Hair Care: dying hair while pregnant
As soon as you find you are pregnant, you always look everything with a critical eye, judging if something could be dangerous for your little one. The mother bear in you is already awake, even before the baby comes. However protective you are, there always that chance moms to be forget to lookout for because it looks non-threatening. But there are many things that you do daily in your pre pregnancy life that could be harmful for the little nugget.
With all the changes going with your body (sore feet, expanding waist line, heart burn etc) you feel as everything is miserable, but a little known fact is that pregnancy hormones in your body make your hair grow longer and thicker during this time. The bad side effect can be that they can grow at places you don’t need them to be. However keep in mind that all these changes are the symptoms of pregnancy and post pregnancy are likely to stop.
What to do for hair care while pregnant?
Many wonder if it is safe to dye hair while pregnant. Now the answer is relative to the product you use. The hair dyes safe for pregnancy are natural and vegetable based dyes that are alternative that are safe to use rather than chemicals that are usually used in dyes. One of such natural hair dye is ‘henna’ and is popularly used during pregnancy and other wise too. However, one must always take caution as many of such ‘100% natural hair dyes are often found to have chemicals in them. So, unless you are extremely sure of the naturalness of the hair dye, don’t purchase it.
Dying hair while pregnant, if they are chemical dyes are generally okay. Given that normal hair dyes do not contain the level of toxic chemicals enough to hurt a fetus. As the hair dye reaches your scalp, if it enters the bloodstream it is too far to reach the baby, therefore hair dying is not fatal for the child. If you want err on a safer side, giving your hair highlights is safer as the dye color is just applied to the strands of your hair and doesn’t touch your scalp. It is however advisable to wait at least after the first trimester to wait before you dye your hair.
To perm or not to perm
There are some major changes going on while you are pregnant and that includes to the way your body reacts too. So instead of the curls, you have been waiting for you might just end up with frizzy hair. With all those chemicals used during perm, it is better to take caution and wait till the baby knocks the door.
Hair maintenance during pregnancy
There is no need to change your daily hair care routine during pregnancy. Hair care products like hair gel, mousse, shampoo and conditioner may not be changed. However medicated shampoos like anti dandruff shampoos recommended by doctors must be avoided during pregnancy or at least be consulted before use.