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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Dye My Hair While Pregnant

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Please explain if it is safe to dye my hair while i'm pregnant?

Please explain if it is safe to dye my hair while i'm pregnant?

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

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Is it safe for me to dye my hair while pregnant?

Is it safe for me to dye my hair while pregnant?

Yes: It is generally recommended to wiat until after the firat trimester to use these products. After that check with your doctor, but it is generally okay. ...Read more

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I was wondering if it safe to dye my hair at 27 weeks pregnant?

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

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant is it safe to bleach and dye my hair?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant is it safe to bleach and dye my hair?

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

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Is it safe to dye my hair if I am pregnent?

Is it safe to dye my hair if I am pregnent?

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