non toxic conditioner

SOME OF MY NON-TOXIC FAVORITES


BEAUTY & NON-TOXIC PICS


Isn't it crazy that I am doing a post on non-toxic maintenance products. Hopefully there will come a time when all products will be non-toxic, but for now I rounded up my top non-toxic maintenance picks below:

DEODORANT: I'm slightly obsessed with Piperwai activated charcol deodorant. I've been using it for two years and it's the only product I have on automatic delivery and still run out of! You can find it, HERE. Just make sure you get the jar NOT the stick. 

NAIL POLISH: My go-to is, Londontown! They are a "9-free" nail polish and nail care line, which claim to be free of formaldehyde, camphor, toluene, DBP (dibutyl pthalate and phthalates), formaldehyde resin, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, and lead. I'll take it! Most nail polish at the salons are "watered down" anyways so why not play it safe and bring your own for a longer lasting manicure. You can find some of my favorite colors, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Nail hardener & base coat HERE. Protective top coat, HERE. Cuticle oil, HERE

TOOTHPASTE: I've tried a bunch of fluride free toothpastes and have had trouble finding a brand that actually made my teeth feel clean. I love Natures Gate, it's the only toothpaste that did the job. You can find it, HERE. That price is for 6 tubes. I promise you will love it! The toothpaste is all natural and crafted with pure essential oils and botanical extracts, the holistic toothpaste is free of GMOs, gluten, fluoride, parabens and artificial flavors.

SCRUB: My go to body scrub is Coco Rose Body Polish, you can find it HERE. It's not only all natural but each ingredient is included for a therapeutic reason. You can't go wrong with a product made from virgin coconut oil, moroccan rose, shea butter, pink clay and sugar. 

HANDSOAP: Not only am I a huge fan of pretty details, like the way Beekman wraps their bars of soap, but I'm also a huge fan of their brand and products. Their soaps and skin care products are all made using natural ingredients, without chemicals or preservatives. Most use fresh goat milk from Beekman 1802 Farm, and can be used on the most sensitive of skin. You can shop the soap, HERE. 

CHOOSING A SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER WHILE PREGNANT


PREGNANCY & HAIR CARE


 

 

MRS.NIPPLE MAMA TIPS

When purchasing a shampoo and conditioner make sure the product is free of:

  1. Sodium lauryl sulfate, a popular surfactant found in shampoos, has been linked to birth defects in animal studies.  

  2. Parabens

  3. Synthetic fragrances which may contain phthalates (Phthalates may alter hormone levels)

  4. The preservative, methylisothiazolinone (MIT) In scientific studies, MIT inhibited the growth of rats’ nerve cells

Pregnant or not, choosing a safe shampoo and conditioned is important because your hair follicles provide entry points into your skin, so these chemicals could easily enter your body. Keep in mind it's even more important you are confident in your hair care products because these are products you will be using on a weekly basis throughout your pregnancy. That being said, navigating the lists of ingredients on beauty products seems to be more of an art, something many of us do not want to spend time doing. Follain is the Sephora of chemical and toxin free beauty products. It takes the guess work out of questions like, "Is this product safe for my unborn baby" I buy most of my beauty products here because I have 100% confidence in their products. If you are local Organachs Farm to Skin in Westport CT is another great place to purchase chemical and toxic free beauty products. 

 

MY ROUTINE

1. Less is more when it comes to daily hair care 

2. I keep it as natural as possible with chemical free products

3. I also try and go as long as possible between washes. If I don't do an intense workout, with my thick coarse hair I can get by for about five days after a good blowout.

4. I try to let my hair air dry as much as possible. I blow out my hair around once or once every other week. 

5. If I let my hair air dry but I have a meeting or event I just run a Drybar curling iron through it, SHOP HERE.  

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Shop more of my recommendations for shampoo, conditioner, hair dye, and dry shampoo  HERE