For many women, hair coloring, dying, or highlighting is part of their regular beauty routine. When you’re pregnant, you have to be more careful about your beauty treatments and the chemicals and dyes that you normally expose yourself to. A developing baby’s system is sensitive, so you want to ask, “Is it safe?” before you expose yourself to anything that could be potentially dangerous.
How Safe is Hair Dye in Pregnancy?
There’s no evidence that hair coloring in pregnancy is dangerous. In general, dying your hair while pregnant is most likely safe, since there have been no scientific studies that have linked hair dye to causing any birth defects. According to the Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS), very few chemicals in hair dye are absorbed into your body, which means that the risk to your unborn baby is minimal.