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Pregnancy Safe Products from Olaplex

Pregnancy Safe Products from Olaplex

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 Olaplex as of 9/25/2020. 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.

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.

Please note, it can take up to an hour to review the ingredient lists of each product. I review with my own list of pregnancy safe criteria. I obtain my ingredient lists from the brands and major retailers (typically Nordstrom and Sephora), and I review the US versions. Please do not ask me to re-review the same products over and over, I do not have the time to do so, and many people have been rude about this. For more brands, please head over to the list of pregnancy safe 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 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. 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).

I’ve included links here to Amazon and Sephora, but  you can also find Olaplex at Revolve and Nordstrom.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Olaplex

No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment (at Amazon, Sephora)
No.3 Hair Perfector (at Amazon, Sephora)
No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo (at Amazon, Sephora)
No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner (at Amazon, Sephora)
No.6 Bond Smoother (at Amazon, Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

No.7 Bonding Oil (at Amazon, Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen

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.

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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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  1. 10.26.20
    Jen said:

    Hi! I know you said not to worry too much about hair products but I was wondering if this leave-in conditioner is safe for pregnancy and nursing. Thank you!!

    It’s A 10: Miracle Leave-In Product
    Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Keratin Amino Acids, CyclopentaSiloxane, Fragrance, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract (Sunflower), Panthenol, Quaternium-80, Silk Amino Acids, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

    • 10.26.20
      Christine said:

      This has salicylate, so technically isn’t ok for pregnancy. But if you don’t apply near your roots it’s fine

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