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Dying hair when pregnant...Would you?

(25 Posts)
Mummyinpink1289 Fri 14-Feb-14 12:08:03

I was about to book an appointment to have my hair dip dyed blonde when my DH went mad saying it could harm the baby and that he really didnt want me to.
I hadnt even thought it could have harmed the baby otherwise i never would have considered it and after huge amounts of googling i cant seem to find much evidence to support either argument.
Ive now decided to opt just for a cut and not the colour becuase of my DH feeling so strong against the idea but wondered what other ladies in my boat would do?

ATacticalNameChange Fri 14-Feb-14 12:09:16

Um yes I would! Have never seen any credible evidence it's harmful.

Proseccoisnotrah Fri 14-Feb-14 12:09:41

Yes, I did lots of times.

TheScience Fri 14-Feb-14 12:09:55

If you're only having it dip dyed then presumably no chemicals on your scalp? I can't imagine it could cause any harm to be honest. What trimester are you in?

dobedobedo Fri 14-Feb-14 12:10:19

I don't think it can harm the baby, but also, it's not been tested. Dip dye should be okay for sure I'd think - especially if the dye doesn't touch your scalp.
Apparently hair dye doesn't really "take" to hair when you're pregnant anyway, because of the hormones.

cathpip Fri 14-Feb-14 12:11:05

Have dyed my hair every 8 weeks with all 3 of my pregnancies, my dc are all fine smile

x0gawjus0x Fri 14-Feb-14 12:11:42

I've had bleach highlights regularly and were both absolutely fine! X

TheScience Fri 14-Feb-14 12:12:16

Isn't hair (on the outside of your scalp) dead though? So not sure what effect hormones have confused

squizita Fri 14-Feb-14 12:44:18

Yes because the NHS specifically says it is safe. Dr Google scares people. Go with what real docs/midwives say.

CrispyFB Fri 14-Feb-14 12:44:30

Always done it! The risks used to be associated with particular black dyes used a while back, but I think the formulations have changed since.

There is a concern over the ammonia but so long as the room is well-ventilated it's not an issue.

I prefer to wait until the second trimester even though it is almost certainly fine as a compromise.

My hair has responded exactly the same to dye whether pregnant or not.

squizita Fri 14-Feb-14 12:46:03

PS. IMHO it is not good to have a DH who tells you what to do with your body because your pregnant. Could lead to relationship issues in future. Maybe have a calm convo and show him the NHs evidence now- and let him know why, as you're the person who is pregnant and an adult human being you are ultimately the one who chooses what you do with your own body.

stopgap Fri 14-Feb-14 12:50:22

I did, every six weeks with both babies, although I did use Organic Colour Systems (no ammonia, negligible PPD etc.).

TheOnlySeven Fri 14-Feb-14 12:58:03

I never have with mine. I read somewhere that something like 80% of chemicals that come into contact with your skin end up in your blood stream in small quantities, I try to limit my exposure to too many unnecessary ones. I'm aware I'm in the minority and most people think I'm being a tit though smile

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Fri 14-Feb-14 13:02:23

I did, every 6 weeks - no problems.

pumpkinsweetie Fri 14-Feb-14 13:06:53

I always did with all my pregnancies but with pregnancy no5 I dyed my hair blonde and it went bright orangeshock and I had to have it professionally redone at the hairdressers and most of it cut off!
Took 3 attempts of bleach to get it anywhere near to looking normal!
Surfice to say I did not repeat it again in the remainder of my pregnancygrin

I think the hormones have something to do with it.

sweetkitty Fri 14-Feb-14 13:10:28

I did too every 6 weeks with all four pregnancies. In our circle of friends everyone is always telling me how lucky I am to have such healthy children, 2 have never been near a GP, no allergies, eczema, hardly ever get a cold or sickness bug (touches wood several times) I ate what I wanted during pregnancy as well.

gamerchick Fri 14-Feb-14 13:10:50

its the touching the scalp that the issue arises hmm and then that's only because the scalp might be more sensitive in pregnancy... not because it'll harm the baby.

I dyed mine all the way through all of mine.. do the patch test as you should anyway and it's fine.

I would be getting it done anyway in total defiance to what you're blokes said. hmm

StarsInTheNightSky Fri 14-Feb-14 13:16:09

I have my roots dyed bleach blonde and then a ash toner put through my hair every eight weeks at the salon, our consultant said it's absolutely fine and that his wife dyed her hair very dark brown/black through all of her pregnancies.

After discovering I was pregnant I did wait until I was 14 weeks to have it done again, although that was just paranoia as we have had previous losses so I fell victim to cyberchondria and every old wives tale out there in the first trimester, which makes me feel a bit foolish now! grin

Wilberforce2 Fri 14-Feb-14 13:17:22

Couloured my hair all through my first pregnancy (all over DIY tint) and I've done it this time around, it's fine go for it.

ithaka Fri 14-Feb-14 13:19:41

Oh god yes, I'm not having roots for anyone. Your DH can take a running jump, you are a person, not the incubator of his child.

My girls have not been harmed by my vain selfishness - in fact they are both surprisingly clever (preens).

rachyconks Fri 14-Feb-14 13:23:58

Oh yes! Spoke to my hairdresser first though to make sure she was happy to do it. I would dread to think what state I would be in after 9 months of no highlights! DD is fine btw.

CrispyFB Fri 14-Feb-14 13:26:39

Indeed - I have been to a few different hairdressers when heavily pregnant for a cut and dye (often schedule a trip just before baby is due so I don't have to go when baby is here!) and nobody has ever, ever said anything. Despite being 8 months+ pregnant so hardly hiding it!

NannyPlumForPM Fri 14-Feb-14 14:19:27

Yup another here that dyed hair blonder through first pregnancy- will add a warning about sensitivity of your scalp though! I've used the same dye for the past 4 years with absolutely no side effects (even throughout first pg) and this pregnancy it mourned my head and had a really horrendous chemical reaction so just keep An eye on things! Dip dye shouldn't be a prob at all because the due doesn't touch your hair.

Keep room/ area ventilated and wash skin that comes into contact smile

And your dh is a twerp smile

Mummytobe2014 Fri 14-Feb-14 14:24:01

I have my highlights done every 8-12 weeks this hasnt changed coz im preggers. I informed my hairdresser that i was pregnant and she said its fine the dyes have changed alot over yrs and i believe it can irritate u more than baby!?
I would go for it and mention to ur hair dresser too. I could not go nine months without getting my hair done...no way! smile

MoominIsGoingToBeAMumEEEEK Fri 14-Feb-14 15:49:29

Yep I dye (home dye) my hair approx every 8 weeks or so... different colours, then back to natural, then back to something new. Keeps me feeling in control of my body grin

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