Post # 1
What’s your opinion on boxed hair color? I haven’t colored since I got pregnant and I’m now 19w2d. My hair looks terrible and I can’t stand it. My OBGYN said not to color more than once but, almost everything that I’ve read online said it’s fine once you’re out of the first tri. Obviously my main concern is my baby girl and I don’t want to do anything to hurt her…. What’s your opinion?
Post # 3
there is natural hair dyes you could get at whole foods. those are alllll natural, you could use those if you are really worried! I know a lot of women that still color their hair when pregnant though.
Post # 4
The chemicals in the boxed dyes are less harsh than the ones they use at the salon, I think. But you could go the natural route by getting dye from a healthfood store. Or google it — I found this website by googling “all natural hair dye”: http://palettebynature.com/
Post # 5
I waited until after the first trimester and I colored my hair – just once when I couldn’t stand it any longer.
I think the chemicals used are generally less harsh than they used to be, but I still wouldn’t color my hair with any regularity during pregnancy. If you do color, be sure to do so in a well ventilated area.
Post # 6
I agree with what these ladies said, except I just switched to semi permanent which doesn’t have any of the harmful chemicals in it that are even in question while pregnant and now I won’t even go back after pregnancy, I absolutely love it, I don’t know why I haven’t been using it this whole time!
Post # 7
My ob-gyn said that not enough of the chemical is absorbed through your skin to hurt the baby & just to be sure to do it in a well ventilated area to minimize breathing the chemicals in
otherwise all pregnant women would have to quit working in salons
i have heard though that pregnancy can warp how it turns out – the hormones can affect the colour, so even if you have used the same dye a million times before it mgiht turn out differently now
Post # 8
I’m a pregnant hair stylist. I have color on my hands on a daily basis. And I would recommend going to a salon over doing it at home.
Post # 9
I second what laaiinn said, you can color your hair during pregnancy the chemicals are not as harsh as they used to be. You will be fine. I colored mine twice while pregnant.
Post # 10
Thats a good idea! Thanks!
Post # 11
Ill have to look into that! Thanks!