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Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby ClaraM » 24 Oct 2015, 22:53

Hello everyone
I just wondered if anyone could recommend a good baby shampoo. My LO is 4 months and when she was born I started using Johnson's Baby Shampoo as I thought it would be the best until everyone told me to avoid using anything by Johnsons so since then i've been using Asda's Little Angels shampoo which has been fine until last week when she started getting a dry scalp . I dont think it's cradle cap it just looks like a bit of dandruff but I think it's probably due to the shampoo.
I found this article, what do you think about this best baby shampoo list or does anyone know of a gentle one suitable for babies?

Thanks :x
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby StJuniper » 25 Oct 2015, 00:05

I don't use any. Their hair does fine without it. I have a theory that our hair evolved before the invention of soap.

I do suggest a mild handmade shampoo bar from Etsy though, for those who find that too extreme :)
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby Kitcameron » 25 Oct 2015, 08:34

I didn't use anything on dd1 until she was about 2.5 a d by then it had started to look greasy without shampoo. She has johnsons but only about once a week if that probably, otherwise we just use water. Dd2 has had dentinox from about a year I think for cradle cap. I'd recommend just stopping using shampoo for a bit if you think her dry scalp is related to the shampoo.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby qbm » 25 Oct 2015, 08:44

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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby StJuniper » 25 Oct 2015, 11:37

I still use shampoo bar for myself. I tried no poo but concluded that unless your water is perfect, you're still messing with the pH of your hair and it's not going to be good. Basically, I learned that hair needs to be mildly acidic, so baking soda is actually a bad idea bc it's very basic. Soap is less basic, so not as harsh for hair (assuming you're using a nice natural one). So at this point I wash my roots and bangs a couple times a week with shampoo bar and then use a spray bottle with water and cider vinegar to spritz all over my hair, really focussing on the tips, and I leave that in. Quantities have to adjust based on whether I'm in hard or soft water. Unless I get really short hair (which I'm considering once no3 arrives because somethings going to have to give) I don't think I'd bother attempting no poo again.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby CaelaCoo » 25 Oct 2015, 12:28

I love Childs farm from boots. Smells good
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby qbm » 25 Oct 2015, 14:20

Interesting StJ. Maybe I should just stick with my current regime after all!
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby H and K » 25 Oct 2015, 17:44

I think it was Kanga who recommended Faith in Nature a while back, and we only use that now.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby Vol4itza » 14 Nov 2015, 08:03

Anything from Organic babies, Weleda or Love Boo, all tried on my 5 month old. All the products are chemical free, no nasties, etc. My favourite is Love Boo all over, because the bottle is very user friendly, easy to hold / open / not over pour.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby deviswolowitz » 05 Jan 2016, 11:25

Go With Herbal Products.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby busmother » 05 Jan 2016, 21:29

Never used anything (and still don't, unless it's really icky / tangly) on my 5 year olds. I never really worried about cradle cap, and it seems to have gone now. No3 has it, so people think he's ginger when he's really just blond, but I just sluice his head down. I've been told olive oil is good, and keep meaning to put some in his bath water. But obviously don't care enough to ever remember.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby Treeb » 06 Jan 2016, 01:06

EF, my sister was just telling me about how she has only been washing with conditioner. She said she still needs to shampoo every now and then (once a week maybe?) but uses conditioner all the rest of the time. Apparently some conditioners work better than others too.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

Postby Kitcameron » 07 Jan 2016, 13:43

I was told that olive oil isn't recommended by HVs anymore but can't remember why and be careful with almond oil in case of allergies. But people have been using both for years and years so I dont think any harm will come if you do.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shampoo?

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