K.P. asks from Henryville, IN on February 13, 2007
Dying Hair While Pregnant
Hello all I have a quick question. I am 15 weeks pregnant and my roots are showing big time. I've read a lot of different things online about dying your hair while pregnant, some says no some says it doesn't matter. So I thought I would put it out to you guys. So just wondering if anyone has already done this and if it had any affects on the baby. Any opinions are welcome.
C.B. answers from Bloomington on February 14, 2007
I dyed my hair while pregnant and my 2 year old is perfect. I have heard that it is the smell effecting the mother, not the chemicals that can be bad. It just makes the mother queasy. If you are still worried, you can call and see if a salon/hairdresser carries a vegetable based dye or low odor dye.
C.G. answers from Indianapolis on February 14, 2007
My OB said that after the first trimester, it was totally safe in a well ventilated area. I did it with no effects.
L.P. answers from Louisville on February 13, 2007
Funny, I dyed my hair the whole time I was pregnant both times. My stylist AND MY DOCTOR said there was no harm to the mother or the baby. The hormones can affect the hair color but it is VERY RARE!
K.S. answers from Elkhart on February 14, 2007
i died my hair up until i was 8 months pregnant and my baby Ethan came out just fine! :)
A.M. answers from Huntington on February 15, 2007
I dyed my hair while I was pregnant and everything was fine. If your still in the "morning or evening sickness" spells, I would wait til a little later, or if your prone to get sick or when you smell certain things (I couldn't stand tuna), I'd wait, but other than that I think you'll be fine. Think of all the things our mothers did that they're telling us not to do!!
J.B. answers from Louisville on February 14, 2007
my doc told me it was fine to color my hair while pregnant
C.E. answers from Lafayette on February 14, 2007
I died my hair while I was pregnant and it didn't take. The color kept washing out in the shower. After the pregnancy I tried to get it all to one color and almost turned my hair green. I ended up going to a professional and getting it fixed. I was reading some of the other responses so i really just think it depends on your own body and horomones. So it is kind of a gambling thing. Good Luck!
S.T. answers from Indianapolis on February 14, 2007
I went thru the same thing while I was pregnant. I decided to talk to my hair stylist about the topic. She told me the biggest concern is how the color will take. Our hair goes thru a lot of changes while pregnant too. The color may not last as long, it may not turn out to be the color aimed for, etc. I did not have any problems with it. My children are perfectly fine. Hope this helps a little bit. Oh yeah, she also told me there are many stylist that won't because of the reasons I stated above. They don't want thier clients to be disappointed.
C.A. answers from Indianapolis on February 13, 2007
My OB said it was okay to dye or bleach during pregnancy. I had mine done a couple of times and the only thing that was different was that I seemed very sensitive (burned my eyes and nose) to the fragrance of the dye/bleach which never happened before or after pregnancy.
K.W. answers from South Bend on February 16, 2007
I dyed my hair the whole time I was Prego. It doesn't hurt the baby. I looked into it also before I did it.