If you normally dye, highlight, perm, or relax your hair, you may wonder whether to take a break during pregnancy. Some doctors recommend stopping, while others say that it’s OK to continue. Still others say that treatments should be avoided in the first trimester, but they’re OK later in pregnancy.
Can I relax my hair during pregnancy?
Is it safe to get a hair relaxer during pregnancy? Unfortunately the jury’s still out on this one. The good news is there’s no proof that hair relaxers are dangerous to your pregnancy. Bad news is there’s also no evidence to say for sure that it’s completely safe, either.
Can hair relaxer cause miscarriage?
Miscarriage can occur in any pregnancy. There are no studies on the effect of hair dye, hair perms, or hair relaxers during human pregnancy. Studies in laboratory animals exposed to dyes 100 times higher than normally used in humans do not suggest a greater chance for miscarriage.
Can you perm your hair at 7 months pregnant?
Yes, getting a perm doesn’t appear to be a problem for your health or your baby’s well-being. There are no conclusive studies about the safety during pregnancy of the solution used for permanents, but the body absorbs very little of the chemicals.
What shampoos to avoid while pregnant?
Other ingredients to watch out for in haircare products include parabens; rosemary; synthetic fragrances, which may contain phthalates; and a preservative called methylisothiazolinone (MIT). Phthalates may alter hormone levels, and in scientific studies, MIT inhibited the growth of rats’ nerve cells.
Can I do keratin treatment while pregnant?
Skip keratin hair-straightening treatments during pregnancy. They contain harmful formaldehyde. You shouldn’t need to change your shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, gel, mousse, or blow-dry and curling-iron routine while you’re expecting, unless you use prescription dandruff shampoo.
Is it OK to flat iron hair while pregnant?
Standard chemical straightening treatments
These treatments are likely to be safe to use while you are pregnant. One study showed that using hair-straightening products won’t increase your risk of premature birth or having a low-birth-weight baby.
How can I grow my hair during pregnancy?
Use a wide-toothed comb when brushing wet hair and use the cool setting on your hairdryer. Massage warm coconut or sesame oil into your scalp two to three times a week to stimulate growth and reduce hair fall.
What happens to hair during pregnancy?
Many women have changes in hair texture and growth during pregnancy. Hormones can make your hair grow faster and fall out less. But these hair changes usually aren’t permanent. Many women lose some hair in the postpartum period or after they stop breastfeeding.
Is eyelash perming safe when pregnant?
For this reason we recommend not performing lash lifts or tints on first trimester pregnancies and outside of this time its important to keep your clients well informed of the risks and sign the appropriate waivers/indemnities stating that they have made informed consent to the treatment.