Louis Licari on the Best Hairstyles for Pregnant Women

Plus, an answer to the million-dollar question: Can you dye your hair you're when expecting?

If You Want (or Need!) to Dye Your Hair...

Should you color your hair during pregnancy? This is the million-dollar question. I always recommend that the woman talk to her doctor and ask his opinion. The doctors make the rules; I follow them. Make sure your doctor is aware of the type of color you are planning. Most women wait out their first trimester and then rush to make an appointment. Talk to your hair colorist about alternative means of coloring your hair. You can choose a temporary color, such as a crayon, mascara wand or hair-color powder, in which the results will only last one shampoo. If you make your hair lighter, I would suggest you highlight your hair using foils. This color technique will prevent any hair color from touching your scalp. Obviously, by following these guidelines, your hair will end up being closer to its natural hue until you can resume your normal routine. In the meantime...

Try a zigzag part. Straight parts will showcase your roots, especially if you have straight hair. A zigzag part will break up the line of demarcation and help make your roots less obvious. If you have natural curls or waves, let them show. They will add a natural lift and will disguise your new growth.

Avoid slicked-back hairstyles because they will only emphasis your roots. Loose, soft styles will help your hair to grow out gracefully until you can color it again.

As you know, pregnant women are famous for their inner glow and beauty. Modifying your beauty routine will guarantee a beautiful appearance inside and out throughout your pregnancy.

Celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari is our hair expert and a 'Today' show contributor. We love his Ambush Makeovers on Fridays! Follow the "King of Color" on Twitter: @louislicari.


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