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Dying hair in pregnancy?

(9 Posts)
18mnthsandcounting Wed 07-Feb-18 18:39:50

Hi ladies I’m 19 weeks pregnant and thinking about getting my hair dyed. On nhs website it says there’s little evidence to suggest it could harm baby, what are your thoughts on dying hair when pregnant? Should I wait till I’m further along?

Pittcuecothecookbook Wed 07-Feb-18 18:44:00

If I dyed my hair I would continue on the NHS advice tbh. They know more than me! 😁

AgainPlease Wed 07-Feb-18 18:46:44

So long as you're not bleaching the scalp I think you're fine.

I was getting full-head highlights every 6 weeks in pregnancy. No problems

Passmethecakeplease Wed 07-Feb-18 18:57:43

You'll be fine, just make sure you have a patch test before as you may find you react differently to how you did before pregnancy.

WeShouldOpenABar Wed 07-Feb-18 18:59:46

Didn't even occur to me to think about not dying it confused my colour did come up different though and hairdresser said its not uncommon in pregnancy so something to consider

Elephantgrey Wed 07-Feb-18 19:10:06

In the book Expecting Better Emily Oster reviews the evidence on this in detail and there is is basically no good evidence of any risk. If you think about it if there was any risk at all with hair dye hair dressers wouldn't be able to work when they are pregnant. I am extremely risk averse and I wouldn't have a problem with hair dye.

ClareB83 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:11:27

I did it at 21 weeks, based on NHS guidance and babies being so far along.

mummabubs Wed 07-Feb-18 19:18:40

I dyed my hair from 12 weeks onwards, I now have a perfectly healthy 14 week old. As NHS website and other research papers say, no firm evidence of any harm. Go for it OP!

18mnthsandcounting Wed 07-Feb-18 20:17:48

Thank you everyone!

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