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Did you/would you dye your hair during pregnancy?
I'm starting to look pretty feral!


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#1 Le-a

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

My regrowth is shocking. My colour is faded. I have the box of colour...

Yet, there is my mums voice in my head, saying "don't dye your hair, your baby will eat chemicals!".

What do you think? Have you? Would you?

#2 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

Yes absolutely.....I continued with foils during both my pregnancies...I don't think there's anything wrong with it...it's taking the "safety in pregnancy" message too far I think (I'm preparing to be flamed...)


#3 caroldiem

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

Yes i double checked with with my OB and he said the last 7 to 8 yrs dying your hair is pretty safe in Australia also teh dye they use where i go is ammonia free

#4 Coops07

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Of course. The dyes aren't absorbed into the blood stream.  Odours are minimal - hairdressers inhale a lot more during the course of their working day. If you're concerned go to the salon & get foils (colour doesn't touch the scalp).

#5 amabanana

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

No, I wouldn't.  But I'm one of those people who avoids chemicals and doesn't dye their hair anyway.    

So, ignore me. happy.gif

#6 Libster

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Yep I would and have. I'm getting some regrowth now and will go back to the hairdresser to get it done soon.

#7 **Xena**

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Yes I did.

#8 Oriental lily

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

I always did.
I think it's been conclusively shown that chemicals don't pass in to the blood stream.

#9 Peppery

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

Yes I did

#10 Ice Queen

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Absolutely!  Coloured with foils every 8 weeks both pregnancies.

In fact I think it is essential  tongue.gif , your body is going to dust, you feel like rubbish, your ankles have turned into cankles.......at least you can have pretty hair!

#11 SplashingRainbows

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

I did (well the hairdresser did to be honest).

I would and will again.

#12 blondie82

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Just don't drink the box of colour and you'll be fine  wink.gif

Sorry OP, I've never understood this myth at all.

#13 Beancat

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

Yes have done it for all three. My ob says its fine, its a myth.  I do my roots every 5-6 weeks and a full recolour every 4-5 months

#14 Lifesgood

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

Another one who did (after checking with my OB)

#15 hopelessromantic

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

I didn't know that some women didn't dye thier hair in PG and happily continued to have foils and colour right through my whole pg.  My daughter was fine and still is 13 yrs later.  

Now that I know about it, I probably will give the first trimester a miss for colour but I don't think after that I will worry.  Pregnancy can make you feel a bit ordinary anyway, so having your hair done is a great boost.

All the best original.gif

Edited by hopelessromantic, 11 February 2013 - 06:57 PM.


#16 lactasticmama

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

Yep I have, plenty of times.

#17 Duck-o-lah

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

Yes, both times.

I second Ehill's sentiment... Some days when nothing fits, and I'm swollen, puffy and blotchy, I don't need to deal with *blah* hair. I'm just careful when DIY'ing to make sure the windows are wide open and I've got the ventilation fan on.

#18 BellaMoja

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

No I didn't, in my opinion I didn't want my bub exposed to any extra chemicals. However small the risk may be, I thought its only 9 months and also did as much natural, non petro chemical etc shampoo and makeup.

#19 nicknick

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

Yes both times, enjoy  biggrin.gif

#20 farfaraway

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

Yes. Stooping to great depths of paranoia if you don't.

#21 adl

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

I did but I must say my scalp was a bit sensitive in first trimester, I was using moo goo shampoo as skin was so sensitive so I just waited and it went away so off to hairdressers... I checked and all I found was that it was considered safe and yes, having nice hair does help when you feel blah!! I shall get it done just before baby comes! And it's very well ventilated etc at my hairdressers ....

#22 Jembo

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

Yes both times.  I didnt really during first trimester but not because of chemicals, but because I had bad morning sickness and sitting there smelling anything was more horrible than my black roots original.gif

#23 Fyn Angelot

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

I don't dye my hair anyway, but years ago when I used to sell hair dye, I was trained to warn pregnant women that it could be dangerous.

#24 lozoodle

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

All the time original.gif

#25 countrylivingmum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

There's so many ammonia free hair dyes now it's fine back 10 years ago might have given it a miss but now it's fine original.gif enjoy a nice treat before the baby gets here




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