skip to navigation
Pampers® Village a place to grow
Welcome! Join now or Log in
More helpful answers sent to your inbox
Get great Pampers articles in personalized emails.

Is it OK to highlight my hair if I'm pregnant?

0   people commented
on this article
Read bio Hide bio Hide


I just found out that I'm pregnant. If the hairdresser only does highlights that won't touch my scalp, is it okay? Is it better to wait until the second trimester? Read on and see how our experts have answered this question.


The concern about hair coloring or permanents during pregnancy is that the chemical solutions used can be absorbed through the scalp into the bloodstream. Although the research that has been done to date has not shown a relationship between these chemical substances and birth defects, the effects of these chemicals during pregnancy is not known. Even if only highlighting is done, it would be tricky for the hairdresser to not allow any of the dye to touch the scalp. And although the risk to a developing baby is the greatest in the first trimester of embryonic development, we do not know what other effects chemical substances may have during the second or third trimester. I would suggest that you ask your hairdresser about natural vegetable hair-coloring products, or enjoy your own natural color for the months of your pregnancy. A special trip to the salon for hair color and styling can be your treat to yourself after the baby is born!


Member comments

You might also like

Gently clean even the most delicate skin.

Find out about Pampers® Sensitive Wipes
Pampers® Sensitive Wipes