in your daily diet. Not only will you be rewarded with healthy gorgeous hair, you can also ensure that your unborn child is getting all the nutrition it needs.
Massage your scalp
Massaging your scalp with warm oil is not only relaxing; it can also help moisturize your hair and scalp. Plus, it also stimulates blood circulation to your scalp; thus, promoting hair growth. This is especially beneficial if you’re experiencing dryness in your hair and scalp.
For best results, ask your spouse to do this once a week. Olive oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil are great for nourishing the scalp and roots.
Getting a haircut
If you’re thinking of cutting your hair, it is best to wait until the second trimester before doing so. The overall texture of your hair is likely to change due to pregnancy hormones. It is best to know what type of your hair you’ll be dealing with before making any significant changes.
Hold off hair treatments
Most research suggests that hair dyes are not highly toxic and are safe to use during pregnancy. But for safety purposes, it is best to hold off dyeing your hair, especially during the first trimester. All other forms of hair treatments should be avoided throughout the pregnancy. Going natural is one of the best things you can do for your hair, scalp, and unborn baby’s health.