Pregnancy changes so many things about your body, most of which are openly talked about. Most women are well aware of the impending (and necessary) weight gain and the hormone fluctuations and the morning sickness, well before they make their first prenatal appointment or even pee on a pregnancy stick. But what about the other changes that are rarely mentioned? What about your hair? Because, yes, what pregnancy does to your hair is a little weird, and super interesting.
It might not seem like such a big or worthwhile change to mention, but when so much of your body is already going through awkward and sometimes confusing stages, and your whole life is being altered as you grow a human being inside of you, even something as small as the length or thickness of your hair can be extremely noticeable.
Luckily, even if your hair is doing some really odd stuff while you're pregnant, chances are it's all very normal. With the influx of hormones, even the rate at which your hair grows or falls out is altered, which is all a sign that your body is doing what it is supposed to and your baby is benefiting from the crazy and extraordinary things your body can do.
Here are five weird things that happen to your hair during pregnancy, because it doesn't hurt to know that even strange changes are normal changes (and yes, eventually it will all most likely go back to normal).