Kourtney Kardashian Violates Pregnancy Taboo for a Beautiful Cause

Kourtney KardashianRemember a couple of weeks ago when we talked about the big, unthinkable thing Kourtney Kardashian did while pregnant -- you know, changing her hair color? While most medical experts say it's safe to do so, there are still a lot of questions/judgement around the issue when women highlight or otherwise color their hair while carrying a child. 

Until now Kourtney has been quiet on the matter of her new 'do, but apparently she's been feeling a bit of pressure to explain. So she took to her blog to defend her decision.

She said she researched her decision, spoke to her doctor, and took all the necessary precautions. She said she didn't use a product containing ammonia; she made sure it never touched her scalp; she was in her second trimester; and she was in a well-ventilated room. Check, check, check, and check -- she followed all the suggested guidelines.

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I take caution in all the products I use all the time, but especially when pregnant.

She shouldn't have to defend her right to highlight her hair, but I'm glad she did. She'll hopefully save some other women who want a little boost of beauty while pregnant from similar scrutiny. Of course, there will always be those who feel the need to judge (as the comments on her blog post prove), but pregnancy is filled with so many things we must avoid and stop doing that are proven harmful, I don't think we need to stop everything that "might" be harmful. If we did, we'd be pretty much be confined to a bubble ... though even then there's the problem with plastic ...

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While I did defend her right to highlight her hair in the first place, my only real question was why now. To that, she offers a pretty direct, no-nonsense response:

I haven’t touched my hair color in over 10 years and thought it was time for some fun. Don’t even ask ... why now after 10 years ... I’m just crazy.

More power to her, and her hair ... which looks fabulous, by the way.

Are you glad to see Kourtney Kardashian defend her right to highlight her hair while pregnant? Do you think it's wrong for women to do so while pregnant?


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dusky... dusky_rose

If it was just highlights, I can see why she was able to keep it off her scalp.

Kayla... KaylaMillar

who cares if she dyes her hair? 

Subur... SuburbanMom190

There is absolutely NO scientific evidence that dying your hair during during pregnancy is harmful or even a bit risky. It's a myth. People need to do their research before they start judging.

Amanda Stoker

and why do I care what Kourtney Kardashian does while pregnant? I dyed my hair when I was 8 months. Thats so stupid to jump someones case for that. She didnt drink alcohol she didnt smoke a ciggarette, she didnt freaking do a drug who the eff cares? SERIOUSLY some mothers need to get off thier im so high and better then everyone else trip. for real. shut up!

momka... momkaribg

I dyed my hair while pregnant

demon... demonic_jezebel

Why do people even care about what she does ?? People need to mind there own business and worry about there own family.

Serpe... SerpentsKiss

I'll stick with henna if I want to color my hair while pregnant.

Dyein... DyeingSwan

I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my second trimester so that I can dye my hair again. Pregnancy has done some things to me that make me feel really pretty unattractive including thinning hair that is greasy at the roots. A low self esteem doesn't do much to help one's stress level and stress is one of the worst things for pregnancy and the health of the fetus. Everywhere I have read about this subject, I read that hair dyeing is safe.

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