Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect how your hair looks and feels.
Hair loss slows down, and hair growth can increase. You may notice that your hair is thicker and healthier-looking than usual. But some women find that their hair is more limp and lifeless during pregnancy.
Hair may appear on other parts of your body, such as your belly, face, or back. This is normal during pregnancy.
After pregnancy, your hair's growth cycle returns to normal. Hair that you normally would have shed during the last few months is now ready to die and be replaced. So you lose more hair than usual in the first year after childbirth.
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