Mom-of-two Kourtney Kardashian has some of the best hair on TV! After 10 years of keeping her luscious locks dark, the reality star – who gave birth to daughter Penelope with beau Scott Disick in July – opted for highlights to brighten up her ‘do while pregnant.
While some might say it’s unsafe to dye your hair while pregnant, Kourt defended her decision to add lighter streaks while rocking a bump.
“I did research about doing anything to the color of my hair while pregnant and followed all of the guidelines from my doctor and took the proper precautions necessary,” Kourtney wrote on her blog. “I also used products that did not contain ammonia. It is also recommended to be in a well-ventilated area as well as being at least in your second trimester, and I followed both of those rules.”
Despite some negative reactions after debuting her lighter look, Kourtney isn’t alone.
New mom Drew Barrymore continued with lighter hair throughout her first pregnancy, Snooki sported platinum blond streaks in her dark ‘do, and not to mention Gwen Stefani kept her locks bleach blonde during both of her pregnancies.
So is it safe?
The limited evidence that’s available suggests that it’s most likely safe to dye your hair during pregnancy.
The Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS) looks at animal studies that are reassuring. Reportedly, there are no reports of hair dye causing changes in human pregnancies, despite the fact that many women have colored their hair during pregnancy. OTIS also points out that very little of the chemicals in hair dye is actually absorbed into your system.
Did you dye your hair during pregnancy?