Safety Tips When Coloring Hair
If pregnant women would still want to push through with bleaching their hair, then they must ensure to follow the safety precautions administered by the FDA.
- Carefully follow the instructions printed on the box of the hair dye. It is common for hair dye products to have a separate set of instructions for pregnant women.
- Always wear the gloves provided inside the box.
- Do not leave the hair dye on your head for more than what is instructed in the box.
- Thoroughly rinse the hair dye from your head.
Never be afraid to approach any health expert and ask for help in regards to using hair dye during pregnancy.
Risks of Having Hair Bleached/Dyed During Pregnancy
There are no risks discovered yet pertaining to pregnant women bleaching or dyeing their hair. Pregnant women may have their doubts when they breastfeed after having their hair dyed, but it is still safe for them to continue breastfeeding.
Breathing in any fumes from bleach can be harmful. That is why inhaling hair bleach during pregnancy may not be good for pregnant women. The best way to avoid inhaling hair bleach fumes is to color your hair in a well-ventilated room.
Most of the health risks involved with hair dye or bleach involve allergic reactions. If a pregnant woman shows signs of being allergic to hair dye after doing a patch test, then they must discontinue using it. Even after delivery, they should refrain from using hair dye that they are allergic to.