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Dr. Charlotte Magnussen
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Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Dr. Charlotte Magnussen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
33 years in practice
9K people helped
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. Tahir Chauhdry
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is it safe to get my hair died while I am pregnant?

Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
63 years in practice
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Is it safe to get my hair died while I am pregnant?

Yes: As long as you are in a well ventilated room. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it safe to get my hair dyed when i'm pregnant?

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
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Yes: There is no reason not to.

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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At 39 weeks pregnant is it safe to get under a hair  dryer ?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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At 39 weeks pregnant is it safe to get under a hair  dryer ?

Yes: Uh, how big is this hair dryer? ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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After treatment with diode laser (for hair removal )by how much it is considered safe for me to get pregnant ?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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After treatment with diode laser (for hair removal )by how much it is considered safe for me to get pregnant ?

No waiting: There is no reason to wait after the treatment is finished. Once the therapy is done there is no issue with getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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To be on the safe side I have been sleeping with listernine in my hair trying to prevent my self from getting it im pregnant is that ok?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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To be on the safe side I have been sleeping with listernine in my hair trying to prevent my self from getting it im pregnant is that ok?

I'm lost here.: Listerine in your hair to prevent from getting what? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Is it safe to put a relaxer(perm) in my hair....Im 35 weeks pregnant?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Dr. Harry Greenberg
Board Certified, Dermatology
22 years in practice
290K people helped
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Is it safe to put a perm(relaxer) in my hair if im 35 weeks pregnant?

Dr. Harry Greenberg
Board Certified, Dermatology
22 years in practice
290K people helped
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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