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Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Yes: It is safe for the pregnancy as long as you have it done in a well ventilated area. But using chemical products in pregnancy can damage your hair more than if not pregnant. Having said that, many women have used these products safely without any significant hair damage. The baby will be happy you look so good momma, . ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it safe to put a perm(relaxer) in my hair if im 35 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to put a perm(relaxer) in my hair if im 35 weeks pregnant?

I would avoid it: You should contact your ob/gyn with any issues regarding topicals during pregnancy. Many things that you think would be safe, such as benzoyl peroxide or antipersperant are actually not recommended. ...Read more

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