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Is It Safe To Dye My Hair While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Uncertain: There seems to be differing opinions regarding use of hair dye while pregnant. Some doctors indicate that it's likely safe (especially after 1st trimester). Other doctors recommend no unnecessary contact w chemicals during pregnancy. I would be concerned w bleaching before hand & products w ammonia, peroxides & other chemical ingredients. Wish I could find a good study to refer you to. ...Read more
Probably: There is no data to suggest a problem and certainly there are many, many women who have used hair dye during pregnancy. However, "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" so it really comes down to how careful you want to be about exposing your baby to anything that might be harmful, however remote the possibility. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. It will not hurt you unless you are allergic to the dyed ...Read more
My nurse practitioner advised me to not dye my hair while pregnant but, is no amonia no peroxide hair dye considered safe to use during pregnancy ?
See below: There is no contraindication to any type of hair coloring. ...Read more
Unsure: There is no way to know if that is perfectly safe - most recommendations are to wait until after delivery to use hair dyes. ...Read more
Yes: But first make sure that your own doctor is comfortable with this first. There should be no problem with hair dyes. I would make sure that the room is well ventilated and minimize this during the pregnancy. Ideally you would just wait until after delivery if you are at all worried. ...Read more
Hi im 4 months pregnant & my natural hair color is starting to show so i was going to purchase ammonia free brown hair dye to dye my hair.Is this safe?
Ask your OB doc: I tell my pts to wait until they are out of the 1st trimester for any hair dyes that would be 13 weeks. ...Read more
Unknown: There are not adequate studies regarding the safety of hair dyes used during pregnancy. A study in 2005 showed a possible increased risk of childhood neuroblastoma. Precautions from the food and drug administration: follow package directions carefully. Wear gloves when applying hair dye. Leave the dye on your hair no longer than directed. Rinse your scalp thoroughly after using hair dye. ...Read more
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