Is it ok? I was just reading another thread about hairdye, and thought it might be just what I need to brighten myself up a bit. (Feeling a wee bit frumpy and tired! ) but I'm sure I've been told/read/heard that you shouldn't use dye when you're pregnant? Can someone let me know please?!
have just had mine done to cheer me up - did wait until I was 12 weeks though (and was spurred on by somebody I know saying I really wasn't old enough to walk around with so much grey hair!!!!)am 38 not 68 btw and usually have it done more often.
I had mine done a couple of times whilst pregnant.
I was told by midwife, hairdresser and anything I could find on the internet that it was perfectly safe.
I think the risk you hear about is to your appearance. Your hair changes when pregnant and it takes longer for the colour to take properly. This can be a problem with bleach as you can end up looking slightly orange. Therefore, you need to make sure your hairdresser knows you are pregnant.
I'd heard the only real risk was wretching and throwing up in the salon because of the stinky smell!
I follow the "Best Friend's Guide to Pregnancy" advice, which is: the choice is if you don't get your hair dyed in case the chemicals harm the baby, you risk the baby being born to a hideous graying and unhappy mother. Better a happy and attractive Mum!
lol fisil, I did omit to say on the post that I did faint quite spectacularly with the foils in half my head while they were doing it, insisting, no don't stop it'll look stupid now!!!!
may have to find another hairdresser!!
Hi all, im a bit paranoid so i did a load of research into organic and mineral hair dyes thinking they might be a bit better, who knows the answer to that one??? But for those of you who found the smell awful, the natural stuff smell great it comes from fruit and marine acids so its like going on holiday and smelling the cocktails too!!!! Good luck finding one if youre into it?
I dyed my hair every four weeks, otherwise I would have refused to leave the house. Using a semi-permanent vegetable-based dye may be better for those still worried - would never have worked on my grey, grey roots, though.
hurrah, just the tone of messages I'd been hoping for myself when I tapped into this thread. I had mine done yesterday and wasn't ENTIRELY sure ... the hairdresser reassured me that even if I was worried the highlighting she was doing would mean that the stuff would hardly touch my scalp....and that seemed like common sense to me. So I have a lovely stripy head of hair which will def. NOT be in the genes for next generation to enjoy (shame)
Yay, did mine too . I eventually went for highlights with a cap, so that the dye wouldn't touch my scalp, seemed like a good compromise . Did it at home though, with a bright (BRIGHT!!) red colour, and highlighted rather more of it than was intended . Ah well, it's done the job, and really picked me up