Losing Hair During Pregnancy And How To Combat Pregnancy Hair Loss

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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:


Unusual Shedding

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.

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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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Eva Filamba

Wow I never knew people lost hair during pregnancy, mine got thicker n longer

Tiana Obey

Mine too.. and it wasn’t the vitamins because I never took them.. lol

Camella Rose Jones

No

Ifeanyi Henrietta Ofodile-Okoye

My hair became thicker and longer!

Kimberly Champion

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