Is Hair Glaze Safe During Pregnancy?

By Kristle Jones
Pregnancy

Some hair dyes are not considered safe during pregnancy. So what is a girl to do about her hair color? A hair glaze may be just the thing for pregnant women who want to keep their hair looking fabulous for the next nine months.

Definition

A hair glaze is a semi-permanent shine and color-enhancing product that works in about 20 minutes. You can get a hair glaze service from a professional stylist at a salon or you can do it yourself with an at-home hair glaze.

Ammonia

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women avoid hair dyes that contain ammonia, at least for the first three months. Since hair glazes do not contain ammonia, they are considered safe during pregnancy.

Peroxide

Other harsh chemicals used in typical hair dyes, like peroxide, are also to be avoided, especially during the first trimester. Hair glaze does not contain peroxide either, so if you are pregnant, hair glaze should be safe to use.

Options

Other hair coloring options that may be considered safe during pregnancy are semi-permanent colors, ammonia- and peroxide-free dyes and highlighting.

Tips

The American Pregnancy Association recommends waiting until the second trimester to use any hair chemical, applying the coloring product in a well-ventilated area and wearing gloves.

About the Author

Kristle Jones, a freelance writer out of Southern California, uses her education, expertise and personal experience to write and blog articles for the Web. Kristle loves writing beauty, health and parenting articles and hopes to share her thoughts with her readers.