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Pregnancy Hair Breakage and Tips for First Time Moms

Expecting a baby for the first time can bring both excitement and fear to any woman. There is the excitement of bringing a new life into the world mixed with the fear of the unknown. Many women wonder how badly labor and delivery will hurt and how they are going to take care of a tiny human if they have never done it before.

Stress and hormonal changes can significantly affect the condition of the hair. To strengthen your hair, vitamins help a great deal. Biotin is a great vitamin to promote hair and nail growth, prenatal vitamins also contribute. This website offers good treatments for women’s and men’s issues, including impotence, infertility, hair loss and others.

Adding honey to your conditioner and letting your hair sit for about 30 minutes. Avocado can also serve as a moisturiser. Definitely stay away from any heat (less is best), also try not to brush so much you want to treat your hair gently, so that means treating your scalp like the rest of the skin on your body.

Eating healthy and drinking lots of water keeps your body healthy and therefore strengthens hair. I’ve also heard that by increasing blood flow to your head you will grow out your hair, so getting scalp massages and hanging upside down a few seconds a day will help. Be mindful you probably wouldnt want to hang upside down pregnant.

Apart from your hair, there are a few other things you should know if you are a first time mom who is worried about the unknown.

The very best thing you can do for yourself and your baby is relax! When the end of pregnancy approaches, many women are ready to just get the baby out. As uncomfortable as you may be, know that your baby will come out when he or she is ready. You will know you are in labor when the unmistakable pain of contractions comes and goes every 3-5 minutes. If you are unsure if you are in labor, you most likely are not. False labor happens often and sends many women to the hospital because they believe they are in labor.

When you are finally in labor, the best way to relieve your painful contractions is to get an epidural. While there are some side effects such as headaches, they are rare. The relief you will feel will be wonderful! If your nurse asks if you want an enema, just take it unless defecating on the delivery table does not bother you. Some women become embarrassed and will not push effectively.

Once your beautiful baby is delivered, you will probably feel mixed emotions. You will be joyful and exhausted. If you are trying to breastfeed, you may be frustrated. Breastfeeding is not easy for mother or baby. Do not be embarrassed to get help and if breastfeeding is something that you really want to do, do not give up easily! Give it at least two weeks to get better before you quit. Because of the exhaustion of labor and delivery, it is a good idea to let the baby stay in the nursery at night so you can sleep. You will have many nights with your baby ahead.

Going home with your new baby is exciting and scary. The shift of hormones and sleep deprivation can often lead to crying spells. This is normal. Do not beat yourself up if you get frustrated with your baby at night. It may take a while to get used to getting up every few hours to care for your baby, but it will get better as you adjust to the new sleep schedule and your baby adjusts to life outside the womb.

Rest when you can, take help when it is offered, and enjoy your new baby!

Prevent Hair Loss with Scalp Cooling

Scalp Cooling vs. Hair LossAs you know, cancer patients that under chemotherapy usually lose their hair. It happens because chemotherapy drugs reach hair follicles during the treatment and cause damage to them.

Once of the effective methods to prevent it is the so called scalp cooling. In practice, you put on a special chilled cap that helps scalp blood vessels shrink so they let a less amount of bloodstream through.

As a result, your hair follicles receive less oxygen, less nutrients but at the same time less chemotherapy drugs, and that is the key point here.

Thus, scalp cooling can minimize the damage that can be caused to your hair by drugs and prevent or significantly reduce hair loss. All you need is just to put on the cooling cap for about half and hour before you take in the drugs and in some cases for some time after the treatment, because you scalp should be cooled as long as the drugs stop circulating in your vessels.

For different people this method works differently, but the majority of cancer patients report significant reduce of hair loss with scalp cooling.

Hair Care for Men

Hair care for men did not have a considerable share in the beauty industry till recently.  Now that the male sect has whole heartedly accepted its importance, men’s grooming centers are fast developing throughout the world.  But the availability of men’s hair care products is limited in the market.  It is because people still nourish the thought that men do not care much about their hair.

But there is hope.  Real men have already started realizing that grooming makes them more attractive to offer a challenge to females.  Metrosexuals can be considered as fine examples to this change. Men now are conscious about getting care for their appearance, including their hair.

The main part of male grooming is the face.  Hundreds of hair styles are available for men now.  Men insist on having the hair styles of their favorite celebrities.  Earlier, men used to apply gel on their hair to get the required style.  But these men are not bothered about the type of hair gel or pomade being used.  So many problematic situations originate here.  The need to men’s natural hair care, hair loss prevention tips, bald head care etc. are unanswered still.

Though the resources are limited, many ventures are in full swing heralding the fulfillment of needs of hair care for men.  Of course men deserve it.  Online resources have a big say on this because men shun going to their friends for hair tips.   They want to learn discreetly.  The importance of online resources lay here.  It will make them get proper advice to get access to products according to their requirements easily.

Some are Hairy, Some are Bald…

Some are hairy, some are bald;
Some are scary, some are old.

A funny rhyme is a good thing to start speaking about rather serious things. This time it’s going to be hair growth cycle and its stages.

So why in the world do we have to take care of our hair? To go to hairdressers every month or so, to think of stunning hair styles on special occasions, to wash, comb and brush our hair? To smell and touch (if not to chew) it? And why do we pity the bald ones after all? Because it grows… and falls out. Yeap, it grows and falls out all the time. That’s what keeps the whole process going.

The common rate of hair growth is about a half of inch a month. All in all, there is about  a hundred thousand hairs growing on the average head. Hair grows from the dermal papilla (the bottom of the hair root), which produces new cells for hair growth. These cells are initially soft, but they are hardened as they come out to the scalp’s surface. Each hair usually has a life cycle of one to seven years. Why so? Because each hair follicle sooner or late enters a period of rest. And what actually happens at the moment is that the hair simply falls out forever. Yet to be replaced and regrown by another one, which is going to go through the same cycle of 1 to 7 years of growth.

In scientific terms, the growing stage of the hair is called anagen. The transitional stage when the hair follicle starts going to rest is called catagen (usually up to 2 weeks). The resting stage is called telogen (about 3 months). This is when we lose our hair. As a matter of fact, there is a constant daily loss of 50–100 hairs. Fortunately, not all follicles are in the telogen stage at the same time. Otherwise…

None are hairy, all are bald!