Your baby’s body will surprise you. When you see a perfect baby in
movies, it is usually older, and many of the natural imperfections that
come along with childbirth are cleaned up or edited out.
You might have been shocked at your baby’s thick head of hair when he or
she came out of the womb. Impressed by your own genetic prowess, you
might have even bragged about it to loved ones, thinking that few babies
are blessed with such locks.
When you become pregnant, your hair will get thicker and shinier. Especially if you have thin hair normally, you’ll be impressed with the added volume your pregnancy will give your locks.
According to one man, he was asked about his shaving habits on a fertility questionnaire, but he couldn’t figure out why how often he shaved was important to his fertility and medical history.
Hair changes during pregnancy may have an expecting women searching for a new line of hair products.
Perming requires longer processing time and thus a greater risk of chemical absorption through the scalp and into the bloodstream and thus come in contact with the fetus. Pregnancy hormones also make perming while pregnant a bad idea.
Hair extensions are typically applied to strands of hair with hair glue, which is not safe to use during pregnancy. An alternative to gluing in hair extensions is the braiding process which, while safe during pregnancy, can lead to hair loss.
Electrology is the practice of using electricity to remove unwanted hairs. With electrology there are two methods that are mainly used: galvanic and thermolysis. The galvanic method is unsafe to use during pregnancy; the thermolysis method may be safe to use.
If the unibrow appeared after becoming pregnant, it could be due to a
darkening of facial and body hair. Waxing is typically not suggested during pregnancy but tweezing and shaving
of a unibrow during pregnancy is safe.
Hairs on the nipples and areola are common, but during pregnancy these
hairs may seem to grow longer and darker as the pregnancy progresses. This is due to pregnancy hormones.
Pregnancy hormones cannot increase hair growth in only one area of the
body, however. If hair on the head is growing faster, fuller and
thicker, chances are hair on other parts of the body is also growing, and this can be unwanted.
During pregnancy, hair loss can occur as a result of a hereditary trait or hormonal
changes in the body. Over-the-counter treatments, such as Rogain, can not be used to treat hair loss during pregnancy as is falls into Category C medication.
After becoming pregnant, using hair dye to disguise gray hair may not be
a healthy choice. The concern of using hair dye is based on the thought that contact
between the chemicals in the dye and the skin may not healthy for the
There is no scientific reason for increased facial hair growth related to pregnancy hormones. There is, however, a change that occurs in the body that can cause darkening of the natural hair growth on the body and face.
Some women have excessive body hair before they become pregnant and others develop the trait after pregnancy.
At any time 90% of your hair is growing and 10% of your hair is in, what is known as, the resting phase. The drop in hormones your body experiences as it returns to normal after delivery will likely cause you to lose some of your hair.
Does a lot of heartburn mean that the baby will have a lot of hair?
Bikini waxing in pregnancy is usually safe but could be associated with some pain. It is suggested that if you are planning to continue waxing through the entire pregnancy, to begin in the early months.
Hair care and hair coloring preparations include a number of diverse chemicals. Each product is different, and before using it in pregnancy you need to read the list of ingredients carefully before coming to conclusions.