Post # 1
Hi all, would you consider it to be safe to color my hair at 13 weeks 6 days? I usually go dark in the fall but I have gone grey far too early in life haha and I’m starting to feel very frumpy. Obviously if it’s not good for baby I will suck it up. What do you all think?
Post # 4
I had highlights put in early in second trimester with the OK from my OB. Ask your doctor, but I think it’s fine 🙂
Post # 5
As long as it’s well venitilated you’re ok. The fumes are more of a concern than the dye itself.
Post # 6
@Mrs.H2B: as with any health-related question during pregnancy, I think crowdsourcing information is not the best idea. Always ask your doctor. That said, there is no evidence that dying your hair is a problem. Just stay in a well-ventilated room.
Post # 7
It would be a good idea to look for an ammonia-free hair color.
Post # 8
I use henna/indigo. It is all natural, with no ammonia or peroxide or any other nasty stuff.
Post # 9
I think you’re fine as long as it’s in a well ventilated area. I’ve done my twice now while pregnant (once probably around the time of implantation and once at about 10 weeks). I would have considered waiting until the second trimester but I was getting married so yeah. I haven’t had any problems. I will probably do it a couple more times. I think you’re fine.
Post # 10
I would wait. I waited until I was at least 20 weeks along to color my hair, even then my stylist used an ammonia free yogurt based dye. All of my friends didn’t color their hair at all or waited as well.
Post # 11
I’m struggling with the same delimma. I try to wait four months in between (full) highlights. Four months would put me at 12 weeks. I think I am going to set an appointment for right after my 12 week appointment and ultrasound. I never smell any weird dye smells at the place I go to. I think they use quality hair coloring products. It isn’t smelly like the stuff my mom uses at home.
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Post # 13
@Mrs.H2B: I would- just make sure it’s a well ventilated area!
Post # 14
No evidence it’s harmful, but check with your doc if you have concerns.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
ACOG says it’s safe, but since you have choices in what dye you use, I’d pick one that’s made of “nicer” things. I had my hair colored in the first tri by my stylist without really thinking about it, but she uses organic color system that doesn’t include ppd, sulfates, ammonia, resorcina, para phenylenediamine or parabens. So while I take that with a grain of salt (I’m sure there’s still nasty things in it), I felt pretty comfortable. As others have said, do it in a well-ventilated area, and you could consider highlights or balayage vs all-over color to limit your skin exposure if it makes you more comfortable.
Post # 16
@Mrs.H2B: I am not a doctor, but I was told that coloring is fine. If it is something you are concerned about though, highlights are safe because the dye isn’t touching your head.