web analytics

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.

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

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

Affiliate Links

Sign up for updates

About Me

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!

Leave a Comment

4 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

| powered by chloédigital