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View Full Version : Coloring hair while pregnant?

12-18-2008, 10:57 AM
Okay, I know this is quite trivial, but I wanted some opinions. I just found out I'm pregnant, I think I'm about 2 months along, maybe less and very, very excited!! I desperately need to color my hair, but I have heard that it could pose health problems for the baby. IF that's
case I obviously won't do it, but does anyone know? Is it just certain kinds of dyes? TIAEdited by: rosie1

12-19-2008, 11:21 AM
I know in the 2nd trimester it won't hurt but I'm not sure about the first. I had my hair highlighted once a month (it was extremely short) when I was pregnant with my son but didn't do that until I was 5 months along.

Ask your doctor. They can tell you yes or no.


12-20-2008, 06:08 PM
Congratulations. Hope things are coming along fine.

I do believe "they" say it's better to wait until your 2nd trimester because of all the things that's going on in the first. I relax my hair but while I'm pregnant, I find some other ways to do my hair without harsh chemicals

As bdeluna said, ask your doctor just to make sure.

12-23-2008, 02:50 PM
You can color your hair! This is from a cosmetologist http://wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif
The second trimester part of it comes if you're getting a perm. Sometimes perms tend to not take during pregnancy. But either way - neither of them will harm you or the baby. Congratulations!!

12-29-2008, 05:51 PM
Well, I asked the doctor and she said she prefers I wait until after the 1st trimester, so that's what I'm going to do.Thanks all!

Amy Jacobs
01-10-2009, 08:43 AM
With all 3 of my pregnancies I colored my hair and there were no problems I agree on waiting to the second trimester.