Hair care in pregnancy: Do’s, Dont’s and 10 effective home remedies

Do’s and Dont’s:


Hairspray:
I would rather not. The problem here is not the spray itself, but primarily the vapors released during application. Well, there I stood. And what did I do after my doctor had pointed this out to me? To be honest: use less spray, hold your breath while spraying and then get out of the bathroom quickly…

Hair gel and hair wax:
Basically, during pregnancy it is important to irritate the scalp (and skin in general) as little as possible. Due to the hormonal changes, the already sufficient fluctuations are subject to, without being additionally burdened by possibly drying out care products. Hair gel and wax can still be used, but should not come into contact with the scalp if possible.

Hair coloring:
Since it is likely that large amounts of the colorant will get onto the scalp and it is unclear whether harmful substances will penetrate to the baby, hair should not be dyed during pregnancy. The only exception are strands of hair where the color has no contact with the scalp.

But all this is no reason for despair caused by pregnancy hormones, because once again, natural products, for example plant dyes for hair coloring, are the alternative. By the way, this does not only apply to pregnancy.

10 home remedies for hair care during pregnancy:

  1. olive oil for dry hair:
    Massage olive oil into the dry ends and lengths and put the hair in a warm towel. Leave for one hour and rinse thoroughly.
  2. avocado color protection:
    Crush the flesh of the avocado and mix with cream, massage into damp hair and leave to work for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water and some shampoo.
  3. healing clay for greasy hair:
    Mix 10 tablespoons of healing earth and approx. 200 ml of water into a thick paste, spread it on the scalp and let it work for approx. 10 to 20 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly. For a daily rinse, simply mix the earth with more water.
  4. honey for brittle hair:
    Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with an egg yolk and massage the cure into the stressed areas. After 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly with as cold water as possible.
  5. nasturtium for dandruff:
    Bring 2 handfuls of nasturtium to the boil in cold water, simmer for 15 minutes. Sieve and use to rinse after hair washing.
  6. lime blossom tea for shine:
    Leave two to three tea bags to steep in half a liter of water for 15 minutes. Use lukewarm for rinsing.
  7. color booster:
    For light hair use a conditioner with chamomile tea, for dark hair use black tea or cold coffee. In case of prolonged action on the scalp, some household remedies, such as chamomile or lemon, may be irritating. Therefore, especially during pregnancy, uncomplicated conditioners should be used rather than hair masks.
  8. make your own hairspray:
    That sounds kind of crazy, doesn’t it? But supposedly, it can be produced at home without any harmful additives. The hairstyle to hold and the hair to shine can allegedly also a water-sugar mixture. For this, boil 150 ml water, put 5 tablespoons of sugar in a glass and pour the boiling water over it. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Done. Now you only have to spray with an appropriate container with atomizer. It is said to work similarly with honey and peppermint leaves.
  9. honey pot for irritated scalp:
    For inflamed or irritated scalp, a honey pot mask promises relief: For this, mix 3 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of pot and massage into damp hair. Rinse thoroughly after 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. beer rinse for volume:
    A classic that works great because of the barley and hop residues remaining in the hair. If you don’t want your hair to smell of it after the beer rinse, wash it thoroughly with shampoo. Unless you like it. Then not.
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