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Hair Dye While Pregnant

How Do You Feel About Dying Your Hair While Pregnant?

Does being with babe mean two-tone hair color, noticeable roots or having to go gray?

While pregnant, I worried about my vanity and any possible implications that chemical hair dyes would have on my growing child. After chatting with my OB/GYN and my hairdresser, I opted for highlights, as they don't saturate the scalp as much as a full coverage dye.

On the topic, WebMD says:

We don't know much about the safety of hair dyes during pregnancy. It's likely that when you apply hair dye, only a small amount is absorbed into your system. So very little chemicals, if any, would be able to get to your baby. In the few animal and human studies that have been done, no changes were seen in the developing baby. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns.

How do you feel about dying your hair while expecting?

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honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
Thanks for posting this! I'm not pregnant but trying and I asked my hairdresser if she's continue to highlight my hair and she refused to put the safety of the baby at risk.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
During my first pregnancy I had highlights done towards the end, and now, in my second, I used a box of natural haircolor that washed out in 28 shampoos. Otherwise my hair has been its natural color. Luckily I had no gray or roots to hide, otherwise I would have used more haircolor.
Bookish Bookish 9 years
No hair dye for me, but I don't judge those who do it.
Mishell Mishell 9 years
I'm not at all worried about hair color hurting the baby, but my hormones have changed my hair so much that the test strand I did ended up two shades darker than it should have. It looks like I will have to wait until my hair is back to normal before I can color it.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 9 years
No hair dye or nail polish for me during pregnancy.
vinnie vinnie 9 years
I just had my hair foiled instead of an all over dye. That took care of most of the greys. When you foil your hair the color doesn't touch your scalp.
abqmama abqmama 9 years
I don't dye my hair but if I did I wouldn't do it during pregnancy. I think I could live without it for a few months if there is even a remote chance that it could harm the baby. Better to be safe than sorry.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I've never dyed my hair before. I like my natural color (medium brown) and it has natural highlights in it (reddish and goldish) And we'll hopefully have all our kids before grays start to come in (if I even dye it then).
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
I don't dye me hair now and we'll probably have our first kid in a year or two, so I won't have to worry about it. I do know that at the first sign of gray I am going to go nuts covering it up! Hopefully we can get our reproducing finished before then because I'd prefer not to take a chance, small though it may be.
backfat backfat 9 years
Waited till the second trimester as per my doctor's advice. Unforunately, I haven't touched it up since. Too busy. Eek!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I dyed it before I knew I was pregnant, then dyed it again a few weeks into my second trimester. Then I decided to let the grey come in. It had nothing to do with safety or pregnancy, I just loved how it was coming in and decided to leave it.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I didn't dye whit my 1st 2 pregnancies, but I was young with no gray at all. Now...I get streaks here and there...very few, but I notice them, especially after 2 months. When I get PG again I will probably go au naturale til the 2nd trimester and then dye with a semi permanent. Highlights damage my hair so much. There is no way I would ever do them again.
albeli albeli 9 years
I waited till I was past the 2nd trimester. I couldn't stand my silver roots anymore--too obvious against my dark hair.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
I've never dyed my hair. Those greys are creeping in though.
future-mom future-mom 9 years
During my second trimester, I dyed my hair and went to the dentist as well.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I did nothing with color for my whole pregnancy.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
As soon as I entered my second trimester, I had my hair highlighted (and went to the dentist). After doing some research on safety, I wasn't really concerned.
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