colouring hair when pregnant, organic hair colour, karine jackson hair salon, seven dials, london

Dying Your Hair During Pregnancy

Should you dye your hair during pregnancy?

Karine Jackson says: “The official line is that there’s no evidence that colouring hair during pregnancy is harmful, but some clients like to wait until they’ve passed their first trimester. However a skin test is absolutely essential – pregnancy changes your sensitivity potentially making you more susceptible to allergic reactions.”

“We use Organic Colour Systems colour; by using natural ingredients in colours it minimises exposure to potentially harmful toxins that can be present in a salon environment. As the colour doesn’t contain ammonia (and contains the lowest level of ppd’s possible – the ingredient that makes colour permanent but also causes most reactions) it’s less likely to irritate someone with a skin disorder or a pregnant client.”

“It also means you don’t get that harsh smell associated with colours which can really set a pregnant lady off! It all smells fresh and natural.”