Lizette asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 8 years ago

Why cant you.dye your hair when preggo?

I'm 19 weeks pregnant. And I Reallly want to dye my hair a different color but I heard its not good to dye it when your pregnant. Why is that. Plus I'm planing to use a dye without ammonia but will it make a difference?

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  • 8 years ago
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    According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), hair dyes are probably safe to use during pregnancy because so little dye is absorbed through the skin. However, it is still important to be cautious, therefore many health care providers recommend that pregnant women not use permanent hair dyes during the first three months.

    While the absorption through the skin is minimal, the concern is that breathing fumes during the process could be harmful to the developing baby. Permanent hair dyes contain ammonia which has a strong chemical fume. The recommendation is to avoid hair dyes that contain ammonia. The chemical fume warning also applies to straightening products as well.

    Semi-permanent dyes or a highlighting process may be considered safer for pregnant women. With highlights, the dye is enclosed in foil and won’t be absorbed into the skin. Vegetable dyes such as henna are also considered likely to be safe for coloring hair during pregnancy.

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