(Closed) Calling all Hairdressers, dry hair during pregnancy?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

newbabybee:  I’m not a hairdresser but I am pregnant! I am about 9 weeks now but my skin and hair are very dry. I have been using cocoa butter on my skin which helps a lot. With my hair, I am just leaving my conditioner in longer. Unlike you, my hair is really thick so I’m hoping a visit to the hairdressers for a treatment will solve my problems 🙂 

Post # 3
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I actually recently purchased a hair serum by RUSK and it works really well. It’s made my hair so soft and it doesn’t tangle throughout the day. My hair is very dry at the ends due to constant dying/bleaching and heat styling. I decided to finally let my hair rest and haven’t colored it for about 6 months but it’s still very damaged. This stuff really smooths and softens my hair without making it greasy (my hair gets oily very fast). I’m really liking it so far. I purchased it from Marshall’s for $10 but u can also order it online on amazon. I think it’s definitely worth a try. hope this helps! 🙂

Post # 4
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

not pregnant or a hair dresse but suffer from extreme dry skin and hair. What I do for my dry hair is I wash it with baking soda to get any build up out (i use arm and hammer I get my hair wet and put the baking soda on and scrub lile shampoo and rinse) then instead of conditioner I use olive oil ( after i towel dry my hair I use a generous amout if olive oil brush through) I do the baking soda once a week and the olive oil every two to three days depending on the dryness of my hair. also I shower but don’t wash my hair everyday to let the narural oils help my hair, i noticed I stopped using all the other products when I switched to this As for skin I notice coco butter and the likes make it worse so I switched to aveeno skin relief body was And lotion and vitiam E oils or olive oil for my really dry spots. Hope this helps,

Post # 5
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club

I don’t count as either a hairdresser or a pregnant woman, but your hair type sounds similar to mine (long and fine).  My sister’s is similar and her hair dried significantly during the first trimester of her current pregnancy.  She was asking me for different things to try since I’m a little bit of a product junkie… she liked the It’s a 10 spray, but really loved my Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray and my Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Spray.  I think the Macadamia is great but it’s sometimes a little too much for my fine hair.  With her pregnancy dryness, it seemed to be perfect.  I’ve also heard really good things about Beauty Protector’s Protect & Oil, but I’ve avoided it because too much oil in my hair makes me look like Kid Rock…

Post # 6
2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

newbabybee:  I, too, am not a hairdresser- but pregnant (32+3) and live in a dry, cold climate.  I have fine hair that has certainly gotten dryer.

I try to use more natural hair producsts all the time- ones that don’t have sulfates (my scaplp doesn’t like them).  Here’s what I rotate in my shower:


Honest Company shampoo/bodywash- it’s not just for kids, and it awesome on my hair.  Started using it after an adult friend of mine mentioned it.

Honest Company Conditioner

Dry Bar Volumizing shampoo- surprisingly moisturizing!

It’s a 10! (found at most Targets) shampoo

Wen- pricey, don’t use every day– but is wonderful on hair.


Coconut oil in your hair for 40 minutes and then a shampoo is awesome.

Hair Doctor from Lush– again, seemingly pricey- but I love what it does to my hair.

I do not condition everyday because it weighs my hair down, but using a pre-treatment and then shampooing works wonders (like the coconut oil or Hair Doctor)


I never use the same shampoo twice in a row, either– it seems that my hair doesn’t like that as much as when I switch it up.


Post # 7
5950 posts
Bee Keeper

newbabybee:  Are you blow drying your hair, or straightening it?  that can dry it out significantly.  When I was pregnant I noticed my hair dryed out a bit, but since I had such thick hair, nothing worked on it for me.  It was just too crazy thick to really be able to do anything with it.  As I went further along in my pregnancy it wasn’t as dry, despite being in the cold of winter.  What I did start doing when I noticed it was getting dryer was I stopped shampooing as frequently and conditioned for a good bit. 

Post # 9
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

newbabybee:  Firstly, congrats on the big news! How exciting!

I am currently pregnant (32 weeks) and my hair was also super dry in the beginning (and my skin was horrible as well) but by week 12 it all changed and my hair has been lovely, thick and shiny since (and skin cleared up as well). 

My tip is drink LOADS of water and then, drink a bit more. You really need it when pregnant and it does wonders for both your hair and skin (anything is worth trying to help avoid stretchmarks righ?) I have also been taking prenatal vitamins with added omega 3 which is also supposed to be good not only for baby but for your hair and skin (some top celebrity hairdressers actually reccommend taking them when not pregnant to improve hair and skin quality).

Best of luck and again, congratulations. 🙂

Post # 10
5950 posts
Bee Keeper

newbabybee:  Could it be the highlighting? I know when I was pregnant, my beautiful daughter was leeching everything from me, calcium, iron, etc.

Post # 11
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

newbabybee:  I’m 22 weeks pregnant and I have a total afro. My hair is curly to begin with, but the hormones have made it so much drier. I have limited the amount of times I wash it per week (maybe 2-3 times per week). Before pregnancy, I worked out a lot, so not washing it almost everyday was kinda nasty, but now that I’m pregnant I’m only walking so it’s not that big of a deal. 

Also, I make sure to deep condition my hair when I do wash it, and not use as much shampoo.

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