Want to color your hair so that your appearance during pregnancy more charming? Luckily, various studies show that doing so is not dangerous despite many things to watch out for.
Most experts recommend that pregnant women wait until the right time. The time is considered safe is after pregnant women stepped on the second trimester of pregnancy.
Research shows that chemicals contained in excessive hair dyes may be harmful. Luckily, chemicals used when dyeing hair contain small doses. This is what causes the use of hair dye is considered not harm the mother and fetus. Regarding doses of permanent or semi-permanent dye, both are the same.
Some Things That Must Be Observed
One of the conditions that must be considered when dyeing hair is the direct contact between the scalp with chemicals from hair dye. This should be avoided if you want to color hair during pregnancy to minimize potential bad that may arise.
If contact occurs, chemicals in hair dye may enter through the scalp and will be passed on to the fetus. The fewer chemicals absorbed by the scalp, the safer you and your fetus will be. To increase certainty in terms of safety, avoid hair coloring when the scalp is irritated.
The alternative that can be done to minimize direct contact between chemicals and scalp is to highlight hair. Dyes applied to the hair will only be absorbed by the hair, not your scalp.
Think also about exposure to chemicals you might receive especially if you do hair dyeing independently. We recommend using gloves to minimize chemical contact with the skin of the hand. Choose a place with a good ventilation structure while doing the coloring so that exposure to chemicals that affect the body can be reduced.
Do not forget to check the dye labels and note the chemicals contained in them. Do not be easily fooled with frills made from herbaceous plants or other ‘natural’ ingredients listed on the packaging. Because although it contains natural hair dyes, manufacturers may slip the same synthetic chemical compounds as they would be avoided.
One of the natural hair dyes that come from plants and safe to use is henna or girlfriend. These dyes are semipermanent and have been used as dyes since time immemorial. Unfortunately, its relatively unkempt and old usage is often a constraint. In addition, the resulting color can not be selected as a factory-made hair dye.
If there is a type of henna capable of producing other colors and a fast time of use, it should be suspected that the product has been mixed with synthetic chemicals. In addition, such henna could have been mixed with metal compounds as well. The second blend contains a bad risk to your health and the fetus.
To be sure, always follow the instructions used in the packaging. One that is often overlooked is to linger with the process of hair coloring. Do not forget, wash your head thoroughly after coloring hair.
So, do you plan to keep your hair colored even if you’re pregnant? If still in doubt, it is advisable to consult your obstetrician or you can delay the activity until your baby is born.