PREGNANCY & HAIR DYE
As you begin your pregnancy journey you might start noticing the not so pretty changes. The hormonal influx your body is going through can cause havoc on us pregnant women both mentally and physically. I never really did understand that "glow" that is reverenced oh so often.
One positive change many women experience is the long and thick beautiful mane that starts to develop as estrogen beings to increase. Hair usually goes through a three-stage cycle of growth, transition and rest before it falls out. A non-pregnant woman sheds up to 100 hairs a day, but the extra estrogen we produce during pregnancy prolongs the growth stage, resulting in very little shedding and the stage in which your hair usually falls out is put on hold. Since you're not shedding nearly as much hair as normal it feels and looks like you’ve got a fuller head of hair.
Unfortunatly one thing that is not put on hold are those pesky grays and horrible roots. Many pregnant women wonder what hair treatments are safe during pregnancy. While in my opinion keratin treatments are a solid NO, according to both my physician and the American Pregnancy Association it's safe to dye your hair starting in the second trimester. Though only small amounts of hair dye may be absorbed by the skin, leaving little that would be able to reach the fetus, it's still important to take precautions.
MRS.NIPPLE MAMA TIPS
1. Highlights are a great option vs. permanent/semi-permanent all over dye because highlights don't need to touch the scalp when applied, reducing your exposure to both chemicals and toxins
2. Always ask to sit in a very well ventilated area. If you feel like the salon is not well ventilated don't hesitate to ask for a face mask or find a new salon that is.
4. Ask if the salon has Ammonia free dye when booking your appointment. My stylist uses the Inoa by L'Oreal line for all of her pregnant and breastfeeding mamas. Inoa is an ammonia free oil based line and covers 100% of grays. you can find more information on it HERE.