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Pregnancy Safe Products from Shea Moisture

Pregnancy safe products from Shea Moisture

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 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.

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 Shea Moisture 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. 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

100% EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL LOTION
100% PURE JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL HEAD TO TOE RESTORATION
100% TAMANU OIL & ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER EXTRA DRY SKIN BODY LOTION
100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL BABY WASH & SHAMPOO
100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL COCONUT MILK BATH POWDER
100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL DAILY HYDRATION CONDITIONER
100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL DAILY HYDRATION SHAMPOO
100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL IN-SHOWER BODY CONDITIONER
100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL REHYDRATION TREATMENT MASQUE
100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL RHASSOUL CLAY SHAMPOO BAR
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAMBOO CHARCOAL GELEE MOISTURIZER
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAMBOO CHARCOAL KAOLIN CLAY SOAP
AFRICAN WATER MINT & GINGER DETOX HAIR & SCALP GENTLE SHAMPOO
AFRICAN WATER MINT & GINGER KAOLIN CLAY SOAP
BAOBAB & TEA TREE OILS LOW POROSITY PROTEIN-FREE CONDITIONER
COCONUT & CACTUS WATER HEAD IN THE CLOUDS SHAMPOO
COCONUT & CACTUS WATER PICK ME UP LITE MASQUE
COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL & SHINE CONDITIONER
COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL & SHINE HAIR MASQUE
COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL & SHINE SHAMPOO
COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL ENHANCING SMOOTHIE
COCONUT & HIBISCUS FOAM BODY WASH
COCONUT & HIBISCUS KIDS 2-IN-1 CURL & SHINE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
COCONUT & HIBISCUS KIDS CURLING BUTTER CREAM
COCONUT & HIBISCUS RHASSOUL CLAY SHAMPOO BAR
COCONUT CUSTARD MAKE IT LAST WASH N’ GO CONDITIONER
COCONUT CUSTARD MAKE IT LAST WASH N’ GO CURL PRIMER
COCONUT CUSTARD MAKE IT LAST WASH N’ GO DEFINING GEL-OIL
COCONUT CUSTARD MAKE IT LAST WASH N’ GO SHAMPOO
DRAGON’S BLOOD & COFFEE CHERRY VOLUME + CONDITIONER
GOTU KOLA & RASPBERRY SEED OIL PRE-SWIM LEAVE-IN PROTECTION
GREEN COCONUT & ACTIVATED CHARCOAL BATH SALTS
GREEN COCONUT & ACTIVATED CHARCOAL PURIFYING & HYDRATING EXFOLIATING HAIR MUD
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL BENTONITE CLAY SHAMPOO BAR
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL RINSE-OUT CONDITIONER
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE OIL SERUM
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE SHAMPOO
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE SMOOTHIE
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE STYLING LOTION
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE TREATMENT MASQUE
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STYLE & SMOOTH EDGE TREATMENT GEL
MANGO & CARROT KIDS EXTRA-NOURISHING CONDITIONER
MANGO & CARROT KIDS EXTRA-NOURISHING SHAMPOO
MANUKA HONEY & MAFURA OIL INTENSIVE HYDRATION CONDITIONER
MANUKA HONEY & MAFURA OIL INTENSIVE HYDRATION MASQUE
MANUKA HONEY & MAFURA OIL INTENSIVE HYDRATION SHAMPOO
MANUKA HONEY & MAFURA OIL SHEA BUTTER SOAP
MANUKA HONEY & MAFURA OIL TWIST-DEFINING CUSTARD
MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT HYDRATE + REPAIR CONDITIONER
MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT HYDRATE + REPAIR MULTI-ACTION LEAVE-IN
MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT HYDRATE + REPAIR PROTEIN-STRONG TREATMENT
MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT HYDRATE + REPAIR SHAMPOO
MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT SKIN RENEWAL RECIPE CREME SCRUB
MORINGA & AVOCADO POWER GREENS CONDITIONER
MORINGA & AVOCADO POWER GREENS RECONSTRUCTOR
MORINGA & AVOCADO POWER GREENS SHAMPOO
MARSHMALLOW ROOT & BLUEBERRIES KIDS 2-IN-1 DRAMA-FREE DETANGLING LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
MARSHMALLOW ROOT & BLUEBERRIES KIDS 2-IN-1 DRAMA-FREE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
OLIVE & GREEN TEA BATH, BODY & MASSAGE OIL
OLIVE & GREEN TEA BODY WASH
PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX NOURISH & SILKEN CONDITIONER
PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX NOURISH & SILKEN LEAVE-IN TREATMENT
PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX NOURISH & SILKEN SHAMPOO
PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX SENSITIVE SKIN 2-IN-1 BUBBLE BATH & BODY WASH
PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX SENSITIVE SKIN FACIAL MOISTURIZER
PEACE ROSE OIL SHEA BUTTER SOAP
PURPLE RICE WATER STRENGTH & COLOR CARE MASQUE
PURPLE RICE WATER STRENGTH & COLOR CARE OIL SERUM
PURPLE RICE WATER STRENGTH & COLOR CARE SHAMPOO
PURPLE RICE WATER VELVET SKIN BODY WASH
PURPLE RICE WATER VELVET SKIN RICE SCRUB
RAW SHEA BUTTER BODY WASH
RAW SHEA BUTTER DEEP TREATMENT MASQUE
RAW SHEA BUTTER FACIAL WASH & SCRUB
RAW SHEA BUTTER HYDRATING BODY LOTION
RAW SHEA BUTTER HYDRATING FACIAL WIPES
RAW SHEA BUTTER MOISTURE RECOVERY TREATMENT MASQUE
RAW SHEA BUTTER MOISTURE RETENTION SHAMPOO
RAW SHEA BUTTER MOISTURIZING DETANGLER
RAW SHEA BUTTER RESTORATIVE CONDITIONER
SACHA INCHI OIL OMEGA-3-6-9 RESCUE + REPAIR HAIR MASQUE
SACHA INCHI OIL OMEGA-3-6-9 RESCUE + REPAIR CONDITIONER
SACHA INCHI OIL OMEGA-3-6-9 RESCUE BUBBLE BATH & BODY WASH
SACHA INCHI OIL OMEGA-3-6-9 RESCUE MASSAGE OIL
SUGARCANE EXTRACT & MEADOWFOAM SEED SILICONE FREE MIRACLE MASQUE
YUCCA & PLANTAIN ANTI-BREAKAGE STRENGTHENING CONDITIONER
YUCCA & PLANTAIN ANTI-BREAKAGE STRENGTHENING STYLING MILK

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAMBOO CHARCOAL BODY SCRUB W/ TEA TREE OIL: Salicylic Acid
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAMBOO CHARCOAL SCALP TONIC TREATMENT: Willow Bark
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP ECZEMA & PSORIASIS THERAPY: Willow Bark
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP FOAM BODY WASH: Willow Bark
GREEN COCONUT & ACTIVATED CHARCOAL PURIFYING & HYDRATING MULTI-MASQUE: Willow Bark
JOJOBA OIL & UCUUBA BUTTER NO-RINSE FOAM CLEANSER: Gluconolactone
JOJOBA OIL & UCUUBA BUTTER TRACK TENSION & ITCH RELIEF SERUM: Gluconolactone
MORINGA & AVOCADO POWER GREENS HAIR TEA RINSE: Gluconolactone
RED PALM OIL & COCOA BUTTER CURL STRETCH PUDDING: Licorice Root
RED PALM OIL & COCOA BUTTER DETANGLING SHAMPOO: Licorice Root
RED PALM OIL & COCOA BUTTER STYLING GELEE: Licorice Root
VITAMIN E & JOJOBA SEED OIL MINERAL BODY CREAM: Salicylate

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.

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.

CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL LUSH LENGTH CONDITIONER: Hemp
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL LUSH LENGTH LITE LEAVE-IN: Hemp
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL LUSH LENGTH SHAMPOO: Hemp
MONGONGO & HEMP SEED OILS HIGH POROSITY MOISTURE-SEAL FINISHING ELIXIR: Hemp

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51 Comments

  1. 9.10.20
    Kate said:

    Is African Black Soap Soothing Bidy Lotion safe? Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*仫, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin (Vegetable), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Mangifera lndica (Mango) Seed Butter, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Cocoate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Pod Ash, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Panthenol, Glyceryl Undecylenate

    • 9.11.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  2. 10.27.20
    Maria Stocks said:

    Hi Doc, Would you please advise if the below is safe for pregnancy/nursing?

    SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Facial Wash & Scrub
    Ingredients:
    Deionized Water, African Black Soap, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerine, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Myristic Acid, Coconut Fatty Acid, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil), Salicylic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Willow Bark Extract, Jojoba Beads, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Nigella Sativa (Black) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, Moroccan Camomile Sauvige Oil, Vaccinium Myrtilus (Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Citrus Aurantuim (Orange) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (lemon) Extract, Tea Tree Oil.

    Thank you!

    • 10.28.20
      Christine said:

      This has willow bark, salicylic acid. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  3. 10.31.20

    Hello Dr. I have a question on these 2 products if they are safe during pregnancy and while nursing:

    1] is Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus illuminating body butter w Songyi Mushroom
    Ingredients
    Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, cetyl alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetearyl alcohol, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, fragrance (essential oil blend), brassica campestris (rapeseed) seed oil, melia azadirachta (neem) seed oil, glycerin (vegetable), sodium lauroyl hydrolyzed silk, allantoin, hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower extract, tocopheryl acetate, tricholoma matsutake extract, glyceryl caprylate, triethyl citrate, caprylyl glycol, benzoic acid.

    2) Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Illuminating Hand & Body scrub w/ Vitamin E
    Ingredients
    Sucrose (Sugar), Glycerin (Vegetable), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Glyceryl Caprylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Leaf, Mangifera Lndica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Undecylenate

    • 10.31.20
      Christine said:

      Both are ok for pregnancy and nursing

  4. 11.12.20
    Jessica Barrett said:

    Hello Doctor, can you please tell me if Shea Moisture Black African Soap w/Shea butter is safe for pregnancy and nursing?

    Ingredients:Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate (Or) Sodium Palm Kernelate (And) Water (African Black Soap Base), Glycerin, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter* +, Sodium Chloride, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Plantago Major Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Charcoal, Pentasodium Pentetate, Iron Oxides.

    • 11.13.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  5. 11.12.20
    Jessica Barrett said:

    Hello Doctor, can you please tell me if Shea Moisture 100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL DAILY HYDRATION BAR SOAP is safe for pregnancy and nursing? Thank you so much!

    Ingredients:Sodium Palmate, Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Fragrance, Sodium Gluconate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Palm Acid, Sodium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*‰Û , Palm Kernel Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Powder, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum *Certified Organic Ingredient. ‰Û Fair Trade Ingredient.

    • 11.13.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  6. 11.12.20
    Jessica Barrett said:

    Hello Doctor, Can you please advise if Shea Moisture RAW SHEA BUTTER FACE & BODY BAR SOAP is safe for pregnancy and nursing?

    Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate (Or) Sodium Palm Kernelate (Soaps of Coconut and Palm), Water, Glycerin, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*仫, Sodium Chloride, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Iron Oxides *Certified Organic Ingredient 仫Fair Trade Ingredient

    • 11.13.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  7. 11.27.20
    Abbie Daniels said:

    Are these two safe for pregnancy?

    African Black Soap Shampoo with tea tree oil Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl lsethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, GlycolDistearate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Panthenol, GuarHydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, SodiumBenzoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Melaleuca Alternifolia(Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii(Shea) Butter*, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba)Seed Oil, Charcoal Powder, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sodium SheaButterate, Sodium Cocoate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Pod Ash, TriethylCitrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzoic Acid*Certified Organic Ingredient. Fair Trade Ingredient.

    And

    Jamaican black caster oil shampoo
    Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Vinegar, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract *Certified Organic Ingredient.

    • 11.27.20
      Christine said:

      #1 has willow bark, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      #2 is ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  8. 12.11.20
    Nikki said:

    Is Shea Butter Papaya products safe to use while breastfeeding?

    Thank you!

  9. 1.7.21
    Alisa Davis said:

    Hi there, you mentioned in the link above that the
    SheaMoisture Kids – Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Curling Butter Cream is safe for pregnancy but it has Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm) Bark Extract. This isn’t the same as willow bark, is it?
    What’s also really weird is that the ingredients on the Walgreens site are different from the ingredients on the Shea Moisture site so I’m not sure which one I should buy. The Walgreens one has Neem in it – not sure if this is okay or not?

    Walgreens site:
    Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Certified Organic Ingredient), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter (Certified Organic Ingredient), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Silk Protein, Centrimonium Chloride, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Sorbitol Esters, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Medica Limonium, Citrus Aurantifolia, Jasminium Officinale, Slippery Elm Extract, Proprietary Essential Oil Blend, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hibiscus Flower Extract

    Shea Moisture site: Ingredients
    Water, Glycerin (Vegetable), Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*仫, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polysorbate 60, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Oleth-10, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm) Bark Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, PEG-150, Steareth-20, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend) *Certified Organic Ingredient. 仫Fair Trade Ingredient.

    • 1.8.21
      Christine said:

      Slippery Elm is a different plant than White Willow Bark.
      I have some discussion on Neem here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy, but bottom line is that it is ok.
      In general I look at brand sites to clear products for safety, and I know for sure I did with Shea Moisture, since the brand is GIANT and most retailers only carry a small portion of their products

      Both versions here look ok for pregnancy and nursing to me.

      • 1.8.21
        Alisa Davis said:

        Thank you! How about the 100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL DAILY HYDRATION FINISHING OIL SERUM? Is this safe for pregnancy? Ingredients
        Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, lsopropyl Myristate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*‰Û ,Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit (Rosehip) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coconut Acid, Acacia Senegal Gum Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend) *Certified Organic Ingredient ‰Û Fair Trade Ingredient Natural ingredients may vary in color and consistency.

        • 1.9.21
          Christine said:

          This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  10. 1.8.21
    Gabriela R. said:

    Hi thank you for all the content. It is very helpful. I have a product from sheamoisture that I would like to know if it is safe during pregnancy and for nursing as well. It is the coconut and hibiscus scrub. The list of the ingredients are the following:
    Sugar, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Jojoba Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Vitamin E (Gluten-Free), Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flowers, Vegetable Glycerine, Alpha-Bisabolol (Chamomile Extract), Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Essential Oil Blend (Proprietary)

    Thank you and advance 🙂

    • 1.8.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  11. 1.12.21
    Renee said:

    Is this product safe for pregnancy? I’m not sure about the essential oil content.

    100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL DAILY HYDRATION BODY WASH

    Water, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerin (Vegetable), Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*‰__, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropultrimonium Chloride, Sodium Phytate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend) *Certified Organic Ingredient, ‰__ Fair Trade Ingredient.

    • 1.13.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  12. 1.25.21
    Lex said:

    Coconut & Hibiscus Bath, Body & Massage Oil
    Ingredients:
    Carthamus Tintorius (Safflower) Oil, Borage Officinalis Oil, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract

    • 1.26.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  13. 2.9.21
    Alisa Davis said:

    Hi – is the SheaMoisture100% Argan Oil safe for pregnancy and nursing?
    Ingredients: Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

    • 2.10.21
      Christine said:

      Yes, it’s fine

      • 2.10.21
        Alisa Davis said:

        Thanks – I’m thinking of applying this to my hair and skin. Is the SheaMoisture100% Argan Oil which is made of Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil safe for pregnancy and nursing if I apply it to my hair AND my skin, too?

        • 2.10.21
          Christine said:

          Yes, it’s fine

  14. 2.12.21
    Jules said:

    Hi,
    I am currently interested in using the Alaffia Pure Unrefined Shea butter for my belly. Do you know if unrefined Shea butter is as safe as standard Shea butter?
    Thank you so much for your valuable website.

    • 2.12.21
      Christine said:

      It’s not exactly the same, but it’s still safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 2.13.21
        Jules said:

        Thank you so much!

  15. 2.14.21
    Caiti Mellott said:

    Hello! First of all, thank you so much for this resource! It is incredibly frustrating to find all of this information and it’s wonderful that you take the time to help us all out!!

    I have two products that I did not see listed.
    African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask
    Ingredients
    Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*仫, Glycerin (Vegetable), Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Cocoate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Pod Ash, Simmondsia Chinen sis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Plantago Major Leaf Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tamarindus lndica Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Panthenol, Punica Granatum Extract, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Beta Glucan, Allantoin, Salicylic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Iron Oxides *Certified Organic Ingredient 仫Fair Trade Ingredient

    and

    African Black Soap Balancing Moisturizer
    Ingredients
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter* 仫, Glycerin (Vegetable), Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Cocoate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Pod Ash, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tamarindus Indica Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernal Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Charcoal Powder, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Ormensis Multicaulis Oil, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Mangifera India (Mango) Seed Butter, Triethyl Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend) *Certified Organic Ingredient. 仫Fair Trade Ingredient

    Thank you!!

    • 2.15.21
      Christine said:

      Both have willow bark. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  16. 2.19.21
    Caiti Mellott said:

    I didn’t see this one listed anywhere, thank you!

    OAT MILK & RICE WATER BABY EXTRA COMFORTING LOTION

    Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*♥, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin (Vegetable), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phenoxyethanol *Certified Organic Ingredient ♥Fair Trade Ingredient

    • 2.21.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  17. 2.24.21
    Lydia Cortez said:

    Would like to know if this is safe during pregnancy. I do not see it on the list above. Sheamoisture brighter days ahead serum pregnancy

    ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Citrus Junos (Yuzu) Peel Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*~, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

    • 2.24.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  18. 2.25.21
    Luz said:

    Would like to know if safe for pregnancy/breastfeeding, SheaMoisture Papaya and Vitamin C Night Cream…

    Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin (Vegetable), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*~, Sorbitan Olivate, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Junos (Yuzu) Fruit Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Sodium Pca, Hydroxyproline, L-Proline, Panthenol, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethyl Citrate, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol

    • 2.25.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  19. 2.25.21
    Lydia Cortez said:

    Hi! I would like to know if this product is safe during pregnancy… SheaMoisture Papaya and Vitamin C Night Cream

    Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin (Vegetable), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*~, Sorbitan Olivate, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Junos (Yuzu) Fruit Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Sodium Pca, Hydroxyproline, L-Proline, Panthenol, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethyl Citrate, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol

    • 2.25.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  20. 2.26.21
    Kat said:

    Hello, Can you take a look at this product?

    MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT GLOW GETTER PRESSED SERUM MOISTURIZER

    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*♥, Glyceryl Stearate, Honey, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Yogurt Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Mica, Titanium Dioxide *Certified Organic Ingredient ♥Fair Trade Ingredient

    • 2.27.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  21. 3.24.21
    lathareddy said:

    Hi, Are these products safe in Preganancy & Nursing? Thanks

    1. SheaMoisture Shampoo Coconut Oil – SheaMoisture Daily Hydration Shampoo

    Water, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycol Stearate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Cocoyl lsethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin (Vegetable), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*‰Û , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Algae Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Tocopherol, Rosa Canina Fruit (Rosehip) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Coconut Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acacia Senegal Gum Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Phytate, Stearamide AMP, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend) *Certified Organic Ingredient. ‰Û Fair Trade Ingredient. Natural ingredients may vary in color and consistency.

    2. SheaMoisture Conditioner Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Conditioner

    Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*‰Û , Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Glyceryl Caprylate, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Canina Fruit (Rosehip) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Coconut Acid, Acacia Senegal Gum Extract, Tocopherol, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Algae Extract, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend) *Certified Organic Ingredient. ‰Û Fair Trade Ingredient.

    3. MANUKA HONEY & MAFURA OIL INTENSIVE HYDRATION MASQUE

    Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glycerin (Vegetable), Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Trichilia Emetica (Mafura) Seed Oil, Honey, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissma (Avocado) Oil, Ficus (Fig) Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter *, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol Butter *

    • 3.25.21
      Christine said:

      All are safe for pregnancy and nursing

  22. 4.7.21
    Heather said:

    Hello,

    Such a helpful site!

    Do you find any issues with this product for pregnancy or nursing?

    SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash – African Black Soap Soothing Body Wash

    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl lsethionate, Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin (Vegetable), Jojoba Esters, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*仫, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Cocoate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Pod Ash, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Caramel, Triethyl Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzoic Acid *Certified Organic Ingredient. 仫Fair Trade Ingredient.

    • 4.7.21
      Heather said:

      SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar – Black African Soap for the Entire Body

      INGREDIENTS:
      Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate (Or) Sodium Palm Kernelate (And) Water (African Black Soap Base), Glycerin, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*仫, Sodium Chloride, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Plantago Major Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Charcoal, Pentasodium Pentetate, Iron Oxides

      • 4.7.21
        Christine said:

        Safe for pregnancy and nursing

    • 4.7.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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