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March 12th, 2006, 07:58 AM
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Hey, Girls. I really haven't been able to find much about this topic, but I wanted to get my hair redone (my roots are really bad) but I didn't know if it was safe to dye your hair during pregnancy or not. So if you know the answer let me know!
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March 12th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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I don't dye my hair, but I do have a friend who does, she did touch ups and had her roots done all throughout her pregnancy and her little boy is fine. I did find these pages, hopefully this helps!

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March 12th, 2006, 09:30 AM
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I was told that its not good for the baby because of the chemicals in the dye.. I never did it throughout my pregnancy, but I do hear of people who have and are fine.. Maybe if you call your hairdresser, they would know??
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March 12th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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My fmil did this when she was pregnant and it made her hair green.

It's something about the hormones. I don't know if it's for every pregnant woman, but it's a risk you're taking. As for the risks involving the baby's health...I have no idea.
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March 12th, 2006, 10:44 AM
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It is fine to get your hair colored when you are pregnant. I work in a salon and see it everyday. Both of my babies are fine and so is my niece. However, your hair changes when you are pregnant, so it might not turn out exactly the way it did before. Same with perms, hormones always come out in your hair and nails, which is why you may not get the same results as you would normally. But it is perfectly safe.

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March 12th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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I had my hair dyed when I was fourteen weeks, and it turned out fine. It was a red color, but it didn't turn out as red as I wanted it to... thanks to the lovely pregnancy hormones.
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March 12th, 2006, 12:35 PM
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Hey Girl.
I've been doing hair professionally for almost 4 years (though in the last year I have changed to a different profession) and I just wanted to say that yes, it's fine to dye your hair. It's not dangerous (of course unless you eat the hair dye and well, I know you're smarter than that!!! lol). The smell might bother you, so have a towel with a bit of perfume sprayed on it close by just in case you need to smell something good. Also, the hormones in your body can change your hair, so be prepared for it not turning out quite the way it used to. Not every woman has this problem, but just be aware. Get it done professionally too. The stylist will be able to judge the hair a little better than a box can. lol You might also want to get her/him to test a small strand first (somewhere not noticeable, like in the middle somewhere) just to see how your hair will react to the dye. Yes it'll take longer, and be more expensive than if you just get the box dye, but trust me, you'll get better results and stylist are good listeners, so you can talk their ear off about all the crazy pregnancy stuff!!!
Good luck! your hair will turn out just fine!!!
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March 12th, 2006, 08:38 PM
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yeah, same as BigPotBelly.....that sounded so weird to say!!!!

I'm a hairdresser too and everything she said is true...Doctor's are all so different and mine told me to stay away from dying (all over color) your hair in the 1st trimester. I do know that you can highlight from the very start of your pregnancy to finish. The only issue is the hair dye travels through your bloodstream and in the 1st trimester, your baby is still forming a whole lot...so that's why they tell you to be careful. Any off- scalp procedure is okay..like a highlight....hey!! What I do many of times to pregnant women is ..if they want to dye their hair and are afraid of it just sitting on thier scalp for 35 minutes then I wrap them with lowlights everywhere so your color looks refreshed but you won't have the worry!!!! Hope this helps....I deal with it everyday and not once have I ever heard of any problems...so you will be fine
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