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Thread: Silly question-but have to ask

  1. #1
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    Talking Silly question-but have to ask

    I know when you are pergnant you are not suppose to color your hair because chemicals seep into your scalp. what about if your BF? Is it safe or is it still a big NO NO!!... I really just have no clue. I would love to get back to coloring my hair but of course doing what is best is #1 priority!

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    Default Re: Silly question-but have to ask

    Not a silly question at all! Here ya go:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/hair.html

    HTH!

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    Default Re: Silly question-but have to ask

    I think the jury is still out on whether it's okay to color your hair during pregnancy, actually. I colored my hair throughout all 3 of my pregnancies at the approval of my midwife. I also continue to color my hair as a nursing mom.

    Here's what LLL says about this though:

    "No evidence exists that the nurse mother's use of hair-care products, such as hair dyes and permanents, has any effect on her breastfeeding baby. When a mother uses hair-care products, some of the chemicals will be absorbed through her skin. If her scalp is healthy and intact, less will be absorbed than if the skin on her scalp is scratched or abraded."

    HTH!

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    Default Re: Silly question-but have to ask

    Okay great!! thanks for your help. I have been waiting 3mnths and my hair is not looking it's best.

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