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My hair has gone to shit!

(7 Posts)
ifigoup Mon 11-Jan-16 14:41:03

Superficial and self-indulgent rant ahead:

I was always led to believe that pregnancy, especially the second tri which I am currently in, would be a time of shiny, swingy hair and glowing skin. Instead, my hair and skin, which are both normally pretty good (smug), have gone to pot.

Spots I can live with. But my poor hair! It's looking flat and greasy even when freshly-washed, but is somehow also both super-coarse and really staticky and flyaway at the same time! I thought it might be because I'd changed my shampoo (though to one I've used before with no problems); but I've changed back, and it isn't. Am I condemned to look horrible for the rest of my pregnancy? sad

princesspineapple Mon 11-Jan-16 16:43:37

I am also a victim of the beautiful hair lie! My hair is flat and falls out more than it ever has sad
I'm 30 weeks now obviously lost all hope for any 2nd trimester "blossoming" that people tell you about... It's all just lies to get you through the 1st trimester! flowers

spacefrog35 Mon 11-Jan-16 18:42:07

I'm a victim too sad My hair is dry, staticky and comes out in handfuls angry

CityMole Mon 11-Jan-16 19:27:07

yes! it's a lie!! And I'm having a boy, I'm supposed to have a lustrous mane by now (24 weeks). Instead I look like worzel effing gummidge.

Melt90 Mon 11-Jan-16 20:51:11

Hey I may be able to help being a hairdresser not eating enough protein and iron can affect your hair as well as too much vitamin a.
e. Snack on a complex carbohydrate such as fruit/wholegrain toast if more than 4 hours is left between meals. I'm also taking then pregnancy vitamins that also helps :-) xx

Ohwoolballs Mon 11-Jan-16 21:00:52

I was a hot greasy mess up until week 25 when suddenly my hair stopped falling out as much and now lasts two days between washes. Still got the pink face all the time (even after a morning of throwing up)
Week 29 now.
I think I put it down to Pregnacare giving me all the goodies.

Melt90 Mon 11-Jan-16 21:30:20

Pregnancy is so different for every one Iv been struggling with hot flushes and feeling faint having to leave all clients ATM lol not brilliant but off for scan tomorow so I can then tell most people xx

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