How to take care of your hair before and after pregnancy?


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For all women, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing to experience, but there are many ups and downs associated with it. Hair loss is one of the common problems faced by every woman during pregnancy. Several pregnant women experience their hair getting thicker, bouncier and longer during the nine months of pregnancy period because of the high levels of estrogen. But, after the delivery of the child, women experience a tough time dealing with hair loss problems, which is medically called us “telogen effluvium”. The chief reason of hair loss is because of the loss of placenta as it reduces the levels of estrogen in women’s body. The problem is only temporary; the hair will stop falling after some time. However, there is some basic home remedies that can help you deal with hair loss problems.

Avoid Complicated Hairstyles that Pulls Your Hair

Stay away from heating tools and avoid hairstyles, such as, braids and cornrows as it causes stress to your scalp. Experts recommend using good rubber bands to avert further hair damage. Hair that is terribly pulled is at a greater chance to fall out.

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Include Healthy Diet in Your Everyday List

Healthy foods are not only important to stay fit, but also to keep your hair healthy and lustrous. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants and flavinoids which are very beneficial for hair follicles. These foods are very good to munch through especially if you wish to have a long, shiny hair.

Use Quality Shampoos and Conditioners

Certain shampoos have a high level of sulphates, which is actually very bad for hair. Shampoos that have silica and biotin are good for hair growth. Apply warm hair oil in your scalp a night before you take bath and wash your hair with cold water.

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Use Wide Toothed Comb to Detangle Your Wet Hair

Wet hair is very fragile and is prone to breakage. A wide toothed comb decreases the amount of pressure you apply to your hair when you try to remove the tangles after washing your hair.

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Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water is not only good for your health, but also for your hair. Drink at least 7-8 glasses of water a day. The best thing to do when you wake up in the morning is to start your day with a warm glass of water. It also helps for the better production of breast milk.

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Consume Vitamins Regularly

Including Vitamin A, B and C in your daily diet will naturally improve the condition of the hair as well as controls hair fall. Vitamin is an antioxidant that helps in production of scalp oil. However, it is important to note that excess intake of vitamin A can lead to unwanted results. The foods that are rich in vitamins are papaya, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanut butter, orange juice and many more.

The bottom line

Follow the above steps properly to combat hair loss problems during pregnancy. Try to stay fit by consuming healthy foods in your daily diet and don’t let stress take over you. When you don’t allow stress to rule your emotions, you will be relaxed and your hair will grow healthy.

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