One of the most common questions pregnant women have is if it is okay to dye hair during pregnancy. So, here is an insight into what science has to say about it.
Pregnancy is a time when expecting mothers are advised against a lot of things they were earlier quite oblivious to or perhaps took for granted, such as the type of cheese in their favourite burger, the type of hair treatment they underwent, etc. One of these limitations is around the subject of hair dyeing. One of the most common questions pregnant women have is if it is okay to dye hair during pregnancy. So, here is an insight into what science has to say about it.
Sadly, there is limited evidence to support or reject the use of hair dye during pregnancy. But, through whatever evidence there exists, it may be okay to conclude that dyeing hair during pregnancy is probably safe.The Organization of Technology Information Services, a body responsible for providing information on the potential reproductive risks of exposure to everyday chemicals, found that in their animal studies, there were no reports of hair dyes causing changes in pregnancies in humans. It also points out that only a miniscule or negligible amount of the dye is actually absorbed into the body.
If you finally decide to colour your hair, make sure you wear gloves and work in a ventilated group to limit the exposure to chemicals that are used in colouring agents. Make sure you remove the dye in time and not let it stay longer than it is supposed to. Rinse your scalp thoroughly to complete the process.
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