Argan Oil shampoo review 2019
|Argan Oil shampoo review 2019|
DURING her pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge's lovely locks looked their lustrous best.
But since she gave birth to Prince George in July, it seems that, like many new mums, Kate's hair has looked rather worse for wear. So, what is it about pregnancy and giving birth that wreaks such havoc on hair?
Why is hair less shiny after having a baby?OFTEN, women find their hair looks thicker and shinier during pregnancy but hormonal changes kick in after having a baby, as dermatologist Justine Hextall explains.
'Hair has three phases; growth, resting and shedding,' she says.
'Normally, hair grows at the same rate that it falls out. But under the influence of pregnancy hormones, more hairs remain in the growing phase, particularly during the second and third trimester, which is why women often notice hair becoming thicker as their pregnancy goes on.
Usually, losing your hair after birth is just your hair going back to normal.'
Will the frizz last for ever?'PREGNANCY is thought to be a terrific time for hair,' says trichologist Philip Kingsley. 'But that's not true for everyone. Hair is likely to become progressively drier during pregnancy as hormones reduce the amount of oil your sebaceous glands produce.'
As your hormones return to normal, this dry frizz should subside. In the meantime, use anti-frizz products which boost levels of oil and moisture, such as DGI Organics' Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner ([pounds sterling]5.99 each, Waitrose). Even fine hair can benefit from a light oil.
Try Alterna's Kendi Dry Oil Micromist ([pounds sterling]21.95, alternahaircare.com), which can be sprayed onto dry or damp hair.
Can a special diet help hair recover?
'JUST choose healthy foods,' says Kingsley. 'And make sure that you include protein, which hair needs in order to grow, in every meal.
'Your body considers your hair to be non-essential tissue, so it's the last to benefit from good nutrition. …