Pregnancy Hair Care Tips: 7 Simple Home Remedies

With pregnancy, you have entered a new chapter in your life and undoubtedly pregnancy is a chapter that’s going to transform completely – whether it is your mood, body, or skin. In fact, your soaring hormones are responsible for bringing about this change in you. You might also experience a change in the texture of your hair, making it dry and frizzy. Hair fall during pregnancy is also not uncommon. We know that all this is making you feel worried? Fret not! We have curated a few hair care tips during pregnancy.

Take Care of Your Hair During Pregnancy, Naturally

Well, there are many things that you can do to make sure that you have healthy hair growth during this period of transformation.  So, try out these natural home remedies to take care of your hair.

Gentle Massage Your Dry and Damaged Hair With Warm Oil

Gently massaging your scalp on a daily basis, is undoubtedly one of the most incredible ways to take care of your hair during your pregnancy. However, oil massage your head at least 2 to 3 times a week to take care of your hair during pregnancy. Mix essential oils like lavender or rosemary with your regular oil like coconut, and almond oil. Ensure that your regular oil is warm. Add just a drop or two of essential oils to it. This will improve the blood circulation in your scalp, and will nourish and moisturise your dry and damaged hair, thus strengthening the roots, reducing hair fall or hair loss in pregnancy, and encouraging hair growth. Additionally, oil massaging improves your sleep.

Apply Fenugreek (Methi) to Prevent Hair Fall During Pregnancy

Take a tablespoon of Fenugreek seeds (Methi)  and keep it soaked in a cup overnight. Grind the soaked seeds into a paste and apply it to your hair. Wash it off after an hour. Fenugreek is a rich source of iron and protein which helps in hair growth and makes your hair shine.

Fenugreek seeds can prevent hair fall in pregnancy
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Gooseberry or Amla is Good For Your Pregnancy Skin and Hair Care

Amla is a rich source of vitamin C, dietary fibre, and antioxidants that can benefit your skin and hair. This again helps in reducing your hair loss. Therefore, you can easily mix amla powder or amla juice with shikakai and reetha and make yourself a paste and apply it to your hair. Wash it off after 30 minutes.

Gooseberry for pregnancy hair care
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Neem Leaves Can Also Naturally Prevent Hair Loss During Pregnancy

Might taste a bit bitter, but who cares about the taste when neem leaves can be used as natural hair care during pregnancy. So, take half a cup of coconut oil, boil it, and put neem leaves of equal amounts in it. Allow the mixture to cool down and then apply it to your hair. Wash it off after 30 minutes. Neem leaves are loaded with antifungal, antibacterial, and properties of amino acids, which can keep infections on your scalp at bay and boosting hair growth.

neem leaves can prevent hair fall in pregnancy

Try Not to Tie Your Hair Tightly

Tying hair too tightly can make your hair roots weak, thus increasing the risk of hair loss during pregnancy. Additionally, a tight hairstyle can give a headache during pregnancy.

De-Stress Yourself

Pregnancy Stress and anxiety are one of the main reasons behind hair damage during pregnancy. Go for brisk walking, and practice meditation to keep yourself stress-free and relaxed during pregnancy, thus improving the health of your hair.

meditation can prevent hair damage in pregnancy
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Eat Healthy and Stay Hydrated

During these nine months, we know that you have to adapt to certain significant changes in your lifestyle, and following a healthy, balanced, and nutritious diet is just one of them. In fact, eating healthy may not just keep you and the baby growing inside you healthy, but it also takes care of your skin and hair during your pregnancy. In fact, including flax seeds, nuts, fish, and eggs in your pregnancy diet keeps your hair follicles healthy and strong. Don’t forget to add water or some healthy fluids to your skin and hair care routine.

Although we’re certain that the above-mentioned pregnancy hair care tips might be able to help out, however, if you still can’t manage your hair loss or damage, consult your gynaecologist immediately. To get some more knowledge on pregnancy, and cord blood banking, follow our blog page.