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Wavygirl1 09-18-2013 04:21 AM

Tear free shampoo rec?
My daughter is 2 years old and has thick, fairly curly hair. The tear free shampoos seem difficult to work through her hair but she is not yet ready for adult shampoo because I know it will get in her eyes. I was thinking about trying SheaMoisture's baby shampoo. Any thoughts or other recs? Thanks!

Firefox7275 09-18-2013 05:35 PM

Does she need shampoo, could you use a cleansing conditioner? These are better for detangling hair. Tear free shampoos are on the neutral to alkaline side which is not ideal for keeping the cuticle flat on hair, for slip or aiding detangling.

Some people also wash their little ones hair with them laid on their back on a towel, hair over the sink; otherwise there are also guards that fit around the hairline to stop bubbles getting onto the face.

Wavygirl1 09-18-2013 06:54 PM

She needs to be shampooed every other day. By the end of the second day she is looking greasy. She is a typical 2 year old in that she is not cooperative about things that are not her idea and she wants to do everything herself; so maybe the guard thing will work. There is no way she would let me wash her hair over the sink or on her The pH was my concern about shampoo, I didn't know if there was something out there that found a way to be both tear free and easy to work through thick hair...I guess not :( Thank you!

Firefox7275 09-19-2013 03:39 AM

The right conditioners can wash grease just as well as any shampoo, I strip out a heavy coconut oilling no problem. Many will tell you co-washing is better for oilings than shampoo

Plus they don't strip and irritate the scalp as much as certain shampoos - sulphates, olefin sulfonates, anything alkaline - so sebum production can be reduced. Mine reduced the first week, but some take some weeks to adjust.


ElliOop 09-24-2013 05:14 PM

Maybe make a game out of it? My mum used to make me tip my head way back and keep counting the tiles on the ceiling/just see if I could stay fixed on one point in the ceiling while she distracted me with kisses, tickling, and washing my hair. Also, since we were lucky enough to have a tub, she'd let me make "foam art sculptures" with my hair while sitting in my bath, thus beginning my journey of epic, wild hair at a very young age. :love5:

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