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Q&A: Can I color my hair while pregnant?

Is it bad to color your hair when you're pregnant? Are there any safe products you can use?

Re: Is it bad to color your hair when you're pregnant? Are there any safe products you can use?

The Bump Expert

In general, it appears to be safe to color your hair during pregnancy, although there are no scientific studies that have conclusively determined this. There are some things you can do to minimize the potential risks: dye should avoid contact with your scalp, if possible; consider highlights (the dye solution does not contact the scalp and is covered in foil); wait until after the first trimester to color your hair.

More from The Bump Editors: During your first trimester, you can alternately try an all-natural hair color like henna. Later in your pregnancy, cut back on chemicals in easy ways by looking for dye with little or no ammonia or peroxide. If you color your own hair, pick the brand with the least number of chemicals on the label, work in a well-ventilated room, and wear gloves to keep the chemicals from passing through your skin. If you go to a salon, ask for the earliest possible appointment to minimize your exposure to chemicals.

watch: more on beauty safety during pregnancy

Dr. Ashley Roman

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I just had my eight week appointment with my nurse mid wife. I live in the northeast where I consider our nurses and doctors to be among the most knowledgable. she absolutely assured me that pregnant women can color their hair and can get their nails done. Hair color does not penetrate into the blood stream, unless you have some sort of open wound on your head.

BostonBride26 |

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so doctors anywhere else aren't as knowledgable? hmmmm...

blonde23 |

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I guess we should all move up North so we can ensure good pre-natal care. I live in the South---we ain't even got any of yur fancy doctors with all that there book-learnin'.

Ruby1977 |

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I also live in the South . . . think DUKE MEDICINE.

mlulucam |

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Haha...that's like assuming your auto mechanic is the best because he's the cutest! Hilarious. Ruby: Wut's a "docter"? *has an image of Gone With the Wind..."I don't know nothin bout birthin no babies!"

HamNCheeze |

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Yikes I live in California.... on the West Coast.... does this mean I'm doomed? ; )

Nevi2009 |

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when I was pregnant with my son I bleached my hair blonde and a few weeks before he was born I dyed it red and take note I'm a natural brunette my son is healthy and perfect but some Dr.'s are just really against the idea of a prego dying her hair lol

smurf_family |

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jdronz81 |

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as a hairstylist i'd just like to add that EVERY hair color out there contains amonia or a chemical derived from amonia... otherwise they wouldn't work... also... about the henna dye... don't do it if you plan to continue coloring your hair with your normal color afterward... hair color cannot penetrate henna and henna can cause some nasty problems if you intend to perm over it as well.... so if you are concerned about coloring your hair during pregnancy just don't do it

lboers |

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I am a PREGNANT hairstylist (in the South)and I have 2 perfectly healthy girls and I color hair everyday! There is no problem coloring your hair while pregnant. The color has changed alot since Dr.s used to tell women not to color their hair as with everything else. So color away!

poohgirll |

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I'm seven weeks pregnant and I'm wondering if I can color my hair.

marisolk |

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I have heard as long as the chemicals do not touch the scalp, it's fine. Highlights sound like the way to go to be safe! I don't think anyone is trying to bash another state, or their health care professionals. I appreciate the opinions.

k8tanne |

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Haha you girls ( Ruby and Ham'n Cheeese) really made me laugh. I live in the Cayman Islands...you can't even see them on the map so I guess there is really no hope for anyone getting reliable information.

catyb |

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Wow! You can really tell there are some hormones going through a few of the women on this board! Can you say catty? Maybe you should not read so much into things and realize the woman who originally posted didn't say that people in the south were stupid or back woods. I am in the south (born and raised) and I did not take offense to anything she said. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Let's try to be nice and not judge people just because they might not have worded something to your liking. True women raised in the south should know better than to be this way!

SweetHappiness |

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Living in Canada and it's ok to do it here as long as you aren't in the first trimester. Anything after that and you are ok!!

jacktattoo |

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I think something else we should consider is that the fumes may cause you to feel ill. I am only hesitating from dying my har right now at 12 weeks or before because I have been so sick. I can't even stand the smell of my hand soak or laundry detergent without yaking I can't imagine hair dye. As soon as that goes away I will be updating my hair color. I sounds like it is a personal opion on whether you dye or don't dye.

StumpE |

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One big woot for hormones! lol! Nah she did say that she comes from a place where she feels the doctors and nurses are more knowlegeable. So, I can see where I and others have taken offence! Hair dye is fine, my mom did it, and all 5 of us came out just fine!

leeannapugh |

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I colored my hair with my first child and i asked my uncle who is a pediatrician and he assures me that i can color my hair with out a problem. I use ammonia free hair colors since i am asthmatic but as far as this topic goes i think that you will get one answer from one doctor and another from another doctor.

fairyofoy1979 |

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I have heard rumors that the color wont stay for some reason cuz your pregnant... I think its a bunch of bs but i fugured since there were a few hair stylist on here I would try to get some info from a pro

trulydivine139@yahoo.com |

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I think each doctor has their own opinion so speak with your doctor! Also I am a hairstylist and I have been told that the color can not be guaranteed because of all of the different hormones in your body.

Ferris1013 |

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I am from California and had the best time laughing at everyone's post today!!!! Truly made my morning better since Im still feeling a little sick lately at 15weeks. But I havent been able to dye or bleach my hair in about 6 months and I can not wait to be able to do something different with my hair. Now I just have to decide which color I want this time! Thanks everyone for making me laugh I really needed that! :)

DSommer |

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Why do Northeners think everything is better up there? I'm with mlulucam on this one. I am right by Duke in North Carolina which is where most of the Northeastern doctors came from.

sjacks |

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ruby, you crack me up! im from the midwest, i guess theres no hope for us either! .. i guess we cant all be from boston. and to sweethappiness its not judging when she clearly stated "doctors in the north are more knowledgeable" obviously shes the one judging. anyways coloring your hair is fine, id just be careful of fumes if they make you nauseous.

amandaG617 |

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I just had my eight week appointment with my nurse mid wife. I live in the northeast where I consider our nurses and doctors to be among the most knowledgable. she absolutely assured me that pregnant women can color their hair and can get their nails done. Hair color does not penetrate into the blood stream, unless you have some sort of open wound on your head. BostonBride26 | August 26 , 2009 9:20 AM How rude and conceited! One section of the country does not have the "most knowledgeable doctors and nurses around." Get around some more!!!

megill |

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Ah. I don't think she thought about what she was writing. But I did have a chuckle with some of the responses. I've had "foot-in-mouth" after I said something I couldn't take back and didn't mean for the way it was interpreted. I guess the best thing to do is preview what you post and take humorous responses in stride. :)

gfilias |

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Uh...is this a Q&A forum or a place to vent and complain? Please, just stick to answering the question. It was stressful reading a bunch of grumpy posts. Please take out your hormonal rage someplace else.

icequeen32 |

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give your opinion !! don't judge other's opinion. Worry about yourself and your baby. You will have a better day when you don't get upset so easy. God bless you all

kekety |

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heh...I can almost smell the hormones here. Some of it is pretty funny! I'm 7 weeks and don't plan to color my hair. I'm sure you can and it's fine. Maybe it's just 'cause I'm from the South and am stuck on back-woods old fashion. LOL!

miraclemommy2011 |

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Ask your doctors gals! I read some bad info on a Q&A and just double checked with my doc, it was dead wrong. Bottom Line is it may be safe, but how do we know some minor thing we do for a cosmetic reason my not in some way affect our unborn baby! I was curious so i searched the question, but will still ask the people who went to all those years of school to focus solely of health care to the unborn. Let's also try to support each other not wage war! This is a hard road for many of us and we get enough opinions thrusted on us daily and get our bellies groped by strangers, we don't need to get crazy on each other! Good luck to all the fellow mamas traveling this rough road along with me!

katwomn80 |

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I am also a stylist and in my 6th weekof pregnacy and I am constantly around hair color. The key is everything in moderation. Just dont over due it. For me when it starts to make me feel sick or light headed from the fumes I just walk outside and get some fresh air. But meidically there is nothing that hair color will really do to contribute to problems in pregnancy.

katiecraig08 |

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i just have to say "hahahhhahaha" to all you girls responses to the northeast medical service!! :)

ckirinovic |

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Umm... Maybe I am out of line and personally I dont care... I thought this posting thing was to address the question at hand not where people are from. I am a purebred yankee straight from the northeast... Ive been living in the South. I dont know if i ever want to read anything on this site bc im offended now. I THINK the southern people are looking a little.... silly.... bashing someone else for their OPINION... Maybe breeding is different but I was raised that everyone is entitled to their opinions. You dont have to agree with them but you should respect the differences. Thanks.

ctaylor3 |

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Color away, ladies. I don't want to look at grown out roots, and neither do you, I'm sure! Haha!

EmilyAppell |

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I am 10 weeks (wohoo! so excited :-) ) I haven't colored yet this trimester, I wanted to wait til the second, since the baby's risks of many things decreases then. But I'm thinking any day now I'm going to dye it. I am 23 with gray in my roots! Not pretty.

tiffanyjensen |

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@ctaylor3, the southerners are also giving their opinion, and are entitled to it just as the female who made the comment that she considers the doctors and nurses in the northeast to be the most knowledgeable. It was a statement based on ignorance and that is my opinion. I am originally from New York and now live in Charlotte, NC and can tell you there are very intelligent people down south. All places have smart people and I am pretty sure that all place have dumb people.

amorgan28 |

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SweetHappiness I agree with you, im 17 weeks pregnant and I live in south carolina, I am from michigan, and i dont understand whey you all are saying "northeners" think everything is better, that is just as bad as what you are accusing them of saying, she just meant that she felt the doctors she talked too knew what they were talking about. and Amorgan that is not what she meant, why dont you try chatting with her? I love the doctors down here in SC and i love the doctors in Michigan, wherever you go you want to believe that they are the most knowledgable. Go take a nap!

Carebearlovesdts8408 |

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Seriously....that post was made almost 2 years ago. I can't believe that there is still drama over it.

ncooper71 |

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Get a wig and call it a day lol. If some doctors say its ok and others say it is not then obviously there is division on the topic and medicine has yet to arrive at a true beyond doubt answer. Better safe and grey than sorry and lookin good.

drgomez213 |

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I had heard that it wouldnt harm you nor the baby if you got your hair done so, I died my hair when I was 10 weeks pregnant and it did'nt even stick. My hair dresser said it was because of the hormones that were being produced that the color kind of repelled against my hair. Hard to explain but that was just my experience. Best of wishes to everyone =)

HRPhotography1 |

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Wow. The pure ignorance of soo many people on here. The lady said she felt the doctors up north are AMONG the most knowledgable. Not that they were the most knowledgable. Maybe everyone should just get their hormone in check before they go spazzing on people. Yes everyone is entitled to their own opinion but some of you were abusing the privilege. But hey who am I to say anything....

tiggaluvinpooh |

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I wish they;d reset this post. I just wanted an answer to a question.

jackiemarie_08@yahoo.com |

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just a quick answer about the healthcare up north. I'm from the south and dying to move back to the south. my husband is a physician and he is really wanting to move to the south too because that's where all our family is...we got married 6 months ago and we've been wanting to move down south ever since..one issue...he fears that going to the south will not allow him the same opportunity to give high quality patient care.. he has high conscience and likes to give his patient care his best...yes..the ratio of patients to doctors in the north is about 1/2 what it is in the south..that means a doctor sees double the number of patients in the south and those are all the offers that he's been getting..he's highly qualified and he's very intelligent and he is very honest with his work..that is the main reason we don't want to re-locate to the south so far because he really wants to give his work 100%....doctors are not machines either that's how they are treated down south obviously!!! It seems the south is treating them very badly from the offers we've seen so far and we're very disappointed!!! so YES healthcare up north is much better quality because doctors have enough time to see the patient in most cases.........we're still hoping to find a suitable job where he feels he can give quality patient care but we've been looking for more than 6 months already...he gets crazy offers! He thinks healthcare is insane down south.............

vattia |

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I live in Central Pennsylvania and there is quite the discrepency among OB/GYN physicians in this area. One will tell you it's safe, while the other tells not to use any type of color at all during your pregnancy. I am a licensed cosmetologist and have been for the past 9 years. I am in my 10th week of pregnancy with my first child. I voiced the same concerns with having my own hair highlighed/colored. As well as asked about whether or not it was safe for me to handle the chemicals that go along with my every day career. My physician advised me to handle all my products with gloves on my hands and said that generally he advises his patients to stay away from hair color in their first trimester. My personal opinion is that if it's safe for me to continue doing my job while pregnant, than why can't I have the same service done to myself? Bascially, in my opinion, you are safe to have your hair chemically altered while pregnant, but take caution during your first trimester. I plan to only have highlights with foilds put into my hair in my first trimester. This way, I am following all the precautionary steps that my physician suggests.

richelleplitt |

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I feel that except from the odor of the chemicals that only you and your stylist can feel, there's nothing else really that can harm the baby when coloring hair. It's non sense to say otherwise. Even if you have a baby you have to take care of yourself, especially with long hairstyles that need more upkeep. Personally, I don't have a problem with coloring my hair and I will, once my roots will start to grow.

Michaela Pam |

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Wow, I will never ask a question on this site for fear of being ridiculed! I thought I could get support here......everyone is so nasty to each other.

SII TE STESSO |

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Okay I know this was a while back but are yall really getting mad at her. You all are taking offense to something that probably was meant to be harmless. She never said anything about the south or any other place. All she could of meant was where she is from the Doctors are more knowledge than (probably) the hairstylists, or her mom, or the pregnant lady done the street, or trying to find out over the web. God knows its more help than this site, because apperantly this site just bashes people for what they say. I am from south Louisiana and I did not take offense to this but I did to what yall said to her. Southern hospitality my butt, instead of blowing it off and thinking logically, oh maybe she meant this. Yall deciding to punish her because yall decided that she deserved to be, who are yall God. Yeah, I didn't think so. Yall didn't even bother to think about what you were about to say. That is so childish. Wow people these days, I hope you are ready cause KARMA ALWAYS BITES YOU IN THE A$$.

wishfulhope2012 |

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Although this question was asked about 3 years ago i was wondering the same thing about dying my hair. thank you to everyone whom added some insight. to the lady that did ask the question initially she was brave but i bet you all the people that bashed her wouldn't dare say those mean things to her face. the ones that bash are just the ignorant incompetent ones whom could not just answer a friendly sensible question. we all know doctors come from all over. they are smart enough to be doctors apparently no matter if they from the north or south it doesn't matter. this website will be looked at many times for the answer to one question and the mean people ruined it . now that i have that out of the way ( commenting on a 3 year old bashment), i think i can safely dye my hair. 31 weeks preggers should be safe. thanks again folks.

tabby1984 |

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I don`t think that is a problem.During my pregnancy I was obsessed with some gray hair I discovered.I searched a lot of studies to see if I get gray away could damage my baby, but I didn`t find any study saying that.

ioana06 |

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i guess there's no hope for us islanders out here in the Caribbean then? LMAO. I kid. I just did a straightening treatment in May....now in my 3rd trimester. I was very hesitant, but my hair was a mess, and I mostly did it out of frustration, i guess

alphee |

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It was said that as long as the dye does not reach your scalp, there's nothing to worry bout. there are professionals who i've seen that have used that technique... but u know what, as with all else, maybe just wait till after preg to do these things just in case.

newbieberri |

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ok for all you girls that want to be rude to BostonBride need to stop. She was simply saying that from where she is from, those are the people she finds the most knowledgable, FROM WHERE SHE IS FROM!! Take your hormones somewhere else and stop being so bitter.

harley8806 |

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Hey ladies :) Some of these answers have really helped, thank you for your input. I typically dye my hair at home. Are there more chemicals in the at home dye kits than the stuff they use at salons? Thanks again for your kind responses...I am 9 weeks prego and cry if someone looks at me wrong so be nice

SweetDee111 |

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I dye my hair and I am 28 weeks pregnant and my doctor says its fine I actually had a midwife who also agreed but I switched to a doctor cause my midwife was not the personal feeling I wanted to get she had her own agenda but both a doctor and a midwife from two seperate hospitals told me it was fine. I have dyed my hair twice and no problems. I am from the south and her comment is also not offensive lol You silly southern girl wannabe s

missesK89 |

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thank you for the people who actually answered the question :)

gaby7 |

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I feel like I'm exposed to too many chemicals as a dog groomer to risk my babies health for my own vanity. I can wait until my baby boy is born before I dye my hair again. My dr said he's totally comfortable with me working with the chemicals I have to but he wants me to minimize my exposure. I haven't even brought up dying my hair with my dr because it's something I just can't justify doing while pregnant. It is a personal decision just like everything else with our individual pregnancies and I would never judge someone for their choice. BTW, I gotta say I'm kind of impressed that BostonBrides comment is still being talked about 3 years later. I'm from the pacific northwest and I may not have access to the "best" health care providers in the country but I trust my dr and the hospital I plan to give birth at and that's really all that matters.

Emu1085 |

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With my first child my doctor said to go for it, just make sure if you go to a salon you sit in a well ventilated area. He turned out fine! The doc suggested if I do an at-home color to pick one that doesn't have ammonia in it (lots of them will say ammonia free on the box). My colorist at the salon (who I realize is no expert) said that the professional colors are "less harsh" than the at-home color kits, whatever that means. Anyway, I tried to hold out as long as possible between colors. No joke, I also bought these lipstick-looking crayons that helped color over my roots and made my color last a bit longer.

mreichgott |

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i specifically asked my doctor about this and she said I could color my hair after the first trimester. I have 2 more weeks to go and I can't wait!!!

cbb722 |

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HAHA....yeah, some of these responses to the docs up north thing has made me laugh. I'm pregnant with my second and my experience is that it was harder to get the color to stick. It just didn't seem to last. Also, I have been sick the whole time with both pregnancies and the smell seemed to be my worst problem. I barfed the whole time I was trying to rinse my head. So those still dealing with nausea, BEWARE!

tanyasparks2012 |

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Why is it that dying your hair or using nail polish is in question if there isn't any studies saying it is safe or unsafe? Is that like saying scrapbooking is a bad idea because the glue used for creating crafts can get on your hands, soak into your body, and possibly cause abnormalites to your fetus. But there isn't any proof either way. I haven't really looked into this topic so I may be completely wrong about the research. Yes, we are pregnant and want to do everything we can to keep our children safe, but sometimes I think we go a little crazy. LOL

blansaw |

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I would agree just by my own reactions that salon treatments are less harsh (doesn't burn my eyes like the box does...or my skin). I got my hair done when I didn't know I was pregnant...I would have been about 2 or 3 weeks at the time.

aibrean |

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I live in Houston, TX next to one of the best Medical Centers in the world....sorry, had to cut in ha.

aprilrayne27 |

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I was also concerned about this and my doctor said they don't recommend coloring your hair during the first trimester. I have quite a few grays and have been regularly coloring my hair (every 5 weeks) since college to cover the gray in my dark brown hair. That being said I'm suffering through the grays for now, but can't wait for the second trimester for at reason alone! In the meantime I've gotten creative with parting my hair and tweezing out the obvious grays!

hein0919 |

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I've asked my doctor about this. She said its fine to color. It's just best to use ammonia free dye (semi-permanent) and do it in a well ventilated salon, using foils to keep it off of your scalp. Then it's ok, even in the 1st trimester.

loribrown92 |

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All doctors who don't study homeopathic medicine, are less knowlegable then all other doctors. This is just what I personally believe. I haven't been to a doctor since I was 6 years old, and I have never even had a fever, or the flu. Now I'm 20 and 9 weeks into my pregnancy. As for the hair care stuff, it's safe to dye your hair during pregnancy. Just get a kind that smells alright, in case your tummy flip-flops when you go to mix the color!!

jnewbyvt |

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Wow, people, some of you like to go on the attack! Thank you to those of you who answered the question. I've always heard conflicting opinions on this topic.

pinkasaurus0214 |

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In God's eyes, we're all created equal and good, no matter where we live! But I too have enjoyed the thread! It's ok to laugh sometimes ladies...those Northern Doctors you speak about will probably tell you it prolongs your life! I'm married to a doctor here in VA but he's from the west coast and apparently quite possibly confused! :-) Laugh ladies...it's good for your soul!

lisaheaster |

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I am not a hairstylist or a doctor...but with everything I have read here and otherwise, I am thinking it is probably safe especially after the 1st trimester...that said I have decided against...time will only tell if change my mind when my 2nd semester roots are showing off...I do think if you are worried about it then don't do it, why cause yourself extra stress. Raising my glass of milk to happy, healthy, strong babies for all of us!

Taraafc |

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This is why I hardly post on sites like this. Pregnant women are very sensitive to everything and I am getting sick of reading posts that are always criticizing someones post and reading into things. I am pregnant and I don't care what anyone says.Everyone has their own opinions on things and that is why I just make my own conclusions and find out information in other ways. If you want to dye your hair, do it. My mother did it 30 years ago with her kids and we are just fine!

mbeth16 |

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I think to each their own. I did, however, color my hair in my first pregnancy and had a miscarriage that night. (I was about 7 weeks along) As a result, I will not do it again.

VCK |

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I just have to say to all the ladies who have chosen to make insulting comments or jabs at the lady with the first post, we are here to discuss hair coloring. I was worried that my greys may show, but your ugly is showing. It is so easy to be mean, consider this- you don't have to. Having said that from all that I read I will be waiting until after the first trimester to dye my hair. For all those who responded with something pertinent to this topic, thank you. Everyone else, well I didn't appreciate your negativity. Sorry.

CallMeEmmy |

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My hair stylist made a very good point....hair stylists have babies too. She and many other girls in the salon have had children and were exposed to hair colorants on a daily basis and they were all fine. I also asked my doctor just to be sure and she said its absolutely save to color your hair. It isn't any different than rubbing body lotion all over your skin which is also often chemical based.

atlmichelle |

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Well said CallMeEmmy!!!! Just to add in my own personal experience....I waited until I was through my first trimester and then went and had my hair highlighted. I plan on having it done once or twice more before babies arrival also.

Babytoner01 |

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haha if you got offended by boston whatevers comment, then you are taking it too peronally. And honestly thats all it comes down to. If you trust your OWN doctors advice, then listen to them. To dye or not to dye, that is the question!" I am 16 weeks pregnant and choosing to dye my hair is my personal preference. Just like what shoes you decide to wear everyday, it doesnt effect everone in this world so calmn your hormones ladies and take a breather. ;)

island310 |