HAIR EXTENSION DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY
Hair extension can be very useful during and after pregnancy. Many women don't feel so beautiful when they are caring for small babies. However, it is possible to maintain self-esteem with some attitudes.
During the first period of pregnancy, there is an increase in estrogen resulting in less hair loss.
Between the onset of growth and its shedding, each strand goes through four stages of growth:
1. Anagen (growth phase) - lasts between two to seven years and determines hair length;
2. Catagen (transition phase) - lasts about 10 days. The hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the dermal papilla;
3. Telogen (resting phase) - lasts approximately three months. About 10-15% of the hairs are in this phase. While the old hair rests, a new hair begins the growth phase;
4. Exogenous (shedding phase) - this is the part of the resting phase where old hair is shed and new hair begins to grow. About 50 to 150 strands of hair fall out a day, which is considered normal hair loss.
In the second period of pregnancy there is less hair loss due to the increase in the hormone estrogen, these hormonal changes during pregnancy prolong the anagen phase of the hair cycle, causing the hair to remain growing longer.
And after birth, there is hair loss until the baby is between 3 and 6 months old. In the new cycle, new hair grows between 8 and 12 months, which can be thin and need to be taken care of to regain strength.
Knowing these phases that the hair goes through and its changes during pregnancy makes one think about using hair extensions even during this period, preserving the volume of the hair and helping new mothers to maintain good self-esteem.
A hair extension can be the perfect solution for hair loss that occurs especially after birth.
In the phase when the hair starts to grow, the extensions help to disguise the fine hair.
There are different hair extension application techniques that can be chosen by hairstylists, which will not be heavy in this postpartum period when the hair is weakened and which will fulfill its function of giving volume to the hair of mothers.
This way, your clients will have less of a feeling of thinning hair and, while they wait for their body to return to the normal cycle of hair growth, they will have less chance of increasing stress in this very complex phase, especially for first-time mothers.
As we've seen in other articles, hair extensions have many social, cultural and psychological applications. Now we bring you another role that hair extensions can play, helping mothers in a time of great complexity for them.