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Pregnancy Safe Products from Living Proof

Pregnancy Safe Products from Living Proof

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 Living Proof as of 5/29/2020. 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 Living Proof 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 Living Proof

Full Root Lift (at Sephora, ULTA)
Full Shampoo (at Sephora, ULTA)
No Frizz Shampoo (at Sephora, ULTA)
Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo (at Sephora, ULTA)
Perfect hair Day (PhD) Triple Detox Shampoo (at Sephora, ULTA)
Perfect Hair Day Shampoo (at Sephora, ULTA)
Restore Dry Scalp Treatment (at Sephora, ULTA)
Restore Shampoo (at Sephora, ULTA)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Color Care Shampoo (at Sephora, ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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8 Comments

  1. 9.14.20
    Sheridan Smith said:

    Hi! What about Living Proof Restore perfecting spray?
    Thanks!

    • 9.14.20
      Christine said:

      Please read above about which products you need to worry about for hair. I haven’t reviewed it as you don’t need to worry about it.

  2. 10.3.20

    Good afternoon! I saw your note about not needing to worry about products that don’t sit on your hair for an extended period of time.

    Do you happen to know if the ingredients in this hair mask, which requires leaving on roots for 5 minutes are safe for pregnancy?

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Behentrimonium Chloride, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, C21-28 Alkane, Jojoba Esters, Meadowfoam Estolide, Polyglycerin-3, Sodium Lactate, Serine, Arginine, Linoleamidopropyl Dimethylamine Dimer Dilinoleate, PCA, Glycine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Alanine, Valine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Sodium PCA, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Quaternium-87, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, PEG-75 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance/Parfum, Glycolic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Hydroxyacetophenone, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol.

    • 10.4.20
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  3. 10.28.20
    Maria Stocks said:

    Hi Doc,

    Would you please advise if the following conditioners are pregnancy/nursing safe? I usually apply lighter conditioners like these near the roots of my hair and leave on for a few minutes (then hair masks towards mid to ends). If I’m not scrubbing them into my scalp, do I still need to worry aboout them?

    Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner:
    Ingredients: Water/Eau/Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Behentrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Citric Acid, Quaternium-87, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride.

    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Conditioner:
    Ingredients: Water/Eau/Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Cetyl Alcohol, Quaternium-87, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate, Behenyl/Stearyl Aminopropanediol Esters, Linoleamidopropyl Dimethylamine Dimer Dilinoleate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Steareth-2, Steareth-10, Fragrance/Parfum, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride.

    Question: Would leave in conditioners in cream or spray form count as risky? I figure at least the spray ones may get onto the scalp? Sorry for being paranoid… preggo with my rainbow baby so being as careful as I can. Thank you!

    • 10.29.20
      Christine said:

      These are both fine
      It really depends on how closely to the scalp you’re trying to apply. An inch or two away is likely fine, but closer is likely to get on the scalp.

      • 11.28.20
        Alexis said:

        Hello! The full dry volume blast is applied to the roots similar to a dry shampoo.
        Is there full dry volume blast pregnancy safe?
        Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Alcohol Denat., VP/VA Copolymer, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Water/Eau/Aqua, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zeolite, Butane, Fragrance/Parfum, Ethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Benzophenone-3, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Glycyrrhizic Acid, Magnesium Hydroxide, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Citral, Limonene.

        • 11.28.20
          Christine said:

          No, this has licorice root. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy.