Pregnancy has done something weird to my hair. Screw this idea that pregnant women have long, beautiful hair and glowing skin. I’m currently a spotty, frizzy mess. So, I’ve had to change up my haircare routine to try and combat the frizz (something that I’m not usually used to!).
Firstly, I’ve switched my shampoo and conditioner from my beloved Phillip Kingsley products (review here), to some products from L’Occitane’s Organic Shampoo range*. I’m sure like many pregnant women, the internet has scared you into thinking that EVERYTHING you use has to be organic and natural, which isn’t always the case, but I like to use the nicest ingredients where I can.
The Repairing Hair Care Duo is packed with essential oils and amino acids to help repair, strengthen and protect the hair. Not only does the duo smell great, it leaves my hair de-frizzed, soft and nourished. They are on the pricey side though, so I’m not sure how long I’ll continue to repurchase these once baby arrives!
I recently went to a blogging event with The Body Shop at the new Westgate shopping centre in Oxford. A salesperson grabbed my attention when I heard the words ‘moisturising’ and ‘banana’ in the same sentence, and it was love at first sniff with the Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask. I’ve used this a few times now, it helps to calm down my frizz, and has also got rid of a big chunk of matted hair near my neck (sounds gross – but pregnancy has made my hair so frizzy that my tangle teezer no longer does the job of detangling).
I won’t go on about the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer because I’ve got a whole post about my favourite Bumble and Bumble products here. But nearly a year on, I’m still absolutely loving it and can’t see myself switching to anything else anytime soon. As well as the protective primer, I recently received the Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment while at Blog Con London, a blogging event held in London at the start of June. I’ve used and loved their products in the past, but never tried their oil treatment. Boy oh boy did my hair need this. I feel like my dry ends drink this oil up in a matter of seconds, and I’m not sure what I did before I had this in my life.
Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that I’m blessed with the pregnancy glow and luscious hair asap, but in the meantime, these products are certainly helping!
Did your hair change during pregnancy?
*This post is a sponsored collaboration with L’Occitane, all photos and views are my own.