There is something about glossy, smooth, and polished hair that makes your look instantly put together. But when you are pregnant and growing a little life inside of you, you may find your hair to be more rough and dull than shiny or soft. This mostly happens due to hormonal changes and can last till you give birth to your little one.
However, there’s no need to panic because with a little bit of TLC, you can bring gloss and smoothness back into your hair. These tips are easy, pregnancy-safe, and won’t dig a hole in your pocket.
Your scalp health affects your hair vitality and texture. Product build-up, environmental impurities, and dead skin cells in the scalp can halt to your glossy hair dreams. Therefore, use a natural scalp scrub twice a week to remove all the dirt and grime. Exfoliating your scalp using a scrub will also help improve your blood circulation, enliven your hair strands, and make them smooth.
In addition to dullness and a rough texture, you may also experience hair fall during pregnancy. You should consider changing your shampoo and switching to a natural protein-based shampoo that contains the goodness of silk and wheat protein with coconut cleansers to prevent hair fall, strengthen and nourish your strands, and improve shine.
Just like the skin, your hair requires adequate moisture too. The good news is that you only need to add one additional step into your hair wash routine to make this happen. Always make sure to use a natural protein hair conditioner with ingredients like beetroot extracts, argan oil, wheat protein, and Vitamin E to deliver deep conditioning and add strength to your hair. Apply the conditioner only on your ends and wait for at least 2-3 minutes before rinsing it off.
Rinsing your hair with warm water can make it dry while using only cold water can make your strands stiff. But using lukewarm water to shampoo your hair and cold water for the final rinse after applying the conditioner can soften your hair and enhance its shine. Lukewarm water helps to open the cuticles and wash away dirt from the scalp. Coldwater closes the cuticles, helps lock moisture, and prevents frizz.
If you want to nourish and repair your hair from roots to the ends, then consider incorporating natural hair strengthening oil in your hair care routine. Opt for a hair oil that contains the goodness of amla, tea tree, coffee, and Moroccan argan oil. These botanical ingredients improve blood circulation in the scalp, stimulate hair follicles, and add lustre to your hair without a greasy or heavy feel.
Using a blow-dryer, curling iron, or straightener every day can make your strands dry and strip away the natural shine. Therefore, you should avoid using hair styling equipment frequently. Instead, use heat-free styling methods like curling rollers. You can also try keratin treatments to smoothen and straighten your hair.
Brushing your hair 2-3 times a day can help improve blood circulation in your scalp. It also helps the nutrients from your hair products to penetrate into the hair follicles. This makes your hair healthy and glossy. Make sure to use the right comb according to your hair texture to ease detangled hair.
Hair serum can enhance your hair shine and also make it silky smooth. Opt for a natural protein hair serum with plant-based ingredients like marula oil, pea protein, and argan oil to nourish your hair, add volume, and enhance shine. Apply it lightly to your hair and then brush it out before stepping out.
Gone are the days when your hair sprays made your hair stiff and dull. Now, many brands have created hair sprays that give you a glossy finish and hold your hair in place for a long time. Just make sure to buy a hair spray that has pregnancy-safe and natural ingredients.
To achieve glossy and smooth hair, make a long-term commitment to a well-balanced diet. Add foods rich in iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamins A and C to support healthy and glossy hair growth. Consume leafy greens, fish, beans, avocados, and eggs regularly to maintain your hair shine and texture.
Now you know all the tricks to turn your lacklustre locks into glossy tresses in no time. Make sure to use all-natural ingredients on your hair and scalp, and stay away from styling tools that can take away your hair’s health and shine.