My outfit today is clearly influenced by my recent trip to India. I love the fact that the shirt dress is comfy enough and gives me freedom of movement, and it's a pieces that definitely stands out. But what I want to talk about today is the debate over dying your hair during pregnancy. I recently paid a visit to the hair salon and decided to change things up a bit. I got rid of the last remains of turquoise in my hair, and got quite a substantial trim. I decided against coloring my roots, not because I think dying your hair during pregnancy is unsafe, but because I want to give my hair a break. I did some research and there aren't any conclusive studies out there regarding the harmful effect of hair dye, in fact most dyes are not highly toxic and therefore safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Of course, you should consult your doctor in case you have doubts. I have been dying my hair non stop since 10th grade, that's 16 years! I figured it won't be long before I start getting gray hairs and coloring will be a necessity, but until then, here's the perfect chance to see what my natural color looks like. I haven't seen it in ages! And I know this is going to sound strange, and it's not like she's going to remember any of this or realize what she is seeing, but I want my daughter to see me in a more natural look rather than all these crazy colors I've been experimenting with lately.
shirt, cuffs: souvenirs from India