Hair Dye & Pregnancy

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Hair Dye & Pregnancy

This is something I keep hearing about and I'm not sure what should be done... Does anyone know what the reservation is on dying your hair during pregnancy? I've heard different things. What is everyone's opinion on this? I haven't done ANYTHING to my hair since becoming pregnant. I do have an appointment this afternoon but I'm only scheduled for a cut/style. When did everyone dye their hair during pregnancy? Is this a myth?

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I gave up coloring my hair over 30 years ago. I just was sure that it was doing me no good at all. Besides, I was curious what color I really was by then, underneath it all. Sure enough, I was gray...very early in life! People would stop me on the street and ask me who did my hair! They still do, just not as often. I guess I look my age now.

I have to say, once you have kids, there just isn't much time for that kind of stuff. Any time you do have you want to spend doing major things. At least that's how I saw it.

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I don't dye my hair anymore, but my Mom is a hairdresser and dyed my sisters' hair all through their pregnancies. It's up to you, but hair dyes these days are more than safe during pregnancy.

Sure once kids are in the picture time goes out the window, but that doesn't mean you don't need YOU time, and going to the salon to be pampered once in a while is a nice thing. What a great way to relax and feel good about yourself Smile

Just do what you would like to do. If you love to dye your hair, then keep it up! Biggrin Also, post pics!!! I love before/after shots.

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Yeah, ME time is definitely something I don't plan on giving up! I still want to feel good about myself and know I'm taking care of myself. I think it's all about a healthy balance with anything you do in life! I REFUSE to be the mom that totally neglects myself just because kids are in the picture!

I think I'll just stick with the cut this afternoon and just ask about the dye! Once I hit the second trimester and I've been reassured that it's alright, I think I'll book another appointment to have it dyed! I just googled and the main thing I found was that the dye doesn't take properly sometimes because of the hormones!

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I asked the hair dresser this afternoon and the only issue is that the colour may not turn out properly because of the hormones! I've pre-booked an appointment, including dye, for eight weeks time! I'll see how I feel then and might dye it!

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If "me time" is getting your hair colored, sure.

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nice! Are you gonna do some fun colours, or just highlights? What does your hair usually look like?

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It's shoulder length with a few long layers and I usually just put a few dark foils throughout!

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I have a gardening friend who dyes hers green...and it looks fantastic to my surprise! When she tried marroon, it looked yucky...so back to green she went.

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I dye my hair still. I don't give it up when pregnant and haven't had any issues with my color personally. I'm too vain to go natural (aka lots of gray) just yet Smile

My cousin/hairdresser just moved an hour from me so my "me time' has taken a serious hit as have my roots but I swear I'm going to start making time to go up there to get my hair done Lol

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Just make sure the room is well ventilated and you should be set! Biggrin

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I am a BDTD mom and I still do most of the *me* things I did before--hair cut and color, exercise, makeup, paint my nails every now and then. To me that's just who I am and it helps me feel like me. There's no reason you have to give any of that up when you become a mom, unless you would rather spend your time in other ways, in which case go for it. Life has changed since I had DD, but it certainly isn't unrecognizable.

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I still get my highlights! I've seen three different OB's and all of them have said it's fine as long as your in a well ventilated space. If you go to a salon that uses Italian hair dye, they don't have those awful fumes and are supposedly safer. In addition, there are salons that use organic hair dye which is supposed to be completly safe.
Have fun pampering yourself, I know I always do! Smile

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I still dye mine when preg. I'm 26 and getting lots of grey already, and I'm not ready for it! Normally I got from my natural medium brown to an Auburn with tints of red. When I'm preg my hair grows out really fast, so the roots are showing quicker. So instead I'll be doing just a little bit dark of a color so that the contrast isn't so drastic and I'm not there every 2 weeks or something.

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I waited till I hit 14 weeks and it was a pain. I couldn't believe how much gray I had coming in! I am one of those still trying to chase the younger looking me.

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I have done it during my pregnancies, no harm done. I would just suggest if doing it at home than make sure you are in a ventilated area. Have fun!

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I heard that it is considered safe now.