That’s exactly the kind of question a great mother-to-be would ask, so well done for being fabulous at the mothering gig already!
Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy! We hope you’re feeling well and you’re all keeping healthy.
Secondly, the good news – studies to date do not show there to be any reason to stop colouring your hair during pregnancy.
Whilst some of the chemicals that regular hair colour companies use can be toxic, that is only the case if you are exposed to high quantities of these chemicals, in much higher quantities than are found in hair colour packs.
A sensible, conservative option is to avoid exposure to some strong chemicals which can be irritating such as ammonia. PPD is also a key ingredient to avoid exposure to, as clinical researchers in the UK investigating the link between hair colour and breast cancer have specifically recommended reducing your exposure to PPD.
Mamas-to-be also often choose to avoid hair colouring during their first trimester to reduce exposure to chemicals in hair colour. This is also sensible, but it may be inconvenient if you are covering unwanted greys.
Another option is to use hair colour which is free from some of the harsher or reactive chemicals which are frankly old-fashioned now and have been superceded by gentler, kinder ingredients.
The Shade’s permanent hair colour range is made in Italy (home of the strictest beauty manufacturing safety standards in the world), salon grade and it made without unnecessary chemicals such as ammonia, PPD, parabens and phthalates.
Our colour range is great for those who love great hair, great colour, the convenience of home delivered colour kits and who are looking to avoid unwanted chemicals. Our colour is also blended with Argan oil, Aloe Vera and Ginseng root extract to support hair and scalp health and condition.