05 / 01 / 16

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Healthy Hair During Pregnancy

For mom’s who are expecting Mother’s Day is extra special. Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body and for some maintaining a strong, healthy head of hair can be challenging. Being pregnant causes an influx of hormonal changes and one of the side effects can be dry and brittle hair. Often times it will begin to fall out. If your pregnancy is causing hair loss there are safe measures you can take on your own to keep your hair thicker, healthier and fuller this Mother’s Day.

Avoid Pulling Your Hair Up

Hotter temperatures are usually a factor during Mother’s Day and being pregnant can turn you into a human furnace. Most women reach for the hair ties to keep their hair off of the neck. It’s a natural reaction when we’re sweating but wearing your hair up can weaken your strands and make your hair look thinner.

Eat Healthy Foods

What we put inside our bodies affects our hair health just as much as the rest of our body. Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of antioxidants and flavonoids, which makes your hair follicles healthier.

When your family takes you out for Mother’s Day brunch be sure to include something like avocado or fruit with your meal. Your hair and your baby will thank you for it.

Use Sulfate-Free Shampoos and Conditioners

Hair products that include sulfates and other harsh chemicals can really damage your hair whether you’re pregnant or not. Most moms-to-be stop coloring their hair during pregnancy anyway and using natural shampoos and conditioners will help bring out the natural oils and highlights in your hair. Be sure to gently lather and massage your scalp when washing your hair. This will help keep your locks thicker and healthier looking for your Mother’s Day celebration!

If you’re experiencing hair loss during your pregnancy our hair restoration experts at Transitions of Wisconsin are here to answer all of your questions and concerns. We offer several safe and effective hair replacement options for all women. If you’re interested in scheduling a free consultation, contact us today!