When and if to color hair while pregnant
In order to make your decision on whether to color hair while pregnant, trust an expert on the issue. Once you review the facts yourself, you can make your own personal decision regarding your hair treatment.
The American Pregnancy Association published this recommendation in the "Is It Safe?" feature on its website:
"Although fairly limited, most research indicates the chemicals found in both semi-permanent and permanent dyes are not highly toxic and are safe to use during pregnancy. In addition, only small amounts of hair dye may be absorbed by the skin, leaving little that would be able to reach the fetus."
Timing and alternatives
Despite multiple articles and various expert opinions, many pregnant women are still uneasy about causing potential harm to their babies. The first trimester represents a pivotal time in the early development of your baby, so waiting until the second trimester is generally recommended.