I'm on my 2nd pg, 13 weeks, I used to have my hair highlighted, but now I'm a SAHM I can't really afford that, so am a true bottle blonde. So far I've managed to go without dying my hair for about 6 weeks (I dyed it before I knew I was pg). I can't face going darker and using a semi permanent hair dye, but also don't want to risk any problems by using a permanent bleach. What are the views on using a permanent hair dye in pregnancy - my midwife said - "hmm yes well they say that you shouldn't now" which didn't convince me either way! Help!!!!!!!!
i've been told by my sis who is now a qualified hairdresser, that it's not widely recommended to have highlights, or heavy dyes as she calls them, as they are less likely to take to your hair the way you would like, so you could either fade, go really bright or really nice, and because of the peroxcide bleach in them. saying this, i dyed my hair a darkish colour about a week ago (im 30weeks gone) and it's all been ok. it took really well. if not, i've been told vegetable dyes are ok to use.
Doctor, midwife, hairdressers and friends have ALL said it is fine. Obviously if you want to be careful wait until after 1st trimester. I have been dying my hair after my 12week scan. I probably wait a little longer than I would normally between dye jobs, but that is just because I am a worrier (and lazy!). Supposedly it is slightly better to go to a hairdresser, but just because of fumes etc.