You can’t color or bleach your hair during pregnancy: Fact or myth?

You can’t color or bleach your hair during pregnancy: Fact or myth?

Changing your hair color during pregnancy has always been a debate. Can you actually do it? Or is it a myth?

If you are used to dying your hair, saying no to getting your roots retouched or brightening your hair color could be difficult. But before you jump to conclusions this is what experts have to say about it.

In the past, the ingredients in hair-color treatments used to be more toxic than today.

Is it safe?

In the past, the ingredients in hair-color treatments used to be more toxic than today. Contemporary hair dye and bleach do not usually pose health risks if they are used properly. The absorption of hair products is actually minimal, and the chemicals present today are not thought to be toxic, thus, it is very unlikely that those chemicals could actually reach the placenta.

Waiting until the first trimester to dye or bleach your hair is advisable.

However, these products have not been tested during pregnancy, and while there is no categorical evidence to say that you shouldn’t, waiting until the first trimester to dye or bleach your hair is advisable. You could also reduce the risk by highlighting or dying strands of hair without touching your roots, as the chemicals will only be absorbed by the hair rather than your scalp.

Ultimately, the choice is yours.

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