Can I dye my Hair??

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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:32 pm 
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Hello All~

I have been told by some of my friends that I should wait to dye my hair until after my son is born...But when I asked my nurse at OB-GYN she said it was ok...

So what is the real answer??


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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:44 pm 
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I am currently pregnant with my 2nd @ 31wks. and with my first son I died my hair and he came out just fine. My OB had no problem with coloring your hair.
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Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:19 am 
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there are 2 possible issues with dying your hair:

1. your hair type 'changes' in pregnancy (or can do) meaning that it may not turn out how you are used to having it. Doing a strand test will sort this for you
2. you absorb small amounts of the chemical through your scalp, which has not been proved safe during pregnancy. It's also not been proven damaging, but is a potential risk. having strand highlights in a salon rather than a home dye kit will mean this isn't a problem.

that's about it really - tiny possible risk, no proof from research either way, so it's entirely your choice. Personally I've avoided strong bleach and gone with strand testing as my hair has become a lot more absorbent since becoming pregnant.
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