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Safe Hair Spray Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I lost lots of hair due to alcohol hair spray , and also dying. Can I use non alcoholspray? Is it safe? My hair is very thin.What you recommend?Thanks
See a dermatologist.: Yes to safety of non-alcohol hair spray, even on thinning hair. A better question is whether the hairspray you have been using, and the dying of the hair, actually the true cause of the thinning and hair loss. There can be many causes for hair loss. Seeing a derm can direct you better as to what type of hair loss you are suffering from, and what is the next best course of treatment. ...Read more
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Hairspray: There is some controversy as to the long term health implications of using hair spray. However, many would say that it is reasonably safe if used as directed. Avoiding inhalation would be prudent, as would be avoiding any sort of open flame as the product is highly flammable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have this headache that started the second I used hair spray although I held my breath and moved a few steps away to breath again. Any thoughts?
Irritants: There are plenty of things in there that can be irritants or allergy causing agents. Always hold your breath for a while after spraying or move from the area if it bothers you. Obviously avoid spraying into the wind and getting it all over your face, May take an anti-infammatory if not allergic to any- for the headache. ...Read more
I've been using hair spray holder (a cheap one ) for more than one year, and my hair started shedding, did it cause my hair loss ?
No: that was not the cause. You need to look for other options. Check w/your doctor, ...Read more
Hairspray: Hairspray does not cause any loss or damage if you have properly used it ...Read more
No: Male pattern baldness is typically genetic. Though certain environmental effects likely contribute to the rate of hair loss, I don't know of any evidence suggesting hair styling products contribute to this. Products such as Minoxidil can slow hair loss in those with male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Yes: Definate respiratory tract irritant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I use a olive oil moisturizing hair spray daily with a flaky itchy scalp condition? (also using medicated shampoo twice per week)
I breathed in dry shampoo (hair spray with talc powder) and now my lungs burn! poison control said I should be fine, but i'm worried. I have asthma.?
Not poisoned: But inhaling talcum powder may trigger an asthma attack. Make sure that you are taking all of your controller medications (inhaled corticosteroids, montelukast) and take two puffs of your rescue inhaler (albuterol). If symptoms of chest burning persist see your doctor. One inhalation is not going to cause permanent lung injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrolysis: I'll be very frank with you. . . **i** don't feel it is safe for anyone. Certainly not it pregnancy, where two people are involved and one cannot yet make the decision, but even non-gravid women should know that it's almost a worthless pursuit -- it really doesn't work very well, and the risks of scarring, infections, and so forth are really significant. I don't recommend it! ...Read more
When is it safe to dye your hair in pregnancy if at all? Are organic dyes more advisable. What are the risks to baby?
Probably safe 2nd tr: Most hair dyes are safe. Very minimal absorption, so extremely low exposure to fetus. Organic dyes are probably safer, but very limitied research. To be extra safe avoid dyes in 1st trimester (period of greatest risk because of formation of organ systems). ...Read more
My nurse practitioner advised me to not dye my hair while pregnant but, is no amonia no peroxide hair dye considered safe to use during pregnancy ?
See below: There is no contraindication to any type of hair coloring. ...Read more
Probably safe: http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-safe-to-color-my-hair-during-pregnancy_3273.bc I agree with the statements made on babycenter's website. While it mainly affects women in their first trimester, always keep in mind that the "natural" malformation rate is in the range of 3+ %. If your baby happens to have a malformation and you were exposed to a chemical believed to be safe, doubts may haunt you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kaminomoto: Since this is a body care product, there is no complete list of ingredients available. It's possible there is something in this hair growth product that can be absorbed through the scalp and cause harm. No way of knowing. ...Read more
I am 18 week of pregnancy! and i want to go to hair straight when I am 6 months! is it safe to hair straight during pregnancy?
Chemicals: I would avoid the process while pregnant because of the chemicals. ...Read more
Bleaching Hair: To my knowledge, there's no evidence that the use of topically applied bleach increases the risk of birth defects, though this issue hasn't been well studied. Most likely, very little of the chemical would seep into your bloodstream and get to your baby. If you choose to bleach facial or body hair, you can minimize any potential risk by rinsing your skin with cold water beforehand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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