How to do Galaxy Hair
Galaxy hair has been a popular trend since 2015. The colours are inspired by the celestial sphere. Galaxy hair (or space hair) doesn’t use a specific colouring technique. It’s more about free hand colour melting shades that mimic swirling nebulas from the deep reaches of outer space. The perfect look for the Space Cadet! While you can really use a wide range of colours, blues and purples often dominate in the galaxy hair design. However, it’s the blending and swirling that really matter, and in this design I added extra bright alien green flashes!
For this video I teamed up with lead singer from Static Alice, Dom. Dom was a great sport and gave me free reign with her hair. However we did have to work with some old stained in colour, and use shades that would withstand daily shampooing. Dom has an amazing voice, that you will hear in the video as we used her song “Sweet Nothings”. Dom also wanted this colour to stand out for Static Alice’s live performance at The Gathering music festival. The challenge was that the stage lighting would be quite dark, so I incorporated UV reactive dyes that would give a slight glow like the night sky under the UV stage lights! Check out the video…
PINK: Equal parts Special Effects Atomic pink (UV reactive) and silicone free conditioner Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10 in 1.
BLUE: Special Effects Blue Velvet
PURPLE: Brite Organix Purple
LIME ALIEN GREEN: Manic Panic Electric Banana (UV reactive) with a dash of Joico Vero K-Pak Intensity Yellow. (This yellow mix was applied by blending it out from the dark green to turn it into lime)
DARK GREEN: Sparks Green Envy
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Pravana Launches Jewel Tones
At the beginning of this month PRAVANA introduced three new shades to its VIVIDS hair colour line. Inspired by nature’s brilliant gemstones, VIVIDS Jewels allows for the creation of bold, beautiful hues, including the trendy “oil slick” look.
The three new VIVIDS shades include Amethyst, Emerald and Blue Topaz. Colourists can replicate the brilliance of a gem by layering the three new colours or other VIVIDS shades, including Black or Clear additives, for a nearly infinite colour palette. Create a soft Violet Opal by combining Clear with four parts Amethyst to one part Emerald, or a bright Blue Zircon with two parts Emerald and one part Blue Topaz.
VIVIDS Jewels are now available at SalonCentric and State and RDA Pro Mart. The VIVIDS introductory offer includes the three new shades plus VIVIDS Clear and Black additives, a swatch ring and how-to’s for this year’s trendsetting VIVIDS techniques.
- Emerald: Lift to Level 9
- Amethyst: Lift to Level 10
- Blue Topaz: Lift to Level 10
“Jewel of the Nile” by Erica Keelen
PRAVANA Jewel Tone Vivids How To Video: “Jewel of the Nile” by Erica Keelen
“Hidden Treasure” by Shurie Saxelby
Instagram hair artists are already having fun with these new colours… #vividsjewels
Jordan Glindmyer (pinupjordan) tells her Instagram followers about her creation…
“Kylie Lesson (kylielesson) let me create a special gemstone inspired technique on her hair that I’m deeming the Pravana Prism Placement, inspired by the facets of a jewel! I placed a large diamond section on the top of her head and did a shadow root technique, then I foiled the entire underneath in alternating colors to replicate the multidimensional sides of the gem! Do you loooove these shades? I used all three of the new Pravana Vivid Jewel tones, Blue Topaz, Amethyst, Emerald, as well as playing with the black additive to smoke out some of the colors! The Teal is the Locked In line by Pravana, and I’ll definitely be using that a little more because I just love how bright it is, and it looks so cool diluted with clear! And just to really complete the look, I did this Diamond Updo and placed some jewels in it for added sparkle…aaaand also because I like go show off!”
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About the Artist…
Meet Aimee NG. You may not have heard her name before, but you might recognise her work. Aimee makes her living as a photographer and freelance artist. Originally from Las Vegas she now resides in Philadelphia. Her talent and creativity doesn’t stop with photography; Aimee also practices pyrography, modelling, sculpture, costume design and cosmetology. She is also a long time admirer of performing arts. Drag queens, musicians, you name it! You can see all her creative skill coming together in her stunning self portraits, featuring her delicious hair colours (which she does herself of course). Everything you see in Aimee’s photos is her.
Today she shares her breathtaking work with us and talks to us about her journey, inspirations… and of course the hair!
Here is our Q & A with Aimee NG:
When did you start colouring your hair? What sparked the interest?
I’ve had colourful hair ever since I was a little girl. During the summer my parents would take me to the hairdresser’s and would allow me a few streaks of colour. I was only allowed to have it until school started again, so eventually I just stopped. Six years ago, I remembered how happy alt. coloured hair had made me as a child, and I decided “Why not?”.
Guuuurrrll, I haven’t seen my original hair colour since.
What made you want to study cosmetology?
I’ve always loved everything beauty; playing with makeup, nails, hair, all of it! Essentially I wanted to refine my raw natural talent by actually studying cosmetology.
Guuuurrrll, I haven’t seen my original hair colour since.
Do you have any favourite brands of hair dye?
I’m a Pravana kinda gal’. Special Effects (USA) hair dye used to be a favourite too, but I haven’t been able to find much of it as of late.
What do you like best about Pravana?
I find pravana to be super pigmented, it’s always gorgeous… even when fading. The consistency is very thin and easy to dilute/spread which makes working with it a godsent. Pravana is magic+love+kittens in a tube.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
I have so many inspirations it’s hard to choose one. I guess I’ll play the mom card!
An elephantine inspiration for me has been my mom. She taught me how to paint by age two, and has always been supportive in my art career & crazy-hair-colour-journey.
On a side note my other inspirations are: Odder Moniker, ma’ gurrrl Khalif, Sonic Youth, Hole, Guillermo Del Toro, Philly, and nature. Holla to all the gorgeous drag queens that inspire everything from my daily look to my modeling: Adore Delano, Jujubee, Manila Luzon, RuPaul (Of Course!), and many more.
What is it about her that inspires you?
My mom always encouraged creativity. Ever since I was a little girl she’s made sure I had art supplies on hand. She set up the perfect environment for me to create any and everything. I think the main reason she’s a big inspiration in my artwork and life is because she’s always happy; probably the most optimistic person I know. She’s a wonderful person, always pleasant to be around.
Hair colour above was created with Pravana Seafoam green.
How did you get into modelling?
I’ve been a photographer for 7 years. Waaaaaay back when I wanted to get into taking portraits instead of the usual wildlife photography that I do. I didn’t have models available to me, so I decided to do self portraits. Funny story, I found out I was photogenic and the rest is history!
Most of my public pictures are self shot, but I’ve worked for other people and artists.
Are your self portraits planed? Do you work from a concept, or it it improvised and spontaneous?
I’d like to say most of my portraits are planned, but a good few of them were fairly spontaneous. I’m fortunate enough to live nearby some lovely parks, so good backgrounds are only a 15 minute walk away. It’s always tempting to improvise-shoot with all the beautiful scenery.
What camera do you like to use?
I’ve been using a Nikon D5000 for quite some time now. I use a wonderful telephoto lens most of the time ( it’s my baby), but if I need to I’ll switch back to the standard 18-55′.
Do you photoshop/enhance/edit your work?
I do, I do, I do. Photoshop is almost like therapy to me. I love to do it, it’s so relaxing.
In terms of my photography one of the main reasons I use it is to keep a set colour scheme. If a tree isn’t the right colour, you can bet I’ll make it the right shade. Every colour needs to be on pointe or else I’ll go crazy.
Perfectionist much? Golly.
If a tree isn’t the right colour, you can bet I’ll make it the right shade.
Do you have an advice to offer people who want to get into photography?
Yes! Please remember that expensive/fancy equipment does not equal good photography. It’s so easy to feel less than confident with your work when you see new fancy cameras or 1000+ dollar lenses you can’t have or afford. I know plenty of people who have thousands of dollars worth of equipment and their photography looks amateur at most.
Other than that tidbit:
Shoot everyday; as much as you can. Take more photos than you think you need. Slow down.
What are your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My plans for the future are always changing. I have so many skills and talents in art, it’s too hard to choose a set career path. I think I’ll end up doing different things at different stages in my life.
That being said, in 10 years all I can hope for is that I’ll be happy, healthy, and successful.
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Aimee NG’s review of the eBook guide:
“Anya’s Any Colour of the Rainbow is probably the most helpful and easy to understand alternative hair guide. Before I decided to study cosmetology and I wanted colourful hair It totally helped me out. I had rainbow bangs without having to pay a salon for it. Her colour placement guides are very helpful. I definitely recommend you check it out if you want to colour your hair alternative colours.” – Aimee NG
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Nicole Richie dyes her hair on Kelly Osbourne’s lilac dare.
32-year-old American actress, author, designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Nicole Richie, has coloured her hair lilac. For real this time.
It all started with a joke of sorts. On 25th Feb Nicole Richie, wife of Good Charlotte rocker, Joel Maddenher, fooled everyone. She posted on Instagram an old photo taken in 2011 for a French magazine called THAT with her hair photoshopped into lilac. (Her hair was actually blonde in the original shot). It had everyone buzzing about the new look, until people realised it was a fake.
But when Nicole’s celebrity BFF and fellow lilac-haired lady Kelly Osbourne, re-posted the photoshopped photo to Instagram she captioned “I’m in loooooove with @nicolerichie even more now I have seen this pic! I dare you to make it permanent so we can match!!!!”
Nicole took up Kelly’s dare and went to her hair colourist Dany Moon at Andy Lecompte Salon in Los Angeles and asked for lilac. Danny (who is a Pravana Artistic Council Member) used Pravana ChromaSilk Pastels to dye her hair lilac. He used Violet (Luscious Lavender) and Pastels in Mystical Mint for that just-right purple shade to match the one in her Insta pic.
“Nicole posted a picture on Instagram … of her with purple hair. The image was Photoshopped and never actually happened, but she looked great and received nothing but positive feedback after posting,” DannyMoon told People. “This planted the seed, so to say. Thanks, Instagram!”
“I dare you to make it permanent so we can match!!!!” – Kelly Osbourne
“About last night…” – Nicole Richie
The end result was exactly what they had in mind. “I compare Nicole’s lavender color to the jacaranda trees that bloom in L.A. in the spring. It transforms the streets into a page straight out of a Dr. Seuss book — but this is no comic book colour,” Danny Moon says. “Nicole wears it with class and elegance.”
From start to finish, stripping to deep conditioning, the whole process took five hours — which “flew by while we anticipated the colour transformation,” Moon tells People. So how did the “colour-infused princess” (his words) react when she saw the new look? “The first thing Nicole said when she saw her finished hair was ‘I love it.’”
Kelly Osbourne later posted a photo of them both together on Instagram with the caption; “Guess took the bet & dyed there hair MY color.”
“Guess who took the bet & dyed there hair MY color.” – Kelly Osbourne
However she didn’t just stop with the colour. Nicole Richie also went for a new cut to complement the lilac colour. Hair stylist Jen Atkin gave her a ‘Lob’ (Long Bob) cut, and posted a pic of the new look last week (25th April) on her Instagram.
“Just Chopped @nicolerichie” – Jen Atkin hairstylist
“I love Nicole’s hair colour, but I wanted to cut her ends very blunt, and it was her idea to bring the length up a bit,” Atkin told Allure. “With this style, it’s important to keep the layers on the longer side and use scissors so it’s not too choppy and you have more versatility. This cut is very versatile—Nicole can style it wavy or straight or let it air-dry to create natural texture.”
Nicole’s new cut and colour has taken the media by storm. “Forget ombre or balayage, it seems a new hair trend is taking root amongst the celebs of Hollywood.” said the Daily Mail. “We love Nic’s new hair” – Glamour Magazine.
On Monday (28th April) her stunning new do was on the cover of PAPER Magazine’s May issue. Hair stylist Andy LeCompte for Wella Professionals at The Wall Group gave Nicole a pompadour up-style and a pretty braid in the back for the magazines photo shoot. This is a soft, yet sculptural look that can only be described as lavender couture cotton candy. Makeup was done by Lauren Anderson for AVON. Nicole was styled by Jeff Kim. The shoot was photographed by Jake Rosenberg from The Coveteur.
“Nicole is all personality and her style has been pretty transformative since her days on reality series The Simple Life with Paris Hilton. Right now she’s everything that’s hot on the stateside fashion scene – she debuted her first clothing line for House of Harlow 1960 this year – and her boho vibe totally suits.” says My Daily
“I love L.A. style because seasons don’t really play a role. I’m able to wear whatever I want, whenever I want, it gives me the opportunity to experiment and try new looks”, Nicole tells PAPER magazine in the interview.
“My idea of being a grown-up was living behind a white picket fence and changing who you were -getting a bob and wearing beige, but I found freedom through my brand and being myself and being able to do it my way.”
Nicole’s purple hair is all part of her ethos: do it your way.
“I really just want to empower people to feel like they’re strong enough to make their own decisions.” – Nicole Richie
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About the artist:
Ursula Goff is a is a super talented colourist, with a passion for rainbows and vibrant hair colour. With a big following on her Flickr feed, her unique creations have gone viral online. Ursula runs her own salon in Wichita, US, and has years of experience. Ursula’s creativity and passion for colour extents beyond hair, with her stunning handmade tulle rainbow skirts that she sells in her Etsy store.
Today she talks to us about life as a rainbow hair artist and shares some of her creations.
Here is our Q&A with Ursula Goff:
What inspired you to start working with hair?
My own hair has always been a defining feature for me, even when not coloured. It’s really thick, curly, coarse, fluffy, and red. People always commented on it or touched it.
Around age 13, I started experimenting with colour because I was bored – namely, Kool Aide and tinted styling mousse that my mom found for me. Then I moved on to highlighting kits and permanent colour, and around age 15, discovered Manic Panic. Then my friends started asking me to help them colour their hair. So it was just a thing I did mainly for fun.
I never considered it as a career option, though. I first went to art school to study fashion design, which didn’t work out, so I transferred to a state university to study psychology. That didn’t work out either! So I came home and had no idea what I was going to do. Until one day, a co-worker where I was waitressing at said, “Why don’t you go to hair school? You’re always colouring your hair and everyone else’s hair.” So I went, pretty much on a whim, and it ended up working out really well!
The chameleon: Some of Ursula’s many hair colours…
What do you do when you aren’t colouring?
I am an artist at heart, so lots of creative things. I occasionally draw and paint, but more often lately find myself designing clothes, refurbishing furniture, making cakes, and various other crafty things. I also homeschool my kids, so that provides a lot of opportunities for creativity and travel. I’m also am in college again full time to finally finish my psychology degree, in addition to running a small business doing hair and selling my various creations…so I stay pretty busy.
What are you the most thankful for?
Wow, um….everything?! Really, I often stop to ponder how lucky I was to be born in one of the greatest places in the world, in one of the greatest times, with so much access to opportunity and pretty much everything I could ever need or want. My children do not have to want for anything, I don’t have to worry about their safety or security, and I have a husband who loves me very much. At the same time, I get to do a job and pursue an education that are both very fulfilling. I literally have nothing to be grumpy about!
When did you discover your passion for rainbows?
I’ve pretty much always had it! As far back as I can remember, it was something I doodled on everything. If I had something to decorate, whether at home or at school or wherever, you can bet I was using rainbows (and lots of glitter) to do it. My daughter seems to have picked up the preference, also, so maybe it’s genetic!
If you could dye anyones hair who would it be?
Hmm…you know, I think I already get to dye hair on a lot of great people. I love my clients – they are my friends and my social life! And I am honoured that I have been able to help some of them come out of their shells and go from conforming due to all the social pressure to be a certain way, to being who they really want to be without worrying about what other people might think. And that’s really the type of influence I wanted to have – to help others feel comfortable being who they want to be.
Some of Ursula’s colourful rainbow hair clients…
What do you think is the hottest look or trend at the moment?
Well, I am certainly glad to see that colourful hair in general has become popular over the last few years! Right this second, though, I think that we will see more subtle pastels being mixed with natural colours becoming trendy, as it’s a safe way to ease into more extreme looks, or to just shake up one’s natural look a little, and it’s fairly low maintenance.
What do you think is the most rewarding part of being a colourist?
Like I mentioned before, I really love helping my clients see themselves in a new way, or helping them realise their vision, or even just to have a little fun with their appearance. I also really value the relationships that it’s allowed me to develop over the years, both with the clients that I see in person, and with other people in the colourist community – like yourself Anya!
What are your pet peeves?
Probably my biggest one is when someone that has bleached hair asks to go dark brown or black, and I have a clear conversation about how once it’s dark, THEY’RE COMMITTED – at least for several months – and they say okay, and so we colour it dark, and a month later, they want it bleached again! I’m not a wizard!
Which colours do you think are the most popular?
Pink and blue have always been the most popular requests, so definitely those two. Although lately, pastel versions of those, and also lavender, have become very big. Oh, and silver and grey – I am seeing a lot of those, too.
Who inspires you?
I’ve come across lots of great colourists over the years, including you Anya! But honestly, I am pretty frequently surprised by what I see a lot of amateurs and young kids doing – they can be pretty innovative and can really surprise me with their ideas. I think sometimes when you haven’t been boxed in by any formal training (and this applies to all fields), then you’re maybe a little more likely to experiment and come up with new concepts that others wouldn’t have thought of.
I am also frequently inspired by art and photography. There are often really beautiful colour combinations all around us if we pay attention, and I get a lot of ideas just from looking around – something as simple as a pile of fabric in my sewing area can be enough to get the wheels turning in my head. I’ve been exposed to a lot of great colourists online, particularly in places like Haircrazy.info, which is filled with mostly amateurs of all ages who are tremendously creative, and
One of Ursula’s rainbow hair masterpieces…
Do you have any tips for people who aspire to become a colourist?
Pay attention! Look around you – there is inspiration everywhere.
Also, play with a lot of paint; it’s incredibly helpful to understand colour theory thoroughly, and vivid colours operate within the same colour mixing rules that paint does. I have used my experience as a painter to help me come up with good colour transitioning strategies and unique combinations.
When it comes to bleaches and permanent dyes, understand your chemistry and hair structure. I know that a lot of the creative people drawn to this field don’t love science, but in this particular area, it will help so much if you really understand what’s happening to the hair. It will make you a better colourist and it will also help preserve the integrity of your and your clients’ hair when you are trying to work with extreme colours and dramatic changes. Your clients will thank you for it!
Lastly, make sure you are enjoying what you do. If you love what you’re doing, that will translate into your work, and you will feel intrinsically motivated to always do your best and to keep getting better. Even better, it won’t feel like work – it will feel like fun! You can’t put a price on that.
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Harajuku Hair Colour
Japanese street style is famous around the world, but it’s not just extraordinary fashion that turns heads. In Harajuku especially, a creative and colourful hairstyle can be the make-or-break element of a drop-dead-cute look.
Dazed & Confused magazine article: ‘Everyday Extremes’ looks at how Japan’s youth cults lead the world in fashion-forward purchasing. The ‘Hair Bear Bunch’ editorial shoot with photographer Matt Irwin and styling by Nicola Formichetti, showcase Harajuku hair colours.
“I think we Japanese people started to understand the creativity of young designers’ collections in early 2000s,” says Junsuke Yamasaki, editor alumni of Vogue Hommes Japan and Dazed Japan.
The hair colours here compliment the individual styles, from decora rainbow hair to the muted pastel ombre.
“We Japanese people don’t have our own style in fashion, except for traditional clothes, the kimono for example,” Yamasaki continues. “So that’s why we are quite flexible and don’t hesitate to dress up in new ways. It’s how we can accept extreme runway looks or runway-ish looks in our daily life. Look at Harajuku street fashion: they have millions of colours and shapes in one look, which is sometimes more extreme than a runway look! They usually mix vintage clothes, 2nd-hand catwalk pieces which are available at very reasonable prices, and young designers’ pieces.”
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Anya Goy answers your hair questions and problems with professional advice, tips and recommendations. Discover the truth about using hair dye and bleach when you are pregnant.
I have heard lots of things about hair colour not being safe to use when you are pregnant, but does this mean temporary unnatural colours as well? What do you think?
The Pregnant Punk
Hello Pregnant Punk,
Congratulations on this exciting time in your life! Now the idea of not dying your hair during pregnancy has been around for some time, however this is normally in relation to natural hair shades, not bright rainbow hair. So let me try and shed some light on this topic for you.
The reason people say you can’t dye you hair during pregnancy in the first place, comes from two issues. First is the theory that the dye chemicals may affect the development of the unborn baby. The second is that the hormones in your body during pregnancy can cause your hair to become resistant to the dye, and you may have problems with achieving the desired result. So lets look at both these issues…
The theory that the dye chemicals may affect the development of the unborn baby…
I believe this theory came about back in the 80′s when hair dyes were much harsher and contained chemicals (such as 4-MMPD) which was found to penetrate skin and cause cancer in laboratory animals. But today manufacturers have stopped using such chemicals, with some brands even producing ammonia free hair dyes such as L’Oreals INOA range.
In regards to hair dye and bleach products there hasn’t been much research in this area. The limited research that’s available is based on animal studies and suggests that it’s safe to dye your hair during pregnancy. As a hairdresser I know many of my customers choose to colour their hair during pregnancy, and I have yet to come across anyone who has had problems.
Dr Miriam Stoppard (a parenting expert) said ‘The very powerful pigments in the darker shades of hair dye penetrate the scalp in a few minutes and can be detected in white blood cells in a few hours’ she goes on to say “…this means the body is dealing efficiently with the pigment. The white cells are mopping it up and getting rid of it so that it can’t do any harm.” Still most doctors suggest waiting to colour your hair until the second trimester, when the developing baby is less vulnerable.
However doctors do recommend you should stay away from chemical fumes when pregnant, and for this reason perms are not recommended.
So what about temporary punky rainbow hair dyes?
Bright, funky alternative colours (such as Manic Panic, Special Effects, Directions, Crazy Colour… etc.) have no peroxide, no ammonia and no fumes. This type of dye is synthetic, so it simply stains the hair cuticles in the same way cloths dye stains the material. This means its not using harsh chemicals to penetrate the hair as standard hair dyes do. In fact some rainbow hair colours have some of the the same ingredients as found in conditioner. Although there is no research in this area, I think you’re probably safer using this type of punky temporary colour rather than standard permanent hair dyes, as it is much kinder to both hair and skin. But if you’re still unsure I suggest you talk to your doctor.
Now although you can use these kinds of alternative colours directly over your current hair colour, you will find they only give your hair a slight tone. This is because these dyes are designed to work on pre-bleached hair.
So if you are after vibrant, true colours, you do need to pre-bleached the hair. Lots of pregnant women will use bleach on their scalp with no problems, but if you’re still concerned there are lots of ways to bleach your hair without any skin contact. (Any chemicals absorbed into your system would come through your skin/scalp, not through your hair.) So rather than doing an all-over head bleach I’d suggest you try one of the following techniques as an ‘off scalp’ alternative:
- Foils (also know as ‘streaking’ or ‘highlighting’): Where small strands of hair are placed in foils with bleach.
- Balayage/Ombre (also known as ‘freestyle painting’): A gradient gradual blend of colour, fading from natural root to dyed mid-length and ends.
- Shoe Shine (also know as ‘frosting’): Where bleach is brushed over the tips of short hair.
- Dip Dying: Where only the tips of long hair are bleached to appear ‘dipped’ in colour.
I recommend you reference the ‘Safe Pre-Lightening’ chapter of my book “Any Colour of the Rainbow” to see how foil is used in off-scalp bleach application.
The ammonia in bleach can give off some fume if you inhale directly while mixing the bleach powder with the peroxide. So work in a well-ventilated space to help minimise inhaling any fumes. Alternatively you can use an ammonia free bleach (reference the ‘Lightening Products’ chapter of “Any Colour of the Rainbow” for details).
The theory that the hormones in your body during pregnancy can cause your hair to become resistant to hair dye…
Some women have reported hair dyes not taking to their hair during pregnancy, and hair colours turning out different to what was expected. This is possible due to the hormonal changes in your body, however this is a minority of cases. Most women have no problem with achieving their desired hair colour. Hormones do however have other effects on your hair during pregnancy, and even after giving birth. A number of women will experience their hair becoming fuller, stronger and more shiny during pregnancy, as the body retains more protein. But after giving birth and particularly during breast feeding some women find their hair becomes brittle and weak, some even experience hair loss. Hormones can do crazy things to your hair during pregnancy. Dry hair may become oilier, oily hair may become dry, curly hair may become straight or vice versa.
Also during pregnancy your immune responses changes so you may be more vulnerable to having an allergic reaction to hair dye, even if you’ve never had one before. So if you intend on colouring I suggest you do a skin test first, as recommended by most hair dye products anyway.
At the end of the day…
To the best of my knowledge and as my experience as a hairdresser I would say it’s safe to colour you hair during pregnancy. However there is no hard proof of this as yet and at the end of the day it’s your decision and your baby. I would always recommend you discuss this with both your husband/partner and your doctor before you make up your own mind.
I believe it’s important for women to feel good about themselves during pregnancy, be that natural hair colours, or rainbow Mohawk’s. But whether colouring your hair will make you feel good or cause you to worry needlessly for nine months is something for you to think about.