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Pregnancy Safe Haircare

7 shampoos and conditioners that are nontoxic and pregnancy-safe.

Pregnancy Safe Haircare

Over the course of our pregnancy, we spent a lot of time thinking about all the healthy and nontoxic skincare products we’re going to use for baby’s sweet, soft skin. But what about our own? If you think a quick head lather in the shower doesn’t matter, you might be bummed to learn that toxins can be (and are!) absorbed by the skin and then make your way into your bloodstream. Yuck. Here’s 7 ways to clean up your act while you clean up that gorgeous head of pregnancy hair (right?) with our fave nontoxic shampoos and conditioners.

1. Attitude Daily Moisturizer Shampoo, $9.99 // 2. Dr. Alkaitis Organic Herbal Shampoo, $50. // 3. Juice Organics Repairing Shampoo, $9.99 // 4. Nine Naturals Nourishing Pregnancy Shampoo, $20 // 5. Rahua Shampoo, $32 // 6. Weleda Millet Nourishing Shampoo, $11 // 7. SoapBox Açaí Berry Oil Shampoo, $4.99

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