Why is my hair thicker during pregnancy?

Now here is where pregnancy symptoms get really good. You might find that you suddenly have this massive, awesome mane (cue our Strength and Shine hair oil for optimal moisture and retention). Contrary to popular belief, you’re actually not growing more hair, you’re just losing it more slowly than usual. During pregnancy, higher levels of estrogen lengthen your hair growth phase, which results in less shedding of your hair in a normal follicle cycle. So you’re not growing more, you’re just losing less. Just know that after giving birth, the growth/shed cycle goes back to normal, so you may notice more hair coming out in the shower. (Remember that 90’s flick The Craft? Like that). It’s all part of the process, so enjoy it while you got it!