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Pregnancy pampering, safely: Health Matters

Love Hair featured in Health Matters.

 

When you’re expecting, it’s important to keep your morale up and stress levels down, and we can think of few better ways to do so than to get in a little “me” time now and then!

Getting pampered can take many forms, from a mani/pedi, to a blow dry, to a babymoon at the spa. Pre-natal massages are not only a great way to unwind, but can also provide pain and stress relief for expecting mothers.

While a trip to the hairdresser or the nail salon can help you relax, there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re dyeing while expecting. Hair dye and nail polish are made of synthetic chemicals which come in close contact with your body. As such, it is normal to worry about any negative side effects on yourself or your wee one. Research and studies on the issue are divided. While there is consensus that the chemicals in both products are harmful for mother and child, there is debate over whether the amount absorbed by the mother is significant enough to affect the development of the foetus. Of course, you shouldn’t take risks that could harm the development of your baby… Read full article.