The 17 Best Pregnancy Friendly Hair Care Products

My Hair During Pregnancy

….has been growing faster than before I was pregnant. I also noticed I have not been losing as much hair as before and a little bit more shine.. Granted my hair has always been thick sometimes seemingly too think.

As a teen I remember comparing myself to Hermione from Harry Potter in the first few movies when her hair was big and puffy and a little frizzy. I always had clumps of hair coming out in my brush and in the shower.

It was interesting to me that this stopped happening when a couple months into my pregnancy.

Anyway though there were some hair improvements that came with pregnancy. My hair was still kind of puffy and frizzy.

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How I Cared For My Hair

I am not gonna lie I am a bit lazy when it come to my hair. I take daily showers and wash my hair every other day with shampoo and conditioner.

I don’t use hair serums, or hair masks, or hair spray or hair gel. I also don’t blow dry my hair or use any curlers or straighteners. I just let my hair air dry.

This quite often results in my hair being poofy and frizzy and sometimes tangled. When I brush my hair after it dries it just gets even poofier. However I have made a breakthrough with my hair. Now I am sure it is different for everyone, because woman have different hair types just like different skin types.

Anyway I found a shampoo and conditioner that have done wonders for my hair. My routine has only slightly changed as well. So now I have shiny hair, that is wavy and soft and not frizzed up or poofy like Hermione’s. I am sooo happy I found something that works for me.

My New Simple Routine and Hair Care Products

So the only thing I changed to my routine was to use a comb in the shower to detangle my hair. I make sure to first lather conditioner into my hair let it sit for a minute or so before I then start detangling.

I needed to change my shampoo and conditioner anyway to a pregnancy safe version. I am now using SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo (affiliate link) and SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner (affiliate link). These smell so good! I wasn’t sure how they would work at first but honestly best shampoo and conditioner I have ever used for my hair and the best part is that it is so much healthier than the products I have used in the past.

I can even brush my hair after it has dried and I noticed my hair hardly even poofs and even looks silky. Love these products. I have included these in the list below and some other which I haven’t tried but are supposed to be safe to use and low on the EWG hazard scale.

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About This List

Here I have listed Hair Care Products that are safe and healthy for use during pregnancy and nursing. There are so many ingredients that we want to avoid which can be harmful to ourselves and our baby. These hair care products listed below, I’ve researched about through the EWG, (Environmental Working Group) to find the safest options.

I am not currently using any of these products, but I need to switch out the products I am using. Before researching I had thought the hair products I was using were okay because it said no parabens, phthalates, GMO and it was said to be “natural.” I found out my products still have unwanted ingredients despite being labelled natural.

For More information on determining what is safe or not check out my Essential Guide To Safe Personal Care Products During Pregnancy

I will be updating this page as I review the products I try out and as I find other products I think you would like.

Pregnancy Friendly Hair Care Products

SHAMPOO

Happy Hair Dry Shampoo

Happy Hair Dry Shampoo EWG Product Scale 1

Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curling Shampoo-13 oz

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo EWG Product Scale 1

 I bought this product and just tried it out. So far I love the smell. It lathered nicely in my hair and rinsed out well. It seemed a little more liquidy than other shampoos I’ve used… if that makes sense. I also used SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner. I am letting my hair air dry and will let you know how my hair looks when dry. I tend to get frizzy, poofy hair.

Update 11/17/18 : My hair looks so healthy. Not frizzy or poofy. When I brush my hair it even looks silky. Love, love love Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner!

ATTITUDE Natural Shampoo for Dry, Damaged Hair: EWG Verified, Hypoallergenic & Dermatologist Tested - Super leaves Nourishing & Strenghtening (16 oz)

ATTITUDE Super Leaves Natural Shampoo EWG Verified Product Scale 1

Organic Lavender Shampoo and Body Wash - EWG VERIFIED - Family Size - 16 Fluid Ounces - No Sulphates, Parabens and Phosphates - Best Baby Skincare 2017

Baja Baby Shampoo & Wash EWG Verified Product Scale 1

Lavender Powder Dry Shampoo

Qet Botanicals Lavender Powder Dry Shampoo EWG Verified Product Scale 1

CONDITIONER

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner | Family Size | 16 fl.oz | Packaging may vary

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner EWG Product Scale 1

So I tried this with the SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo.  It looked a little different than the picture above. The difference is that the one I got had a pump on it. The directions said to leave it in your hair for 3 minutes or 15 minutes for dry damaged hair. It was really nice and creamy and my hair felt really moisturized. I left it on for probably 5 minutes. I usually have dry frizzy hair after taking a shower and air drying. But I will see how these products work out. My hair feels nice so far and smells really good.

Attitude Natural Conditioner for Dry, Damaged Hair: EWG Verified, Hypoallergenic & Dermatologist Tested - Super leaves Nourishing & Strenghtening (8 oz)

Attitude Super Leaves Conditioner EWG Verified Product Scale 1

Baja Baby Unscented Hair Conditioner Cream - EWG VERIFIED™ - Family Size - 12 fl oz - Without Sulphates, Parabens and Phosphates - Dr Approved - Tangles Be Gone

Baja Baby Unscented Hair Conditioner Cream  EWG Verified Product Scale 1

Paul Penders, Love in The Layers Conditioner 10.3 OZ

Paul Penders Love In The Layers Conditioner EWG Verified Product Scale 1

aromatica Rosemary Hair Thickening Treatment Conditioner 400ml Net 13.5 fl oz.

Aromatica Conditioner EWG Product Scale 1

HAIR SERUM/ OIL/ MOUSSE

SheaMoisture 7.5 oz Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free Curl Mousse

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free Curl Mousse EWG Product Scale 2

Mukti Organics - Organic / Vegan Luxe Hair Serum (1 fl oz / 30 ml)

Mukti Organics Luxe Hair Serum EWG Product Scale 1

Natural Shine Serum

Qet Botanicals Natural Shine Serum EWG Verified Product Scale 1

DETANGLER

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Detangler 8 Ounce (235ml) (3 Pack)

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Detangler EWG Product Scale 2

Little Twig All Natural, Hypoallergenic Conditioning Detangler with an Organic Blend of Tangerine, Lemon, and Rosemary, Happy Tangerine Scent, 8.5 Fluid Oz

Little Twig Conditioning Detangler, Happy Tangerine EWG Product Scale 2

Clean Kids Naturally, Detangler, Banana Smoothie, 16oz.

Clean Kids Naturally, Detangler EWG Verified Product Scale 1

HAIR SPRAY

Natural Sea Spray

Qet Botanicals Natural Sea Spray EWG Verified Product Scale 1

I hope that this list helps you find some hair care products you like which are also safe for your baby.

Have you already tried any products on this list? If so which ones and did you like it or not? 

Cheers,

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