Nana Ama
by on August 26, 2016
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Hello Naturalista's! :smile:
I decided to talk about hair and pregnancy today. As we all know, there will be a time in your life when you have the chance to carry a little growing human in your body. :wink: Let's be real - it can bring out the best in your hair; this is usually the case for most expectant mothers. At the same time, it can cause a great loss if you don't pay attention to the changes that's happening to your body as even your hair won't escape the effects of the reproductive hormones in your body. :flushed:
It's true that during pregnancy some women experience changes in their hair texture and growth but the opposite happens as well; unfortunately.
• WHAT TO DO TO YOUR NATURAL HAIR WHILES YOU ARE EXPECTING -
~ PROTECTIVE STYLING:
If you are really tired during your pregnancy, styling your hair is the last thing on your agenda list. Opt for protective styling. Doing this is a great way to ensure that your hair is already styled on days when you do not feel like spending a great amount of time styling it. Keep in mind, every pregnancy is different. some women have a whole lot of symptoms while others have little to none. However, if you are expecting fatigue or morning sickness, it's best you choose low maintenance long term protective style options if styling your hair is the last thing you want to do.
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~ TRIMMING:
My hair for instance has been growing like its on speed. I typically trim every 3 to 4 months. But since a growing baby sometimes favors hair growth, my hair has been needing more attention than usual. I can tell my hair needs trimming when my ends are rough. I know that many of us still like to hold on to length, but if you don't cut off the split ends your hair becomes much weaker and weakness travels up in your hair and later causes the loss of a greater length when it breaks off..
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~ NUTRITION:
A healthy diet during pregnancy contains much of the same balance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients as a healthy diet in general. The difference is that you need higher amounts .This as well will probably ensure that your hair gets in a good state. Also, your prenatal vitamins are important!
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~HYDRATION\MOISTURIZING:
Ok, if you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times. Natural hair needs moisture! Since you are pregnant, you surely need to drink tons of water.
Personally, my goal is to drink many cups of water a day which might sound like a lot until you consider the fact that the baby is using up a lot of that water to get her growth spurts.
Add that to the fact that much of the country is just hot, and you realize you are loosing a lot of water via sweating. So buttoms up ladies, travel with your water bottle and get your drink on.
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What about you? How do you keep a healthy head of hair while growing a little human? :wink:
Ifueko Uhunmwangho
Congrats Nana, I would keep this in mind when I get pregnant
Fatou Bom Bittaye
Unfornately Nana, when i was pregnant with both of my sons, i didn't have natural hair but will keep this in mind for next time. Great insight.
Faless banda
Wow, i salute Nana Ama perfect
Nana Ama
thanks ifueko and yeah you should
Nana Ama
great Fatou and thanks
Nana Ama
thanks Faless..salute
Sola
Awesome blog post!!
Nana Ama
Thank you sweetheart .@sola