Baby and Toddler Hair Care Products You’ll Love

Baby and Toddler Hair Care

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 are my favorite baby and toddler hair care products.

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Baby and Toddler Hair Care Products


1. Sesame Street Nourishing Naturals 2-in-1 Wash

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. Sesame Street Nourishing Naturals 2-in-1 Wash beats them all. And isn’t even expensive. It smells amazing and my kids love that it foams, which is super fun.

2. Original Sprout Miracle Detangler

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. If tangles lead to tears after baths at your house, give this spray a try.

3. Scunci No-Slip Grip Evolution Jelly Ponytailers

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. They’re the first ones that have.

4. Goody Mini-Latex Hair Elastics

If your little one has delicate hair that breaks easily from ponytails or clips, these will work better for you than the non-slip elastics. 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 and don’t damage her more delicate hair. I like these for my hair as well.

5. Layla and Dawn Detangling Hair Brush with Mirror

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.

Other Recommendations?

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!

10 Comments

  1. Echo
    September 28, 2017

    I have a little boy but I really love hair care products. I am going to pin this. Thank you.

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    1. Elizabeth
      October 1, 2017

      The Nourishing Naturals baby shampoo is also a wash if you find yourself in need of a better baby/toddler body wash:)
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  2. dawn
    September 28, 2017

    these look well worth it. it’s always good to know what’s available, and i appreciate the details you’ve provided.

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  3. Laura
    September 28, 2017

    As a licensed hairstylist and grandma to these two heads of hair I have seen how well these hair products work on these little girls hair. And an added bonus, the smell of their hair is FABULOUS! I’d use it for the smell alone.

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    1. Elizabeth
      October 1, 2017

      I know we can’t figure out if it’s the Nourishing Naturals shampoo or the Sprout detangler that smells so good! I think it’s the combination, LOL.
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  4. Brandi
    September 28, 2017

    Thanks for sharing! I love Srunci’s for my daughters hair but I haven’t found quite the right products so consider yourself lucky.

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    1. Elizabeth
      October 1, 2017

      I do feel lucky. It’s been a lot of trial and error finding what works for my girls’ hair.
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  5. Amanda
    September 30, 2017

    I’ll have to try those latex elastics on my daughter when her hair gets longer! Hopefully they won’t get caught in her curls.

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  6. Elizabeth
    October 1, 2017

    My daughter has curls and so far they have never gotten stuck. But her hair is pretty silky so it might depend on the texture of your daughter’s hair. It’s hard to find the right things for different types of hair, I know.
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  7. Ebony
    October 2, 2017

    Even though i have boys, i make sure to keep ygeit hair moisturized. I use a brush and shea butter for their hair.

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