Using Hair Bleach While Pregnant: What You Need to KnowNovember 10, 2014 / Ask the Experts
Even if you’ve never felt the need to bleach your body hair, you may find yourself thinking about using hair bleach while you’re pregnant. And that’s perfectly normal, as many women experience an increase in the darkness and amount of body hair during pregnancy. Blame it on all the crazy hormone changes going on!
As much as you want to look radiant and feel good about yourself, you’re likely wondering what the risks to your baby are, if any, and whether you should just deal with the unwanted hair until the baby is born.
As an established brand in the facial and body hair bleaching space, we’re here to provide answers to some of the questions you may have about bleaching your facial and/or body hair while pregnant. Ultimately, helping you make a decision you’ll be happy with!
Is Bleaching My Facial/Body Hair While Pregnant Safe?
So, should you really be using hair bleach while pregnant? Studies done thus far haven’t been able to prove or disprove whether bleaching products can be absorbed into the bloodstream, potentially harming the developing fetus. Based on the results of some studies, the current consensus is that skin absorption is relatively minimal and not likely a risk to an unborn baby’s health.
Of course, you should consult with your medical professional before using any bleaching products, just as you would prior to taking any medications or starting an exercise program.
Are Precautions Needed?
Decided you’re comfortable using hair bleach while pregnant? Here are some extra steps to take to reduce any possible risk and ensure your baby’s safety. Be advised, these are great tips to follow even when you’re not pregnant!
- Use a minimal amount of bleach
- Apply bleach in a well-ventilated area
- Minimize the time the bleach is in contact with your skin
- Wear gloves to further reduce the potential for skin absorption
- Rinse your skin with cold water beforehand to restrict your pores and allow less opportunity for the bleach to penetrate your skin
Following these guidelines for using hair bleach while pregnant should give you a better peace of mind while you’re getting some well-deserved pampering.
There are many women who continue using hair bleach while pregnant. After all, pregnancy is a time when you want to do as much as you can to look and feel your best! And something as quick and simple as bleaching some pesky facial or body hair could be just the trick you need!
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