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Another question for you mamas - for those who highlight/color their hair, do you wait until the first trimester (or even the whole pregnancy) is over before you color, or do you think it is safe? I have my hair professionally highlighted a few times a year. I'm due for a touch up right now - the gray is really popping up. But I am thinking I should wait until the first trimester is over at least.

My OB said last preg that is it safe, especially since I do foil & it doesn't directly touch my skin, but I am especially paranoid this time around.


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I just had mine done last friday (i'm 5 weeks). I did foil too after my m/w said it would be alright. I used the excuse (to myself) that I was in my fil's very fancy black-tie wedding and couldn't embarrass them with my dark roots but I also wanted to add lowlights to darken it up so that I won't have to do it too much during pregnancy.
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My midwife said I should wait until the first trimester, and if I could wait until after pregnancy even better. From what I've read highlighting isn't nearly as much exposure, but still why take the risk in the first tri when you could just wait a bit.

BTW, i'm 10 weeks postpartum and my roots are down to my ears -- yuk. Now I just don't have the time or money.
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id wait
first trimester is when everything is formed.
you dont want to send bad DNA instructions and end up with problems.

just wait a trimester or so and do it then.
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I would also wait. I waited until 17w to color my hair, and used the least chemical one I could find. Definately wouldn't do it in the first trimester. Jjust me though!

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I do foils too but wait until second trimester. Just to be safer.

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I was told by my hair stylist that there's no harm in colouring or foiling your hair at any part of the pregnancy...sometimes it just doesn't stay in your hair AS well as if you weren't.
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Could you go for a whole newlook and try henna? I don't even know if that is safe, but thought I would suggest it so you can research it.
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Could you go for a whole newlook and try henna? I don't even know if that is safe, but thought I would suggest it so you can research it.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have looked into henna quite a bit, I believe it would be safe, but you cannot use it on hair that has already been colored.

At this point, I am just going to hold off on the highlights. What's a few more grays? Thank you everyone for the feedback.

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Not sure how accurate this info is, but I had asked my hairdresser about using henna instead of a chemical dye during pg and she said henna is full of metals and would not be good to use during pg. Me - I'm waiting until after the birth to color. I always have. And it's just sooooo convenient that my gray pops up right in the very front of my head where everyone is sure to see it! Lovely.

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