Hair Care advice on keeping your hair looking gorgeous during pregnancy from Zappas Hair Salon

Pregnancy is a time of bodily changes and those pesky hormones can make a difference to the texture and condition of your hair. Many women find that their hair becomes thicker and more lustrous during pregnancy, this is largely due to increased levels of oestrogen. Some women notice that the texture of their hair changes during pregnancy, straight hair often becomes curly, curly begins to straighten, oily hair becomes oilier where dry hair may become brittle. While this can be frustrating at a time when you are dealing with so many other changes, by trying out new hair care products and experimenting with different hairstyles you should embrace your new hair texture until your baby arrives.



The Zappas Salons

Pregnancy and fluctuating hormones change your hair but you can still look gorgeous with regular trips to your stylist at Zappas Hair Salon. Take at a look at the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton looking radiant with her hair in an up style!

Hair colouring during Pregnancy

While many doctors recommend that you wait until after the first trimester to colour your hair with permanent dye, there is little evidence to suggest that colouring your hair during pregnancy is harmful to your baby. Colouring your hair when pregnant can give you a great lift and boost. To reduce the risk of overuse of chemicals you could try a few highlights or lowlights, these treatments are less likely to make contact with your scalp. Speak to your hair stylist at Zappas Hair Salon and ask for professional advice on hair colouring when pregnant.

Click here to read the official guidelines for colouring your hair when pregnant from the NHS:

Does pregnancy affect the condition of your hair?

The surge in hormones flooding your body during pregnancy does affect the condition of hair for many women. Some women find their hair becomes very dry and others may find that their hair becomes excessively greasy while others will have the luck of enjoying luxuriously shiny, full and thick locks during pregnancy! Let’s hope you are in the last group! Come and talk to our expert stylists at Zappas Hair Salon to find out how to manage your hair. There are different ways to cope with problem pregnancy hair as simple as changing your shampoo or conditioner!

Hair loss is experienced by some women after the birth of their baby, don’t panic! This is a result of oestrogen levels returning to normal, the hair loss is minimal and should not cause any undue concern. If you do have any concerns during pregnancy speak to your GP for advice.

Haircuts and Styling during Pregnancy

During pregnancy many women decide to go for a shorter hairstyle so that it is more manageable when their baby is born. While this can be liberating, don’t make any rash decision to go shorter, you could always opt to put your long hair up into a plait, or a ponytail or even try a professional look with a bun ring, whichever way you choose you can still look amazing!

Pretty hair bands or slides can help keep control of your wayward hair during pregnancy and can make you feel a little more glamorous! In addition, regular conditioning treatments will help to keep your hair looking healthy and shiny so that even your hair has a ‘pregnancy glow’!


Call us at Zappas Hair Salon to make an appointment and take the weight off your feet, just relax and be pampered! Or you can always take advantage of our consultation service.

Visit one of our salons in Caversham, Crowthorne, Fleet, Twyford and Peach Street Wokingham and Bean Oak Road Wokingham

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