Why pregnant women can not cut their hair?

Evgeny Fogov
Evgeny Fogov
April 2, 2015
Why pregnant women can not cut their hair?

Surely you have heard that pregnant women can not get a haircut. Is it really? Or is it just an ordinary sign? In this article we will try to answer the question of why pregnant women cannot cut their hair from the point of view of science, and also turn to popular signs and tell about where the belief has come from.

Can pregnant women cut their hair?

Scientists have long established that during pregnancy it is not recommended to dye hair, because the chemicals that make up the paint can have a negative impact on the health of the future baby, but as for haircuts, there are no restrictions.

Obviously, the haircut is not able to affect the health of the child, moreover, during pregnancy, the level of estrogen in the girl's body increases dramatically, which stimulates hair growth and a positive effect on their structure. Why did this sign appear?

As you know, in ancient times there were many superstitions. Their significant part was associated with hair.It is believed that in the hair lies vitality. Well-groomed hair is a sign of good human health. In the old days it was believed that the hair of a pregnant woman is an indicator of the child’s vitality. Therefore, cutting his hair was considered to shorten his life. Moreover, the expectant mother had to carefully care for her hair and in no case allow them to spoil.

It turns out that by and large the fact that pregnant women cannot be cut their hair is only a myth. Currently, there is no reason to worry about the health of the child when cutting hair.