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The 7 Best Pregnant Hairstyles You Can Rock Before the Big Day!

Feel Beautiful on Your Journey to Motherhood

Every woman always wants to feel beautiful regardless of the circumstance, so why should your pregnancy be any different?

Choosing the perfect style for your journey helps to make your life a lot easier. These seven simple hairstyles will ensure that you stay looking fierce throughout your pregnancy and even into motherhood.

Get ready to learn how to be one hot mama!

blake lively pregnant hairstyles

Types of Hairstyles

Style #1: Box Braids

If you’re looking for a pregnant hairstyle that is low maintenance, then this is the style for you!

Though getting your box braids done may take some time, once finished, you will be stylish for up to 12 weeks! As long as you keep your braids cleansed and moisturized, you’ll look your best every step of the way until your bundle of joy arrives.

How to Wear Your Box Braids:

Wearing your box braids down will give you the opportunity to dress them up or keep it casual. You can wear them long or short, but depending on the length of your braids, you can show everybody that being pregnant can’t stop you from shouting “long hair, don’t care!”

justine skye box braids

Half Up- Half Down:

If you chose to go with the always-admired half-up-half-down hairstyle, remember that there are multiple ways of doing it!

You can rock the cute but straightforward half-pony or, be a bit more spontaneous, and twist it into a stylish bun. Either way, you’ll be guaranteed to get a few compliments.

Be a Bun Head:

As a pregnant mama, sometimes you’ll need to do your hair fast!

Box braids look beautiful when twisted into an elegant full top knot bun. This hairstyle is easy, fabulous and can look amazing regardless of the occasion!

Wear your braids in a bun anywhere from work meetings, your best friends birthday or your baby shower; you can’t go wrong!

box-braids

Style #2: Cut it Short

One of the easiest ways to guarantee that you stay looking incredible during your pregnancy is by going short! Short hairstyles and cuts can be low maintenance while still being super fun and cute! What more could you ask for?

Expecting mommies deserve to be girly and flirty, too!

Pixie Cut Hairstyle

How to Wear Your Hair Short:

A-Line Beauty:

If your hair is medium length and you’re looking to go short, an A-line snip might be what you’re looking for in a hairstyle!

With this cut, you can roll out of bed and already look adorable. With a few pumps of volumizing spray at the root, you’re ready to take on your day in as quick as 5 to 10 minutes, and with your little one on the way, you’ll need to save every minute you can!

a line bob

Rock a Long Bob:

Sometimes cutting those beautiful long locks of yours may not be your number one choice, but if the efficiency of cutting off a few inches still interests you then you need a long bob!

Though this style may require a bit more maintenance than a short bob, it is still relatively easy, and always an excellent hairstyle for when you’re expecting! This style will most likely take about 10 to 15 minutes of your attention for styling, but since it is shorter than your usual hair, a quick curl or pass of the straightener will have you looking like you just walked out of a topnotch salon!

lob bob

Style #3: The Ponytail

When you’re in a rush, or just don’t have the energy, a pulled-back ponytail is a pregnant hairstyle for you!

No matter the length of your hair, this hairstyle does not require anything to be chopped! Wear it sleek and sexy, or messy and marvelous.

You can always add to it, too, in case you want a little extra volume to go with your growing bump!

ponytail

How to Wear Your Ponytails:

Sleek and Sexy:

Going on a date night or fun get together with friends and family? Don’t let your pregnancy stop you from going out and looking amazing! An easy and fabulous way to look sexy is by pulling your hair back into a sleek ponytail. All you need is a hair tie and gel to tame the fly-aways and edges!

Messy and Marvelous:

Maybe sleek is not your thing, but you can always go in the opposite direction. Add a little tease to your ponytail and let it be wild and free!

perky ponytail

Throw it up, maybe tease it a little bit, and don’t mind the baby hairs or fly-aways! It’s all part of the look. The best way to get the perfect messy ponytail is to use “last nights” curls, then just add hairspray!

To Add Volume:

If you’re worried that your hair is too short to achieve the sleek and sexy or messy and marvelous ponytails, do not freak out!

There are so many options available to you to add hair to your ponytail and get the volume you desire! Private Label Extensions offers a stunning variety of clip in or sew in extensions that will help you achieve this look!

curly bun

Style #4: Sew-in Weaves

Get ready to change it up!

Sew-in weaves are a wonderful way to get volume, length or fun colors without doing harsh or permanent treatments to your natural hair. What’s a better way to switch-up your hairstyle without the commitment to just one style than with a sew-in!

How to Wear Your Sew-in:

Volume:

If voluminous hair is all you seek, then look no further!

Sew-in weaves are a great way to add thickness to your natural or everyday styles. It is also a great protective style that will assist you in gaining length and volume to your natural hair!

middle part sew in

Length:

Length is a fun way to play with styles as well.

For the newly pregnant mother with a little more time on her hands, you can play around with hairstyles! Go from a shoulder-length style to a 40-inch waterfall. There is no stopping you from looking vibrant!

Colors:

Sew-ins can give a new or expecting mother a way to express herself and her emotions!

With a sew-in lasting for up to 12 weeks, mommies can have three completely different hair colors during their pregnancies. Not to mention, a sew-in is a tremendous way to truly embrace that pregnancy glow or even look cute in your labor pictures.

red curls hair

Style #5:

French Braids or Cornrows:

No matter what type of woman you are, you’d have to admit that having your hair in two, or more, braids is a convenient way of keeping your hair looking neat and beautiful.

Cornrows are a new trend that needs little maintenance and are accessible to all different types of hair. You can keep it simple by rocking two braids or spice it up with fresh and unique multi-braid designs.

ghana braids feed braids

How to Wear Your French Braids or Cornrows:

Keeping it Simple:

The classic two-braid look is gorgeous!

This pregnant hairstyle only takes a few minutes to complete and with the correct care, can last for quite some time! Expecting moms that already have daughters or sons of their own can also use this hairstyle as a quick and easy way to keep not only yourself but also the kids stylish too!

I mean, what’s cuter than a mom and her kiddos strutting through the grocery store with matching braids?

Spice It Up:

Though the two-braids may be easier, the multi-braided styles are that extra bit of fun that you need in your life!

Spice it up with some braids that are thick and some thinner, or a spiral design! This pregnant hairstyle is sure to make you and your hair the talk of the town. (In a good way!)

justine skye goddess braids

Style #6: Wigs

Wigs are said to be a favorite and the ultimate go-to for easy yet stylish pregancy hairstyles.

Wigs not only incorporate many of the other five pregnant hairstyles but are fast and easy too! After a smidgen of preparation of the hair, wigs can be easily applied or switched out! You could have a new hairstyle every week of your pregnancy!

You can wear them over your braids, get length if your hair is short, have short hair when your hair is long, or change the color!

With wigs, it is true that the limit does not exist!

wig heads beauty supply

Wearing a Wig:

A lace front wig is an easy way to switch it up and is the most common.

The sheer lace that sits on the scalp makes this type of wig beautifully seamless and natural. You will always be sure that you are looking your best regardless of the style that you choose! Who wants to take the time to dye their hair anyway? And what about those harsh chemicals? Your pregnancy hairstyle anxieties are no more!

There are so many styles and colors of wigs to choose from!

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Style #7: Head Wraps

If you’re merely having a bad hair day or just did not have time to style your hair, do not fret! Head wraps are here to save the day!

With an array of patterns, colors, and fabrics you can’t beat a quick head wrap to tie together any maternity outfit and leave you feeling gorgeous!

Different Styles:

There are so many styles to choose from when putting on a head wrap.

Depending on the size of your scarf or fabric, you can achieve a subtle knot, or go fancier! You can create a knot down low towards the nape of your neck, or at the top of your head, but either way, your head wrap is sure to make you look fit to be a queen.

And what better feeling is there than that? Especially with a little one on the way!

headwrap with natural hair

Slay Your Pregnancy in Style!

Now you mommies-to-be are ready to slay your pregnancy style with these seven fresh hairdos and accessories!

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Make the most of your pregnancy glow! I hope these techniques are helpful to you and allow you to feel confident and beautiful! Don’t forget to comment and let us know some of your favorite pregnant hairstyles!

Happy styling!

About Andrea Broadnax

Andrea Broadnax: I am from Sacramento, California and attended Sacramento State University. I major in English (American and British Literature). I have always had a passion for art and literature. I consider hair and makeup an art, so, there was no doubt that Private Label Extensions drew my attention! I practice my hair and makeup skills daily, and freelance makeup during wedding seasons. Beauty and writing are my favorite pass times.

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