Pregnancy and Hair Dye
A little help with hair coloring and pregnancy
There are many examples of hair dyes that are absorbed by the body, but there is not enough information to promise with certainty that the use of chemical dyes during pregnancy is absolutely safe. Many pregnant women wait for the first three months. Since no one has human data to prove that these chemicals cause birth defects, we assume that the use of these chemicals is safe in the later stages of pregnancy.
This is an issue where human testing would be unethical, so it remains largely unproven, and we need to look at other effects that may be present in the bodies of people who regularly use hair dye.
Animal tests have been carried out to examine this issue. Some studies have shown that some of the chemicals in hair dyes carry a risk of birth defects. However, many of these animals are exposed to extreme doses of these chemicals, doses far greater than the exposure of women who dye their hair every six weeks.
The chemicals in semi-permanent and permanent dyes are not highly toxic in small doses applied externally. These chemicals have been used for a long time, and no research shows that they cause defects in the fetus, so dyeing your hair during pregnancy may be safe. If you follow the safety instructions for use and are familiar with the safety data sheets (that is, if you wear gloves in a well-ventilated room and do not exceed the f times of use), obviously much of the chemical will not actually be absorbed into your body. Only a small amount will enter the bloodstream, about 60% of the various color components will be absorbed in small amounts if a high volume developer is used in excess of 6%.
A great alternative you might consider is foil, balayage or cap highlights in your hair. Hair dye is introduced into the system through the scalp, not through the hair follicles. So most highlighting methods only allow contact with the product while rinsing. This shortens the time of exposure to the skin and dilutes the products during the time of contact.
This does not prevent inhalation exposure, and if the area is poorly ventilated or irritates the eyes or nose, even if it is uncomfortable, airflow or release is likely to be inadequate.
Some experts recommend henna or vegetable dyes as a good alternative to synthetic chemicals during pregnancy. One of the best professional products is the Farouk “Chi” system, which has been classified by the U.S. FDA as one of the safest professional hair dyes.
One thing to consider is the packaging of private label or do-it-yourself colors. These dyes also contain many of the same synthetic chemicals that major cosmetic companies incorporate into their hair dyes, and they have a brand name that implies natural color, so read the ingredients to be sure. One exception is pure henna, which is available in red and brown. Henna is a semi-permanent vegetable dye that is considered very safe, although not everyone likes the results, such as poor coverage of gray hair or a long application process and long working time!
It is important that you are comfortable during your pregnancy and are happy with the choices you can make for your baby as it grows. Whether it’s dyeing your hair to feel lighter or getting a facial, it’s best not to stress out for nine months and find something you like and are happy with, it’s safe. If it’s important to you, seek the advice of professionals such as your obstetrician or family doctor, your hairdresser may have his or her own motivation. So read a few articles, talk to a knowledgeable professional, but make a decision for yourself and enjoy the time.
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