Prenatal vitamins are often associated with hair growth because hair tends to grow longer during pregnancy. Women tend to enjoy the full and healthy locks that accompany pregnancy. However, soon after the baby is born, their hair returns to normal, or begins to shed more than usual. Prenatal vitamins are packed with many nutrients that are beneficial for hair growth; however, this drastic change in growth patterns is not completely due to the vitamins. There are some natural and hormonal changes that come along with pregnancy that account for the bountiful hair growth that takes place.
How pregnancy benefits hair
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body becomes “oxygen rich” in order to properly deliver nutrients to her developing baby. Blood circulation becomes extremely high in order to adapt to the metabolic needs of the embryo. This increased circulation also helps transport oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and follicles. During pregnancy, the body also becomes “estrogen-rich.” Estrogen levels regulate the length of the hair growth phase. When estrogen is high, hairs will stay in the growth (anagen) phase much longer before entering the shedding (telogen) phase. This temporarily “locks” all of the hair in the growth phase. This may be why many women experience faster hair growth during pregnancy.
Once the baby is born
When a woman is pregnant, all of the hairs that would have normally entered into the shedding phase are locked into the growth phase. This makes hair grow longer and fuller. After the baby is born, women typically experience shedding, because hormones return to normal levels about three months after a woman gives birth. Don’t be alarmed – there are ways to combat the shedding.
What can I do to get longer, faster growing hair?
Hairfinity Hair Vitamins are formulated to promote healthy hair growth and contain MSM (methylsolfonylmethane), believed to help naturally extend the hair growth phase. MSM is found in many foods, especially raw fruits and green vegetables, and provides sulfur that’s required for healthy collagen and keratin, which are important for healthy hair. MSM repairs and creates healthy cells, allowing hair to grow more rapidly and achieve greater lengths.
Since MSM is not present in prenatal vitamins, it would be of great benefit to add Hairfinity Hair Vitamins to your regimen to realize steady growth.
Steps to Take to Achieve and Retain Growth
Stop Hair Breakage – By following the hair care techniques in Secrets for Beautiful Hair, you can minimize hair breakage, and allow your hair to reach its maximum length.
Nourish your hair from the INSIDE OUT – Using Hair Vitamins formulated with essential nutrients to promote healthy hair growth will help your hair grow longer, stronger, thicker, and faster.
Address Any Other Problems that May Limit Growth – Using specific types of products as part of a hair care regimen can help reduce breakage and increase your hair length.
Establish and stick to a hair regimen that includes eating right and exercising.
Retain hair length by taking small measures such as sleeping on a satin pillowcase or bonnet (which won’t absorb your hair’s much needed moisture), wearing protective hair styles that don’t expose the ends of your hair (such as a bun or French twist), and limiting the use of chemicals such as relaxers.