Yes. It is absolutely safe for a pregnant woman to cut her hair.
There are many old wives tales regarding cutting hair during pregnancy but they are simply that; fables that are not true. Some tell the tale of a pregnant woman cutting her hair only to cause a baby to develop problems with vision. Clearly a superstition.
During pregnancy, a woman’s hair may seem ‘thicker’ and fuller due to hormonal changes. In fact some women even lose hair.
Cutting your hair while pregnant can help control your ever-changing growing hair. We all know that a visit to the hair salon or hairdresser for a trim is certainly not an invasive procedure. And it most certainly does not harm your baby.
Is it safe do dye your hair when pregnant?
Doctors recommend you don’t get your hair colored during the 1st trimester though. Whilst the use of hair dyes has not been definitively linked to birth defects it is more controversial than having your hair cut.
Sometimes a pregnant woman’s sense of smell is very vey strong and the salon odor can be a bother too.
So if you desperately need a hair cut, feel like a trim or have your scheduled appointment next month, go ahead and have your hair cut during pregnancy. It is safe and you deserve a pamper!