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Pregnancy Safe Products from Shu Uemura Art of Hair

Pregnancy Safe Products from Shu Uemura Art of Hair

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 Shu Uemura as of 6/2/2021. 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.

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).

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 Shu Uemura 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.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Shu Uemura

cleansing oil conditioner
color lustre cool shades reviving hair balm
color lustre hair mask
essence absolue all-in-oil hair milk
shusu sleek conditioner
urban moisture conditioner
urban moisture hair mask
yūbi blonde anti-brass deluxe purple hair mask
yūbi blonde replenishing conditioner

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing


cleansing oil shampoo: Salicylic Acid
color lustre conditioner: Salicylic Acid
color lustre shampoo: Salicylic Acid
moisture balancing cleansing oil shampoo: Salicylic Acid
muroto volume conditioner: Salicylate
muroto volume hair mask: Salicylate
muroto volume shampoo: Salicylic Acid, Salicylate
shusu sleek shampoo: Salicylic Acid
silk bloom conditioner: Salicylate
silk bloom hair mask: Salicylate
silk bloom shampoo: Salicylic Acid, Salicylate
ultimate reset conditioner: Salicylate
ultimate reset shampoo: Salicylic Acid, Salicylate
urban moisture shampoo: Salicylic Acid
yūbi blonde anti-brass purple shampoo: Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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16 Comments

  1. 8.21.21
    Lynn said:

    Hi Doctor is shu uemura
    Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil safe for pregnancy? I’m wondering whether it’s safe rubbed into the scalp, since the product said it protects the hair from UV. Thanks!

    -Camellia Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Camellia Kissi/Camellia Kissi Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Parfum/Fragrance.

    • 8.21.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen

      • 11.5.21
        Melissa said:

        Hi there,
        Thank you so much for this incredible list. Is the product questioned above (essence absolue nourishing protective oil) ok to use when pregnant if you do not rub it into the scalp? Ends only?

        Thank you!

  2. 10.29.21
    rirn said:

    Hi, your list really helpful!
    Can you see below ingredients for shu uemura foundation, Is it safe for pregnancy?

    Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (6.7433%), Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Perlite, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Nylon-12, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hdi/​Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Bis-PEG/​PPG-14/​14 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/​Tetraisostearate, Silica Silylate, Acrylonitrile/​Methyl Methacrylate/​Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Tocopherol, Silica, Isobutane, Glycerin, BHT, Moringa Oleifera, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Disodium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Ci 77891, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499

    Thank you!

    • 10.30.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen

    • 2.3.22
      Margaux said:

      Hi doctor. Can you please review ingredients below for Shu Uemura cleansing oil. Is it safe for pregnancy? Thank you!

      Zea Mays (Corn) Germ Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-6 Dicaprate, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Squalane, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Geraniol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phospholipids, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Citric Acid, Fragrance

      • 2.4.22
        Christine said:

        Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  3. 1.2.22
    Irene said:

    Hi, I have an older version of the Muroto Volume hair mask and I don’t see Benzyl Salicylate. Is this ok? Thanks!

    Aqua/Water, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Quaternium-87, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Esters, Caprylyl Glycol, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax, Isopropyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Maris Sal / Sea Salt, Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Magnesium Sulfate, Safflower Glucoside, Gentiana Lutea Extract / Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Ci 60730 / Ext Violet 2, Ci 42090 / Blue 1, Parfum / Fragrance

    • 1.3.22
      Christine said:

      I don’t see it either! Your version is fine for pregnancy and nursing.

  4. 3.21.22
    Annie Clark said:

    Can you tell me if this hair oil is safe for pregnancy?

    Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Fragrance/Parfum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Limonene, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol.

    • 3.22.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  5. 4.26.22
    Katy said:

    Hi! Thank you so much for this site. Can you please advise for the following foundations?

    Shu Uemura Unlimited Foundation

    Aqua Water, Dimethicone, Iscoodecane, Alcohol, E1hylheyl Methoxycinnate, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsilomucate, Titanium Dionde, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Pekoe, Syiretic Fluorphlogofite, Nylon-12, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Disopropyl Sebacate, Disteardimnium Hectorde, Hdvirimethylot Hay11.actone Crosspolymer, Bis-pegippg-14114 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Dipentaerydirryl Tetrahydroxystearateitetraisostearate, Siuca Silylate, Acrylondrilejmethyl Met1-iacrylateninylidene Chloride Copolymer, Tocopherol, Siuca, Isobutane, Glycerin, Bht, Moringa Olefera Seed Egract, Hydrolyze) Rce Mkt, Disodium Phosphate, Mc Acid. I+/- May Cciffain: Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, 01 77492, Ci 774991

    Shu Uemura Petal Foundation

    Nylon-12
    Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Extract
    Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate
    Magnesium Sulfate
    Lilium Candidum Flower Extract
    Maltitol
    Punica Granatum Extract
    Sorbitol
    Squalane
    Aluminum Hydroxide
    Water
    Butylene Glycol
    Sodium Hyaluronate
    Glycerin
    Propylene Glycol
    Thermus Thermophillus Ferment
    Trimethylsiloxysilicate
    Perlite
    Phenyl Trimethicone
    Silicone
    Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract
    Pentylene Glycol
    CI 77492
    CI 77499
    Dimethicone
    Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone
    Cyclopentasiloxane
    Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil
    Talc
    Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
    Potassium Sorbate
    PEG-10 Dimethicone
    Alcohol Denat.
    Phenoxyethanol
    BHT
    Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
    CI 77491

    • 4.28.22
      Christine said:

      Both are Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreens

      • 5.21.22
        Mango said:

        Hi! Thank you for all that you do for us 💞 Wondering if the Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil safe for pregnancy & nursing?

        Ingredients (from Sephora.com):

        Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Camellia Kissi/Camellia Kissi Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Parfum/Fragrance.

        • 5.21.22
          Christine said:

          Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen

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