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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.

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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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28 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.

  4. 12.23.20
    Christina Roberts said:

    Hello. Is the new Living Proof Curl Definer safe for use in pregnancy and nursing? Ingredients below. Thank you.

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Brassica Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylhexyl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, C13-15 Alkane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Brassicyl Valinate Esylate, Jojoba Esters, Polyamide-8, Ricinoleamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, PCA Ethyl Cocoyl Arginate, Chitosan, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Behenyl/Stearyl Aminopropanediol Esters, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamyl, Sodium Grapeseed Amidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Glyceryl Behenate, Steareth-21, Linalool, DimethylPABAmidopropyl Laurdimonium Tosylate, Citronellol, Polyglycerin-3, Citric Acid, Citral, Methylpropanediol, Benzyl Salicylate, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Methylthiopropylamido Acetyl Methionine.

    • 12.23.20
      Christine said:

      This has salicylate, so technically ok for nursing but not pregnancy. But just apply away from your roots and it’s fine.

  5. 1.10.21
    Rachel said:

    Hi doctor- Do you think these Living Proof products are ok during pregnancy? Thank you so much!

    no frizz vanishing oil:
    Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Isoamyl Laurate, Coconut Alkanes, C13-15 Alkane, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Lagenaria Sphaerica Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Bis-Ethyl(isostearylimidazoline) Isostearamide, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Fragrance/Parfum, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Limonene.

    PHD heat styling spray:
    Alcohol Denat, Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Water/Eau/Aqua, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Dicaprylyl Ether, Polyquaternium-16, Linoleamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Triheptanoin, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, C13-16 Isoparaffin, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Citronellol, Citral, Limonene

    PHD night cap overnight perfecter:
    Water, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Ethylhexyl Stearate, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Isohexadecane, Quaternium-91, Isoamyl Laurate, Polyquaternium-4, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Isododecane, C13-15 Alkane, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Linoleamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Cetearamidoethyl Diethonium Hydrolyzed Rice Protein,E58, Fragrance, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Seed Protein, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Phytic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin,. Sodium PCA,PCA Ethyl Cocoyl Arginate, Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol.

    style lab flex hairspray:
    Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Water, Polyurethane‐14, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, AMP‐Acrylates Copolymer, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl‐10 Pentaoleate, PPG‐5‐Ceteth‐20, Triethyl Citrate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral.

    style lab prime style extender:
    Water/Eau/Aqua, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (Polyfluoroester), Myristyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, PEG-8 Stearate, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance/Parfum, Polysorbate 20, Sorbic Acid, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol.

    • 1.10.21
      Christine said:

      Please read above about which products you need to worry about due to just being on the hair shaft. I don’t consider these products that need to be screened.

  6. 2.4.21
    DW said:

    Hi! Just wondering if these products from their new Curl line are safe?

    Curl shampoo:
    Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Babassuamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Stearate, Propanediol, Sunfloweroyl Methylglucamide, Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether Distearate, Chitosan, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Grapeseedamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Cocoyl Threoninate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate, Polyquaternium-47, Methylthiopropylamido Acetyl Methionine, Bis-(Isostearoyl/Oleoyl Isopropyl) Dimonium Methosulfate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Lauryl/Myristyl Polyricinoleate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Polyquaternium-22, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Polyglycerin-3, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Trioleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance/Parfum, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol.

    Curl defining gel:
    Triheptanoin, C13-16 Isoparaffin, Isododecane, Isoamyl Laurate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Chlorotrifluoropropene, Jojoba Esters, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Lagenaria Sphaerica Seed Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Bis-ethyl(isostearylimidazoline) Isostearamide, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin.
    -would probably run through scalp/hair with fingers

    Thank you!

    • 2.5.21
      Christine said:

      The shampoo Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing
      The gel has a salicylate, ok for nursing but not pregnancy. Just don’t apply close to your scalp and wash your hands afterwards.

  7. 2.22.21
    Caitlin said:

    Hi! What is your take on No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer? It is sprayed on the roots.

    Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Alcohol Denat., Isohexadecane, Isododecane, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Linoleamidopropyl Dimethylamine Dimer Dilinoleate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lagenaria Sphaerica Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Oleyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, C13-15 Alkane, Fragrance/Parfum, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Coumarin, Geraniol.

    • 2.22.21
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreen, ok for nursing but not pregnancy. But please read above under which hair products to worry about. You likely aren’t applying this right at the root, in which case you don’t need to worry about it at all.

  8. 3.1.21
    Sam said:

    Hello,

    Is Living Proof PHD In-Shower Styler safe to use?

    -Patented Thickening Molecule (PBAE): Deposits thickening dots on hair fibers to create body and fullness.

    Water, Polyquaternium-11, Isodecyl Oleate, Myristyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-68, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyalkylaminoester-1 (PBAE), Polyamide-8, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-75 Stearate, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Sclerotium Gum, Ceteth-20, Steareth-2, Oleth-10, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Citronellol, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral.

    • 3.1.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  9. 5.26.21
    Marisha said:

    Dear Dr,

    Is next product safe to be used during pregnancy?

    Thanks!

    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

    Ingredients

    Water/Eau/Aqua, Myristyl Alcohol, Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyalkylaminoester-1 (PBAE), Polyquaternium-55, Hydroxyethylcellulose, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Behenyl/Stearyl Aminopropanediol Esters, DimethylPABAmidopropyl Laurdimonium Tosylate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate, Oleth-10, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Steareth-2, Oleyl Alcohol, Steareth-10, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Myrica Pubescens Fruit Wax, Caprylic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Fragrance/Parfum, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene.

    • 5.27.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      Remember that you only need to screen products you’re applying to your scalp, and this product is not designed to be applied to the scalp.

      • 5.27.21
        Marisha said:

        Thank you very much Dr for all your prompt kind replies.

        Noted. It’s just my hair at the front (fringe line) is very fine (thin), you can literally see my scalp. So, that’s why I asked as I’m concerned, while styling, it may be applied a tiny bit to a scalp (accidentally) only because the hair is so thin.

        • 5.27.21
          Christine said:

          That makes sense! I just mention it because a lot of people don’t read the post and then freak out about every product and waiting for me to answer, when they don’t always need to worry.

  10. 8.14.21
    Billie Blocker said:

    Hi can you please tell me if Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PHD) Advanced Clean dry shampoo is pregnancy safe?
    Thanks

    • 8.14.21
      Christine said:

      That’s already in the list under pregnancy safe.

      • 8.21.21
        Madeline said:

        Hello! Can you tell me if the new dry shampoo is safe?

        Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo

        Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Isobutane, Alcohol Denat., Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Propane, Cyclodextrin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Furcellaria Lumbricalis Extract, Hydrated Silica, Hydroxypropyl Arginine Lauryl/Myristyl Ether HCl, Tetraselmis Suecica Extract, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Mannitol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Water/Eau/Aqua, Fragrance/Parfum, Citronellyl Methylcrotonate, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Limonene.

        • 8.21.21
          Christine said:

          Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate

  11. 9.6.21
    ange said:

    Hi Doc! Is the Living Proof No Frizz Intense Moisture Mask safe?

    Water/aqua/eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (Ofpma), Ppg-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, C13-15 Alkane, Behentrimonium Chloride, Jojoba Esters, Hydroxyethyl Diethylenetriamine Dioleamide/palmitamide, Polyglycerin-3, Pca, Alanine, Linoleamidopropyl Dimethylamine Dimer Dilinoleate, Proline, Sodium Lactate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Isoleucine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Serine, Glycine, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sodium Pca, Threonine, Histidine, Quaternium-87, Arginine, Cetyl Alcohol, Valine, Phenylalanine, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Peg-75 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance/parfum, Lactic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Hydroxyacetophenone, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol.

    • 9.6.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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