Can you dye your hair while pregnant?

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ChristinaJ10108

Asked by ChristinaJ10108 at 1:03 PM on Oct. 23, 2008 in Beauty & Style

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  • I wanted to dye my hair while i was pregnant and the ob nurse said not in the 3rd trimester, but before then is fine.
    Crystal1124

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 1:04 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • I opted to do highlights instead because the dye doesn't touch your scalp that way!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • I did with both, probably multiple times.
    prettyrayray

    Answer by prettyrayray at 1:06 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • Hi, I dyed my hair when I was pregnant with my son. It was a complete disaster. The color was this honey blondish color with a hint of red. It didn't turn out anything like that, it came out pink. My hairdresser was mad at me b/c she said my hormones made the color come out wrong. If I were you, I wouldn't try it.
    numomof2

    Answer by numomof2 at 1:06 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • they say after 16 weeks ur fine, but I always do highlights aswell when im pregnant!!
    scaredmommy08

    Answer by scaredmommy08 at 1:06 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • They say you can but dont put it on the roots. Lol defeats the purpose. Go to the salon they have pregnant friendly hair dye. Just tell them that you are pregnant. I go to the hair school. They have really cheap prices. And if they mess your hair up the instructor will fix it.
    Marah2008

    Answer by Marah2008 at 1:12 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • i did it all the time, and never had a problem. your body doesn't absorb enough of the chemicals to harm the baby .. I never had a problem with the color either... my hair changes with the seasons, blonde highlights in the summer and dark brown all over color in the fall, so I did a lot of dying last time as i got pregnant around halloween. good luck!
    VictinaG

    Answer by VictinaG at 1:19 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • i havent i dont like to take chances lol,but my friend did and her baby came out fine! sometimes when your pregnant though it wont take as good because all the messed up hormones lol!
    brittany320

    Answer by brittany320 at 1:26 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • As someone who has gone to school for cosmo, I think I can answer this question for you. Hair dye, perms, and most chemicals for your hair are something most pregnant women are afraid of, and it's unjustified. There will be no harm to your baby. The reason you're told not to do it later on in your pregnancy is because since your body and hormones change so much, the hair you have grown since becoming pregnant can be much different from hair grown before, and each little section can color/perm different than the rest. You may end up with multitonal hair, or it could be so dry that certain chemicals could cause it to break. If you're worried about the baby, there's no need! If you're worried about your hair, have a consultation at a salon first, just to make sure your stylist knows what he/she is doing; if you plan on doing your hair at home, the consult can help you ensure that you won't end up bald!
    cskomk0106

    Answer by cskomk0106 at 1:31 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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  • I am a hair stylist and there is NO reason to be afraid of dying your hair at any stage of pregnancy. I did all through out mine and my son is perfectly fine! ;) And I know many other women who have, don't let it scare you, nothing will happen! Go get your hair done so you will feel better when you give birth! :)
    Doudy2148

    Answer by Doudy2148 at 1:44 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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