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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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Dr. Lydia Collins
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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 get your hair dyed by a professional at 18 weeks pregnant? If so is there types not to use or should wear a mask or something?

Is it safe to get your hair dyed by a professional at 18 weeks pregnant? If so is there types not to use or should wear a mask or something?

Most consider it ok: Most consider hair dye safe as studies have not shown it to be dangerous. This questions has been asked many times on healthtap . When you type in the question on healthtap you will see many other answers on this topic. ...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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I'm on roaccutane and was wondering if i could get keratine hair relaxer done . Thanks ?

I'm on roaccutane and was wondering if i could get keratine hair relaxer done . Thanks ?

Can't be sure what..: Because roaccutane's ingredient has been reported to cause hair loss or other hair problems in a few people using the medication, one can't be sure what will happen if one uses a hair relaxer product. Maybe nothing unusual will happen, but can't be sure about it. So, it becomes a "risk/benefit" question... And the choice is up to the patient. ...Read more