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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.

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 Olaplex 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. 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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6 Comments

  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

  2. 4.9.21
    Madeline said:

    Hi there! Is this new Olaplex product safe for pregnancy? Thank you!

    Olaplex no 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
    -Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate: Rebuilds broken and weakened bonds.

    Water (Aqua/Eau), Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima
    (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Bromide, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Quaternium-80, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Extract, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Arginine, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Panthenol, Squalane, Carthamus Tinctorius (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Histidine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenylalanine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Phosphatidylcholine, Citric Acid, Sodium Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Bis-Cetearyl Amodimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene.

    • 4.9.21
      Christine said:

      I would avoid in pregnancy and nursing due to the hemp.

  3. 7.18.21
    Jenni said:

    Hi,

    If I don’t apply the No. 7 bonding oil to my roots, is it okay for pregnancy? I saw the chemical sunscreen and wasn’t sure if it could transfer from hair strands to skin (face or neck) on accident.

    Thanks!

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