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According to Mayo Clinic, when you use hair dye, a small amount of dye may penetrate your skin. However, the dye isn’t thought to pose harm to a developing baby.
If you decide to dye your hair, consider these general safety precautions from the Food and Drug Administration:
- Ask someone else to apply the dye for you
- Wear gloves when you apply the hair dye
- Do not leave the product on longer than the directions say you should. Keep track of time using a clock or a timer
- Rinse your scalp well with water after using hair dye
- Follow all directions on the label and in the package carefully
If you’re concerned about using hair dye during pregnancy, then you should:
- Talk to your care provider for advice, or
- Consider postponing any chemical hair treatments or
- Avoid it.
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References and Resources
- Mayo Clinic – Is it OK to use hair dye during pregnancy?
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Coal-Tar Hair Dye Safety Checklist
- American Pregnancy Association – Hair Treatment During Pregnancy