(Closed) Hair Dye

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6884 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

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
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

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
5150 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got my hair colored while pregnant but waited until after the first trimester

Post # 12
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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!

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