A baby is a blessing and a gift and whenever a woman is expecting a child, a lot of people around her often get excited and worked up. In this stage, the woman experiences a lot of changes physically, mentally and emotionally. Physical changes not only include the swelling of breasts, and darkening in some areas of the body, but also the changes in the woman’s hair. This article aims to answer the five common problems regarding hair and give five tips in taking care of it during pregnancy.
- Hair changes
One thing that is considered a typical hair problem is that whenever a woman becomes pregnant there are changes in her body and hair. As women enter the stage of carrying a baby, she experiences hormonal imbalances and more. These imbalances are the reason why women experience changes in the hair. During this stage, it can cause them to have hair loss. Hair loss can be treated by eating good foods, avoiding over brushing and avoiding the use of shampoo with strong chemicals in it. Another hair change is having oily hair. This can be dealt with by using hair products that are designed to remediate oily hair but also take note of the chemicals that are being used by that product.
- Chemical-free hair products
Hair products that are sold on the market are sometimes harmful because of the chemicals that are used to make them. These chemicals might seep into the skull and could cause harm to the baby.
- Giving a hair massage
Relaxation is one of the keys to having a successful pregnancy. Pregnant women are sometimes stressed out with the hormonal changes in their bodies. This can be eased through by giving the hair a massage. Massaging the scalp and hair using natural oils like jojoba, castor, coconut and much more can help the woman be free of stress and anxiety. Aside from being stress-free, there are also benefits one can get with these oils. Some examples include strengthening of the roots, and it can also prevent hair loss, and it helps blood circulation too.
- Eat healthy foods
In order to have a good hair during pregnancy, women are also required to eat good food. And by good food, we mean fruits and veggies and the proper amount of meats. Aside from the benefit that it helps the baby and the mother become healthy, it also helps strengthen hair and make it shinier.
- Don’t be afraid to ask the pro’s
If a woman is pregnant, she should not be afraid to visit the experts and ask them some tips about taking care of her hair. Hairstylists, the gynecologist and much more are the professionals that are fit to answer the questions of any pregnant woman.
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