Team Octopus have been going baby crazy lately what with Aimee recently having her first little bundle of joy, and it has definitely got us all feeling a little bit broody in the salon! It’s also got us thinking about some of our clients who are expecting, or have friends and family members currently cooking up their own little ones, and an important question was recently brought to the attention of Dana: is it safe to colour your hair when pregnant?
Surprisingly, there are a lot of different rumours floating around out there and it can be a bit confusing, especially if you are a mum-to-be. Even more so if you are still in your first twelve weeks and don’t want to tell anyone until you’ve had your first scan.
The first three months of pregnancy are always the most vulnerable for a woman and during this first trimester, your skin is more prone to absorbing ammonia if you do decide to colour your hair. The good news is, there are so many different products available, most of which contain low amounts, or even no traces of ammonia which make them safe enough to use, even at such an early stage of pregnancy.
We’re not usually ones for turning people away, but when it comes to pregnancy, we don’t want to take any risks, however we will do our upmost to look after you. There are plenty of treatments to indulge in at the salon whilst pregnant, and with your hormones in overdrive, you may find a relaxing shampoo and conditioning treatment will make your hair look and feel just as amazing as what a colour would.
If you do have any concerns about this, give the salon a call and we will be happy to put you at ease. It will also make for a great excuse to talk all things baby related!