Post # 1
Okay, this may be a silly question…but I have to ask. DH and I are not TTC yet, but is it safe to bleach/dye your hair while pregnant? I only ask because I am a slave to my blonde hair and get it touched up every 4 weeks! Are there particular dyes that are safer than others or is that a myth?
I wanted to ask my stylist last time, but I didn’t want her to start bugging me about TTC, etc.
Post # 3
From everything I have read and asked my doctor it is okay to do. I still color my hair and I am 22 weeks along
Post # 4
my docotr hands out a fact sheet that says there are no known bad effects of dying your hair but they recommend waiting til your past the first trimester
Post # 5
While there aren’t any shown studies that say no, I would stay away from it. Or at least do highlights or something instead until after the first trimester.
Post # 6
do you do an all over color or highlights? if you have highlights done instead, it’s not directly on your scalp so you don’t have it on your skin where you can absorb it. it’s not ideal to be breathing in these chemicals (if you wanna freak yourself out, look up the rates of bladder cancer in hair colorists). but it’s also not ideal to be depressed & stressed, so if you feel like you will be really upset by not having your hair done, then i think it’s something that is worth doing & trying to find ways to minimize any potential risks- looking into plant based colors, highlights, spacing out appointments, trying to wait for as long as possible during the 1st trimester.
Post # 7
my doc says no problemo.
I did avoid it in the first tri- 1) being overly cautious and 2) well i was so sick all the time the thought of sitting in that chair with the smells and heat of the salon were not appealing.
Also if you want to be even more safe, go with Aveda or another more natural product.
Post # 8
I’m going to ask my doctor about this but I might just skip it. I know there are no known side effects, but I work with pediatric cancer patients, and I can’t help but want to avoid every possible chemical exposure that I can. Not happy about it though…
Post # 9
I have colored my hair every month while pregnant and have not had a problem. Just make sure you are in a well ventaliated space when you have it done.
Post # 10
Check with your doc as they are all different… my doc says no in the first trimester but she seems a little conservative!
Post # 11
I got my hair colored while pregnant but waited until after the first trimester
Post # 12
I did ammonia free and I tried to go as long as possible between colorings. I’m blonde so it was mostly just root touch up – everything I read said darker colored dyes were more likely to contain harmful chemicals – but again that was just a short trip into Google so I’m not sure how true that is.
Post # 13
My hair dresser said it’s fine for certain dyes, but not bleach. I prefer not to do it anyway, I’d rather be safe than sorry and dying my hair just isn’t that important to me. She said that she’ll be dying her hair when she’s preggo though.
Post # 14
Im a hair stylist! Its ok to color your hair while pregnant. Some times they dont sugguest you do it in your first trimester for the fact that your hormones are changing and your hair may react in a different way then it normally does. Most women walk away with wavy hair after being pregnant or straight hair if they had curl….that is all because your hormones changed. Some hairstylist will not touch pregnant people with bleach….but there are High Lift color out there that they use with a higher developer. This is just as good as bleach but with a toner system in one.
What it comes down to is you have to talk to your stylist. She may or may not have a problem coloring your hair while youre pregnant! And yes I agree with the other bees on doing it in a well ventaliated area!
If you are still worried about it after talking to your stylist…you should talk to your doctor!
Post # 15
I would recommend talking with your gyn/OB over your hair stylist. My OB said that as long as the dye didn’t touch my scalp, it was OK, but I can’t trust myself (and wouldn’t trust a hair stylist) to completely avoid getting dye on my scalp. So, I’m skipping the dye for now.
Good luck with TTC!