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Pregnancy Safe Products from R+Co

Pregnancy Safe Products from R+Co

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 R+Co as of 1/12/2021. 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.

Please refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, brow products, etc. I do not review these products.

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 screen 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. Conditioner and treatment masques don’t usually touch your scalp, though I have screened a few masques that people sometimes apply up to their roots. If you apply any of these further from the scalp, they’re all safe (even if I screened them as not safe).

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 R+Co 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.

Note, I’ve screened all of the R+Co products that I think you need to worry about. Please read the above section about which products you need to worry about, most people don’t. There’s a reason I didn’t screen the hairspray.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from R+Co

ANALOG CLEANSING FOAM CONDITIONER
BADLANDS DRY SHAMPOO PASTE (at Nordstrom, Bluemercury)
BRIGHT SHADOWS ROOT TOUCH-UP SPRAY (at Nordstrom, Bluemercury): all shades
CACTUS TEXTURIZING SHAMPOO (at Bluemercury)
DARK WAVES BODY LOTION
DARK WAVES BODY WASH
OBLIVION CLARIFYING SHAMPOO (at Bluemercury)
PALM READER ANTISEPTIC HAND SANITIZER
SPIRITUALIZED DRY SHAMPOO MIST (at Nordstrom)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

ACID WASH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR CLEANSING RINSE (at Nordstrom, Bluemercury): Chemical Sunscreen
ATLANTIS MOISTURIZING B5 SHAMPOO (at Bluemercury): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
BEL AIR SMOOTHING SHAMPOO + ANTI-OXIDANT COMPLEX (at Bluemercury): Gluconolactone, Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
CASSETTE CURL SHAMPOO + SUPERSEED OIL COMPLEX (at Nordstrom, Bluemercury): Salicylic Acid, Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
CROWN SCALP SCRUB (at Bluemercury): Salicylic Acid, Chemical Sunscreen
DALLAS BIOTIN THICKENING SHAMPOO (at Bluemercury): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
DEATH VALLEY DRY SHAMPOO (at Nordstrom, Bluemercury): Chemical Sunscreen
GEMSTONE COLOR SHAMPOO (at Nordstrom, Bluemercury): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
RODEO STAR THICKENING STYLE FOAM (at Bluemercury): Chemical Sunscreen
TELEVISION PERFECT HAIR SHAMPOO (at Nordstrom, Bluemercury): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
WATERFALL MOISTURE + SHINE LOTION (at Bleumercury): Chemical Sunscreen
ZIG ZAG ROOT TEASING + TEXTURE SPRAY (at Bluemercury): Chemical Sunscreen

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

PALM SPRINGS PRE-SHAMPOO TREATMENT MASK: Retinoid
SUPER GARDEN CBD SHAMPOO: CBD, Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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8 Comments

  1. 2.10.21
    Annie said:

    Hi there – Is the DAE Daily Shampoo OK for pregnancy? Ingredients below. Thanks so much for all that you do for us trying to navigate beauty while pregnant!

    Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Lauryl Lactyl Lactate, Silicone Quaternium-3, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Glycerin, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Trideceth-12, Mica, Polyquaternium-7, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Titanium Dioxide, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Phalaenopsis Amabilis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.

    Link here: https://www.sephora.com/product/dae-daily-shampoo-P457410?icid2=products%20grid:p457410

  2. 2.12.21
    RB said:

    Hi there! I adore this site – thank you for all of this info. Can you please confirm of the Dallas Thickening Spray from R+CO is safe for pregnancy and nursing?
    Full Ingredient List: Alcohol Denat., Aqua/Water/Eau, Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Hedychium Coronarium (Ginger) Root Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Flower) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polyquaternium-59, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Apigenin, Serine, Valine, Glycine, Alanine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Limonene, Citral.

    • 2.12.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  3. 4.6.21
    Natasha Crosby said:

    Hi!!Is the High Dive from R + Co safe ? Thanks in advance!

    Full Ingredient List: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Sodium PCA, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyquaternium-59, Silicone Quaternium-16, Undeceth-11, Undeceth-5, Butyloctanol, Isohexadecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene.

    • 4.6.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen

  4. 5.3.21
    Meredith said:

    Hi Christine! Thank you so much for all your help with pregnancy safe products! 🙂

    I was wondering if the new r + co on a cloud masque was safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Esters, Dipropylene Glycol, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Dimethicone, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Quaternium-87, Phenoxyethanol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysilicone-29, Cetrimonium Chloride, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Hydroxyethylcellulose, C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, Disodium Edta, Glycerin, Trideceth-12, Bht, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-15, Trideceth-3, Acetic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Astrocaryum Vulgare Kernel Oil, Quaternium-95, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Alcohol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Propanediol, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Disiloxane, Trisiloxane, Sodium Phosphate, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal

    • 5.3.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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