I all the way through this pregnancy have been itching to dye my hair bright red! Not something unusual for me my art school days left with various "edgy" terrifying hairstyles! I'm rather bored of my hair at the moment it's it's natural colour ( black) and obviously means that I'll have to get my hair dresser to bleach it! So can I or isn't it recommended ?
Colouring hair in pregnancy is absolutely fine. Some hairdressers might say wait till after the 3 month mark, but I think that's to cover their backs. I've coloured mine yesterday, I'm 17 weeks pregnant.
Someone above mentioned henna, just be carful if you do use henna then go back to your usual colour product it can sometimes have a reaction with the henna. In my salon we cannot touch someone's hair if it's has henna on as the products we use will react.
If you want to use henna my experience with the lush henna dyes is they are effective (depending on your original colour) and also that they can be dyed over with regular dye. Having said that both my GP and hairdresser said was fine to have hair coloured so I have continued with highlights throughout pg.
As a hair stylist I wouldn't advise going full head black to red, the bleaching and then the continuous upkeep of being red is all a lot of work, you'd be doing an awful lot more than just a normal colour, why not try some foils? Means you'd have some red but without as much of the colour touching your scalp!
If you decide to go full head defo do a patch test first as your hair/skin can change during pregnancy and react to the colour diff, esp with reds/purples as they're the most unnaturalcoyrs on the colour wheel