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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Is it safe to get Japanese Straightening done when Pregnant?

 LilyTiger - Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:18 pm

Is it safe to get Japanese straightening, Brazilian Blowout, and/or Keratin Treatment done to the hair while in the 1st trimester? If not, when is it safe?

Should these treatments be avoided even when trying to get pregnant?

Thank You!!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:50 pm

User avatar Hello,
I am not familiar with all these specific treatments but most hair applications, dyes, etc. are safe in pregnancy and would not be a problem when trying to conceive. A relatively small amount of product is actually absorbed through the skin and while studies on this are limited, there does not appear to be an increased risk among women who have undergone hair treatments. If there were longer-term, constant exposures, the concern might be greater but in the typical occasional use, there should not bee too much concern.

You can discuss your concerns with your stylist.

Best wishes.

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