While we don’t know her exact due date, we do know that Jinger Duggar will soon give birth to her first child.
Early in her pregnancy, Jinger revealed that she was expecting to deliver in early July.
So now that Independence Day has come and gone, it comes as no surprise that fans are intently watching her social media pages for indications that Jinger has gone into labor.
Despite rumors to the contrary, it seems that Jinger is still pregnant.
Which is why some fans are upset to see that her hair color has changed slightly.
As you may know, there’s some debate as to whether or not it’s safe for pregnant women to color their hair.
It seems to be one of those arguments in which junk science and urban legends reign supreme, which is why many of Jinger’s Instagram followers saw fit to lecture her in the comments section of her latest Instagram photo.
“How can you safely dye hair while pregnant?” wrote one person.
“I guess I’ve always heard the dangers of the chemicals are an absolute no during pregnancy,” another remarked.
Some fans took a subtler route, confessing to ignorance on the matter, then promptly throwing shade:
“Love your hair Jinger! I wasn’t allowed to color mine when I was pregnant,” remarked one such follower.
“I was told it could harm the baby. Things must have changed since then.”
Others defended Jinger and pointed out that there’s no evidence that mothers can harm fetuses by coloring their hair.
“I’m a licensed cosmetologist and coloring is fine,” countered one person.
“We do recommend holding off the bleach till done with pregnancy, but it’s really to each his own!”
Another wrote, “The colored parts in her hair don’t reach to the roots, so I’m pretty sure there’s no problem with it.”
Generally, when you’re looking for authoritative answers on a medical question, it’s best to look somewhere other than the comments on an Instagram post, and according to the American Pregnancy Association’s website, it’s perfectly safe for expectant moms to dye their hair:
“Although fairly limited, most research indicates the chemicals found in both semi-permanent and permanent dyes are not highly toxic and are safe to use during pregnancy,” the site reads.
“In addition, only small amounts of hair dye may be absorbed by the skin, leaving little that would be able to reach the fetus. As such, this small amount is not considered harmful to the fetus.”
So we guess Jinger is in the clear on this one.
But don’t expect her to take to IG and defend herself against the haters.
For one thing, that would go against Duggar protocol.
Aside from the family firebrand Derick Dillard, no one in the extended Duggar clan engages with online trolls.
And now that Derick has been fired by TLC, you can bet that Jim Bob is more adamant than other about maintaining a wholesome image on. social media.
On top of all that, Jinger has more serious concerns on her mind these days.
She’s reportedly in nesting mode these days, and she’ll soon be the first Duggar woman of her generation to welcome a child outside the state of Arkansas.
It’s a lot of pressure — and we say if Jinger wants to treat herself to some highlights, we should all just ease off and let the woman live!
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