Post # 1
Hi Hive, so the age old question remains – can you dye your hair while pregnant? I have heard it’s a big no-no in the first trimester especially; but then I heard that there is no substantial evidence which shows any damage.
I am overwhelmed with conflicting information right now.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I would personally hold off on that, it just isn’t worth the risk to me.