Hormones that cause skin changes may also cause changes in your hair during pregnancy. For some women , hair is longer, thicker, softer and shinier and normal hair loss decreases but for some hair becomes oily, dry, dull and brittle. Whether you have problems or a beautiful hair, practice good hair care while you go through the change of pregnancy. A regular routine includes: Brushing, brush in moderation with a good bristle brush preferably natural or nylon. Bristle should be widely spaces which can reduce breaking of hair. Washing, select a clear, mild shampoo with as few additives as possible. Wash your hair with warm water as with cold water hair doesn’t clean well and too hot water removes natural oil and weakens hair. Conditioning, Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make your hair dry and dull. Conditioner coat the hair to protect it from excess drying, to reduce tangles and to restore shine and makes it manageable.
Some women experience dry hair during pregnancy while some experience oily hair. So here are some tips to manage them during pregnancy:
Hair may become oily during pregnancy as hormones stimulates oil glands to produce more oil. In that case you need to remove excess oil by:
Brushing hair daily to distribute oil down hair shafts and refresh your hairstyle. Cover bristle with clean gauze or cheesecloth to absorb oil.
Use shampoo made especially for oily hair and wash hair as often as needed to keep it free of excess oil.
Conditioners are not usually recommended for use. They contain ingredients that coat hair and make it oily soon after washing.
Many women experience drier hair during pregnancy because of under active oil glands. In that case you need to keep your hair lubricated by:
Use of hot oil treatment once or twice a month if necessary.
Massage your hair gently with light vegetable or olive oil before every wash and wrap your head in a warm, wet towel for some time before washing.
Follow each shampoo with instant conditioner.
During second trimester, you may need a new hairstyle as your figure is fuller and your face may be fuller too. Your hairstyle may no longer be best for your looks, time or energy level. And I bet change can make a wonderful difference in how you look and feel.
A filler figure may be better balanced by a slightly fuller style. But if you are tall and slim, you may be able to wear a short, close cropped style. Look for style that frame your face attractively. If your face is round, height at the top or a high side part helps lengthen a full face. Bangs cut straight across your forehead shorten and widen your face.
Try and have less complicated style that is easy to care for. Your appearance undergoes a great deal of change during pregnancy, a major change in your hairstyle might be difficult to handle. Too short a hair can make your head appear too small in comparison to your larger, fuller figure and too long a hair will be too difficult to manage.
Most women are pleased that they are pregnant and it shows. Their faces reflect and radiate the excitement, happiness and hope they feel. That’s part of the “glow” of pregnancy you often hear about. Even if your energy level is low or your skin is blotchy, makeup can enhance your glow. It is important during pregnancy to maintain your normal routine, including a daily makeup routine. Plan time for yourself each day. The finished effect will give you a lift to last all day long.
Lets begin with the process:
Begin with a clean damp face and apply a light film of lotion to replace natural oils removed during cleansing.
Foundation: Foundation or base is applied first, it evens out skin tones and can change skin colour slightly. It may conceal blemishes and tiny broken blood vessels. Use oil-based one for dry skin and water-based one for dry skin. If skin changes during pregnancy, experiment with different types of foundation to find the one that’s right for you. Remember less is always best and should be no obvious line of colour change.
Eye Shadow: You cannot avoid feeling tired at times during pregnancy, but you can avoid it letting it show. Eye make does wonders to wake up your face. You may have problem with puffiness and circles under your eyes, eye shadow can darken lids and take away a puffy look.
Under eye Concealing cream: You may be tired and have problems with circles under your eyes during pregnancy. Camouflage dark undertones and tiney blood vessels with concealing cream. Choose a colour that is the same as, or slightly darker than your skin colour. This will help dark circle to diminish.
Translucent Powder: This set foundation, even our your complexion and soften your appearance. . It is also natural looking alternative to foundation , if you do not want to put on a lot of makeup, when you feel tired. Select a translucent power in a colour similar to your skin tone.
Make up is like an accessory- use it to add interest, camouflage undesirable skin changes or brighten a dull complexion. It is not uncommon during pregnancy to develop an allergic reaction to makeup. You may need to switch to a hypo-allergenic makeup. Hypo allergenic does not guarantee you won;t have a allergic reaction but it means the manufacturer made every effort to eliminate known allergens from the product.
There are lot of other products which you apply like eye shadow, lipstick etc. but the one I have mentioned here will give your face a lift and make you feel good about yourself.
All these tips can make you look and feel good for sure but nothing can substitute the feeling of positivity and self acceptance. Loving your body image can help you get through the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. Having a life inside you is a serene experience , so embrace each moment with lots of LOVE.