Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Shea Moisture as of 6/23/2020. 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. Many products in the Shea Moisture line are highly versatile, I’ve tried to include all products that get applied to the scalp or starting at the roots down onto the hair.
Things to know about this list
I linked directly to each product on the Shea Moisture site, but every single link does not want to work. I’m leaving things linked, but if you search for the product name and compare the URL of where it takes you to where I linked… they’re the same. I do not know why it is not working, this makes no sense. It is something strange with their site. I can copy and paste a page I go to on their site, and try to open that same URL in another tab and it still won’t open. Please stop messaging me, this is not my fault that their website doesn’t work. People are being rude, I can not fix the Shea Moisture site, I am not Shea Moisture.
Also, their brand is massive and has hundreds of products. I’ve reviewed about 75% of the products, but still have more to go. If your product isn’t here, please ask about it politely, there’s no need to be rude. For some reason this brand has inspired rudeness.
Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Shea Moisture
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.
There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well. Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed some CBD oils and hemp will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason, but it’s up to you.