My Hair During Pregnancy
It is so important to use natural products during pregnancy including hair products. Though my hair was not falling out as much and looked shinier during my pregnancy I still wanted a good shampoo and conditioner that would keep my hair soft and shiny.
My hair has always been on the thick and frizzy side and I’ve had trouble in the past finding good shampoos and conditioners that work for my hair.
As a teen I remember comparing myself to Hermione from Harry Potter in the first few movies when her hair was big and puffy and a little frizzy. I always had clumps of hair coming out in my brush and in the shower.
Now even more hair is coming out postpartum.
I find it interesting that this wasn’t happening when I was a couple months into my pregnancy.
Anyway though there were some hair improvements that came with pregnancy. My hair was still kind of puffy and frizzy.
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How I Cared For My Hair
I am not gonna lie I am a bit lazy when it come to my hair. I take daily showers and wash my hair every other day with shampoo and conditioner.
I don’t use hair serums, or hair masks, or hair spray or hair gel. I also don’t blow dry my hair or use any curlers or straighteners. Except maybe for a wedding or some special occasion. On a normal day… most days I just let my hair air dry.
This quite often results in my hair being poofy and frizzy and sometimes tangled. When I brush my hair after it dries it just gets even poofier. However I have made a breakthrough with my hair. Now I am sure it is different for everyone, because woman have different hair types just like different skin types.
Anyway I found a shampoo and conditioner that have done wonders for my hair. My routine has only slightly changed as well. So now I have shiny hair, that is wavy and soft and not frizzed up or poofy like Hermione’s. I am sooo happy I found something that works for me.
My New Simple Routine and Hair Care Products
So the only thing I changed to my routine is so simple. i use a comb in the shower to detangle my hair. I make sure to lather conditioner into my hair let it sit for a minute or so first and then I start detangling.
I needed to change my shampoo and conditioner to a more natural healthier product because of my pregnancy. I used SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo (affiliate link) and SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner (affiliate link). These smell so good! I wasn’t sure how they would work at first and they were okay but not the best. My hair felt dry like it needed more moisturizing. I continued to use it just because it was such low toxicity for the sake of my baby.
What I am using now is Herbal Essences Bio Renew Shampoo and Conditioner. The one I am using is the Manuka Honey. It’s 90% natural and leaves my hair moisturized, smelling good and soft.
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About The Natural Hair Products
I never thought badly about the hair products I used to use because I never thought about the ingredients or know how harmful some of them were. Little did I know I was using hair products filled with toxic chemicals.
I also found out just because a bottle says natural doesn’t mean it is. The products I list below are have at least a 4 star rating and I have researched the toxicity level through EWG. 1 is the lowest and 10 is the most toxic.
I include the rating. Which most in this list are at a 1 or 2.
For More information on determining what is safe or not check out my Essential Guide To Safe Personal Care Products During Pregnancy
I will be updating this page as I review the products I try out and as I find other products I think you would like.
Pregnancy Friendly Hair Care Products
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo (affiliate link) EWG Product Scale 1
ATTITUDE Super Leaves Natural Shampoo (affiliate link) EWG Verified Product Scale 1
Baja Baby Shampoo & Wash (affiliate link) EWG Verified Product Scale 1
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner (affiliate link) EWG Product Scale 1
Attitude Super Leaves Conditioner (affiliate link) EWG Verified Product Scale 1
Baja Baby Unscented Hair Conditioner Cream (affiliate link) EWG Verified Product Scale 1
HAIR SERUM/ OIL/ MOUSSE
Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Hair Oil (affiliate link) EWG Rating 3
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Detangler (affiliate link) EWG Product Scale 2
Little Twig Conditioning Detangler, Happy Tangerine (affiliate link) EWG Product Scale 2
Clean Kids Naturally, Detangler (affiliate link) EWG Verified Product Scale 1
Qet Botanicals Natural Sea Spray (affiliate link) EWG Verified Product Scale 1
Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Daily Moisture Mist (affiliate link) EWG Rating 2
I hope that this list helps you find some hair care products you like which are also healthier for you over all.
Have you already tried any products on this list? If so which ones and did you like it or not?