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Is it a bad idea to drastically change your hairstyle when heavily pregnant?

(8 Posts)
NeatFreak Thu 23-May-13 21:15:50

Dc3 is due in a few weeks and I look and feel rubbish.

I have a hair appointment booked for next week and am tempted to go fr a drastic change. My hair is about shoulder length with a growing-out side fringe but thick and wavy ( even more so since being pregnant) but at least I can tie it back fairly easily for speed. I have lots of layers in it as I always ask hairdresser to thin it out.
Am considering something much shorter and choppy but not sure if it is the hormones talking. I would probably still have to use my GHds as it really does go kinky, particularly my fringe but maybe I should wait until after I've had the baby...

I also have to admit that I have that end-of-pregnancy facial puffiness and double chins so am wondering if a shorter style might look better! Any thoughts or sane,non hormonal advice much appreciated!

GreatBags Thu 23-May-13 21:28:20

I'd say not. If you don't like it you'll be so down, it can be very hard to feel stylish in late pregnancy. I'd wait until baby arrives.

NeatFreak Thu 23-May-13 21:30:46

Thanks, guess youre right and it could look worse...
It's a mad frizzy mess sad. I had visions of getting it all chopped and instantly looking glam and stylish and shiny. Why has pregnancy made t so unmanageable?!

specialmagiclady Thu 23-May-13 21:41:15

Def not shorter! Round head on round body IM (far too personal)E

Icaughtyouadeliciousbass Thu 23-May-13 21:43:15

The old pregnancy hormones swelled my face up so much I looked like a plate with a face drawn on it, so I sympathise. I say wait, or if you go ahead, go for a very low maintenance style for those just-about-functioning newborn days.

Exciting times!

NeatFreak Thu 23-May-13 23:31:33


Trim with much more thinning out it is then! I certainly don't want to Moon Face...

YoniOno Thu 23-May-13 23:35:01

Yy to no major change! I got what I thought was a lovely flattering mum bob in late pregnancy as my hair was just all falling out (not all women have luscious thick hair in pregnancy!!) and looking back, I have no idea what I was thinking!

DoodleAlley Thu 23-May-13 23:39:08

I went from properly long to short hair when 38 weeks pg and pleases I did.

That said, I'd been considering something similar for yeass and so it was only a matter of tweaking the design.

The main thing to consider is how easy it will be to maintain and will you have time to learn.

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