Home hair dye

Hey everyone.

I've been reading on my home hair dye kit and online about dyeing my hair while pregnant. It would appear that it is fairly safe after 12-14weeks but I'm just after some advice from you lovely ladies.

Does anyone know? Has anyone dyed their hair? My greys are showing really bad at the mo especially in the sun. I need some pampering.

Thanks in advance for your help x

9 Replies

  • Apparently they sell some that are safe to use in pregnancy in Holland and Barrett x

  • Wow didn't know they did hair dye. Great tip thank you!

  • My Sister had her hair dyed a few weeks before giving birth.

    The salon and others advised that permanent hair dye is not safe because of the ammonia etc

    A lot semi permanent ones like wella etc are OK to use but just because you've been ok with the products pre pregnancy doesn't mean you still will be.

    You can occasionally react to these as your hormones are changing- therefore they will do a patch test on you first.

    Hope this helps.

  • Do you think I would be better just going to a hairdresser?

  • It's up to you... She had lots of stray grey hairs and long hair so needed a cut and salon finish.

    If you normally home dye u may be ok- just do a patch test on your arm/skin either way.

    Make sure it's semi permanent dye only

  • There is a powder root cover up in toots etcif you decide not to dye.

  • Ooooh I like the sound of this!

  • Hi ch39. I recently had a word with my own hairdresser for someone else on this site, and she reckons that most of the professional hair colours could be harmful if left on for a while. However, she said that if you were just having something like highlights done using foil, then the roots tend not to absorb much if any of the colour, and the rest of the hair is dead anyway!!

    Unfortunately, people like “The Body Shop” have stopped producing their henna products because the new EU regulations stated that they had to test the dye on animals before continuing to sell it. Obviously for them that was a complete “no no”. However, “Holland & Barrett” do carry a range of safe hair colourants to use during pregnancy. They are a nationwide outfit, so I am sure you would be able to visit one fairly locally.

    I also spoke with the “Cosmetic and Perfumery Association (CTPA) and they assure me that hair colourants are one of the most studied consumer products on the market, and are safe for all women, pregnant or not. But if you are still concerned, why don’t you buy a chemical free semi-permanent dye such as “Clairol Nice’n’Easy”, which lasts from 6 to 8 washes. It might only tone down your roots rather than cover it completely, but better than nothing.

    Hope that lot helps! Diane

  • Oh you are such a star thank you for this advice. Holland and Barrett seems like the safest choice.

    I really want to protect this little baby so a few months with grey hairs is a small sacrifice and I will book myself in for a proper pampering in the new year


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