It’s a common question about hair treatments during pregnancy. There is a lot of suggestions on hair dye during pregnancy. And it’s true that hair dyes use hundreds of chemicals. Very few researches say that chemical dyes aren’t safe to use when you’re pregnant.

However, most studies seem to agree that there is no harm in using dye with a certain caution. Today we will discuss the facts that I found on hair dye while pregnancy so you can make up your mind.

Different Types of Hair treatments

Coloring: This includes permanent, semi-permanent, and temporary hair dyes.

Permanent waves: This treatment is using two solutions on the hair. First one is a waving solution and the second one is for neutralization.

Bleaching: This treatment uses hydrogen peroxide.

Relaxers: This is hair treatment process which is used to straighten the hair permanently. Either they contain lye (Sodium hydroxide) or no lye (Potassium, lithium or guanidine hydroxide). These are also known as perms.

What does expert say about Hair dyes and treatments during pregnancy?

Most research says that the chemicals found in semi-permanent and permanent dyes are not highly toxic and it’s safe to use during pregnancy. Besides only less amount of hair dye may be absorbed by the skin and that will not be able to reach the fetus.

Some research also said that the high amount of chemicals that are used in hair dye might cause harm. Otherwise, hair dyes while pregnancy is safe with some caution.

And some physicians recommended using or applying hair treatments at least after the second trimester. Before applying any hair treatment make sure to talk to your doctor and then use according to their recommendation.

Is it safe to use hair dye while breastfeeding?

Though information about hair dye during breastfeeding is limited. And it’s considered to be excellent to treat your hair when you’re breastfeeding. It’s true that a little amount of chemical can enter your bloodstream. However, the chance of chemical entering into breast milk to harm your infant is very little. And there are no negative results found in using hair dyes while breastfeeding in the past.

Looking for more details? Read this post: Can You Dye Your Hair While Breastfeeding

Which hair treatments are safe to use?

If you have hesitated to use regular hair dyes while pregnancy. There are some harmless alternatives that you can use. For example, you can put highlights in your hair and it’s risk-free. As they only placed on strands of your hair and it doesn’t touch the scalp. So, your skin won’t absorb any alternatives into the bloodstream.

Another best way, use natural pure vegetable dyes as henna. This is a risk-free item and has no side effect that can harm your skin and your baby as well. Otherwise, make sure to take your doctor’s suggestion to apply any chemical treatments. And as we said physician recommended waiting at least second trimester to use hair dyes. If you’re still concerned about using hair dyes, dye your hair after pregnancy. This will be very pleasant.

What should I consider while chemically treatment my hair during pregnancy?

For chemically hair treatment during pregnancy, you have to consider some factors that will be helpful for you. Those are given below:

  • Treat your hair after first or second trimester.
  • Make sure to treat your hair in a well-ventilated area.
  • While applying treatments make sure to wear gloves.
  • Keep the chemicals on your hair not much longer than the directions recommended.
  • Follow the instructions on the package carefully.
  • After treatment makes sure to rinse your scalp correctly with water.
  • Before completing the process make sure to do a patch test for allergic reactions.
  • Do not dye or bleach your eyebrows or eyelashes. This can cause swelling or increase the risk of infection in the eye area.

If you’re more concerned about safety make sure to ask your healthcare provider for more guidance.

Final Word

During pregnancy, your hair’s texture can be changed naturally. It is also normal to react you hair different during perming or coloring in pregnancy period. In such a case, you may have to wait to treat your hair after pregnancy. In general, hair dyes are safe to use while pregnant. And you can consider getting highlights or using pure vegetable dyes. Those are the safest option to apply during pregnancy.

Hope now you understood what to do for using hair dyes or treatments while pregnant. I’m wrapping up for now. We will meet soon with some more tips and life hacks. Till then, stay healthy and share your valuable opinion without any hesitation in the comment section below.

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