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Hair colouring in early pregnancy?

(5 Posts)
QueenMolotov Mon 25-Jan-16 10:51:19

I found out last week that I'm pg with dc3 smile I'm about 5w.

I'm scheduled to have my hair coloured later this week (I'm naturally dark haired and have blonde highlights using a medium peroxide solution) and although I've had my hair coloured when pg before, it's been from the 2nd trimester.

I'm worried about chemical exposure mainly, in these precious early weeks. My hair isn't desperate to be done: should I wait til I'm past 12w?

mellowyellow1 Mon 25-Jan-16 11:23:12

I've dyed mine twice, once in 1st trimester and once in 2nd. Baby is fine! It's up to you really but I think it's okay, and my hairdresser agreed grin

mackinnonka Mon 25-Jan-16 11:25:38

With highlights you should be fine as the colour/chemicals don't touch your scalp/get absorbed.

I'm 16w and had my second set of highlights while preggers done all the weekend smile

HandbagFan Mon 25-Jan-16 11:46:25

Highlights are fine at any point as the colour doesn't touch your scalp. All over due can be tricky - I avoided it in 1st trimester altogether and then later on felt it would be fine but the colour doesn't always take like it should due to hormones. My hair's grown so fast but it took a couple of goes to get the brown to stick!

Snoopy27 Mon 25-Jan-16 12:20:34

As a hairdresser, it's absolutely fine to colour your hair at any time during your pregnancy. The only concern is if the hormones cause your skin to become more sensitive to the colour you may get a reaction, but there is no way it can harm your baby. If you are going to colour your hair, do a patch test 48hrs before. Hope that helps!

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