I’ve been asked numerous times over the years when we’re going to get a pregnancy shampoo and conditioner that meets our high standards. Because I choose our products not only based on their safety for pregnant women, but also by how well they work, it’s hard to find the breadth of items that I’d like.
Hair care products are a good example, actually.
There are natural shampoos and conditioners in health food stores and, increasingly, in pharmacies, Target and even Wal-Mart. Brands such as Nature’s Gate, Burt’s Bees, and Alba are a few of the shampoos and conditioners that are safe options for pregnant women, mothers and families because they don’t contain parabens or sulfates—common ingredients in hair care products that are under investigation as possible carcinogens.
Every time I’ve tried those natural brands of shampoos and conditioners, however, I’ve been disappointed with the results. Either my hair doesn’t feel “clean” enough, or it’s left too oily, too heavy, too tangly and not conditioned enough. When I try to style my hair, I can’t get the body, volume or lift I want because the natural products just aren’t working the way I want them to.
Do I feel good that I’m paying extra to have healthier products on my skin and cleaner products in our water supply? Sure. But the feeling of satisfaction is missing because I don’t like the results.
So I keep searching.
If you’ve been searching for a pregnancy shampoo that’s free of sulfates, parabens, and dyes, you might have found yourself feeling the same kind of disappointment with other brands you’ve tried. If so, I think you’re going to love our newest addition to Maternitique’s pregnancy beauty collection.
Introducing Danu Hair Care, a line of pregnancy-safe shampoos, conditioners and styling products formulated by hair stylists especially for mothers concerned about icky ingredients in their hair products.
The founders of Danu, Tiffany Moll and Jessica McCoy, are both hair stylists, mothers and co-owners of a hair salon. After over a decade of professional work in salons, and when Tiffany became pregnant, they educated themselves about the ingredients in the hair care products they used in their salon and at home with their families. They were especially concerned about the links between many of those ingredients to cancer, reproductive interference and allergies. After all, women are the primary customers of a hair salon and Tiffany was exposed to shampoo and hair styling products every day at work during her pregnancy.
They began to search for safer, healthier alternatives. To their disappointment, the natural brands of shampoo, conditioner and styling products they found delivered lackluster results—results that would put them out of business if they were to use them at the salon!
So Tiffany and Jessica decided to look into making their own safer, healthier, cleaner hair care products and thus, Danu was born.
Named after the Celtic goddess Mother Earth, Danu hair care products are a safer choice for pregnant and new mothers because they’re:
- Rich in organic ingredients
- Rich in natural ingredients
- Feature other cosmetic ingredients with a low toxicity rating in the Cosmetic Safety Database
So here’s what we have to offer from Danu:
- Mother Fluffer Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner – for beautiful bounce and fullness
- Moisture Mama Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner – for color-treated and normal/dry hair
- Vanilla Oil Styling Treatment – for adding shine and controlling frizz
- Multitasker Hydrovolumizer – a leave-in treatment that prevents split ends, protects color treatments, adds shine and bounce
Thanks for reading and sharing,