Is It Safe To Color Your Hair?

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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