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    Default Colouring hair when pregnant.

    Do you colour your hair when you are pregnant? I am only 5 weeks pregnant and my hair needs highlighting. Should I get it done now or wait until I am at least 12 weeks? The other option is to dye is brown so I won't have to get it redone until after I've had the baby?

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    I have had mine done, but it was later on in the pregnancy.

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    My OB said to wait till after 12 weeks. I had highlights put in at 28 weeks while preg with DS. I haven't bothered this time as I want to go back to dark hair anyway.

    If you are worried you could always use the natural henna hair dye?

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    My OB said it was fine thru pregnancy, but if I was really worried to wait til I'd gotten thru the first trimester. So that's what I did, waited til about 13-14 weeks before I got my hair colored

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    I've read in a few places to wait until the 2nd trimester. I was waiting for my period so that I could dye my hair and it never came so my hair looks horrible now.

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    I waited til second trimester.
    But you might also think about the smell!!! If you're feeling queasy and have a super nose going on (like I did) I could never have sat through my hair being done til I felt a bit better. The smell would've floored me.

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    I get mine done (roots bleached) every 6 weeks and was told that testing has been done and it is ok.
    I can't actually smell the product. The shampoo and conditioner smell more! My hairdresser uses the l'oreal blondies.

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    My OB said no to dying my hair while pregnant at all, he said that it was safer to abstain. Personally I would not do it all, even though it can be tough and I myself had grey hair as a result.

    They have never tested the safety of hair coloring on pregnant women and can only speculate that it is a maybe risk. If you were to do it, I would definitely wait until after the first trimester where the fetus is less susceptible to teratogens.
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    I think highlighting is ok as it's not directly on the scalp. So long as your hairdressers is well ventilated. I couldnt find any evidence anywhere that it does any harm.

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    When I was preg with DD and I mean about 6-8 weeks a hair dresser said to me she would rather not do my hair...


 

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