Hair Care Tips During Pregnancy

How To Take Care Of Your Hair and Your Baby During Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, your body goes through so many changes. One positive change to look forward to? Nine months of good hair days!

But as your body begins to change, you might be wondering: should I be changing my habits, too? After all, you now don’t just have your own wellbeing to worry about — you’re also in charge of keeping your little one healthy, nourished, and strong.

While you’ll likely be able to continue doing a lot of the things you’re used to, now is a good time to reevaluate the things you’re putting on your body. Because using safe hair products during pregnancy can have a direct result on the health of your child.


Hair Changes

You’ve probably heard people talk about how their hair feels fuller and has a different texture when they’re pregnant. But does pregnancy really change your hair all that much?
Actually, yes it does! Extra hormones during pregnancy literally cause your hair cycle to change. Usually, hair growth occurs in three phases: active growth, resting, and shedding. When these phases are occurring normally, the average woman loses 100 hairs every single day. But while you’re pregnant, your hair continues to grow and rest, but it doesn’t shed. This causes your hair to look longer and thicker (and yes, better!) than usual.

Some studies have also found that pregnancy hormones can actually change the shape of the hair follicle, causing it to be more or less curly than usual as well.

What to Avoid

Finding safe hair products during pregnancy is fundamental — when you’re pregnant, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to the type of chemicals you put on and inside your body.

Though the products you put on your hair might seem harmless, in reality the many chemicals inside them wind up getting absorbed by your scalp — and passed on to your growing baby. Check product labels to see which toxic ingredients are present:

  • Parabens — can disrupt hormones and pose a cancer risk
  • DMDM hydantoin & Quartenium-15 — have been linked to several types of cancers
  • Phthalates — have been linked to health problems like asthma, diabetes, and even infertility
  • Artificial Fragrances — often include phthalates

In the U.S. only 11 ingredients are banned from cosmetic formulations, in Europe, more than 1300 chemicals are banned or restricted. To learn more about these ingredients and how to spot them in ingredient labels click here.

Choose Clean Hair Care

Throughout your pregnancy, it’s important to keep your growing baby’s health at the front of your mind, while taking good care of yourself, too. Choosing clean, natural haircare will allow you to enjoy beautiful hair and peace of mind, knowing that both you and your little one are safe.

If your hair is feeling dry and brittle, you need a nourishing shampoo that will gently clean your fragile strands without stripping hair from its natural oils.

With naturally mild Shikakai and Reetha — botanicals that have been used in traditional haircare for their nourishing properties — Sūun Repair Shampoo gently cleans the hair and soothes the scalp.

After shampooing, apply a moisturizing conditioner to revive hair strands. Sūun Repair Conditioner hydrates and restores the essential lipid layer of the hair while preventing further damage.

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If your hair is normal or with a tendency for oily scalp, you need a gentle balancing shampoo.

Loaded with organic, naturally mild Shikakai, Reetha, and vitamin E-rich Neem, Sūun Glow shampoo works to keep excessive oil under control.

Sūun Glow conditioner hydrates and nourishes the hair while adding gorgeous volume, moisturizing and softening hair without weighing it down.

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Hair Care After Pregnancy

Remember all of that hair that rested on your head for longer than usual?

Once your baby is born, it’ll all start to fall out at once. Postpartum hair loss is different for everyone, but expect more shedding than usual.

Don’t stress about it — it’s perfectly normal and temporary. After three to six months, your hair will start growing normally again!

100% Clean Beauty

At Sūun Haircare, we are committed to only using ingredients that are 100% safe and clean — Free of harsh ingredients, Vegan and Cruelty-free.


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