Are you pregnant and experiencing hair fall woes? Or are you planning to get a haircut to metamorphose into a yummy mummy? Well, if you can relate to the above situations reading this post is a must. While you are pregnant, there are many myths and superstitions that make the rounds of some well-meaning conversation and advice directed at you. One such advice you may have heard is to avoid a haircut during your pregnancy. If you would like to know whether is it safe to cut your hair while pregnant, read on!
You must have heard it from an elder in the family, or even a well-meaning friend, that cutting your hair while pregnant is a strict no-no. It is one of the most common and oldest superstitions related to pregnancy.
Superstition: The fundamental concept behind this age-old superstition is that your hair helps keep you protected from the harsh cold. As per popular belief, your hair is your life force, and cutting it means giving away a part of your vital energy. The force is so potent that you could shorten your lifespan or even call upon some evil force or disease if you cut your hair. In fact, you should cut, wash or dry your hair only on special days. A hair cut is strictly avoidable during pregnancy.
Fact: When you are pregnant, your body releases a host of hormones, and most of them are in a constant flux or elevated state. The hormonal changes in your body cause a lot of changes you see in the volume and texture of your hair during pregnancy. You may notice your tresses grow from silky to dry or begin to thin and fall. Cutting hair while pregnant can help control your frizzy mane menace and make your hair look bouncier and healthier. As it is not an invasive procedure, it does not harm you or your baby in any way. However, if you are using some other styling products like sprays, colors and all, for your mane makeover it may cause some side effects. It is a good idea to check with your doctor before using them on your locks.