I often dye my hair. I have heard that this can be dangerous to the babyÕs health. Is this true?

Alexander Kofinas M.D.

So far there is no substantial evidence to support the theory that dying oneÕs hair during pregnancy is harmful to the baby. However, because beauty related products are not regulated it is impossible to know for sure what is and is not harmful. For this reason, we recommend that women avoid using such products entirely during the first trimester and only sparingly during the subsequent 6 months of pregnancy.