Is getting your hair colored okay when your pregnant?

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Joann - posted on 10/14/2009

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I would not want to take the risk of possibly harming my child because of the chemicals that are applied . Studies show that very little of the chemicals in the hair dye are actually absorbed into your system. But, would you take the chance?



Studies also say that if you're going to color your hair, wait until the second trimester, your developing baby is less vulnerable. Any hair-coloring agents absorbed into your system would come through your skin, not through your hair shaft.



I wouldn't take the risk.

Kelly - posted on 10/14/2009

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I am a hairdresser it is 100 % ok to have ur hair colored when pregnant the color wont seep into your skin the only thing is depending on what color you are doing it might not come out the color you want because of your hormones Ask your doctor though because mine told me I can have my hair and nails done ( acrilic tips) as long as it is well venalited and clean

Kendra - posted on 10/14/2009

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It is ok to have it done, the only thing you need to be careful of is the changes in your body can make you more sensitive to the dye, so if its burning, it may be a good idea to rinse it out lol

Elise - posted on 10/14/2009

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Getting your hair colored is 100% okay when you are pregnant! It cannot seep into your skin and affect your baby as some people say. That is a myth. Just make sure you do it in a well ventilated area. As long as you don't have your face in the color bowl you will be safe of harmful fumes! :) Bleaching is another story; while it is still okay to bleach your hair, some women's hormones actually cause the bleach to turn their hair a greenish color. So if you are going to bleach it, I would test a small area of your hair first, but I colored my hair with the 100% okay from my doctor, plus my sister is a hair stylist. She was educated about it in cosmotology school and she is the one who does my hair, and would never want to do anything that would hurt her nephew!! He is now perfectly fine!! Go for it!

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Cassandra - posted on 10/15/2009

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i do agree with ann, i paid $120 to get my hair dark brown over my blond to match the roots and it only faded, but i was lucky and they did highlight and low lights to fix it for free

Ann Marie - posted on 10/15/2009

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I will add just this. With one pregnancy, you might and with another you might not. I did fine coloring my hair with #3. With #4, nothing doing. The color came out all wrong. Stripping it was even worse, and I spent two and half months with a salmon color instead of the strawberry blonde that covers my grey.

It is your hormones which will decide whether or not you get good results. And you should always dye in a well ventilated area. Outside when possible, but at least with an open window and a fan, when not.

Cassandra - posted on 10/15/2009

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i wondered the same thing so i asked my doctor, she said i would be fine if i was in a well ventilated room or outside as the cemicals dont get into your blood system etc its more breathing them in

Stacey - posted on 10/14/2009

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It is definatley ok to colour your hair when you are pregnant. make sure you are in a well ventilated area because of the chemicals. it does have a strong scent. plus also do a test strand to see if your hair is going to go the colour you want first. sometimes, not very often, because of your hormones your hair may not get the desired colour you are looking for.

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I stopped while pregnant but only because I wasnt comfortable breathing in the chemicals (the seeping in through the skin never even occured to me)

Gail - posted on 10/14/2009

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There are about as many different opinions on whether you can coour you hair when you are pregnant as there are if it OK to smoke, have a glass of wine etc. When I was pregnant with both my boys I went with the belief that if there was a chance it could be dangerous - dont do it. Better to be safe than sorry.

Amanda - posted on 10/14/2009

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i am a cosmetologist and i have never known it to hurt anyone while pregnant.i was pregnant when i was in beauty school and colored mine all the time.now,your color may not take well because of your hormones being all crazy.

Kerry - posted on 10/14/2009

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The myth probably started because 50 years ago dyes were a lot more harsh but it should be perfectly ok to do now. The other thing that keeps the myth around is the fact that changes in your hormones can cause the dye not to take or to rinse out quicker and become dull much faster. That is the main reason behind it now but if you don't mind it not taking like it did before you were pregnant there should be no issues.

Shawna - posted on 10/14/2009

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As far as I know it is ok but I also know that because your body is going crazy some dies react didfferent when my mom was pregnant with my sister she tried to die her hair black and ended up with pumpkin orange because of the way her body was reacting.

Jodi - posted on 10/14/2009

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Ok, so explain why hairdressers are dying of breast cancer at a greater rate than any other profession.....a friend of mine was a hairdresser - she is now dying of breast cancer, has done the research and believes it was due to the chemicals used in hair dyes and perms that triggered it. She is only 38. Personally, I would not risk it while I was pregnant.

Jennifer - posted on 10/14/2009

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i was told by my doctor to wait till after my 36th week. i guess each doctor is different i would ask yours

Nicole - posted on 10/14/2009

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Its definetely ok, it was an old myth that somehow the dye leaked into your blood stream and tissue and affected the baby but that has since been proven very wrong. If it did it would make people sick pregnant or not... I dyed my hairthrough both of my pregnancies, no issue....

Kelly - posted on 10/14/2009

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Some people say no... i used to have my hair platinum blonde when i fell pregnant so i foiled it out so there was no dye touching my skin, just in case.

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