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Elena Donovan Mauer
Contributing Writer

Kourtney Kardashian Colored Her Hair While Pregnant — Is That Safe?

PUBLISHED ON 04/04/2012

So who here got highlights while pregnant? Kourtney Kardashian is catching some flak about it. Kourtney, who’s now pregnant with baby number two, recently blogged about the decision to highlight her hair while pregnant and even went so far as to explain that she made special efforts to make sure she was doing it safely.

She wrote on her blog: “I did research about doing anything to the color of my hair while pregnant and followed all of the guidelines from my doctor and took the proper precautions necessary. I highlighted my hair (which is considered the safest form of hair color while pregnant) and NOT to the root, so nothing ever touched my scalp. I also used products that did not contain any ammonia. It is also recommended to be in a well-ventilated area as well as being at least in your second trimester, and I followed both of those rules. Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I take caution in all the products I use all the time, but especially when pregnant.”

We’ve talked to a medical expert in the past, who basically said, if you’re going to do it, do it the way Kourtney did: wait until after the first trimester, do highlights instead of dyes so it doesn’t touch your scalp and go ammonia- and peroxide-free. (In fact, we wonder if Kourtney did her research on The Bump!) But still, some commenters on Kourtney’s blog are calling her selfish for even risking it.

What do you think? Is it selfish to color your hair while pregnant? Or are people overreacting?

PHOTO: GinsburgSpaly / The Bump