While many women continue to color their hair during pregnancy, there are no reports of adverse outcomes. If you choose to dye your hair and want to be the most cautious, wait until your second trimester to do so, use gloves to protect your skin when dying your own hair and avoid permanent dyes.
Pregnancy tends to affect hair growth and quality, and may cause hair to react different to hair dye. Hair may become drier, oilier, straighter or curlier. Hair naturally becomes more full and shiny as pregnancy progresses, and you may find that you enjoy the appearance of your hair without any additives.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.