Both of my girls have quite a head of hair. My oldest daughter has straight hair that is about three inches thick on the sides of her head. It also seems to be waterproof. When I attempt a washing, it takes a total dunking for water to soak into her beaver skin water-repellent hair. My youngest daughter was born with a head full of dark curls. Not as thick or water repellent as her sister’s. But instead, she has allergies to almost every product under the sun. It’s always something isn’t it, mamas? And neither of my girls likes to have their hair combed or brushed, of course. But it has to be done. So to make things a little easier, here is a list of my favorite baby and toddler hair care products.
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Baby and Toddler Hair Care Products
I’ve tried so many baby shampoos I couldn’t even list them all. Both of my girls have suffered from eczema since birth. And my youngest has allergic reactions to anything with the slightest scent or hint of a chemical. I’ve tried baby shampoo and washes so expensive they out priced my own hair products, which is considerable. Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo beats them all. And is incredibly inexpensive. It smells clean and it works well for both of my girls’ very different hair types. You’ll want to check this one out if you struggle to find the right shampoo for your kids.
Many baby shampoos claim to detangle or include conditioner but if you’ve tried combing your toddler’s wet hair out without a detangler spray or actually using conditioner you know that is a load of hooey. After trying a few detangling sprays that we’re only moderately successful, Original Sprout Miracle Detangler was recommended to me by my hairdresser (who is also my mom). It is awesome. Just a few sprays of the detangler into even very thick hair makes it completely comb outable. I’m grateful for the easier combing and my tender-headed children are even more pleased. The price might seem a little high but a little goes a long way so the bottle lasts for a long time. If tangles lead to tears after baths at your house, give this spray a try.
If your toddler has thick hair like my oldest daughter’s, or slick hair where every clip or ponytail holder slides right out, these bands are what you need! They are the first hairbands I’ve used for my oldest daughter’s ponytails that don’t slip out within an hour of my putting them in. They last through a whole day of preschool. And they don’t get caught her hair when I try to take them out. Which saves a lot of drama and hair tangles at bedtime.
If your little one has delicate hair that breaks easily or so little hair that most ponytail holders are too big, these hair elastics are what you need. I use the Goody Mini-Latex Hair Elastics for my youngest daughter’s fine hair. They tended to slip out of her sister’s hair. But for her, they stay put in her much thinner hair.
This adorable brush is perfect for a young toddler. My daughter loves the bright colors and the mirror on the back. It’s not a complete success at detangling snarly hair but it works better than other brushes I’ve tried and I am a huge fan. It’s comfortable to hold and easy to use for me or my daughter to brush her hair. She still doesn’t enjoy having her hair brushed but it’s a little less of a battle getting it done.
And Here are a Few Extra Fun Things I Love
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No two heads of hair are alike. My kids are proof of that. These are the baby and toddler hair care products I love. What are yours? Please add any in the comments that I need to try!
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