(Closed) Hair Problems

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

honestly i have read a bit about it and its all very confusing.. some people say dont get it done, some people say do get it done. 

 

For me i just figured that if it is so bad for the baby it would be so bad for me to get it done regardless of whether i was pregnant or not.

 

So im still getting my hair done. I get it done every 6 weeks. I get the top half head of highlights and i get the bottom half of a full block colour. 

 

so im not telling you to get it done either way. Just letting you know what i do 🙂 hope it helps..  

ETA: im now 9 months pregnant, and have done this the entire pregnancy with no problems.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve colored my hair once or twice during my pregnancy but I waited until my second trimester. That said, I’ve heard highlights are generally considered safer because the chemicals aren’t coming in direct contact with your scalp.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes you can color your hair, the chemicals are not the same as they used to be.  Most advice you will get is be in a well ventilated area. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve heard that foil highlights would be better since they are not contacting your scalp, only your hair. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It is safe, but make sure you tell the person coloring your hair that you are pregnant. The hormones in your hair make the bleach react in a different way.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

harperlynn i dont think it affects the colour too much, i think its more to do with perms. My sister got a perm and it didnt hold at all.. she found out she was pregnant and that was why, she went back to the hairdresser and he asked her if she was up the duf, cause this is one of the major reasons that they dont hold. but i think it would be safe to say that you wouldnt need to tell the hairdresser untill you are ready. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used to work at a salon and they refused to do all over color on pregnant women but foil highlights were considered safe. When they do all over color the dye sits directly on your scalp and can soak into your blood stream. Usually, when they paint on foil highlights it doesn’t go quite to your scalp. 

The information my doctor gave me said its safer to do after the first trimester so maybe push your appointment out 2 weeks? That way it won’t be a big deal to tell the person that does your hair that you’re pregnant. As PP said pregnancy causes your hair to take the color differently. It can go either way though, it could really soak up the bleach or not take it at all so they will need to keep a closer eye on it than usual. My doctor’s info said it usually doesn’t take as well in pregnant women’s hair but I learned from working at the salon that it can be really unpredictable.

Also, keep in mind, if you have any morning sickness the smells at the salon could cause you to be very sick or at least very uncomfortable the entire time you’re in there so that’s another reason it may be better to push it out a couple weeks.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@harperlynn:  i asked my doc and she said if i can handle not doing it i shouldnt.  And at the very least definitely not during the first tri.  She also warned me that my hair would react differently to the highlights and i may not be happy with the results.  I was bummed, but i dont think its worth it to me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t done this because I was too paranoid about it (also, my hair is quite short), but I know lots of people who have. I think it’s just about what you feel comfortable with. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am in the same boat. I go to a group practice for my OB care and I saw two doctors that told me two different things. Sigh. I have been living with it since I haven’t had any major events to go to but I got a few weddings and bdays to attend this spring and summer and I might have to do something about my skunk look. I think I might just go darker since I figure the salon can match my natural hair color better and will not have to touch so much of my roots. Also everyone says make sure if you do color that the salon is well ventilated. Above all, I honestly don’t think there is enough research out there to tell you that its safe or unsafe so you are going to get conflicting answers. Sorry if that’s not much help. =/

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it is completely fine to dye your hair….just think of all the hair-dressers that get pregnant every year, do you think they just take their entire pregnancy off because they can’t be around hair dye a lot? No.  Their babies do not come out deformed or unhealthy or anything of the sorts. Go get your hair done, it will make you feel MUCH better. 

This is a great read.  Her website has a TON of info on de-bunking all sorts of the should and shouldn’t do’s of pregnancy! 

http://www.pregnantchicken.com/pregnant-chicken-blog/2010/12/11/is-it-safe-to-dye-hair-while-pregnant.html

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