Hair Growth During Pregnancy
Most women will say that during pregnancy their hair felt thick and amazing. The reason for this lies in science. Increased oestrogen levels in the body, to be exact. This causes the hair follicles to produce less sebum (oil), so hair is dryer and appears fuller, thicker
and bouncier but for some women, possibly with drier, thinner hair to start with, lack of sebum can make the hair very dry and unmanageable. Generally women will find that they may need to wash their hair less often during pregnancy as its less oily.
The above will happen almost immediately in your first trimester and then we get into your hair actually becoming thicker.
Hair grows in three stages, growing (anagen phase), resting (catagen phase), shedding (telogen phase). Each day we lose around 100 hairs, this is the normal natural cycle.
During the second & third trimester your hair will actually be thicker. Due to increased hormone levels hair will stay in the ‘anagen’ stage for a much longer period resulting in less hair fall. You don’t really lose that many hairs at all when you are pregnant.
This will return to normal 3-6 months postpartum with the sudden drop of oestrogen.
With Oestrogen levels returning to normal, hair that was in the growing stage will go into the resting and shedding stage, resulting in hair fall. It will appear that your hair is falling out at a much quicker rate than usual, its actually just that a lot more hair has left
the anlagen phase and entered the telogen phase. Most women are alarmed by this but it is totally normal.
WeTwo have considered the science when formulating our unique range. Alongside herbal extracts and essences we have included ingredients such as Biotin; a vitamin proven to play a role in the growth of healthier, stronger and thicker hair and one of the only natural hair loss treatments. So you can be assured that, with WeTwo, your hair will be lovingly cared for throughout its natural growth cycle.