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Permanent/brazilian blowdry when pregnant?

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MtnBikeChick Wed 16-Jun-10 13:58:13

Hi there
I had a permanent blow dry in London in December 2008, and it lasted for absolutely ages and I loved the results. I am 34 weeks pregant and want to have it done again before my baby is born. My understanding is that it isn't a problem to have it done late in pregnancy but my salon in Knightsbridge are now saying they won't do it! Help! Has anyone had one done in central London whilst pregnant? Thanks so much!

OneFishTwoFish Wed 16-Jun-10 15:43:02

I am 33 weeks pregnant at the moment and having my second Brazilian blow dry in 3 weeks - my hairdresser is happy to do it. I go to Nicholson and Griffin on Gracechurch Street. My stylist's name is Emma.


MtnBikeChick Wed 16-Jun-10 15:58:16

Thanks so much - just out of interest, how long did you find yours lasted? I had my last one at Daniel Hersheson and it lasted for about 6-10 months which was fantastic! Thanks again for the info.

gherkinwithapurplemerkin Wed 16-Jun-10 16:04:41

Snurk at title. Thought it was something to do with a very tide muff. rofl

twolittlemonkeys Wed 16-Jun-10 16:05:54

so did I gherkin - shows how little I know...

notjustapuppymum Wed 16-Jun-10 19:41:03

I would be careful...aside from being pregnant, the treatment contains a lot of formaldehyde that is already concerning. With a bump on board, I certainly wouldn't risk it.
See here for the risks:

Whoamireally Wed 16-Jun-10 23:41:22

LoL also had visions of you wafting a hairdryer towards your nether regions....

RamblingRosa Thu 17-Jun-10 08:35:19

Most of the permanent blowdrys on the market in UK are formaldehyde free now. I still wouldn't risk it though as a lot of fumes are given off in the blowdrying/straightening process and they could be dangerous to the baby.Personally I'd wait until after the baby arrives.

mrsshackleton Fri 18-Jun-10 10:23:09

The Brazilian uses keratin which is all natural and completely harmless, your salon is talking pants

Rohey Fri 18-Jun-10 10:44:25

I had mine done 2 weeks ago when I was 32 weeks pregnant....

The only thing I would say is that hair texture is different when pregnant so bear that mine. I am very happy with my results as my hair is not poker straight but I don't even need to blow dry my hair to get a good look..

I am defo going to get it done again when it wears off...

MtnBikeChick Fri 18-Jun-10 14:46:37

Rohey, do you mind telling me where you went? Thanks!

Rohey Fri 18-Jun-10 22:51:17

I went to The Ginger Group in Harrow... It only cost me 99 but I did not buy the shampoo etc as I have non sodium chloride stuff at home...

kalo12 Fri 18-Jun-10 23:00:39

what is a brazilian blowdary? how come it lasts ten months? don't you wash your hair? someone enlighten me, my hair is like a birds nest , maybe it could change my life

smilesandsun Fri 02-Jul-10 14:25:57

Would love to hear any more comments on this topic.

Am wondering if its worth getting it done, have very very thick hair that is almost straight but prone to puffing up very big. Would love it if this would make my hair puff free and take off the blowdrying time. Can you still add style to it after the blowdry is done, like curling at the very ends etc?


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topsi Fri 13-Aug-10 08:56:17

So what happens during the ?6 months it lasts? Does it grow out like a perm? I guess you can still have a cut and style as normal in between.
I have straight hair in a short bob affair, it does take me about 15 mins to blow dry though. Would i just be able to blast dry it and get the same effect?

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