Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dye Your Hair While Pregnant

Pregnant women should take extra precautions before making a change in hair color.

Step 1.Talk to both your doctor and your stylist about hair coloring while pregnant before you touch your locks.

Step 2.Consider whether the chemicals in the hair coloring product may be harmful to you or the baby, and how the pregnancy-caused changes in your hair may affect the coloring process.

Step 3.Be sure to do a preliminary patch test to determine whether you will develop an allergic reaction to the hair coloring. This will also give you a chance to see how the color will look.

Step 4.Follow the directions on the hair coloring package for best results, or have your stylist do the coloring.

Step 5.Use a conditioner after coloring to keep your hair from drying out or breaking.

Tips & Warnings

If you have applied henna to your hair in the last year, remember that you cannot perm it or use a chemical color over it.

Avoid chlorine and saltwater for a few days after coloring your hair, as contact may cause adverse reactions. Remember that the sun's rays will cause your color to fade faster.

Avoid getting solution into your eyes at all cost. Rinse well with tepid water and consult a physician should this occur.

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