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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