Pregnancy Beauty Secrets – Thick, Shiny, and Healthy Hair

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That lovely glow of pregnancy comes with some other less than desirable effects. Thinning hair can be a problem for many women before, during or after baby. Surgery, weight loss, stress, diet, and hormones all play a role in hair loss. Having a child can encompass all those factors, so make sure you pin these pregnancy beauty secrets for thick, shiny, and healthy hair.

The Fix

Talking with your doctor or dermatologist will help you figure out what the cause of your thinning hair is. Making sure you tackle the underlining issue will be the best road to take. He or she will be likely to suggest one of these three tactics to taking control of your hair loss…

  • Diet – Eating lean protein with every meal in the addition to healthy amounts of complex carbs is a great start. You can boost that eating habit with a daily supplement that contains biotin, iron and B12,D, and C.
  • Scalp – Most worry about split ends and damaged tresses, but the scalp tends to be forgotten. Use a nourishing treatment full of proteins, vitamin C, and botanicals. Alterna Caviar Repair Lengthening Scalp Elixir is just one great option.
  • Regrowth – One of the best ingredients to help with healthy hair regrowth is minoxadil. You can get it in sprays, drops, foams, and other various forms. Whatever you pick to work best with your routine, make sure it has at least 2% and apply it when hair is damp or dry. Women’s Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Topical Aerosol is a fan-favorite.

The Fake Out

While you are pregnant, there’s not much you can do about the zap on your hormones and the diet swings that come with morning sickness. To fake thick, bouncy hair, these styling tricks will work wonders!

  1. After washing your hair, spritz a protective spray from roots to tips to protect against heat damage. A good spray will protect your tresses and help your style last longer.
  2. While blow drying your hair, use a lower, gentle heat setting and hold hair at a vertical angle to maximize lift from the root.
  3. Make sure your brush has a combo of natural and plastic bristles to minimize hair damage.
  4. Avoid ponytails or tight styles. You can still rock the look, but make sure your strands aren’t secured too tightly.
  5. To revive your style, spray roots with a dry shampoo. It will create a natural looking volume when sprayed from roots to mid-shaft.

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