How to color pregnancy hair? Here’s What you need to know
Making the dye in pregnancy is safe or a risk to the child’s health. Here is the advice of the doctor, who responds to the most common fears.
If you wait for a child, can you alter the color of your hair or change it radically? Is it safe or can it be a risk to the health of the fetus? In that case, how do you do for the next nine months? Here are the answers to your questions.
How many times have you found yourself discussing with friends about the risk of using the dye during pregnancy? He speaks often but there are still many doubts that revolve around the topic. And so, if there are many future mothers who have no problem giving up dying their hair for nine months, there are so many that they cannot do without it.
Although over the years, the formulations of the products have improved considerably. And today, there are tinctures without ammonia and water-based much more delicate than before. There are some important precautions to be taken into serious consideration during the sweet wait.
Tint in pregnancy: yes or no?
There are, as specified, different schools of thought. Some hair stylists say that the compounds are too dangerous for the fetus, others instead that the amount of ‘chemistry’ is too low to affect in any way the health of the child. It should be noted that the skin is not impermeable. Just as it is not the stratum corneum (the outer layer) consisting of cells with a very active metabolic activity. This means that everything we apply on the skin (and therefore also on the scalp) interacts with our body.
Moreover, even if you have always been a habit of the color, your body during the nine months can change and develop a particular sensitivity to certain cosmetics. Not to mention that the sense of smell is definitely more refined now that you are waiting: starting from the second trimester it is possible to become intolerant towards certain odors that become unpleasant and ‘toxic’. One of these is the ammonia-containing in the hair dyes: it is also for this reason that many hair stylists do not realize the colors of pregnant women. Exhalation can be very annoying and difficult to tolerate. “There are several salons that do not want to take this high responsibility “, emphasizes the gynecologist.
“Opt for the color only if you cannot do without it and the number of white hair is very high – I refer to 40 years of course: an excess of precaution never hurts. Also, you must always leave the classic margin to not go to stress an already delicate skin and always choose natural products”.
If your roots need a touch-up, in fact, you can play safely choosing the colors without ammonia and based on plant extracts (they last less but the risks are practically zero). Or you can choose the shots of sun and light that, unlike the dyes, go to bleach only the stem. Nothing to do instead if your idea of coloring is to go from platinum to chocolate or vice versa. It’s not real time!
Cover white pregnant hair: alternatives
While the classic colors are abandoned during pregnancy, henna remains one of the best allies. “It is a totally natural color that can be done at any stage of waiting, from the very first days until the date of birth “, concludes the specialist. It is, therefore, an excellent compromise for women who do not want to give up feeling beautiful and in order also with the ‘baby bump’.
Switch to the washing oil
Did you know that after the first two months, when the hair may appear dull and dull? Because of the influence of progesterone when the placenta has formed. There is an increase in the amount of estrogen in the body, which help to make the hair naturally brighter?
The advice is to avoid the usual foaming shampoos. And, turn towards more delicate washing oil able to absorb impurities and wash away the dirt without being too aggressive. And the beauty is that you do not even need the balm because the oil already has a nourishing action.
The style in pregnancy
And now another secret: since pregnancy offers many benefits to your hair. It takes advantage of their strength and liveliness to achieve the most varied hairstyles: chignon messy or chic and pulled, high or low, braids of all shapes and torch on or top knot.
And if it’s not enough, why not give yourself a nice new cut before giving birth? An asymmetric and rough bob or a sweet and retro bob is perfect. Once the baby is born, you will not have much time to dedicate yourself. And, in this way, you will still feel perfect and tidy despite the drastic drop in hormone levels and new stress. Mum Also … a change leads to another; why not take advantage of it?