Should You Dye Your Hair While You’re Pregnant?

The bigger question is: Is it safe?

The pregnancy glow comes naturally but some women, they may not feel the positive effects of the glow when they’re concerned about grey hair and roots. Plus, with the racing pregnancy hormones, your strands might be growing faster than before and it might have a different texture too.

We understand the concern and the dilemma.

There is no doubt that hair dyes are made out of a concoction of chemicals that may make you wonder if it will affect your developing fetus. However, on the other hand, you long to take control of your hair once again.

So, should you consider dying your hair while having a bun in the oven? If you are, here are some important points to take note of:

  1. It’s best to wait till you’re into your second trimester before making an appointment with your hairdresser. This is because, the first 13 weeks is a time of major development for your fetus.
  2. Do check with your doctor for the go-ahead to have your hair dyed.
  3. It’s also good to discuss with your hairdresser about your treatment options. For example, root-to-tip hair dying treatments will involve applying hair dye on scalp and the chemicals can be absorbed by your pores and enter your bloodstream.
  4. Instead, consider highlights or streaks which does not involve applying hair dye on your scalp.
  5. If you’re dying your own hair, be sure that you’re in a well-ventilated room to reduce your exposure to toxic fumes. If you’re in a salon, do ensure that you’re seated at a well-ventilated area.
  6. Hormonal changes can sometimes affect the way your hair reacts to the hair dye. If possible, test the hair dye on a strand to ensure that you’ll be getting the results you’re hoping for. After all, the last thing you’ll want is to redo the process!