(Closed) NWR/BABIES: Hair Dye while Pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Can You Dye Your Hair While Expecting?
    YES! : (20 votes)
    67 %
    NO! : (7 votes)
    23 %
    undecided : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    1545 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I talked with my hair stylist about this and also heard it on TV from a famous celebrity hair stylist. You can dye your hair. I am not sure who came up with this myth. I highlighted and dyed my hair while pregnant and nothing happened. It doesnt soak into your roots. The only thing that may bother you while pregnant is the smell.

    Post # 4
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    My Mother-In-Law has been a hair stylist for over 20 years and she says it’s just fine. “Back in the day” she says women were warned against peroxide and bleaching but the new hair dye formulas are safe.

    Post # 5
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    When i was pregnant i asked my doctor and he said not to do it until after the first trimester. Maybe he’s wrong? I’m not sure why he’d tell me not to unless theres some sort of evidence.

    Post # 6
    6010 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    The only reason I’ve heard for holding back is that the fumes from some dyes can make you nasueaus.  Maybe that’s why your doctor told you to wait in the first trimester?  Because that’s when you’re most susceptible to becoming sick from smells?

    Post # 7
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I never found any studies which showed this to be true.  (Granted my search was limited to what I could find online.)  I never dyed my hair while pregnant, but if I wanted to, I would have.  There’s just no evidence that this myth is true.

    Post # 8
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I always read it was OK but I did not dye my hair during my pregnancy.  If you can bear it, it is a nice way to have a few extra bucks, too.  😉

    Post # 9
    1220 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    You’re not injesting anything so I don’t have a clue why people would say it’s harmful.  I could see maybe how the smell could get to you but I’ve been dying my hair since I was 16 and I’m not about to stop if I was pregnant.

    Post # 10
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I plan to do as little “toxic” stuff as possible when I’m pregnant. I’ve already been switching to all-natural cleaners and personal care products.

    You may not be injesting it, but you can absorb toxins through your skin. Heck, just look at the nicotine patches and birth-control patches; absorbed through your skin.

    Yes, I’ll admit that I’m paranoid! I work at a children’s hospital (computer geek, not in patient care), but seeing all those sick kids has made me a paranoid worry-wort! And if there’s something I can do to reduce potentially harmful things, whether a study’s been done on it or not, I’ll try to do it.

    Post # 11
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    You have lymph nodes in the back of your neck/head that are sensitive to hair dye.  For example, it has been linked to possibly being a risk factor for increasing your chances of lymphomas (particularly non-hodgkins).  

    Post # 12
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I would personally hold off on that, it just isn’t worth the risk to me.

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