Is It Safe To Color My Hair While Pregnant?

Everyone Enjoys a Good Hair Coloring

Whether you’re a blonde, a brunette or a redhead, everyone enjoys treating herself to a little hair color enhancement once in a while. Maybe you decided to switch it up by dying your flaxen locks a deep brown, or you highlighted your naturally red hair with blonde streaks. No matter your choice, you’re probably used to your hair color – but does being pregnant mean you have to say goodbye to the dye?

Because hair dye is applied directly to the scalp, some of it is likely to get on your skin. What gets on your skin can be absorbed into your bloodstream, which means it can reach your baby. However, the chemicals in hair dye are not generally considered to pose a risk to unborn infants, which means you’re probably fine heading to the salon even when you’re expecting, notes the Mayo Clinic.

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