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Candace,I have heard both sides of this also, so I asked my doctor and she says its fine because hair is dead cells. With that said though, foils would be a better option than an all-over dye because there is less of a chance of chemicals being absorbed into the scalp.
My best friend is a hair stylist, and I don't know squat about beauty. With my first, she maintained my jet black look, and over the course of my second pregnancy, she helped me with high-lights and low-lights. Now, 10 months later, I'm back to my natural blonde color. She's always used the foils on me. My kids are both happy and healthy, so I don't see a reason not to get your hair done. I think, though, it would be safer going to a salon versus buying a box dye at the store. I know it's vague, but I hope this helps a little!
I think your best bet is to ask your doctor how they feel about it. My doctor told me not to get my colored or get my nails done while I was pregnant so I didn't. But if your doctor sees no harm in it and you really want to I would say go for it...I would suggest going to a salon.
It is ok. I have done it through all 4 of my pregnancies. Now I can't guarantee that the color will be what you want, because of pregnancy hormones it can screw with the chemicals in the hair dye. I also would make sure it is in a well ventilated area. Your doctor will say it is ok as long as you are in a well ventilated area. But if you want still ask your ob doctor. But it is fine.
Personally, I'd avoid hair dye altogether (along with nail salons, etc), but I also don't feel these things are necessary to me feeling good about myself. If you're going to do it, definitely make sure the area is VERY well ventilated, definitely have it done professionally with foils, and you might even go so far as to tell the folks that you're pregnant so they're extra careful not to get it on your skin. However, I wouldn't recommend you use any unnecessary chemicals in your first trimester. Right now is when all the important bits are just forming, and when chemicals can do the most damage. If you do decide to go for it, the most important thing is to not stress about it, because stress probably affects your little one as much as any other chemical.