Will My Hair Texture Change During Pregnancy?

Embrace the change; lush locks are a pregnancy plus.


Will my hair texture change during pregnancy?

"Many women notice that their hair becomes thicker and fuller during pregnancy," says Alan J. Bauman, M.D., director of the Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, Fla. "Some attribute this change to their prenatal vitamins, but the primary cause of the hair improvement is the change in hormone levels."

Although it's relatively rare, some women who had straight hair before getting pregnant find their hair is curly or wavy as moms-to-be, or they might notice some hair growth at the temples where it never grew before.

If your hair is a much different texture during your pregnancy, "Don't fight it; embrace it," says celebrity stylist (and dad) Kristoff Ball, owner of The Kristoff Ball salons in Beverly Hills and Malibu, Calif.

Ball's advice? Try a curl- enhancing product and experiment with a new look. We like DevaCurl Set It Free. ($19, devachansalon.com)

Read More:

Prenatal Vitamins from A to Z >>

Hormone Handbook >>