Thursday, 21 July 2011

Getting Hairy in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing experience. The most noticeable difference (aside from your growing belly and bust!) is how your hair looks so healthy, shiny and fuller. For some though there is also a traumatic side to this new phenomenon; hair starts growing in places where you never had hair before!

The unwanted hair normally presents itself on: chin, upper lip, cheeks, neck, abdomen, breasts, and back. Never fear though... this hair usually disappears or greatly reduces once the baby is born. So why do you get more hairy? The main reason for this is hormones related to pregnancy. Androgens (aka sex hormones) and cortisone levels are increased in pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones rise sharply in the first trimester; which is probably when you will first start to notice the 'new' hair.

The hair is more noticeable in darker haired ladies and less so in fair haired ladies however, how self conscious one feels about this is individual. Most advise against the use of hair removal creams and bleaching agents during pregnancy - so threading the hair can be a great way to remove this unwanted hair - especially on your face as you can hide the rest! It is also important to note that during pregnancy, there is increased blood flow which generally means hair will grow back sooner and you may be more 'sensitive' to the sensation of hair removal.

Again, if threading is an option you are considering for removing this unwanted hair, it is well worth visiting a threading professional who has plenty of experience and preferably has had previous experience of threading pregnant ladies.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Threading and Wedding

It's been some weeks since my last post. Having been busy threading many bride and groom-to-be's and also having been to two wonderful weddings myself, I am going to keep with the wedding theme this blog.

Your wedding day is one of the single most important days of your  life. Particularly so for the bride. It's alot of pressure actually (having once been a bride myself) where you know as the bride, you will be the centre of attention the whole day as well as the talk of the entire wedding; both during and a long time after. So no wonder you want to look your best.

Since about April of this year, I have had an influx of 2011 bride/ groom-to-be's who want to 'sort out' their eyebrows and/or remove the unwanted facial hair in preparation for the big day. Some have never tried Threading before visiting me, and unsurprisingly, they are hooked after their first treatment! Many of them then refer their mothers, bridesmaids and other friends as a result - gosh what a compliment.

In my opinion, it's always good to start threading some months ahead of the big day - especially if you want to get a great shape to your eyebrows. Also, hair growth becomes finer with time, therefore you may find that where you were waxing/ plucking every 2 weeks, with long term threading, you may not need threading for 3-4-5 weeks or even longer (depending on the individual) - so you have lovely eyebrows and no noticeable facial hair during the honeymoon!

For those bride/ groom to-be's that are considering threading, I say - GO FOR IT but make sure you find a Threader who is qualified, insured and of course has a reputation for being good at what they do!