Well people, it’s time to move over and either witness or experience the effect of the “June bug”. Yes it’s that time again; we are basically in the season when wedding fever takes over. That means starry eyed lovers tie the knot and perhaps, make little replicas of themselves (I know cause that’s exactly what I did).
Plus let’s not forget that we’ve just exited spring; the season of renewal and re-birth (special emphasis on birth). So if you start seeing baby-bumps everywhere (hey, check yourself 😉 !) it’s just the time for it. What does all this have to do with BHI?
Well right after people get over the shock or euphoria of the “bun in the oven”, you usually have the question: “How am I gonna keep my hair from falling out?” (At least that’s what I said). So this post is dedicated to providing information regarding hair care practices that limit breakage during pregnancy.
Now I’m sure there are hairlistas in here who have gone through the whole song and dance. You’ve found out that you’re expecting. Now you realize that your hair has become “uncooperative”; it’s thicker than it’s ever been and you become increasingly impatient. The whole situation gets to a point where you recognize that the comb won’t pass through, it won’t fit into that trusty little clip you love so much or your relaxer grows out way faster than in previous times. The whole situation has caused you to literally “pull your hair out”.
Or perhaps you notice that shedding just kicked up several notches and you are wondering if you are going to have hair on your head by the time you get to the final trimester. Does any of it sound familiar?
Whether you are a veteran or this is your first rodeo it can be equally frustrating and even downright terrifying especially if you’re a newbie; but there is a reason for this drastic change. Here are some of the possible reasons for pregnancy hair loss:
If you find that shedding is increased and way above what you’d normally expect, it could be that your body is pulling nutrients that the hair follicles would use for nourishment, and sending it to your little passenger.
This will often happen if you have a deficiency of some kind that is not being addressed by your diet. It would therefore mean that you would need to tailor your diet to accommodate your new situation. No more skipping meals and just having junk. Your body is working overtime to support you and this new life that is growing inside you, so you have to ensure that you get the appropriate servings of your daily recommended nutrients.
Eva Filamba says
Wow I never knew people lost hair during pregnancy, mine got thicker n longer
Marsha Buchanan says
@ Eva Filamba
Most persons experience incresed thickness and growth since more follicles come out of the resting phase during pregnancy, but pregnancy can be stressful for some and the stress can manifest through shedding, especially if diet and rest are not on point. For some, it doesn’t help that the hormones at this time are all over the place. For the most part though, rough handling ( which can happen because of impatience with thicker hair) can cause hair to be pulled up from the root or ripped mid-shaft. I think I ripped my hair out quite often (Prior to my hair journey of course), but this time around I have resorted to top buns and loose twists so I’m not risking any dammage. I just leave it alone for the most part.
Tiana Obey says
Mine too.. and it wasn’t the vitamins because I never took them.. lol
Camella Rose Jones says
Ifeanyi Henrietta Ofodile-Okoye says
My hair became thicker and longer!
Kimberly Champion says
i lost it a couple months after my 2nd pregnancy. the hair just came out in giant patches. that was the beginning of my natural hair journey though now 6 yrs ago. no more kids for me. they do my body NO good