Hair and pregnancy: everything you need to know

Although a desired pregnancy is good news for the mother-to-be, pregnancy is also a source of upheaval, both physiological and hormonal. During pregnancy, the level of certain hormones increases, which can influence the condition of the skin and the amount of hair in the pregnant woman. We explain to you everything you need to know about hair during pregnancy.

Hair and pregnancy: everything you need to know

Pregnancy is a phase that requires a lot ofattention and vigilance (we pay more attention to what we eat, what we drink and the composition of the cosmetic products we use). Pregnant women change some of their habits to preserve their health and their baby's health. If you are pregnant and want to depilate, you may have to adapt your depilation technique and the products you use during your pregnancy.

Is there more hair during pregnancy?

Yes and no. The increase in hairiness is common in pregnant women, but is not systematic. While some women experience an increase in hair growth in certain areas of the body (e.g., fuzz on the mustache or stomach), others experience a decrease of their hairiness.

This phenomenon is due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Indeed, throughout the pregnancy, the production of production of progesterone and estrogen increases to allow theThis can have a direct impact on the level of blood pressure in the body. This can have a direct impact on the level of hair growth.

Some pregnant women are notably concerned by a hyperpilosity temporary hyperpilosity, the appearance of excessive hairiness in certain areas of the body, which then disappears.

If your hair has grown a little or a lot during your pregnancy, and you don't like it, you should know that it is a natural, normal and common phenomenon. natural, normal and common phenomenon. Rest assured, your hair system will return to normal in the weeks or months following your delivery. Little by little, your body will regain its hormonal balance and everything will return to normal.

Every woman is different and every pregnancy is different, which means that there are as many cases as there are women. The appearance of a more or less visible hairline or or hyperpilosity can obviously be a source of embarrassment and shame. Be well surrounded and concentrate as much as possible on the positive points of your pregnancy or on the arrival of your future baby.

Good to know: for those concerned by hyperpilosity, if it persists for more than a year after your delivery (which is very rare), consult a health professional. It could be PCOS(polycystic ovary syndrome) which affects 5 to 10% of women and which results in an increase in the production of androgens (hormones responsible for the growth and thickness of hair). An adapted treatment will help you to find a better hormonal balance.

Can I continue to wax during my pregnancy?

Yes, of course. However, you may need to adapt your hair removal method and the products you apply to your skin. For example, it is best to avoid depilatory creams or gels which are mostly chemical and harmful to your health. Since your hormonal system is already upset, you shouldn't add another layer (no pun intended) with endocrine disruptors.

There are no contraindications for shaving, epilator and waxing. However, make sure that the wax in question is a natural wax. If you usually use an electric epilator, you can continue to do so, but be aware of your skin's reaction: it is more reactive and sensitive during pregnancy.

As for laser hair removal and pulsed lightforget about them if you are carrying on with your life. The medical profession lacks hindsight and few studies have been conducted on this subject. To learn more about hair removal during pregnancy, go to our article "Hair removal during pregnancy"..

Good to know: If you shave or wax while pregnant, moisturize your skin every day on the waxed and shaved areas with a natural cream with the composition clean.

How do I remove hair during the last months of pregnancy?

You may want to opt for home waxing or shaving throughout the 9 months. If this is the case, be aware that you will need to ask for help in the last few months, as your mobility will be reduced. Shaving your armpits is no problem, but shaving your legs or bikini line from the 7th month is almost a mission impossible. In order not to hurt yourself or risk falling, ask for outside help or use a mirror, because this exercise may become dangerous, and some areas will be less and less accessible to you.

Otherwise, you can go to a beautician during the last few months. You will not have to make any effort and you will be sure to have a result worthy of the name!

How do I remove my pregnancy line or the fuzz from my moustache?

We strongly advise against getting rid of hair that has appeared during your pregnancy, even down. No matter what method you use, it's best not to give in to temptation. The down will naturally disappear in the months following the birth. If you decide to shave or wax it, the fuzz will turn into hair, which is much more visible and thicker. This will only be a short-lived satisfaction. It It would be a pity to stimulate its growth by trying to get rid of it.

The alternative solution: the bleaching ! This is not harmful for the baby, because it does not cross the skin barrier. However, choose a product of vegetable origin and without ammonia. The fuzz will remain present, but will become invisible because it will have blonded.

Good to know : Bleaching the hair on your lower back will not interfere with the epidural procedure in any way.

Hair removal and pregnancy can go hand in hand, as long as you choose appropriate methods and products that are harmless to you and your unborn child. Razor, wax, epilator, bleaching, or even keeping your hair, it's up to you.

In any case, it is time to deconstruct the taboos taboos about hair during pregnancy. There is nothing more normal than having hair. If you've grown hair or have temporary hyperpilosity, know that your value hasn't changed and that you're still beautiful! The changes that your skin undergoes (acne, fuzz and hair) are common, natural and normal (and even reversible). Like a true warrior, you are about to give birth, so try to be as kind as possible to yourself and listen to your desires.


Article written by Manon Antoine.
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