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Pregnancy Safe Products from IGK Hair

Pregnancy Safe Products from IGK Hair

Pregnancy safe beauty products can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from IGK Hair as of 7/18/2020. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. If they release a new product that is not listed here, please comment below and I will add it. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

How to Request a Product Review

I try to review all of the products that I can when I publish a list. Note, I am in the US and I only have access to US products. Please don’t be rude if I skipped your favorite cleanser, when items are out of stock sometimes they aren’t on the brand’s site, or maybe you are in Asia and I am in the US.

I reserve the comments on each post for reviews of product from that brand, this makes it easier for others to find products later. Please only ask about IGK Hair on this post, I will delete other product questions. You can find other brands here. If your brand is not included, please ask on the brand list post.

Which hair products do you need to worry about?

Technically, none. Most OBs will tell you not to worry about any hair products. Your hair is a dead protein, and it can not absorb anything. It’s amazing how pregnancy brain can take over and we forget that simple fact!

Personally, I screened products that would sit on my scalp for a few minutes (aka- shampoos, scrubs, etc). My thought process was that those products would be similar to a face wash, even if washed off right away it sits there for a bit. So, on this list you’ll find products that sit on your scalp. This is shampoo, scalp treatments and root styling products. Other styling products should just be on the hair shaft, and if you’re worried about sprays being inhaled, I recommend holding your breath while you spray and then step away a few feet.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from IGK Hair

FIRST CLASS Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo (at Sephora)
SMOKE & MIRRORS Conditioning Cleansing Oil

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

30,000 FEET Volume Shampoo (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
BAD & BOUGIE Amla Oil Deep Repair Shampoo (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
DIRECT FLIGHT Multi-tasking Matcha Dry Shampoo (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
EXPENSIVE Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
HOT GIRLS Hydrating Shampoo (at Sephora): Salicylate
LOW KEY Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub: Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen
JET LAG Invisible Dry Shampoo (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
PRENUP Instant Spray Hair Mask: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
THIRSTY GIRL Anti-Frizz Shampoo (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Note I’m including products with retinoids here, as those are a bit iffy. It depends on how conservative you want to be while nursing (still absolutely contraindicated while pregnant). Refer to my post on ingredients to avoid while nursing for more discussion.

TRUST ISSUES Instant Scalp Rebalancing Treatment: Retinoid, Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate

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  1. 8.5.20
    ola Abdelhadi said:

    Is IGK antisocial safe- contains Cbd?

    • 8.5.20
      Christine said:

      It’s a hair mask and shouldn’t be on your roots. Please read the section above about which products to be concerned about.

  2. 1.5.21
    Maria Stocks said:

    Good afternoon Doc,

    Would you please advise if the following is okay for pregnancy/nursing?

    IGK First Class Detoxifying Charcoal Shampoo
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cetyl Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylic Acid/Acrylamidomethyl Propane Sulfonic Acid Copolymer, Fragrance/Parfum, Charcoal Powder, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Mica, Sodium Bicarbonate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, BHT, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

    • 1.6.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  3. 2.11.21
    Alisa said:

    Just found your website and love it! Super helpful! Could you do a post about Kristin Ess products from Target and pregnancy?

    • 2.12.21
      Christine said:

      It’s on my to do list

  4. 4.26.21
    Courtney Ichter said:

    Is Mixed Feelings leave in blonde toning drops safe for pregnancy??

  5. 9.5.21
    Colleen said:

    Hello! Why is First Class IGK Dry Shampoo safe and not Direct Flight IGK Dry Shampoo for pregnancy and nursing? I thought Direct Flight would be safer since it is not as strong as First Class.

    • 9.6.21
      Christine said:

      It has nothing to do with how “strong” they are, it’s because they added a chemical sunscreen to direct flight, likely to increase shelf life.

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