Every once in a while, I get a note in my inbox. An inquiry for help. I love getting emails like this. I'm always open and willing to help someone else whenever I can. I thought I would put the topic out there and find out what your thoughts are.
I have a question. Is it OK to dye your hair while pregnant? As you know, I get my hair highlighted with bleach and sometimes they put another color in too. I am not pregnant, but I want to prepare myself for pregnancy. I have done a little bit of research online and it seems that some people think it's totally fine and others think it's harmful. Some say it depends on what stage of the pregnancy etc... I want to do anything and everything I can for the health and safety of my future baby so I was thinking of not highlighting my hair starting 3 months before pregnancy and then not doing it through the whole thing. I like the way I look with highlighted hair better, but I am willing to sacrifice if it would be in the best interest of my baby.
this is a very conflicted subject, and many have different opinions. I know for a fact that some doctors have said it's fine, and some say it's not. During my pregnancy, I was like you. I wanted to avoid anything that could potentially cause harm or bother my baby. I didn't drink caffeine and I stayed away from aspartame. I didn't take Tylenol either. I figured I was better safe than sorry. I didn't color my hair. I didn't color my hair, but I did continue to color my client's hair until my 3rd trimester. I probably wouldn't have, but we needed the extra money. When I asked my doctor about coloring my client's hair, he said something that I thought was really smart. He said he was more concerned about the chemicals having direct contact with the skin more so than inhaling the fumes. So I wore gloves and was really careful about not letting the color touch my skin. When you color your hair, it's really likely that the chemicals are in direct contact with your skin. The head is the main and strongest opening to the body. That's why I didn't put color on mine while I was pregnant. (Seriously, in my pictures at the hospital I have roots all the way to my ears.) Personally, I think bleach is different than pigment. It dries up fairly quickly after being applied. Color doesn't. I think you would be safe to highlight your hair during your "trying" period, and maybe even during your pregnancy. I know there are a lot of ladies that have colored their hair during pregnancy and everything has been just fine, but I completely understand your desire to do everything you possibly can to look out for the health of your baby. You're already a great mom, by thinking of your baby first.
Did you color your hair while pregnant? Any other stylists out there that continued to perform color while pregnant?