Pregnancy Hair Care Advice

Pregnancy Hair Care Advice


Escape, Hair & Beauty’s Guide to Hair Care During Pregnancy

With the Royal Baby due any day there’s lots of talk of bumps and babies in our hair salon in Calne Wiltshire.  So we’ve put together a little guide to pregnancy hair care for all your lucky ladies out there currently sporting a round little bump and glowing from head to toe.  We know pregnancy can be an emotional rollercoaster with hormones, worry and some symptoms that don’t make you feel radiant all the time so taking time to visit Escape Hair & Beauty in Calne, Wiltshire will enable you to look your best the whole 9 months and beyond.

Can Pregnancy Change Your Hair?

You bet! Fluctuating hormones in pregnancy changes your hair, but you can still look and feel gorgeous!  Your hair will most often get thicker and glossier when pregnant as your body adapts and changes.  Sadly, for some women it’s not always the case and there have been incidents of hair loss in pregnancy.  Don’t worry though, things tend to even themselves out once baby is here.  You might find your hair becomes dry in pregnancy or your hair goes greasier when pregnant.  Again, these are all side effects of the hormonal changes but your Escape stylist will be able to recommend a shampoo and conditioner that is best for you during pregnancy.

Colouring Your Hair When Pregnant

Is it safe to colour my hair when pregnant or breastfeeding?

Contrary to popular belief, the NHS now say that most research into dyeing hair during pregnancy and breastfeeding generally shows that it is OK to colour your hair when pregnant.  Most women wait until their 13th week of pregnancy before applying hair dye. Click here to read the official guidelines for colouring hair when pregnant from the NHS. 

Colouring your hair when pregnant can give you a great lift and boost. To reduce the risk of overuse of chemicals, instead of a full head of colour you could opt for a few highlights or lowlights during your pregnancy, these treatments are less likely to contact your scalp and therefore reduce any risk. Speak to your Escape hair stylist and ask for professional advice on hair care when pregnant.

Pregnancy Hair Problems

Some women notice their hair gets much thicker during pregnancy, this is because the levels of oestrogen are much higher prolonging the growth phase, resulting in less shedding of hair, thicker, healthier, even glossier hair! You may experience changes in your hair when pregnant including changes in hair texture or hair moisture levels during pregnancy.  If you notice your hair changes when having a baby; maybe it is becoming greasier or dry and brittle, it may be worth speaking to your Escape hairdresser who will be able to advise the right shampoo and conditioner for pregnancy, specific to your current hair type and needs. There are lots of different ways of caring for your hair during pregnancy giving you a healthy radiant look! 

Hairstyles During Pregnancy

Is this a time for a change of hairstyle during pregnancy? You may think ‘I fancy a change’ to make life easier for when the baby arrives, but remember your hormones are ‘up and down’, so speak to your hair stylist before you decide and think twice about any drastic hairstyle changes during pregnancy. If you are pregnant with long hair you can easily experiment with different ways of putting your hair up and still look amazing.

Hairstyles For New Mums

So baby is here and your hair is the very LAST thing on your mind.  Infact, you’re that sleep deprived you can’t remember the last time you washed it and a search party needs to be deployed to locate your hairbrush.  Don’t panic! Being a new Mum comes with all kinds of challenges and new situations. Speak to any Mum who’s gone through the baby stage and she’ll tell you that having time for yourself and taking the time to maintain a basic hair and beauty regime can make all the difference to your self esteem.  Your body has gone through some dramatic changes and you do sometimes feel a bit lost, like you don’t really know the new you. Keeping up to date with regular hair and beauty appointments allows you to have some ‘you time’ but it also bolsters your confidence as you look and feel good. At your next Escape appointment, don’t forget to rebook before you leave and give yourself a little hair or beauty treat to look forward to.

When it comes to hairstyles for new Mums, you need to think quick and easy.  Believe it or not, it is easier to style your hair when they’re tiny and they don’t go anywhere (some babies even sleep to the sounds of a hairdryer!) but once they’re on the move you can’t be spending an hour blow drying and curling your locks.  Low maintenance hairstyles are great for busy Mums.  Whether you plait your hair, put your hair into a high ponytail or use an ingenious bun ring to create a big, professional looking hair up in seconds, there is definitely a hairstyle for a busy Mum like you.  You might even want to opt for a shorter hairstyle for ease but speak to your Escape stylist first on the options available to you and shorter hair styles that will not only suit your face shape, but be low maintenance too.

Pregnancy Hair & Beauty Treatments at Escape, Calne, Wiltshire

If you’re looking for a salon to relax and be pampered whilst pregnant then join us at Escape Salon for some mum-to-be relaxation and rejuvenation.  To book a pregnancy hair or pregnancy beauty appointment call 01249 819858 or book online here

If you’re looking for pregnancy gift ideas then why not purchase Escape Hair & Beauty gift vouchers for some pregnancy hair and beauty treatments from our hair and beauty salon in Calne.  Call us on 01249 819858 or visit us at Escape Hair & Beauty, 7 & 11 Wood Street, Calne, Wiltshire.