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 Hair changes during pregnancy

Hair changes during pregnancy

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Along with the extra glow on your face due to pregnancy, you may notice that your crowning glory feels fuller and thicker. You might observe less hair loss while brushing or washing your hair. Well! Say thanks to the higher hormone levels that circulate in your body during pregnancy. Higher hormone levels result in lower hair loss and also encourage faster hair growth.

Monday, January 16th, 2017

However, changes in hair colour and hair texture such as drier or oilier than before might also be common.

Thinking of colouring your hair while pregnant?
Well, you may want to consider using mehendi or henna to give your hair a little bit of colour without the worry of excessive chemicals.

Unfortunately, along with the increased hair on your head, unwanted hair growth might also be seen on your chin, upper lip, cheeks, arms and legs. You could find new growth (a strand or two) in your belly, chest or around the nipples. Increased cortisone and pregnancy hormone levels lead to this type of growth.

No need to worry about these hair changes, as these are quite normal during pregnancy and usually lessen or disappear within 6 months after the birth of your little bundle of joy.

Getting Rid of Unwanted Hair

If you want to get rid of these unwanted hair growth during pregnancy,

  • You can either wax or shave or use a tweezer.
  • Avoid using bleaches or hair removal creams, as these can be absorbed into the skin and can be harmful.

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