Kids and shampoo

My kids are 8 and 6 and have straight hair. While my sons hair doesnt seem to be bothered because it is so short, my daughter's hair can get really dry. I want to get rid of the sulphates in their shampoo without spending tons of money. As they both shampoo themselves they have the tendency to overdo it. I'm afraid that they just wont cowash well enough on their own. Have you cut the sulphates out of your kids poos? What do they use now?
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

I don't have kids XD But I have an idea. Could you give your daughter her shampoo in either a "single dose" bottle (that you would refill yourself) or if that's too much of a pain, something to last her a week? It might be easier for her to figure out how much to use that way.
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Maybe you could teach MY babies how much to use ;D. Lody's idea is good and its not too much of a hassle. You could even mark the bottle with lines on how much they should use kind of thing.
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buy bulk low poos-health food stores are good for that.
Just answered your pm that was about something else, but it would probably be good to mention this publicly. My DH has straight hair and uses the soap bars on hair and body. He can't use the ones with avocado on hair--too heavy. I have an older cousin with baby fine, straight hair. She LOVES them on her hair. Has used them for about four months and is getting all of her friends hooked on them. My people with straight hair don't do the ACV rinse. I think they would be a good option for the kids--and they are reasonably priced!
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I use either California Baby or Kiss My Face for Kids (it's a sulfate-free foam body wash shampoo) on DD. You can find CB at Target. It runs about $9 or $10 for a bottle of body wash/shampoo but if you can find a single-use bottle, it lasts a long time.
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Like others have said, I would suggest a low-poo or shampoo bar. But if your daughters hair is getting kinda dry, why don't you add a moisturizing conditioner to help keep that down. If she loves to wash her hair, I'm sure she'd love to put yummy smelling conditioner on her hair. And as a further note (We developed this method within the family for my 2 nieces who have fine tangly hair), after they've dried off and been dressed, you can lightly spray her hair with a water/conditioner mix to help moisturize and take care of the tangles. Works great here.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Like others have said, I would suggest a low-poo or shampoo bar. But if your daughters hair is getting kinda dry, why don't you add a moisturizing conditioner to help keep that down. If she loves to wash her hair, I'm sure she'd love to put yummy smelling conditioner on her hair. And as a further note (We developed this method within the family for my 2 nieces who have fine tangly hair), after they've dried off and been dressed, you can lightly spray her hair with a water/conditioner mix to help moisturize and take care of the tangles. Works great here.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
She has been using suave green apple as a condish but I'm going to get her another more moisturizing one. Actually last night when I did a DT I had her do one too with JCWDT and her hair was soooo soft and shiny for the first time in a long time. She thought doing a DT with mommy was so fun so I think I'll let her keep doing them with me. Her hair is above shoulder length so she doesn't really tangle anymore, she cut off 12 inches for Locks of Love with her best friend last August and it's just been easier to keep short, plus she looks so cute with her inverted bob, but I do wet it with a spray bottle in the morning if she has bed head. I'll add some condish to that and see if it helps. TY all for your suggestions
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

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