Pregnancy & Hair Care

A Guide to Hair Care in Pregnancy from Sixth Sense Hair Salon

If you’re expecting a baby, we’d like to offer you our congratulations!  You’re in good company alongside the Duchess of Cambridge who is pregnant with her second child.


Although this is an exciting time for mothers-to-be, pregnancy also can have its share of challenges.  Some expectant mums sail through pregnancy with a radiant glow, while others can suffer from morning sickness, heartburn, fatigue and swollen ankles..

At Sixth Sense Hair Salon in Sutton Coldfield we also recognise that the hormone fluctuations that come with pregnancy can change your hair and you may also have your own hair concerns.

We are here to help you with your pregnancy hair care concerns but, if in any doubt, please consult your GP with your pregnancy issues or concerns.

Can I Dye My Hair When Pregnant?

Most mums-to-be prefer to wait until their second trimester – the 12th to 13th week of pregnancy – before applying hair colour.  However, according to NHS guidance, it is probably safe to colour your hair when pregnant as the level of chemical coming into contact with your scalp is low.  Check out the NHS’s guidelines on colouring your hair when pregnant here.

If you decide to colour your hair while pregnant, consider an on-trend ombre or dip dyed hairstyle like actress singer Beyonce and actress Mila Kunis.   Avoid a full head of hair colour and instead ask for highlights like Kate Winslett or lowlights or semi-permanent dyes during pregnancy.  These treatments will have less contact with your skin and create fewer chemical fumes.

Similar NHS advice exists if you want any hair treatment that uses chemicals such as a perm, straightening or smoothing hair treatment while pregnant.

Problem Hair During Pregnancy

Greasy Hair While Pregnant:  On the downside, your fluctuating hormones can cause havoc with your hair.  Some mums to be find their hair becomes greasy.  If this has happened to you, do not despair, we can recommend products that can reduce the appearance or greasy hair.

Dry and Brittle Hair While Pregnant: If your hair has become dry, dull and brittle during pregnancy, come and see your hair stylist at our Sixth Sense Hair Salon.  We have lots of luxury treatments that can inject moisture into your locks to leave it looking healthy.

Hair Loss During Pregnancy:  Once the baby arrives, some women experience hair loss or thinning hair. This is due to the fluctuations in your hormones and is highly unlikely to be permanent hair loss.  Having said that, this we recognise that this can be a very distressing and embarrassing situation for women.  Please call us or come and see your hair stylist at Sixth Sense so we can help you if you are suffering from hair loss or thinning hair.  There are things we can do to help disguise thinning hair and to promote hair growth and healthy hair.

Hair Ideas for Pregnant Women & New Mums

At last, your little bundle of joy has arrived!  We understand that the last thing on your mind when your baby is born is your hair!

So, for new mums and pregnant women who want a hair style that is quick and easy, look no further than an upstyle.   Emily Blunt’s casual upstyle looks stylish and on-trend.  You can also create quick and easy braids or plaits, put your hair into a high ponytail or use an ingenious bun ring to create professional looking hair.

Shorter hairstyles can also work well such as the blunt chic bob worn by Rosamund Pike or Selma Blair’s chic short crop.   If you’d prefer a shorter hairstyle come and talk to us at Sixth Sense Hair & Beauty so we can find a low-maintenance hairstyle that will suit your face shape.

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