Outside of pregnancy, you shed 25-100 hairs every day. What this means for a lot of people is that pregnancy hair feels thicker and more full — because it is! Some people even report their hair being more shiny, and changing in texture (from curly to more straight or vice versa).
Can pregnancy change the texture of your hair?
Many women have changes in hair texture and growth during pregnancy. Hormones can make your hair grow faster and fall out less. But these hair changes usually aren’t permanent. Many women lose some hair in the postpartum period or after they stop breastfeeding.
Why is the texture of my hair changing?
Things like stress, chemical hair treatments, heat styling and aging all contribute to the texture of your hair. With all of these things considered, you will see a change in your hair’s texture throughout your lifetime.
What color is pregnancy poop?
Interestingly, the color of your stools can also change during pregnancy. Normal stools are usually light to dark brown, but during pregnancy, your poop could turn green.
Does hair get thicker after pregnancy?
Instead, you’ll notice your hair getting thicker. After pregnancy, your hormones return to their status quo, meaning there’s a big drop in estrogen. This drop triggers your regular shedding schedule—which you haven’t been on for months. So, your body starts shedding more than usual to get rid of all the excess hair.
Does hair grow faster after giving birth?
For most people, by the end of your first year after birth, normal hair growth returns. Though it can take a little while for everything to return to how your hair looked prepregnancy.
Can thyroid change hair texture?
Certain thyroid conditions can also change the texture of your hair. If you have hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid), your hair might feel overly fine and brittle. If you have hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid), your hair might feel dry, harsh and more coarse than normal.