Myths and Facts About Pregnancy

You Can’t Do Anything to Your Hair

Myth! Many women believe that they can’t dye or treat their hair during pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists finds that hair dye is probably safe but recommends waiting until the second trimester for any chemical hair treatment. The worry is not the dye being absorbed through the skin, but rather the fumes from the dye chemicals. For this reason, make sure to dye your hair in a well-ventilated area, follow package directions carefully — especially for timing and allergy tests — avoid infection by not dying the eyebrows or eyelashes and be sure to wear gloves. If you’re still concerned, ask your doctor or wait.

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July 25, 2014

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July 25, 2014