Top 3 Natural Shampoos and Conditioners
We spend our lives finding that perfect shampoo and conditioner combo, experimenting with brands from drug stores to salons. Now, enter pregnancy. And while some moms-to-be find fuller, luscious locks during pregnancy, others of us are staring at a hairbrush full of precious strands, or feeling like the baby is stealing our locks’ luster. Either way, we like to clean up our act when it comes to caring for our scalp; it’s extremely porous and the average shampoo and conditioner is filled with chemicals, parabens, and parfum. In fact, it can be nearly impossible to find even your cleaner varieties free of artificial fragrance. But, don’t go pulling your hair out just yet. We have tested out loads of hair treatment combos to find pleasantly scented and truly effective products, all of which are pregnancy-safe!
What criteria did we use to select our top three pregnancy-safe picks? Learn about our process here.
Why we love it:
Perhaps the most accessible and affordable of our trials is Avalon Organics, sold at your neighborhood Whole Foods. While there are lines for a variety of hair concerns, our favorite combination of shampoo & conditioner is the Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo and Argan Oil Damage Control Conditioner. We found that the shampoo gave us lift, texture and volume and the conditioner nourished from root to end. Don’t fret when the shampoo doesn’t make a mega lather and your hair feels not so smooth, this is normal; when you layer that conditioner on top, all will be cured.
Why we love it:
Best for thicker hair, this shampoo and conditioner combo just sounds luxurious. Wouldn’t we all just love a hair bath? The shampoo goes on creamy and leaves your hair soft and tangle free, while the conditioner hammers home the moisture, repairing, and fortifying the ends. On finer hair, this duo can feel a bit greasy, so we mainly recommend this for those of you lucky gals who are sporting full, pregnancy perfect dos, but if you finer threaded ladies would like to give it a go, rinse well and keep the conditioner on the ends only.
Why we love it:
La Tierra Sagrada is a self-proclaimed “hair ritual”, which we completely stand by. This set feels truly luxurious, from the silky foamy lather to the slick, creamy conditioner. The shampoo is gentle, but leaves hair shiny and the conditioner is deeply rich and saturating without weighing your hair down or feeling greasy. All the while, the scent is pleasantly subtle and not at all earthy. Take a deep breath and make your hair experience a much anticipated ritual in your beauty routine.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to suggest your favorite pregnancy-safe products for our Top 3 lists!
Remember, every pregnancy is different, and we are not medical professionals, so if you’re concerned about any product we mention, please talk to your doctor to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re using on your body and in your home. We did our best to sort out what we feel are the best pregnancy-friendly options out there by conducting extensive research, including: talking with our own doctors, scouring the internet, sifting through product reviews, and chatting with other moms-to-be. We hope our research helps you find products that make you feel great!