Mom-to-be Amanda Parrish really committed to her gender reveal. She had her stylist, Amber Sacrison, dye her hair either blue or pink, and then surprise her at the end of the service.
In the now-viral video of the epic reveal, which Sacrison posted to her Facebook page back in November, we see an anxious Parrish clutching the armrests of the stylist's chair as she waits for Sacrison to remove the towel from her head. The mirrors were covered while she was having her hair colored, so she had no idea what the outcome would be.
Once the towel is whisked away, bright blue locks spring forth, and Parrish immediately starts clapping and cheering. Her partner is also clearly thrilled with the fact that they are having a boy. And even though this gender reveal idea is a bit unconventional, it is an emotional moment and I'm not too proud to admit I teared up.
Still, if you're like me, you may be wondering how safe it is to dye your hair during pregnancy (ahem, even though I've totally lightened my locks while expecting). Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, a small amount of hair dye penetrates the skin when used, but it isn't thought to be enough to pose a risk to a fetus. Sacrison responded to anxious Facebook comments by assuring viewers that the mom-to-be got the go-ahead from her OB-GYN. "Color molecules are too large to enter blood stream to affect baby," she wrote.
Incidentally, Parrish gave birth to a healthy baby boy in early March. I'm curious if she kept the blue hair...
Would you or have you dyed your hair during pregnancy?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.