October 1, 2022

Cute and Easy Hairstyles for New Moms

Being a new mom is one of the most exciting phases in a lifetime. It’s also one of the busiest! In addition to the added responsibility of caring for your new little one, you’re also dealing with other issues like a lack of sleep, changing hormone levels, and all the everyday responsibilities you had before your child was born. While all this leaves little time for self-care, it’s important to take some time each day to care for yourself. The trick is making things easier! And that means finding some quick and easy hairstyles that help you look wonderful no matter how busy your day has been.

Why does my hair look different as a new mom?

If you’ve noticed your hair looking thinner or having a different texture since your baby was born, that may be due to hormones and changes that happened during pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins are specially formulated to ensure healthy nutrition for a growing baby, but they also benefit your hair and skin. Many women report that their hair grew faster during pregnancy, and faster growth means more frequent trims and extra conditioning to keep your hair looking its best.

In addition to hair growth, your hair also sheds less often during pregnancy. There are four stages of hair growth: anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen. In the anagen stage, your hair grows, with cells added to the root in the hair follicle to push out the hair so it grows longer. The catagen stage is a transition into the telogen stage when your follicles rest just before the exogen stage, where hairs are shed. The cycle then begins again, with new hair growth.

Because hair stays out of the exogen stage when you’re pregnant, the hair that would have been shed during your pregnancy will shed in the first six weeks after the birth of your child, so you may see more hair shedding than you’re used to.

While this may be concerning, it only means that you’ll want to be ready with a new hairstyle and extra care for your hair’s condition after your baby is born.

How can I help my hair look its best as a new mom?

There’s no better time for self-pampering than after you become a new mom! With all your time spent devoted to your new little one, you’ll need some time just for yourself.

We can help at Summit Salon Academy KC. Visit our salon and our stylists will help you choose an easy-care haircut or cute, easy-to-style hairstyle that you’ll love. Plus, we’ll help you pamper your hair to make it as healthy and shiny as possible with a professional deep conditioning treatment. Here are some examples of a few of the easy styles that are great for new moms:

  • Pixie. The super short and layered pixie cut is perfect for new moms. Not only does it look chic and stylish, but it makes it easier to care for your little one without worrying about the hair on your face. A beautiful, layered pixie is always in style.
  • Bob. The bob is another great, short hairstyle that never seems to go out of style. Not only does it look fantastic, but it’s easy to care for because you can wash and go, sometimes without worrying about blow-drying. Bobs work for just about every hair texture and look great for both business and casual occasions.
  • Long waves. If you prefer to keep your hair long, it’s easy to pull off great hairstyles with a long, wavy textured cut. You can pull it back into braids or a ponytail when taking care of your new baby, then simply let it down in its flowing waves for a gorgeous style at work or a casual event.

Congratulations on becoming a new mom! Here at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City, we want to help you look and feel your best. Make an appointment today to get pampered with a cute new hairstyle and deep conditioning treatment so your hair will look great and you can focus on caring for your new little one! All our students receive comprehensive training before working in our luxury salon, and each student is supervised when performing their hairstyling and haircare services by an experienced, licensed cosmetologist. You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO or call us at (816) 252-4247 x301 to schedule your appointment. You can also find more information, book an appointment, and get reminders for your hairstyle or haircare treatment appointments right on your mobile device with our free mobile app. Download it today from iTunes and Google Play.