Can I use Organic Color Systems on a client who is pregnant or breast-feeding
Most research, although limited, shows that it’s safe to color your hair while pregnant. Some studies have found that very high doses of the chemicals in hair dyes may cause harm. However, these doses are massive compared to the very low amount of chemicals that a woman coloring her hair is exposed to. We recommend waiting to dye your hair until after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, when the risk of chemical substances harming the baby is much lower. Highlighting the hair or using “off the scalp” techniques also reduces any risk. The chemicals used are only absorbed by your hair, and not by your scalp or bloodstream. Semi-Permanent colors are a better alternative whilst pregnant; however a sensitivity test is still recommended. Do remember that pregnancy can affect hair’s normal condition. It’s always a good idea to do a strand test first, using the hair color or treatment that you intend to use. When breast feeding it is very unlikely that a significant amount of the chemicals used in hair dyes will be passed on through breast milk. This is because very little enters the bloodstream. In the past, many women have used hair treatments while breast feeding with no known negative results. We recommend following these steps waiting for 4 weeks after giving birth, start with a Semi-Permanent color or “off the scalp” method applications and always do sensitivity and strand tests.