Hair Dying While Pregnant

4 Replies
datgirltb - February 19

How do I know which hair products are safe to use to color my hair, or is there any real safe product to use?


tk07 - February 19

hi! i got a book called the panic free pregnancy and it has myths and facts about pregnancy in it. hair dying is one of them! i dye my hair every 8 weeks so i was curious too, it said don't worry about it unless you are around the chemicals all the time (like the actual stylist) and if you do it yourself to keep ventilated etc.... so i wouldn't worry too much about dying your hair every once in a while.


Erin_T - February 21

It is safe to do but I would watch out because your hormones can react funny to the chemicals so check it often and be careful or you might get a big surprise when you are done.


mamjen23 - March 12

They have done some research but none conclusive enough to give a good yes or no answer. I am a hairstylist and have been for 7 years. Some of the hair dye can be obsorbed into the skin preganant or not, Just how porous your skin is depends on how much you do absorb. The biggest thing with dying your hair while prenant is the chance for your hair to do some crazy things. No matter how far you are along. I have seen so many people who have used the same color with the same result for years turn a different shade completely. Actually 3 of my customers personally realized when their hair changed and I asked if they were expecting, went home to take a test to find a positive result. Some individuals hair doesn't react diferently to hair dye during pregnancy but others do. Others have had reactions on their skin tingling sometimes enough for a burning sensation. In which case les22 is correct you should have a patch test. If it ever becomes an unbearable burning senstaion your stylist should immediately remove the color from your scalp. That reaction can happen even if not pregnant. Hopefully this was helpful.


lisarenee - March 12

It is so controversial still that I decided against it. I do not want to do anything questionable that may effect this baby's life forever. Although I had read online to use a non-permanent natural hair color like henna.



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