Most experts agree that when it comes to hair coloring, safe is better than sorry. So wait out the first trimester before heading back to the salon to retouch those roots. If your practitioner is extra cautious, he or she may advise against hair coloring during your entire pregnancy, but there’s no hard evidence that the chemicals are harmful to your baby. So if you can’t stand those roots, fix ’em. Your best bet: Stick to highlights instead of single-process color so that the chemicals don’t touch your scalp, or ask your colorist about less harsh processing (an ammonia-free base, for instance It is extremely difficult to be sure whether anything is totally safe during pregnancy. No one wants to conduct an experiment about a potential toxin on a pregnant woman, so many times we have to rely on animal studies or incomplete information ).
Posted by : Goral Gandhi, MSc,
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