If you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant at some point in the future, you may have wondered if it’s safe to have your hair colored. I know I did. Here’s an excerpt from the article I wrote on the topic for Babble.
I had just started my first job as a hairstylist and colorist at the start of 2007 when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. Naturally, I freaked out. “Would the chemicals I was exposed to at work harm my baby?” I worried. I knew I could find ways to avoid other chemicals like hairspray and perm solution but I work with hair dyes all day long. I get it on my hands, I breathe the fumes, I take my breaks in the same room it’s mixed in, and I have my own hair colored. Colleagues assured me I’d be fine, but I’m a bit of a worrier and I was skeptical. So I set out to find out if hair color is truly safe for pregnant women.
To learn what I discovered, read the rest of the article here.