(Closed) BFP yesterday, hair appointment (with dying) today. What to do?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
6887 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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CanadianBride456:  I had my hair colored several times during my pregancy. Had no issues, as long as good ventilation you should be fine. If really worried about it contact your doctors office and ask for their advice

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you just got your BFP, I’m assuming you’re like 4 weeks, barely?  Baby is still just a clump of cells doing whatever it’s going to do and hasn’t really offically become an embryo yet, so I’d guess an appoitnment today would be just fine. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have several hairstylist friends that worked all the way through their pregnancies doing hair color and what not, you should be fine 🙂 Plenty of girls from the September group have gotten their hair done sometime during the first tri. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’m in the camp that thinks it’s perfectly ok to dye your hair while preganant but it’s definitely a personal decesion. They no longer use things like formaldehyde that were proven harmful and the ones they do use don’t get into your system enough to affect the baby. I wouldn’t be dying my hair every day but once every few months is totally fine IMO. If you’re super worried then try a demi permanant dye, they’re not nearly as harsh since they don’t have any lifting agents but you can only go darker.

I really reccomend reading Expecting Better, she goes into detail and presents the research and studies behind a lot of the things we’re supposed to stay away from in pregancy and allows you to make your own choices based on the data rather than strangers opinions on the internet. She addresses hair dye and if I remember correctly, the only ones affected by dye were hair dressers who come in contact with it all day every day, even they had a VERY small percentage that showed any affects at all.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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CanadianBride456:  I say it’s fine to get your hair done. I went in for my full head highlights at 7 weeks and was a little nervous, but I figure hair stylists get pregnant and work throughout their pregnancy and they are like 10000X more exposed to all the chemicals than their clients are. I just made sure to cover my nose under the heat/dryer thing because the smell was making me nauseous and I didn’t want to toss my cookies in a salon. 

I say you’re fine, but you can call and ask your doctor. I’m going back on Wednesday 🙂


Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Nothing, you are fine.  You are fine to dye your hair throughout your pregnancy.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I got highlights when I was pregnant and my hair dresser was actually pregnant at the time too! Lol it’s perfectly safe and okay. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I got full color and highlights a few days before I found out I was pregnant. I’ve stayed away from full color since then and have only done highlights because the color doesn’t touch the scalp.  

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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CanadianBride456:  It’s safe. I am 6w2d today, and asked my GP when I met with her a couple weeks ago, with just questions and an OB referral, about this… and she said it was fine.

The danger is back in the day when girls would color their hair in places with poor ventilation. These days, most salons are nice and spacious, so it’s usually not a concern.

I am desperately in need of a cut and color (highlights) and plan to do so in the next coming weeks, with no concerns.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I dyed my hair throughout my pregnancy with my daughter and this one as well (27weeks currently). My doctor said it was fine and my hairdresser said as long as we’re not doing intense bleach it’s ok. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have always been told it’s personal preference… like others have said, good ventilation and you should be fine 🙂 Have fun!

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