HAIR FALL DURING PREGNANCY - HOW DO WE TACKLE IT?

Awaiting the good news but worried about hair fall? Don’t worry, we’ve got some best hacks for you to enjoy your pregnancy time!

During pregnancy and just after delivery, a woman undergoes a host of hormonal changes. As per Dr. Jaishree Sharad, a Cosmetic Dermatologist, “the hair goes from anagen phase into the shedding gluten phase. So, there’s a condition called acute telogen effluvium which happens in almost all pregnant women, two to three months after they deliver.” To put it simply, acute telogen effluvium induces stress-related hair loss. Sometimes, this hair loss can be quite a lot and that could create panic in you.

But the good news is that this condition is quite common and experts like Dr. Jaishree Sharad have been assuring us that with the proper hair care, your hair will be back with a bang (pun intended!).

Because when it comes to the time of pregnancy, you deserve to enjoy it and worry less about your hair. So let worry take a back seat ‘coz we’ve got some great ways to treat your hair (like a baby) at home!

Here are some tips for healthy hair -

1. Give it an oil massage:

What’s a good way to calm yourself while treating your hair right? Give your hair an oil massage! Oil massage spreads the essentials to your hair roots and increases blood circulation for better hair growth. Massaging your scalp with heated oil improves blood circulation, allowing nutrients to reach your hair follicles more effectively. Hair follicles can be nourished and strengthened, resulting in quicker hair growth, and reducing hair fall during pregnancy. Just heat a small amount of oil and apply it to your hair. Massage it for about 10-15 minutes. It’ll not just help your hair heal but will also relax you during pregnancy.

2. Use the right hair care products:

During pregnancy, you have to be careful about the smallest bits. Staying away from colors and chemicals can actually help your hair stay intact and stop hair fall. Using an anti-hair fall shampoo like Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution can give your hair a voluminous look while taking care of it and reducing hair fall. Be very particular about the hair care routine and products you choose during pregnancy.

3. Style it right:

Who said you can’t party or enjoy your gorgeous locks while you’re pregnant? Because all you have to do is style it the healthy way. During pregnancy, your hair follicle gets very delicate. So, during this period, just style it in loose hairstyles like loose braids, low buns. Avoid using heavy curlers or styling gadgets as they might weaken your hair more. While you are adding some waves to your hair, use Pantene Open Hair Miracle for protection against hair fall and add shine and volume. Also, yes, the best hairstyle you can rock is open hair because free hair never goes out of style!

4. Get regular hair trims:

Trimming your hair every 3-4 months during your pregnancy keeps your hair fresh and reduces hair fall. It again all depends on the hormones, but trimming your hair reduces split ends and damaged edges. Hair trimming at regular intervals reduces breakage, prevents thinning, and improves the appearance of hair. It protects hair from harm by shedding rough edges and, in the long term, enhances its quality and texture.

5. Eating Right:

If you want to take care of your hair, you have to treat it and feed it right. During pregnancy, your hair health depends mostly on hormones and your diet. While you are already careful of what you eat, sometime you might miss out on the essentials for your hair. Supplement your diet with the following nutrients: Vitamin B complex, Biotin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc. Having loads of veggies will also help in keeping your hair healthy. Hair quality will deteriorate if the diet lacks the necessary nutrients. A diet rich in nuts, flax seeds, salmon, eggs, and other nutritious foods stimulates and strengthens hair follicles. Supplements can also be used after consulting your doctor.

No doubt, your pregnancy can affect your hair. But this is the time when you should take care of yourself while taking care of your baby. Just some careful tips can reduce hair fall and keep your hair healthy. During pregnancy, homemade hair masks with bananas and oil can also do wonders. After applying, just rinse it off with Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution for great results.

We understand that this time can be stressful and tiring but paying attention to your mental wellness is equally important. During this time, going through hormonal changes and having hair fall is very normal.

Just following our useful tips will make your hair glow while you’re glowing too. Don’t forget to enjoy this beautiful phase of your life and keep your hair strong and healthy, just like you!

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