(Closed) Is dying your hair unsafe while pregnant, any bees done it?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 47
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did an at-home hair color once during my pregnancy when I couldn’t stand my roots anymore.

I waited until I was past my first trimester and did it in a well ventilated area. 

Post # 48
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ames12708:   You are obviously are not getting anything I was saying about things being my OWN OPINION which I have a right to, just like you do, so… Good luck to you! 

Post # 50
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am with the proponents of talk to your doctor and do what you think is right. I personally am tired of people telling me what to do. your pregnancy choices are just that your own choices.  my doctor said it was okay  and that is what I’m going with, but again it is up to you. Do your research and decide what is best for Yoi. 

Post # 51
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had already bought a hair dye before I got my BFP. I have terrible grety hair. My roots were growing in. I felt frumpy and completely unkept. I checked with my doctor, she said it was A-OK to dye my hair myself…I waited it out another month before I caved and dyed my hair. I’ll probably wait until I’m feeling frumpy and unkept again before I dye my hair again, but I guarantee it will need to be done. Maybe I’m a horrible person?

Post # 52
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@mamadingdong:  At one point, the old wives tales were backed by scientific research that was later debunked. Who is to say that this new research won’t be debunked as well? I think 9 months isn’t very long to give up anything. I would hope a pregnant woman would be able to think of someone other than herself and her own wants, such as her baby’s, for 9 months.

Pouring chemicals all over your head and breathing in fumes doesn’t sound safe so why not use personal judgement and common sense? Apparently people can’t even give up alcohol for 9 months either, so that is now “okay” too. What’s next, smoking? I just can’t wrap my head around anyone being willing to take any extra risks. There is enough in life we can’t control – why not do something about what we can?

Post # 53
10649 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Lizzie123:  Chemicals also do amazing things for the body.  What would our bodies have if it wasn’t for chemicals?

Post # 55
3110 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@MrsPanda99: if you think the science that supposedly backed old wives tales is the same science if today, then that’s great for you. Like I said, people have been dying their hair for decades. I think that there would be some indication at this point. 


You are entitled to your opinion as I am mine. No one appreciates a holier than thou attitude tho. Yuck. 


My bottom line is tha OP should talk to her doctor. 


Post # 57
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well I dyed my hair.. at home.. in every trimester…for all my pregnancies. GASP. I also ate deli meat and went running and holy smokes- I lived my life. Imagne that right? No OBGYN or fertility specialist I’ve ever worked with has had any issue with it. I mean look, sure you could basically lock your life down because ” just in case” and ” I’ve had a loss so I don’t want to take any chances” but things happen that can’t be avoided. Walking around with horrid roots won’t ensure you won’t have a miscarriage. Eating all organic won’t, not stepping on cracks won’t… what will be will be.

I’ve miscarried and not done a damn thing wrong to cause it and it’s only torture to tell yourself if you don’t doo x,y and z that things will work out. And it’s just plain crap to act as if I am selfish for coloring my damn hair so eff that noise. As long as you aren’t smoking, boozing it up, eating raw fish by the truck load or doing drugs you are pretty much good to go. 

Post # 58
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve done it once so far and I will do it again. I really don’t do mine very often (maybe every 2 months?). But I’m pretty much in the “almost anything in moderation camp.” I run and get my heartbeat above 140 (my Dr. said that was outdated anyway) and I eat deli sandwiches without microwaving them.

For the most part, if you’re going to have a miscarriage you are going to have one. Most of them are due to chromosomal abnormalities.

Hell, I apparently took my 5 week old embryo with me to Vegas without knowing it and it’s perfectly fine!

Just ask your doctor!

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