Hormone changes may mean that dyes don't necessarily affect your hair in the same way, so the results may not be what you expect, either.
Women's skin tends to be more sensitive during pregnancy and the hair dye can irritate your skin.
To reduce the chance of this:
- Follow the instructions carefully
- Do a patch skin test 24 hours before the planned treatment even if you have used the product before or are going to a hairdresser
- Have someone else do the treatment for you to limit the exposure to the chemicals (if you have to do it yourself, wear gloves)
- Always ensure you are in a well ventilated room
- Don't leave the product on for any longer than is recommended in the instructions.
If you’re struggling with morning sickness, or finding it hard to get up in the morning, breakfast is probably way down your list of priorities in pregnancy. We look at why it’s worth getting up for.
Now that you’re pregnant, it’s important to eat well. Good nutrition will keep you healthy and help your baby grow and develop.
Smoking in pregnancy is harmful to your baby. Quitting is one of the best things you can do to protect your baby’s health through pregnancy and beyond.
You don't have to stop having fun now you're pregnant - but there are a few things you'll have to give up or cut to almost zero. Alcohol is one of these things, because it can damage your growing baby.
Although it’s normal to have periods of worry and stress when you’re pregnant, some women have feelings that don’t go away and this can be a sign of something more serious.
People may tell you that pregnancy is a good time to put your feet up. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated it is actually much healthier for you and your baby to exercise while pregnant.
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