Tint during pregnancy, how to do it without risk

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Contents

  • 1 Tint in pregnancy: the opinion of the gynecologist
  • 2 Is it possible to dye during pregnancy?
  • 3 Which dye to do in pregnancy and when
  • 4 Tint during pregnancy: yes to natural ones
  • 5 Henna, sunburn and wicks during pregnancy
  • 6 Other treatments with the belly
  • 7 How to take care of hair in pregnancy

But how beautiful are women with big bellies? With the exception of the classic pregnancy disorders that may bother you a little, waiting for your baby is a sort of state of grace that literally emerges and makes you physically beautiful. Taking care of yourself even when you are pregnant becomes a very pleasant moment of relaxation and there is no reason not to. However, a doubt is legitimate: is dyeing in pregnancy allowed or is it better to avoid? Let's see how to regulate.



Tint in pregnancy: the opinion of the gynecologist

It is very important to underline one aspect. Neither we, nor the mothers-in-law, mothers, sisters-in-law, friends or neighbors can replace the gynecologist. For any decision, his opinion must always be sought, even if it is trivially a hairdresser. 

As well as anything else, the schools of thought are different on the dye in pregnancy. Some doctors are categorical: no color for all 9 months and forced coexistence with white hair. Then there are the more "permissive" ones that instead allow you to do so, but under certain conditions, for example, there must not be too aggressive substances. So you really need to ask for ad hoc advice.

Is it possible to dye during pregnancy?

The effects of dyes on mother and baby are not easy to assess. What is certain is that everything that touches the skin is absorbed, reaching the placenta and passing through it. This therefore also applies to the scalp and therefore everything that is considered harmful should not be applied. Some substances contained in hair colors would be among them. It is true that absorption through the skin is still modest, but we know well that when you are expecting a baby, prudence is always good.



The potentially harmful components most often contained in dyes are ammonia, resorcinol, nickel and paraphenylenediamine. The last two can cause allergies and the fact that you have never suffered from them before means nothing: during pregnancy the body can have unexpected and new reactions. The usual dye you are used to could inexplicably cause a greater sensitivity, an irritation to the scalp, up to a real allergic reaction.

Which dye to do in pregnancy and when

In principle, dyes that contain products that could be harmful, such as those we have just listed, should be excluded. It should be borne in mind that ammonia could also be annoying due to its strong odor. Many future mothers know this: with the belly the sense of smell becomes more refined and the smells can be nauseating. Let alone an intense one like that of ammonia. Moreover, some studies claim that ammonia reaches the fetus even by inhalation only and this must be taken into consideration by hairdresser mothers.

When can gray hair be covered when expecting a baby? It is always better to wait until the first trimester of pregnancy is completed, which is the most delicate one for the formation of the baby's organs. After that, if the gynecologist agrees, you can switch to natural dyes.

Dye in pregnancy: yes to natural ones

First of all, if the gynecologist gives the green light to the color during pregnancy, it is very important to contact a serious and above all up-to-date hairdresser: he must know the products he uses well and recommend the best. Obviously, if you are not yet "pot-bellied", let us know that you are pregnant. 


Pregnancy is not the ideal time to decide on a radical change of color, but something can be done against white hair: if there are many, they make you feel uncomfortable, it is inevitable. So yes to retouching, even if for an even greater precaution it would be better to keep half a centimeter of detachment from the root of the hair, so that even less color is absorbed.


If you are used to dyeing at home, also in this case you have to choose the product with extreme care and read the components on the package: they must be of natural origin, while some are more aggressive than the hairdresser's dyes.

Henna, sunburn and wicks in pregnancy

Henna is a natural color that has no particular contraindications in pregnancy because it is harmless to the fetus. In any case, to avoid contact dermatitis problems, it is always best to try it on the skin before putting it directly on the hair. For example, you can smear a little behind your ear and see if you have a reaction of some kind.

Highlights, streaks or other techniques such as shatush have the advantage that they are done on the lengths of the hair and therefore do not touch the scalp. They do not cover gray hair at the root, but by giving a touch of color they allow you to confuse them a bit among others. In the same way as the classic dyes, products without ammonia or other substances that could be annoying should be preferred, for example because they have a very persistent odor. It is useful to talk about it with your hairdresser.


Other treatments with the belly

In addition to dyeing during pregnancy, a little attention must also be paid to other techniques that are done by your hairdresser. Chemical ironing, for example, should be avoided: it is a somewhat aggressive treatment for the chemicals it contains, so it is better to postpone it until after childbirth.

The same can be said for the perm. The hair is affected, above all because the keratin structure of the hair, that is its supporting structure, is affected. Among other things, hormonal changes could play some tricks and the result may not be as expected: the influence of hormones on the hair is very strong. They are able to make them beautiful and shiny or, on the contrary, fragile and dull.


How to take care of hair in pregnancy

Few but good tips to have beautiful expectant hair:

  1. Use very light shampoos and don't wash your hair every day.
  2. Have a healthy and balanced diet.
  3. Do not use the hair dryer too hot.
  4. Pay attention to how you brush your hair (it must always be done delicately).
  5. Do not make excessive use of a straightener or iron to straighten or curl your hair.
  6. Take keratin supplements (they are used to strengthen the hair, especially in view of childbirth: immediately after, due to the effect of hormones, the hair will tend to fall out, so it is better to think about it already in pregnancy).
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