Monday, August 25, 2008

Hair Treatments During Pregnancy

Women should be cautious about exposure to any chemicals during pregnancy, even to hair dyes and treatments.

Here are guidelines for pregnant women about the use of these products, courtesy of the American Pregnancy Association:

  • Try to avoid treatments that straighten, bleach, perm or color hair until the second trimester.
  • Make sure that any treatment is applied in a well-ventilated area.
  • Don't leave hair chemicals in longer than necessary.
  • Make sure your hair and scalp are thoroughly rinsed with water after the treatment.
  • Always wear gloves when applying these chemicals yourself, and always follow manufacturer directions carefully.
  • Try testing on a small patch of hair first, to monitor for any allergic reaction.
So, I guess good news to the husband as no extra expenses needed for wifes hair investment.


richrach said...

yep... better be careful. during my first month being pregnant (didnt know i was then...) i dyed my hair (at home)... with silas' help.

And then i got to know i was then carrying sarah... :p I prayed nothing bad happen. hehe... thank God! :)

cck said...

Best to avoid any form of introducing foreign or alien stuff into your body during that time. Pei dyed hers before she conceive Ivan. After that none.