Q How safe it is to opt for hair or scalp treat­ments dur­ing preg­nancy? ~ Su­nita Che­rian

Hair - - Expert Advice -

Hair and scalp treat­ments with home reme­dies, or with herbal, or­ganic prod­ucts are safe dur­ing preg­nancy. So are hair­cuts, of course. There are hor­monal changes dur­ing preg­nancy, so the hair may be­come drier. If so, go easy on the use of hair dry­ers. Use or­ganic prod­ucts that are free from parabens, sul­phates, min­eral oils and syn­thetic colours. Use herbal hair colours, like herbal hair mas­caras, herbal hair touch-ups, to con­ceal a few white hairs, as well as herbal colours that con­tain nat­u­ral colourants like henna, in­digo, cat­e­chu, wal­nut, etc. Chem­i­cal lo­tions like hair re­lax­ers are not safe to use. It is bet­ter to stay away from hair straight­en­ing, perming and hair dye­ing, as they en­tail the use of chem­i­cals. You can safely go for hot oil ther­a­pies and nat­u­ral deep con­di­tion­ing treat­ments.

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