Hairdresser claims she can tell if you're pregnant just by looking at your hair
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A hairdresser claims that she can tell whether a woman is pregnant or not just by having a good look and a feel of their hair – you can see her explain her reasoning behind this in the video below:
That being said, this one hairdresser reckons she can tell whether a woman is pregnant or not just by observing her hair, even if they aren’t at the stage where they are telling people about it.
What’s more, she also believes that she can tell whether the baby is a boy or a girl.
Samantha Penn is a stylist who regularly shares stories from her trade on TikTok, and she claims to have the magic touch when it comes to spotting if someone is expecting.
“Hairdressers can tell when you’re pregnant, and I’ll tell you how,” she started.
“The way I can tell if you’re pregnant — your hair will either not be as curly if it’s normally curly.
“[Or] it won’t be as thick or thicker, so it will have a texture change,
“Also there’ll be little new-growth hairs randomly [on your head], so it means I can tell there’s a hormonal change going on.”
As for the gender of the baby, she added: “And what it is they say is girls take away your beauty and boys give you beauty.
“So, when you’re having a boy, I feel like the hair is fuller, thicker and it feels like a good texture,
“When you’re having a girl, I feel like it’s so oily and wet, and almost feels like you have an increase of estrogen,
“So that’s how we can tell you’re pregnant, over its texture changes and thickness, or less thick.”
Again, this is interesting stuff, but no substitute for peeing on that pregnancy test.
And you’re probably wondering whether there is any scientific basis to these claims.
Well, it’s pretty unclear, but there are some decent theories.
It’s certainly true that you do produce more estrogen and androgen hormones during pregnancy, which can make your hair shinier and thicker.
Variations in hormones can also mean that your hair might be less oily or less curly, so that’s fairly accurate as well.
What’s more, pregnancy can also encourage new growth and make hair fuller, so maybe there actually is something to all of this then?
It does bear repeating once last time though, it’s probably worth just checking out in the traditional way if you think you’re pregnant.