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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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Olaplex as of 12/22/2021. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Olaplex

No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment (at Sephora, ULTA, Nordstrom)
No.3 Hair Perfector (at Sephora, ULTA, Nordstrom)
No. 4 Bond Maintenance™ Shampoo (at Sephora, ULTA, Nordstrom)
No.4P Blonde Enhancer™ Toning Shampoo (at Sephora, Nordstrom)
No. 5 Bond Maintenance™ Conditioner (at Sephora, ULTA, Nordstrom)
No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme (at Sephora, ULTA, Nordstrom)
No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum (at Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

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

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask (at Sephora, ULTA, Nordstrom): Hemp

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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

      • 1.29.22
        Nikki said:

        Hi there!

        I’m 20 weeks pregnant. Can I use bond shampoo no 4, conditioner no. 6 or bond smoother no. 6?

        Thanks so much!

        • 1.29.22
          Christine said:

          Please refer to the lists above for pregnancy and nursing safety information.

  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:


    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.


  4. 8.13.21

    Hello, I am confused why Olaplex’s website says, “OLAPLEX is entirely non-toxic, however we do not advise pregnant or nursing mothers. “

  5. 9.11.21
    Lara said:

    Is the new olaplex 4p shampoo safe? It’s a purple shampoo

    Water (Aqua/Eau), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Chloride, Acrylates Copolymer, Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Polyquaternium-7, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Acid Violet 43 (Cl 60730)

    • 9.11.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 9.16.21
        Lara said:

        Thank you very much – really appreciate your reply

      • 9.16.21
        Lara said:

        Thank you very much!

  6. 9.26.21
    MM said:

    Hi can you review the new Olaplex purple shampoo? Thanks

    • 9.26.21
      Christine said:

      It’s already in the pregnancy safe list, it’s the 4P.

  7. 11.27.21
    Ioana said:

    Is Olaplex 2 safe?

    The complete ingredient list for the finished product(s) is as follows:
    Water (Aqua), Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Quaternium-91, Sodium Benzoate, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Polyquaternium-37, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Etidronic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Phytantriol,Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate
    The product(s) does not contain ingredients considered hazardous as defined by OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.1200 and/or WHMIS under the HPA.

    • 11.28.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 12.11.21
    Alyssa said:

    Hello, I know you said that Olaplex no. 4 and no. 5 are safe. I did see another girls post about it in the thread due to what the website says. Do you believe it’s deemed safe?

  9. 12.29.21
    Sirena said:

    So for the two products that aren’t considered safe could you still use it if it’s not applied to the roots?? Or should I just avoid both all together

  10. 2.28.22
    Amanda said:

    Hello Doctor,

    Coming into effect 1st March 2022, two ingredients contained in many popular hair-care products will be banned in the EU. Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Lilial) and Zinc Pyrithione. These ingredients are now classified as toxic to reproduction in the UK.

    Olaplex no.3 contains Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Lilial). I’d love to hear your input about this and whether is is safe to use here in North America. I recently suffered a miscarriage and can’t help but wonder if Olaplex no.3 was a contributing factor due to the Butylphenyl Methylpropional,

    Below is one of many articles bout the new regulation:

    • 2.28.22
      Christine said:

      Unfortunately this is one of those things that we don’t actually have a lot of evidence for in the literature and there’s so little support for it here in the US that I don’t know any physicians who recommend avoiding it. The EU seems to ban a lot of things because they get requests, not usually based on studies. Lilial is in MANY products, and your hair is a dead protein and can’t absorb anything. Applying a product (with a very small amount of an ingredient that we don’t have much evidence to support banning) to hair that can’t absorb it was NOT the cause of your miscarriage. I’m sorry you went through that. Please don’t feel like you should have done something differently.

      Also note, the zinc you said they’re banning (I haven’t read into it yet) is the active ingredient in many dandruff shampoos. Also not linked to any issues…

  11. 3.2.22
    T said:

    Hi! What is your take on the recent ban on Olaplex products (No. 3 and others) in the EU due to links to infertility and birth defects? The ingredient in question is butylphenyl methylpropional.

    • 3.2.22
      Christine said:

      Please check my IG stories from today. I’m working on updating my ingredients to avoid page. In short: I’m not worried about it.

  12. 3.18.22
    J said:

    Why is no8 not safe for nursing?

    • 3.18.22
      Christine said:

      Because of the hemp.

  13. 4.5.22
    V said:

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you for this amazing website!

    Olaplex has just released No. 9

    Ingredient lise: Water (Aqua/Eau), Propanediol, Betaine, Quatemium-22, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydroxyethylcellulose PVP, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Furcellaria Lumbricalis Extract, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Xylquatemium Glucoside44, Anhydroxylitol, Maltitol, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xylitol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Partum), Citral, Cttronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool

    Is this safe for pregnancy?

    • 4.5.22
      Christine said:

      9 is in the list already under pregnancy and nursing safe, I added it when it was released.

      • 4.10.22
        V said:

        Thank you.

        Must’ve missed it with the pregnancy brain.

        This product contains phenoxyethanol but I’ve seen this in other products not considered safe. Is it fine in a certain quantity or amount?

  14. 6.17.22
    Stephanie said:

    Hi Dr,

    Is Olaplex 1 safe for pregnancy and nursing, please?


    Water (Aqua), Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate

    Thank you!

    • 6.17.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  15. 6.30.22
    Mariko said:


    Is the new Olaplex 4C pregnancy safe?

    Water (Aqua/Eau), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Coco-Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Decyl Glucoside, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Coco-Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Chlorphenesin, Panthenol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine, Disuccinate Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-11, Benzoic Acid, Sodium PCA , Pentasodium Triphosphate, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Citric Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucin, Proline,Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene.

    Thank you!

    • 7.1.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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