Hair loss during pregnancy, does it also bother you? Pregnancy is a beautiful moment in a woman’s life. On the other hand, it is also one of the most sensitive periods. From morning sickness to mood swings and unusual cravings, various changes occur in your body during pregnancy. While some pregnant women find that their hair looks thicker during pregnancy (lucky ones!) Due to higher levels of estrogen, most women experience hair loss or thinning hair. How is this possible and what can you do about it?
What Causes Hair Loss During Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, hormonal changes occur in a woman’s body. For example, the body produces more estrogen during pregnancy than at any other time in its life, and progesterone levels also increase. This rise in hormone levels helps support the baby and transfer nutrients from your body to the baby. However, it can also stunt hair growth, unfortunately, as the body experiences stress from all these changes in the body for the first few months.
If hair loss during pregnancy is not caused by hormonal changes, it can sometimes be due to the underlying health condition. Pregnancy increases a woman’s risk of developing certain conditions. An example is hypothyroidism; where the thyroid gland does not make enough hormones. It occurs in 2 to 3 pregnancies in 100. Another condition is iron deficiency. This happens when the blood supply increases to provide the baby with blood and oxygen. These types of health problems can lead to hair loss during pregnancy.
A woman’s body must be healthy during pregnancy as it no longer only supports itself, but also the fetus. Therefore, a balanced nutrient absorption is crucial for mother and child. Insufficient intake of proteins, vitamins, minerals can be harmful. The same is true of excessive intake of certain vitamins, such as the retinol form of vitamin A, which can lead to hair loss during pregnancy.
The body takes time to get used to the sudden need to produce hormones that hinder the birth control pill. When you stop using birth control and the body starts to get used to it, you can experience hair loss.
What should you not do during your pregnancy?
Don’t brush excessively and don’t wear your hair too tight
Styling plays a big role in the condition of your hair. If you already have thinning hair, excessive brushing can cause more hair to fall out. Also, wearing tight hairstyles such as ponytails and braids creates undue stress on the hair and scalp.
Avoid hair products with these chemicals
Diethanolamine (DEA): Can alter a baby’s brain development.
– Formaldehyde: has been associated with spontaneous abortions, congenital malformations and premature birth.
– Parabens and Rosemary: Proven to have a negative impact on the growth of a baby.
– Synthetic Fragrances: May contain phthalates, a chemical that can alter hormone levels.
– Methylisothiazolinone (MIT): Can damage a baby’s developing nervous system.
– Sodium lauryl sulfate: has been associated with birth defects in animal studies.
– Minoxidil: Can cause hypertrichosis or excessive hair growth in a baby in the womb.
What can you do after your pregnancy to regain your healthy full hair?
Well, the above all sounds very scary, but to ensure that you return your own beautiful full and healthy hair after birth, there are plenty of options. Neofollics Hair Technology has developed a special hairline to combat hair loss and thinning hair. Combine the hair growth stimulating shampoo , conditioner and hair vitamins for healthy and beautiful hair after hair loss during pregnancy. Also available as advantageous package.