“Many of you already know that taking prenatal vitamins, eating clean and limiting exposure to toxic chemicals is very important for a healthy pregnancy.
A question that I am asked though is what constitutes a toxic chemical and is it safe to color my hair? Because let’s get real, who wants to mess up that beautiful pregnancy glow with those pesky greys!
My answer to this question is: that depends on what color you’re using, what salon you are attending and what precautions you are taking. Most commercial  colors are filled with ammonia and hundreds of toxic chemicals, and even chemicals that aren’t fully evaluated as long-term-safe, that are known to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. The same bloodstream that then goes to the placenta and the baby.
I always advise clients on using hair color that is low in ammonia and has the least amount of chemicals …Alan feel free to change this to something more specific if you like…and visiting a salon that is well ventilated but even with these I never felt super confident that it’s completely safe… until now!  Because now we can actually minimize the absorption of chemicals through the scalp.  Alan & Cheryl of Belegenza created a potent cream that is based on the concept used when baking cakes.   They realized that oil and flour dusted onto the pan created a barrier to keep the cake from adhering to the pan, and yet allows for a perfectly baked cake.  With a few creative tricks, they found a way to do the same concept with haircoloring and even relaxer creams which may have questionable or dangerous chemicals in them. ……The beauty of this treatment is that it prevents the chemicals from seeping through however it does not block the hair from absorbing the color. How cool is that! It’s a win win for sure. So next time you go for your color ask the hairstylist to cover the scalp with color protect and sit back and enjoy a great color with less toxicity. Using color protect and pregnancy significantly reduces the amount of chemicals absorbed through the scalp and in addition to using a low chemical color, the combination will make it safe for pregnancy. But of course it’s not just for pregnancy,  anyone can use it at any time to help prevent excess toxins from entering through the skin. Now you can enjoy beautiful hair without the dangers the chemicals can bring”.Inna Topiler M.S., C.N.S