Since women should avoid chemicals in beauty products while pregnant, you may wonder if you should skip bleaching your hair or lightening body hair until after your delivery. Not necessarily. While bleaching products do contain chemicals, the percentage of chemicals in beauty products, as well as how they are absorbed and metabolized is also considered when deciding if a beauty product is safe to use during pregnancy. Hydrogen peroxide is the main ingredient in several beauty products designed to alter hair color or lighten the appearance of body hair. Products used to bleach hair usually contains between six and 10 percent hydrogen peroxide while bleaching creams used on body hair contain even less. Research has shown that bleaching creams, with their low concentration of hydrogen peroxide, are also only superficially absorbed and metabolized quickly.
Is It Safe To Bleach My Body Hair During Pregnancy?
Safe Hair Removal Options During Pregnancy
Throughout my first pregnancy I labored under the misinformation that I absolutely should not color my hair because the chemicals would most certainly seep into my body, immediately kill the baby, and it would be all my stupid, vain fault. I ended up dying my blond hair this ridiculously dark shade of brown to avoid feeling like Britney Spears. You know, the barefoot in public restrooms while eating Cheetos Britney with black roots and screwy hair extensions. You know the one. Even though, at this point, light brown is probably my natural color I feel most natural as a blond. I was blond my entire life and when my hair gradually darkened in high school I started highlighting. Then Gwen Stefani started walking in her spiderweb when I was in college and I got a bit carried away:.
8 Must Follow Tips While Bleaching Facial Hair During Pregnancy
Hair growth on the cheeks, chin and lips generally increase after the second trimester. Does that worry you? Well, relax, because you are not alone! There are many like you still coping with the physical and psychological changes in their body at this time.
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