L.N. asks from Aurora, IL on April 09, 2007
Beauty and Pregnancy
I was wondering if anybody can give me some feedback on this. I am pregnant and have been really wanting to dye my hair to cover these ugly greys that i have. My ob said it was fine but yet i'm still hesitant, maybe nervous is the word since i did have a hard pregnancy in the beginning and have been on medications and still am. I dont have a clue about hair salons in the aurora area. I was wondering if any of you dyed your hair while pregnant and if so where did you go? I would like to go to someone that is good, yet not expensive and that will listen to my needs and concerns. Thanks
S.B. answers from Chicago on April 09, 2007
Hello L.! They use to say that you should not dye your hair or get a perm when pregnant, but now, I believe that dying your hair is ok. If you OB is saying it is ok, I am sure it is. I dont know of anyone right now that is really good and not to expensive. The last time I got my hair done, I went to Fantastic Sams close to my house and they did a great job and are not that expensive.
S. Bailey CLD
M.S. answers from Chicago on April 10, 2007
I wrote an article about this for Chicago Parent. Follow the link and click on "To Dye or Not to Dye."
L.G. answers from Chicago on April 11, 2007
I dyed my hair 3 times while I was pregnant. I don't think it is considered to be harmful anymore. I went to Fantastic Sams in North Aurora, in the strip mall at the corner of Oak & Randall. It looks scary if you are used to going to someplace nice like Mario Tricoci, but they all do a really good job and you don't need to spend a lot of money.
S. answers from Chicago on April 10, 2007
I was 38 with my first child and 41 with my second child. Needless to say with gray hair too. I dyed my hair every six weeks while pregnant with both children. I used several salons.
I spoke with my doctor who said it would not hurt the baby.
A.P. answers from Chicago on April 10, 2007
I have been a hairstylist for about 11 years and I have heard both sides of the argument. I personally don't believe anything bad can happen, and have never seen any bad side effects. I have colored alot of pregnant ladies hair, myself included. People argue that the color will soak into your scalp getting into your blood stream, thereby affecting the baby. MY argument against that was always that if that is true, then a pregnant hairstylist must not do color or perms on any clients while she is pregnant herself because the product gets on our hands also, getting into our bloodstream the same way. So that never made any sense to me. Color your hair...you will be fine!
C.S. answers from Chicago on April 10, 2007
I colored my hair when i was pregnant. I had concerns also and my hairdresser told me what chemical in the hair dyes of years ago that were bad but are no longer in the dyes. Unfortunately she is in Texas and only comes in every 8 weeks to take appointments and won't be back until the end of May. I never had any problems and my baby is very healthy and smart.