Pregnancy Hair Guide

Pregnancy Hair Guide

A Guide to Hair Care in Pregnancy from JDH Salon & Spa in Aberdeen and Glasgow

Congratulations if you are expecting a baby!  Although this is an exciting time for mothers-to-be, pregnancy also can have its share of challenges.

Some expectant mums sail through pregnancy with a radiant glow, while others suffer from morning sickness, heartburn, fatigue and swollen ankles – to name but a few pregnancy ailments.

At James Dun’s House Salon & Spa in Aberdeen and Glasgow we also recognise that the hormone fluctuations that come with pregnancy can change your hair.  You may also have your own hair concerns such as ‘can I dye my hair when pregnant?’ and ‘are hair smoothing chemicals and perms safe for pregnant women?’


If in any doubt, please consult your GP with your pregnancy issues or concerns.

Can I Dye My Hair When Pregnant?

Most mums-to-be prefer to wait until their second trimester – the 12th to 13th week of pregnancy – before applying colour to their hair. 

However, according to the NHS, it is probably safe to colour your hair when pregnant as the level of chemical coming into contact with your scalp is low. 

Check out the NHS’s guidelines on colouring your hair when pregnant here.

If you decide to colour your hair while pregnant, consider highlights, lowlights or semi-permanent dyes during pregnancy rather than a full head of hair colour.  These treatments will have less contact with your skin and create fewer chemical fumes.

Similar NHS advice exists if you want any hair treatment that uses chemicals such as a perm, straightening or smoothing hair treatment while pregnant.

Talk to your experienced JDH Salon hair stylist for advice on the best course of action for great hair during pregnancy.

Problem Hair During Pregnancy

If you’re enjoying thick, glossy, luxurious hair during pregnancy this is down to the higher levels of oestrogen in your body which prolong the hair growth phase.  Just look at the beautiful hairstyles on pregnant superstar Beyonce, pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and fashionista Kim Kardashian who teased her fringe into a cute quiff for some pregnancy glamour!

On the downside, your fluctuating hormones can also cause havoc with your hair.  Mums to be experience different issues.  Some find their hair becomes unusually greasy, while others have dry and brittle hair.  If your hair becomes unruly and unmanageable please come and talk to our professional hairstyling team at JDH Hair Salon in Aberdeen and Glasgow for advice. 

And once the baby arrives, some women experience hair loss.  Again, do come and talk to our experts at JDH Salon for help and advice.

Hair Ideas for Pregnant Women

Here at JDH Salon & Spa in Aberdeen and Glasgow we know we can find the perfect hairstyle for every client –pregnant or otherwise.

During pregnancy your hormones are all over the place so speak to your hair stylist before making any drastic hairstyle changes during pregnancy.

If you’re one of the lucky pregnant women who enjoy great hair during pregnancy then there is no reason to change your hairstyle at all.  Just keep it in tip-top shape with regular visits to James Dun’s House Salon in Glasgow or our JDH Salon in Aberdeen.

If you are heavily pregnant during the summer months this can be a difficult time.  Not only are you fatigued from carrying your baby but you’re also doing this in hot weather!   Consider simplifying your hairstyle with an on-trend messy plait, a cool up-style or slick back a short hairstyle.

Check out pregnant Kourtenay Kardashian’s casual plait, Peaches Geldof’s messy up-style and singer Frankie Sandford’s pinned back hairstyle .

Hair Ideas for New Mums

Congratulations!  Your little bundle of joy has arrived! 

We understand that the last thing on your mind when your baby is born is your hair!  You’ll probably want a hair style that is quick and easy. 

Hair upstyles are great for busy mums.  You can easily braid or plait your hair, put your hair into a high ponytail or use an ingenious bun ring to create professional looking hair

If you’d prefer a shorter hairstyle come and talk to us at JDH Hairdressers in Glasgow and Aberdeen so we can find a low-maintenance hairstyle that will suit your face shape.

Check out these hairstyles – perfect hair ideas for new mums – which really suit Selma Blair, Katie Holmes and Lara Stone.

Pregnancy Beauty Treatments at JDH Hairdressers & Spa

It can be difficult to make time for yourself when you’re a new mum but it’s important you look after yourself.  Why not ask your partner or a trusted family member or friend to look after your baby or toddler for an hour or so and pop in to one of our JDH Salons & Spas in Aberdeen and Glasgow for some well-deserved pampering!

Our beauty experts at JDH Salon & Spa can help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and gorgeous.   We offer pampering massages for pregnant women so come and experience our lovely Aveda range which restores balance by engaging the five senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch.

We have a full range of spa and beauty treatments available including Shellac manicures and OPI pedicures so come in and treat yourself. You deserve it!

Call our Aberdeen hairdressing salon on 01224 648480 or our Glasgow hair salon on 0141 2485864 or book on-line here