Many find their hair thicker and glossier during pregnancy.
The quality, quantity and texture of hair changes
when you are pregnant. This is of course a bonus.
Conversely, you may find yourself losing lots of strands
and worry if baldness is around the corner.
• Hair grows in cycles; it falls out and rests
in phases. On average you lose 100 strands per day.
During pregnancy the cycle speeds up so there is more
hair fall but due to hormones you will also find hair
growing back fast enough
• However if you have thyroid, hair loss becomes
a fact during pregnancy
• After you have your baby, the resting phase
begins. You will face hair loss which can sometimes
last for up to 2 years in extreme cases. Whatever
the time frame, you will not go bald as pregnancy
does not cause baldness.
• The hair that you are losing now at one go
feels a lot; in actual fact this is an accumulated
loss that would have happened throughout the course
of nine months but is happening post delivery
• Make sure you eat foods that are nutritionally
• Thick hair may appear even thicker and difficult
to manage during pregnancy. Choose a simple hair style
that is perhaps shorter and which is easy to maintain.
Using mild shampoos and treatments will help.
on other parts
• Apart from the head hair, you will also see
extra growth on your face viz upper lip, chin, cheeks
which will be unsightly. This is again temporary and
will go away after 3-6 months after baby's arrival.
This growth is induced by the sex hormone, androgen.
Not only facial hair, but you will also see growth
on your breasts, stomach, arms and legs.
• Hair removal techniques include tweezing,
waxing and shaving. Steer clear of topical creams
that promise slow growth, hair-removing lotions and
bleaching agent that lighten the skin as there is
no conclusive evidence suggesting they are safe