Post # 1
Hi ladies, I am not pregnant yet but was just talking to my pregnant friend about how she can’t wait to get her hair dyed as she hadn’t her whole pregnancy. I’ve heard this before and the worry about the chemicals and yet I know a lot of people still do it. What are your thoughts? Did you/do you plan on still coloring your hair when pregnant? I would never want to do anything to put my baby at risk but at the same time, I’m freaking out looking in the mirror right now at my grays, 6 weeks past my last coloring. I can’t imagine going 40 weeks! Thoughts? Is it really risky or do doctors say its okay?
Post # 3
I’ve always heard that its a no-no, but I am trying to grow out my natural color anyway. I’m curious to know whether or not I can get manicures/pedicures… I heard that it goes right along with your hair dye; it’s a no-no.
Post # 4
My hair dresser said that it depends on what TYPE of dye is used, but that you can still color it while pregnant, you just obviously have to be more careful and get it done by someone who is a professional.
Post # 5
Edit: She was pregnant when she told me this. 🙂 I don’t dye my hair anymore, but who knows I might be a different color whenever I AM pregnant…one day… lol.
Post # 6
When I was getting ready for the wedding, my stylist was talking to my pregnant make up artist, and she said it was safe to do while pregnant – she just makes sure to use a certain dye with no ammonia, and plenty of ventilation.
Post # 7
its fine, and yes i plan on it.
Post # 8
Yep. I actually have an appointment next week. I honestly think a lot of the “stay away from” things haven’t exactly been researched in the last couple decades and there have been a lot of advances in a lot of areas. Unless you’re doing an all over dye (which you then need to make sure your hairdresser doesn’t use amonia) the dye never even touches your head. Foils never get that close.
A lot of pregnant women get pedicures since they can’t exactly see their feet. Don’t huff the paint and bring water to drink and you’ll be fine.
Post # 9
I’m a hairdresser and my SIL got the OK from her doctor… I donno there are a lot of different view points on this every doctor is different.
I’ve only heard that you cannot get a Pedi towards the end because there are pressure points on your feet that can induce labor.
Post # 10
I was listening to the “Pregtastic” podcast the other day and I heard that we hear it’s a no-no because of the chemicals that used to be in hair dye. It was an episode about what’s toxic during pregnancy and the dr. said that hair dye used to have many toxic things in it that are no longer in hair dye. I was surprised because I thought I couldn’t dye my hair but it sounds like now-a-days it’s ok
Post # 11
Definately still dying the hair! If I had to go 9 months of gaining weight, giving up caffeine, feta cheese, runny eggs, beer AND HIGHLIGHTS…I seriously think I would snap & hurt someone! ha!
Post # 12
I have. I used the ammonia free (I’m blond) for the first trimester to touch up my roots (and I made sure I was in a well-ventilated area – open window and fan going). Then a few weeks ago I had it professionally done.
Seriously, I gave up tanning and my whole body is wierd to me – the one thing I have to have is good hair.
I’ve heard that darker dyes have more chemicals but again I’m sure if you’re getting it professionally done and they know you’ll pregnant they can recommend something that’s more natural.
Post # 13
I made an appointment at an Aveda salon in Austin when I was pregnant, not even thinking I’d need to mention it (I was in my 2nd trimester) and when I got to the salon, the girl WOULD NOT do my hair. Like flat out refused. I was upset at the time but I guess because the hormones in you can cause hair color to come out weird if you are pregnant and they don’t want to be held responsible if you ask for blonde and it comes out orange because of your hormones. When my daughter was about 3 weeks old I FINALLY went to go get it done and mentioned to them I’d just had a baby and the head hairdresser seemed leary of the hormones still being in my system and messing things up but I told her I was willing to risk it because by then my hair was like 3 different colors. It turned out fine!
Post # 14
I asked my doctor about this too. I don’t dye my whole head, but I get hi-lights fairly regularly. She told me that in the 2nd trimester I can resume the foils, but to refrain from any dye that goes directly on my scalp. I went to the salon to get my hair cut and the hairdresser beside us was 5.5 months pregnant, she said she’s been dying her hair and handling the product with no concerns. Who knows what’s right. I feel like I have to abstain from everything, just to be safe!
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
There’s this huge general fear about hair dye out there but nothing has ever been proven. My doctor and midwife both said it’s totally fine, and the research I did on my own said the same. I waited until the first trimester was over but that was probably overkill. Here’s a link with some reasonable info: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/isitsafe/hairtreatments.html