If you're uncomfortable with the chemicals, you could always put a weave in... or braid it... or even a wig! Whatever works out for you. It seems like one of those issues where people say "yes, its okay" and others say "no, never, don't do it" and others say "it's okay after 1st tri"
Hi sorry don't have any hard facts, but i've just cut off all my relaxed hair and decided to use this opportunity to go back natural (eeeek!)
Anyways while I know of several people who continued to relax their hair whilst pregnant with no side effects to the baby what did worry me was that a LOT complained of their hair breaking / dropping out after baby was born.
While pregnant apparently our hair is stuck in the growth phase but once baby is here it reverts and all the hair we are meant to have lost starts to drop out. With relaxed hair being weaker you may find your hair more prone to breakage.
Not sure if that answered your question or even helped
Hi JaymeeBee! I went natural about 2 1/2 years ago and I'm loving it! My hair is a lot healthier and I can do a lot more with it. I don't think relaxers are safe at the best of times, yet alone when pregnant but to each his own. I did a lot of research before I went natural and realized how harsh the chemicals really are. I wouldn't risk it if I were you as our skin is our largest organ and absorbs the lotions, perfumes, creams, & relaxers that we put on it. Good luck though! I hope you find the information that you are looking for and a solution that works best for you!
I have been wondering this too. I go to a couple of different salons, one says you should not and another says you can! Really don't know. I guess prob best to avoid it if poss just because of all the hormonal changes...
Have any of you ladies seen the movie "Good Hair" by Chris Rock? Its very informative and looks into the African American hair industry. Its also kinda funny too, keeps you entertained. May be something worth checking out.
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