I'm in my 25th week of pregnancy, and am wondering if it's safe to dye my hair with one of the store bought kits. Any takes on the subject?
asked 05 Aug '10, 00:21
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answered 05 Aug '10, 01:39
When I was pregnant with my first, even though my doctor said it would be okay, my hair dresser refused to give me a perm because she didn't know if the chemicals could be absorbed through the skin or what the fumes might do to the baby. Perms aren't the same chemicals as hair dye, but be aware that, if you are having it done professionally, your hair dresser may refuse to help you.
answered 05 Aug '10, 02:18
Have you considered looking for a natural hair dye with less chemicals?
When I was pregnant, I waited until my second trimester and then went to an Aveda salon which claims to have hair dyes with less chemicals and more natural products so your body won't absorb as many chemicals. Many hairdressers will also (depending on what you need to dye, ie. roots vs. whole head) try to not cover the roots in the dye and remove it faster than normal, so your scalp can't absorb as many chemicals.
Here is an article on natural non-toxic hair dyes with more info on different salons and over the counter natural hair dyes.
answered 05 Aug '10, 14:49