Having A "Natural" Pregnancy
Relaxers and pregnancy can be a bad combination.
A relaxer is a concoction typically composed primarily of sodium hydroxide (lye) or calcium hydroxide (lime) that is applied to coily hair to break the disulfide bonds that hold it in it's curly pattern. Breaking these bonds cause the hair to straighten, and achieve the desired effect.
The problem is, the sodium hydroxide, being a strong base (alkali), causes damage to both the hair and scalp if overdone. Even if applied appropriately, the sodium hydroxide causes micro damage to the scalp which results in the lost of protective skin barrier. read more
Increase your fertility
If you are planning to become pregnant in the near future, it is important to be vigilant about what goes into, and on to, your body and hair.
Our environment has become increasingly polluted. Much of our toxic exposure is beyond our control. But a significant portion is directly under our control.
The common theme here is, decrease your toxic load, and maximize your body's ability to detoxify. Doing this may mean the difference between a healthy pregnancy, and life-long infertility. read more