S.S. asks from Fort Wayne, IN on January 27, 2007
A.S. answers from Fort Wayne on January 29, 2007
get online and investigate - I think it is the fumes not the color itself which make it dangerous during pregnancy. The same with artificial nails. You need to find a salon with good ventilation and ask them about the safety of the hair color they use during pregnancy. I know that I read if you smoke, it does not cross the umbilical cord until after the 3rd or 4th month - this could be true for hair color fumes as well??? I would check into it. A good salon I have been to: The Forum on Dupont Rd, The Cameo on Illinois Rd, and the Spa on 24 South of Times Corners.....
J.C. answers from Fort Wayne on January 28, 2007
As far as I know, basically everything out there is safe to use during pregnancy. I had my hair colored and highlighted the entire time I was pregnant. They don't use the particular ingredient that was in the coloring and was harmful to pregnant women anymore. It was not only harmful to pregnant women, but also really bad for your hair. If you're concerned, just tell whoever you schedule an appt with that you're pregnant, and ask them.
J.A. answers from Fort Wayne on May 26, 2007
S.C. answers from Fort Wayne on January 28, 2007
I don't think there is a specific coloring for pregnant women. I actually colored mine at home and was totally fine. Just make sure the room is very well ventilated. The fumes made me really nauseous. I did try to color my hair in my first trimester, but couldn't get the color to stick. I guess that's pretty normal. I would suggest waiting till your first trimester to do any coloring. It's a bummer to spend all that money and have it not work.