(Hair Care During Pregnancy)
Like many other women, pregnant women also need to be beautiful and take care of themselves. Pregnant women like to straighten or curl the hair but are concerned about whether or not they can get their hair done during pregnancy and whether hair styling will affect the unborn baby. This is not your own worry.
Pregnancy is a very sensitive process and everything that a pregnant woman does can affect the fetus. So mothers often wonder and worry about everything they do, including daily beauty things like hairdressing. Let’s join MCSARA to find out if styling hair is safe for pregnant mothers and babies in the womb!
Should pregnant women have their hair straightened during pregnancy?
Hair straightening is a method of styling by straightening hair. The effect of this method can last quite a while at a later time. When you get your strands straightened, your hairstylist will use chemicals or temperatures to break down or relax the natural cells in your hair.
First, your hair will be washed with shampoo and softened with conditioner, then the hair will be dried. The hairdresser will apply a layer of straightener to the entire hair length and incubate for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. After that, your hair will be washed and dried again. Next, the hairdresser will continue to apply keratin lotion and another neutralizing cream one after the other. Keratin lotion is a moisturizer that works to straighten your hair. After application, they will leave these creams on your hair for about half an hour. Next, your strands will be washed again. Hairdressers continue to apply a specific serum for hair and straighten it with a curling iron.
This is a full description of the straightening process. As you can see, this process involves many different steps and requires the use of many chemicals. Hair straighteners and creams have the potential to alter the structure of the hair, helping it to flatter and straighten it.
Benefits of straightening hair during pregnancy
Pregnant women will have a new look during pregnancy, this helps their mood become more comfortable and happy. This can be very helpful in relieving mood and avoiding depression during pregnancy.
Keeping the hairstyle straight is quite simple, so pregnant mothers do not spend too much time and effort to keep this hairstyle.
Dangers of hair straighteners during pregnancy
Hair straightening is a form of beauty that helps pregnant women feel happier, but this can be potentially dangerous:
- Hair straightening is a process of hairdressing using high temperatures and chemicals. Although the medicine is applied only at the end of the hair, chemicals can still come into contact with your scalp. From here, chemicals can seep through the skin into the bloodstream, pass through the placenta and may harm a baby in the womb.
- Most hair straighteners contain a chemical called lye. This substance can cause rashes and skin irritation. During pregnancy, your skin becomes extremely sensitive, so you should avoid using any chemicals.
- Moisturizers and hair straighteners all smell very strong, sometimes the temperature can make them evaporate. This can irritate the airways, which can make you feel nauseous or cough.
- During pregnancy, hormones will appear everywhere in your body. Being exposed to chemicals like hair straighteners can make hormones work and make you uncomfortable.
Things that pregnant women should note when straightening hair
- Consult your doctor before trying to straighten your hair. They will consider whether you are allergic to any hair straightening product.
- Go to reputable hair salons, use quality straighteners.
- Learn about the type of straightener chemicals you’re going to use, and look at the chemical ingredients in it to see if they can irritate and affect your health.
Should pregnant women get their hair curled during pregnancy?
Like hair straightening, hair curling is a process that involves lots of steps and the use of lots of different chemicals. Hairdressers will make your hair curly or wavy using curing agents as well as heat. Normally, pregnant women only curl at the end of the hair, however, chemicals and heat can affect the mother and baby.
Why pregnant women should not get their hair curled?
The process of curling, just like straightening, requires a lot of chemicals. During pregnancy, a lot of exposure to chemicals can affect the health of the mother and baby.
In addition, the hormones of pregnant women often change, making the hair curling does not achieve satisfactory results, the hair will not curly but will be tangled. Plus, strong chemicals can irritate your eyes, skin and, airways.
Can you change your hairstyle without harming yourself and your baby’s health?
Instead of straightening or curling your hair, pregnant women can have other methods of hairdressing during pregnancy. According to some studies, pregnant women can dye their hair during pregnancy. However, we recommend that you use herbal dyes and limit contact with the skin.
Another option that pregnant women can make during pregnancy is to cut a new hairstyle, buy accessories to beautify hair like headbands, hairpins … However, whatever you do, you should avoid coming to the hair salons during peak hours because the more people there are, the greater your risk of getting the disease from them.
Or else there’s one more alternative for you that is to wear a wig or hair extension. Pregnant women should buy human hair extensions, which haven’t been processed in any way, therefore they don’t contain any harmful chemical for mother’s and baby’s health, for having a new fresher look. MCSARA is always here and willing to provide you such quality hair extensions.
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you need to give up your beauty habits. In fact, you should relax and keep in a good mood during this period. However, some methods of hairdressing during pregnancy can be dangerous for the mother and baby, so you should consider carefully before doing anything. In addition, you should consult your doctor before conducting hairdressing during pregnancy.
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