Can I dye my hair during pregnancy?
HELL TO THE YEAH!
I LOVE this question….this and the multiple OTHER inquiries on health and beauty during pregnancy…..While you will often hear me mention pregnancy being amazing, wonderful, etc., the toll it takes on your body ain’t quite that…….and that’s not to say that pregnancy is miserable for all parties involved; it’s just that I seemed to have every ache, pain, sleepless night, craving, heart burn, etc., that’s imaginable.
Having said such, with EVERYTHING that an expectant mother goes through, it’s REALLY important that she feel good about herself. My wife and I always refer to “face, body, and fashion”…..specifically referring to women that have it together…….
One of the reasons I DRESS in the office is that it makes me feel so much better….that makeup, and HAIR is a BIG part of that. I didn’t dye my hair because I just didn’t have the time; however, it’s ok to do if you so desire. I TOTALLY GET roots growing out, highlights looking jacked up and just feeling crazy about your mane.
If you are one of “those people” that are super concerned about potential side effects of dying your hair during pregnancy, just wait until the second trimester to do so; that way, most of “the important” development has occurred with regards to organogenesis, etc.
There is NO HARD DATA suggesting that hair dye or the chemicals in it pose any threat to the developing fetus.
You could also consider doing things like streaking(I guess this has made a comeback), highlighting, frosting(shout out to the ORIGINAL Charlie’s Angels),or other techniques where the dye/color doesn’t come into direct contact with the scalp.
If you are a “do it yourself” kinda gal, make sure that you use the obvious precautions of leaving the dye/color on your hair no longer than what is recommended, you wear gloves, and are in a well ventilated area.
Hoping this blog post adds value to your day!
Until next time,
Look Better. Feel Better. Be Better.
Mother, Midwesterner, and award-winning OB/GYN, Dr. Angela is equal parts best girlfriend and bold professional, supporting women’s health with innovative approaches to care and heavy doses of humor. Dr. Angela has done more than launch a successful practice, she has defined herself as a voice for a new generation of womanhood, established her ASK DR. ANGELA brand committed to authenticity, and built a community rooted in trust, candor, and compassion.