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Pregnancy hormones can play havoc with your hair. Here's how to make sure your locks stay luscious throughout your nine months.
Published 6th October 2008
Many mums-to-be are blessed with shiny, thick hair due to pregnancy hormones – but some aren't so lucky. If your hair has type has changed and you don't know how to make the best of your new locks, read on.
New pregnancy hormones can lead your hair to overproduce oils and appear limp and greasy. If this happens to you, try Pantene Full and Thick Shampoo and Conditioner. Kate Haine, 20 weeks pregnant, says 'I have fine hair and the first time I used it, it looked very fulsome and lovely.'
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Shampoo is a great troubleshooter. Naomi Carter, 26 weeks pregnant, says 'I've been waiting for the thick, glossy hair that's supposed to happen during pregnancy, and now I've finally got it, although I'll admit it's out of a bottle.'
If your hair seems lifeless and lacklustre between washes, try using a product such as Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo in between washes for fresher-looking locks.
Those pesky pregnancy hormones may also be responsible for turning your gorgeous, silky-smooth barnet into a frizzy mess.
A rich, moisturising treatment can soon sort it out – try Clinique Dramatic Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Nadine Roodhouse, 22 weeks pregnant, says that the shampoo 'was lovely, and my hair definitely felt softer after I blow-dried it.'
Klorane Nourishing Treatment Mango Butter Shampoo were also very popular as a treat for stressed-out locks. And a spritz of Mark Hill's De-Frizz Shine Control Mist left Rebecca Aston, 17 weeks pregnant 'with lovely, glossy hair – my frizz has finally been tamed.'
If your hair seems to be suffering from sun damage, try No7 Protect and Perfect Glossy Locks spray, which Kathryn Chester, 28 weeks pregnant, says 'protects your hair from sun and chlorine damage while keeping it shiny all day – great for holidays.'
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