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Probably a silly question - hair dye

(6 Posts)
Nevlet Tue 29-Dec-15 12:48:59

Afternoon MN,

This is probably a really silly question. Is it safe to use bleach based hair dye in the first 12 weeks? I never do it myself always go to the same salon for years - am I ok to keep doing this?

Sorry if this seems a daft question!

madsaz76 Tue 29-Dec-15 13:11:31

Sat with my hair dye on at the hairdresser right now. No evidence to support it as being an issue - otherwise hairdressers would have to stop work immediately

Nevlet Tue 29-Dec-15 13:16:06

I thought it may be a daft question but just wanted to check! Thanks!

sepa Tue 29-Dec-15 13:47:41

I had my hair highlighted in first trimester (and since also)
I asked my hairdresser before and she said it was fine. Not sure if this would be the same as an all over colour which touches your actual scalp. Worth just asking your hairdresser if your unsure (as long as you trust them - I have seen mine for years so I know that she would just say)

Polgen20 Tue 29-Dec-15 15:48:36

It is fine to colour your hair, the worry with doing anything like this in pregnancy is only the risk of you possibly feeling unwell with the fumes (which is unlikely) or sometimes colours reacting differently because of the hormones. Sometimes colours can come out slightly different than normal when pregnant, no risk to the baby though. I am a hairdresser and also worked through my first pregnancy in the salon which my midwife had no problems with other than to make sure I am able to sit down if I got tired! smile

CumbriaMum91 Tue 29-Dec-15 18:40:39

I had to wash bleach off straight away in my first trimester because it really agitated my skin but I think that was related to morning sickness as it was no bother in second and third trimesters smile

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