Hair Coloring While Preggo / by Jenny Strebe


Seriously, check out these roots? These days I'm feeling more and more like they are starting to look trashy than progressive. I feel like having a little bit of roots is rather sexy and funky looking, but I haven't colored my hair in over 12 weeks!! Yup, that's right...12 WEEKS!! Crazy town! I feel so embarrassed doing daily activities, like going to the gym, shopping, or working. For the past 10 weeks when my roots were getting noticeably bad, I really just wanted to scream to the world its because I'm preggo and don't want to color my hair until second trimester.hahaha Wouldn't that have been a site to see? Even though I'm sure no one has noticed, or even cares, but what can I say...I'm vain. Plus, its my job to have my hair looking good.

Now, if you really knew me, you would know I'm kinda of obsessed with living the "green" lifestyle. With that being said, I always veer more on the cautious side when pregnant and instead of risking anything. Yup, I'm talking about the ever so controversial topic about coloring your hair while pregnant.

Now, this is based on my personal and professional opinion, but I do want to say, each and every mother needs to do what is best for them, their baby and their lifestyle. Plus, I don't like to be judged, I won't judge you either. With that, I chose not to color my hair during my first trimester. Yes, I probably should have planned it out better so I didn't have platinum locks with dark roots, but nature has a way of surprising you apparently. Now, there has never been any studies done that have proven coloring your hair during your first trimester is bad. They say "potentially" the chemicals can enter your blood stream, and can harm the baby,but I say that's very highly unlikely. In my professional opinion I don't really see anything that could be dangerous, but again....I live the more cautious side while preggo.

The first 12 weeks of a growing fetus's life is critical. Its where babies develop all of their functioning organs. I just figured, that I didn't want to chance anything. After, I believe the twelfth week is really up to you. I have a couple clients who colored their hair the whole time being pregnant, and some that chose not to. I guess call me paranoid, but I figure if anything were to happen to my baby, it would be as nature attended my child to be and not because of anything I've done. So I say...do what is best for you. 

How do you feel about this topic? I'd love to hear from you. xo