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Is it safe to color my hair during pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sure. Best done in well ventilated facility (the fumes can be unpleasant).
Note that hair may grow faster, thicker, with increased density due to hormones. Unfortunately this will reverse itself, sometimes rapidly within a few months after delivery.

In brief: Yes

Sure. Best done in well ventilated facility (the fumes can be unpleasant).
Note that hair may grow faster, thicker, with increased density due to hormones. Unfortunately this will reverse itself, sometimes rapidly within a few months after delivery.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In the first half of the last century, hair coloring actually contained "coal-tar dyes" which were not only unsafe for the pregnancy, but were questionable for the mom as well! today's hair colorings are safe -- therefore, safe for pregnant moms.

In brief: Yes

In the first half of the last century, hair coloring actually contained "coal-tar dyes" which were not only unsafe for the pregnancy, but were questionable for the mom as well! today's hair colorings are safe -- therefore, safe for pregnant moms.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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