Nail Changes when Pregnant
Does Your Hair Get Thicker When You Are Pregnant?
You may find that your hair feels full when you are pregnant. You should know that you are not growing more hair, and the strands do not get any thicker. Normally around 85 to 95 percent of the hair on your head is growing and 5 to 15 percent is in the resting stage. After the resting period, this hair will mostly fall off from your head while you are shampooing or brushing your hair. The hair is then replaced by new hair. On an average, a woman loses around 100 hairs in a day.
When you are pregnant, the increased levels of estrogen will increase the growth phase, and this will lead to less losing of hair and thicker tresses. Some women may find that their hair has become shinier or it has changed in texture when they are pregnant. It may happen that curly hair may become straight.
Your postpartum locks will not be very luxurious. After you give birth, your hair growth will go back to normal, and you may notice that more hair is falling from your head.
All pregnant women do not notice drastic changes in their hair before and after they give birth. But among those who do, the changes are seen more in women who have long hair.
Will You Have More Facial Or Body Hair? And Is This Normal?
Because your hormone level has increased you may notice that your body hair and facial hair is growing faster when you are pregnant. The hormone androgen is responsible for this. If you want to get rid of the extra hair, you will have to shave, tweeze or wax. You need to avoid chemicals such as depilatories or bleaches as it can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Nanette Silverberg, director of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical Centers in New York City say that laser and electrolysis, which are permanent hair removal techniques, are safe, but the hormones which cause excess pigmentation when you are pregnant may cause your skin to darken after you do these cosmetic procedures. Although these techniques are considered to be safe, electrolysis and laser can be painful, and when you are pregnant you are already dealing with discomfort.
You should know that this unwanted hair will go three to six months after you have delivered your baby.
Does Your Nail Grow Faster When You Are Pregnant?
The answer is yes, but you may not notice the difference in the growth. Some ... continue reading