Today, we have a special guest with us, Cyril Morgan, a seasoned hairdresser and hair loss expert with over three decades of experience in the industry. Cyril is not only a distinguished hairstylist but also the founder of Cyril Morgan Hair. Join us as he sheds light on a topic that concerns many expectant mothers – hair loss during pregnancy.

I: Good afternoon Cyril, thank you so much for joining us today to discuss the topic of hair loss during pregnancy!

C: Thank you so much for inviting me to take part in this. Hair loss during pregnancy has been an issue I have seen time and time again throughout my career and would love to offer advice even in the slightest way to anyone struggling with it!

I: First, I suppose can you explain the common reasons behind hair loss during pregnancy, and how it differs from other types of hair loss?

C: Well, the  common reason behind it is the total hormone imbalance that happens when you become pregnant. Specifically, the hormone responsible for this is dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a derivative of testosterone, and its levels can fluctuate during pregnancy. When DHT levels increase, it can lead to hair follicles shrinking and eventually falling out, resulting in temporary hair loss. As well,the baby takes up a lot of good blood supply for their nourishment while putting all different parts of your body under more pressure. It differs from other types of hair loss as it’s only temporary

I: Very interesting, what are some of the misconceptions or myths surrounding hair loss during pregnancy that you’ve encountered in your experience?

C:There isn’t a whole lot I’ve come across if I’m being honest, maybe the main one being that almost everyone experiences hair loss when really it’s different for everyone. Some lose their hair and others’ thicken up. But overall I haven’t really come across any major myths.

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Hairdresser Cyril Morgan

I: Many pregnant women are concerned about the safety of hair care products. What recommendations or precautions would you offer to pregnant women looking to care for their hair?

C: I would suggest Nioxin, it’s a good product we sell in our salon. It’s for all different kinds of hair loss such as premature hair loss and progressive hair loss, it can also act as a good preventative as it increases the blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles. Salon scalp exfoliation treatments also can help improve the overall condition of the hair.

I: Are there any particular hairstyles or hair care routines that can help mitigate hair loss during pregnancy or make it less noticeable?

C: Overall, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution however, I would recommend styling bangs or short layers into the front of one’s hair if they’re experiencing thinning around the front. Continue to get your hair cut regularly about every 7-8 weeks and salon treatments help to rejuvenate.

I: What role does nutrition play in maintaining healthy hair during pregnancy, and are there specific dietary recommendations you’d suggest?

C: I think in general most people in pregnancy share the mindset with how important it is to have a balanced healthy diet. All of this also contributes to your hair. However, from my experience, food can only help so much as hair loss is mostly down to your hormonal changes.

I: Are there any natural remedies or treatments you would recommend for pregnant women experiencing hair loss, such as specific hair masks or oils?

C: As I mentioned previously, Nioxin is a great treatment for hair loss as well. A good head massage can go a long way to stimulate the scalp. It’s like growing different types of plants in a garden. You need the right conditions, the right soil, and the right amount of moisture. Keep up with regular visits with your hairdresser before and after birth.

I: What general advice would you give to pregnant women who are navigating hair loss concerns, both in terms of self-care and seeking professional help?

C: In my opinion, you’d be wasting your time and money going to someone seeking advice outside of your own hairdresser/doctor because they’ll basically just tell you it’s a side effect of pregnancy unfortunately. Obviously, if you have very very fine hair it can have greater effects, people with thicker hair may not even notice a lot of hair loss. 

I: Are there any resources or organisations you would recommend to pregnant women who are looking for more information and support regarding hair loss during pregnancy?

C: No, as far as I’m aware there are no specific organisations for this. I’ve found over the years that word of mouth and listening to others experiences of hair loss during pregnancy to be of the most help. Ask others who have gone through it and ask your stylist for advice. The biggest thing is not to panic and not to stress over it, it only adds to it. Stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to hair loss.

I: That concludes our chat for today Cyril, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us and help educate our audience!

To speak with Cyril Morgan personally, book an appointment or consultation via Cyril Morgan Hair online.

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