Celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan is a trusted source when it comes to all things beauty. As she preps for the birth of her first child, she's calling on some new (and some old reliable) skincare and haircare products to get her through her last trimester. Marjan sat down with American Salon to talk about how her self-care routine has changed and which products she's added to her daily rotation. Plus, she shares a few haircare tips for new moms.
What is the first thing that you changed in your beauty routine once you found out you were pregnant?
I definitely cleaned out most of my beauty products and switched to clean formulas. I paid more attention to body care. Sometimes I used to skip body care, but now I always moisturize my face and body twice a day. I’ve loved using Evereden Nourishing Stretch Mark Cream, Golden Belly Serum and the Soothing Belly Mask once a week. I never thought I’d use a belly mask, but this one is especially hydrating, really calming any itchiness immediately. I’m a big fan.
What is your current skincare regimen for pregnancy?
For my face, I use Summer Fridays Gentle Cleanser followed by Sonya Dakar Rubica Hydrating Toner. After, I’ll use Versed Sunday Morning Antioxidant Oil Serum or Furtuna Face & Eye Serum. During the day, I’ll moisturize with Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream and at night I’ll use Caudalie Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Cream or Sonya Dakar Stem Cell Transformer followed by a little bit of the Evereden Golden Belly Serum leftover from my belly on my face.
Has your relationship to beauty and self-care changed since becoming pregnant?
Absolutely. I was so dependent on facial treatments from the experts that, unfortunately, are not pregnancy safe. Instead, I’ve focused on more holistic and natural practices to maintain my skincare routine, like dry brushing, gua sha, facial massages and my LED mask.
Which 5 beauty products have you used throughout these 9 months?
My LED face mask, Evereden Nourishing Stretch Mark Cream, Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks, the Nurse Jamie Beauty Blade and Tella Nails press-on nails.
What do you think women need to understand about postpartum haircare?
Postpartum hair loss is real. Make sure you are doing what you can to nourish your hair and scalp after baby, like continuing to take your vitamins, getting adequate nutrition, and massaging the scalp regularly to increase blood flow and circulation. I’ve also used an LED brush on the scalp that can help increase collagen production and stimulate hair follicles for healthy hair growth. Be gentle with your hair as it may be more fragile, using only brushes or combs designed for wet hair when it is wet and always brushing from the ends first, then working upwards, to gently detangle. Gently squeeze out moisture with a microfiber towel instead of using a regular cotton towel and avoid pulling the hair too tight and elastic hair ties. Instead, opt for a claw clip or silk scrunchies to hold the hair in the most gentle way possible. It’s important to treat your hair like a delicate fabric.
What is the easiest hairstyle for mom to rock from day to night?
Braid your hair during the day! It will be out of your face and out of reach from the baby. In the evening, simply remove the braids and refresh with a dry shampoo or oil for beautiful waves.