What happens to the hair during pregnancy?
In general, changes in the body of women that occur during pregnancy, positively affect the condition of the hair. As a result, they become more dense and shiny, their growth intensifies. But some pregnant women (including nursing mothers) say that during the period of bearing the baby their hair becomes brittle, and after delivery and during breastfeeding strongly fall out. Specialists explain this phenomenon for two reasons: the first is related to the change in the hormonal status, the second - with the aggravation of already existing conditions.
For example, hormonal reorganization for many pregnant women "zukaetsya" a change in the process of hair growth. Some women note an increase in hair growth in the male type, that is, on the face, arms and legs. In the special literature, this phenomenon is called "hirsutism." As a rule, it passes after childbirth.
In addition, for 9 months, the hair of a woman falls much less often, and the state of the weak and lifeless significantly improves. Nevertheless, there are cases when the condition of the hair deteriorates. As a rule, the reason for this phenomenon lies in the processes, which occurred in the body of a woman before the onset of pregnancy, and the new state simply provoked external manifestations. Sometimes, however, in rare cases, there is a strong hair loss.
Whether to dye hair during pregnancy?
Not all women agree to "run" their head for 9 months, that is, to abandon the usual procedures, for example, staining. Some women say that in no case can you dye your hair, others, on the contrary, based on your own experience, say that nothing bad will come of it. So where is the truth? In fact, every situation should be treated separately (and, preferably, together with a good hairdresser). We can say with certainty that to date, research, who could confirm or deny the harmfulness of hair dyeing for the health of the unborn child, were not conducted. Nevertheless, and this is a proven fact, the chemicals that make up such paints can provoke the appearance of allergic reactions. Moreover, since you now have another hormonal background, the usual paint can give a completely unexpected color result.
There is also information that chemical solutions for coloring get on the scalp and then can penetrate into the subcutaneous blood network, and, consequently, to the baby. But, as we have just said, scientifically proven facts of this do not exist, and therefore all statements are a hypothesis. But this also does not mean that there is no risk. For example, it is more dangerous for mom and her child to inhale ammonia, which is part of ammonia paints. Therefore, the most reasonable will be to caution. For example, you can not dye your hair in the first three months, while there is a bookmark and the formation of all vital organs of the future baby.
But, if you paint, how? As an exit, you can make a highlight or coloring, but do not do cardinal actions (do not try to become a blonde if you are a brunette, and vice versa). You can use coloring shampoos, they are not so aggressive. For many, the solution will be the use of natural dyes (henna, basma and so on). When going to color your hair, keep in mind that this can not be done with a pronounced toxicosis.
Hair care during pregnancy
The hair of a woman requires care, regardless of whether she is pregnant or not. If a woman expects a baby, she should know, how exactly can you take care of your hair during this crucial life period.
First, do not forget that a full rest and sleep, walking outdoors, tempering - a direct path to healthy and chic hair.
Secondly, without remorse, you can remember "grandmother's recipes" and apply them in practice. For example, wash your hair with rye bread or milk whey, rinse them with infusions of herbs, apply masks.
Third, massage the scalp. Mass should be in the direction of the tilt of the hair and the course of the excretory ducts of the sebaceous glands. This will improve the outflow of sebum and distribute it throughout the hair. Begin to massage on the sides of the head, and finish with the crown - and so for 15 minutes. Massage should bring pleasure, and, in no event, not pain. It can also be made with massage brush-brushes.
Fourth, since we started talking about combs, remember that now more than ever need to be careful with hair. Therefore, remove the metal combs and replace them with wooden combs or brushes made of natural bristles.
Fifth, do not forget that the most important factor affecting the condition of the hair is nutrition. Try to eat more foods rich in vitamins, and at the same time avoid a variety of spices, sweets, canned foods.