While pregnant you need to be mindful what products you use on your hair, due to the strong chemicals in the hair products….Questions related to hair treatments during pregnancy are common. Most treatments involve chemicals and dyes which leave women wondering if they are safe. Some of these chemicals are as follows:-
- Colouring- This includes permanent, semi-permanent, and temporary dyes.
- Curling- Permanent waves are created by using two solutions on the hair.
- Bleaching- This treatment uses hydrogen peroxide.
- Relaxers- These are also known as perms. Which are used to permanently straighten the hair………..Although fairly limited, most research indicates the chemicals found in both semi-permanent and permanent dyes are not highly toxic and are safe to use during pregnancy. In addition, only small amounts of hair dye may be absorbed by the skin, leaving little that would be able to reach the fetus.
However, if you are hesitant to use regular hair dyes during pregnancy, there are some safer alternatives to consider. For example, having highlights put in your hair decreases any risk as the dye is only placed on strands of your hair and does not touch the scalp.
Another alternative is pure vegetable dyes including henna. If you are still concerned about using hair dyes during pregnancy, you may want to talk to your doctor.
Always do a patch test in case of any allergic reactions to the products, before completing the process.
Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that pregnancy, in itself, can naturally change the hair’s texture. Pregnancy may also cause your hair to react differently to perming or coloring.
Regardless, your safest option is to wait at least until after the first trimester, if not until after pregnancy.
Hair may become thick and lustrous while pregnant.
When pregnant hair may become thick and lustrous during pregnancy. This is true for some women, thanks to high levels of the hormone estrogen, which slows hair shedding, but after the birth of the baby, some women start to lose their hair and notice a lot of hair left in the shower or sink after shampooing hair, which is a bit scary at the time, but this is short-lived until the hormone’s get back to normal.
While it is concerning, hair loss is normal post pregnancy due to hormone’s.
Hair getting back to normal after pregnancy.
Hair loss due to hormonal shifts may not happen right away. Instead, it may take two to four months to notice thinning. This condition doesn’t generally last longer than six months and doesn’t result in permanent hair loss…..The shedding can be quite dramatic, especially if it’s related to an ongoing imbalance in hormones or essential vitamins.
While hair loss with these conditions isn’t permanent, your hair may not return to its normal thickness until hormone or vitamin levels have returned to normal ranges.
In the meantime, there are also certain haircut styles, like a short bob, that may help your hair look fuller while it grows back.
Also your diet can play a part by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Focus on getting enough protein, iron, and other important nutrients. You may also ask your doctor about the best prenatal vitamin for you to take.
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