Rebonding your hair to make it look straight and sleek is in vogue now a days. In spite of being expensive and a permanent hair treatment, re-bonding gives your hair a makeover in just a day. But you need to take special care if you decide to have this procedure done while expecting.
Is It Safe To Go For A Hair Rebonding During Pregnancy?
Each type of hair is considered to have a natural bond, such as, some are curly whereas some are wavy which gives the hair its physical quality. Re-bonding breaks your hair structure with the use of cream softeners or relaxant. Then a neutralizer is used which bonds the structure again making your hair look straight.
In simple words, re-bonding treatment modifies your natural hair structure and restructures it. Is it safe to have this chemical hair treatment done when you are carrying? The following pros and cons might be helpful.
Hair treatments are not completely dangerous. Health experts recommend, any chemical treatment during pregnancy must be administered with proper guidance and care.
- Yes, it is true that any chemical used for hair re-bonding is absorbed by your body through her skin. Your scalp absorbs a minimal amount and this minimal amount does not create a problem for your baby. Though the fixation solutions may irritate your scalp, but it will not affect the other areas of your body.
- According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG), hair dyes are probably safe to use during pregnancy because very small amount of dye is absorbed through the skin. However, it is still important to be cautious; therefore, many health care providers recommend that you may not use permanent hair dyes during the second trimester.
- Permanent hair dyes include ammonia, that has a strong chemical fume, which can be harmful for your growing baby. Hence, it is recommended to avoid the use of any hair treatment with ammonia.
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There is not much evidence that hair bonding treatments are completely safe for you or your growing baby. But do refrain from any kind of chemical based hair treatments till the second trimester.
- Due to your hormonal changes, your hair might not behave as it used to be pre-pregnancy. It would be advisable, not to experiment with your hair at this time.
- The effects of these treatments would not stay for too long and nor even hold too well. Some experts even recommend refraining from the use of any relaxing agents that has chemical lye. As such, these contents can irritate your scalp and can even cause you hair damage.
- The strong odour from lye bases contents can make you feel dizzy and nauseous. Hence, it is risky for you and your precious baby.
If You Decide To Go Ahead With Rebonding
In this case, the ideal way is to equip yourself with the best knowledge on the procedure, and the best rebonding experts in your city (or the city where you get it done). Do a little homework; make recee visits and ascertain that the salon is clean, hygienic and well ventilated.
As much as possible, choose a parlor or stylists, who have previously handled pregnant clients; you must have several conversations with them before sitting for the procedure is easy to talk to. In general, it is safe to go for hair rebonding in pregnancy, only if it is done with proper care by expert hair technicians, and your doctor has approved the procedure for you. Make sure you are in the right hands and wish you good luck!
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