No matter how old your kid is, it’s important that they start taking care of their hair early. But there’s a lot to think about! Hair texture, sensitive skin, itchy scalp... That’s why we put together this kids shampoo buying guide. Whether you’re looking for organic kids shampoo or the best shampoo for kids with dry hair, you’ll find it here. Let’s take a look at some of the key features you should know about before you shop.
Organic: We only classified something as organic is it was 100% completely organic. Not a lot of products are. Keep in mind, products that aren’t 100% organic can still have a lot of organic and natural ingredients.
Tear-Free: Tear-free formulas are important, especially for younger kids learning to wash their own hair or toddlers that you’re bathing. Kids don’t understand to keep their eyes closed when they use shampoo. Tear-free formulas save a lot of pain and drama.
Scented:All of these products are scented. That doesn’t mean that they’ve had scents added, though. They all contain so many different oils and extracts, even the ones that are totally natural still have a bit of a botanical smell.
Hypoallergenic: If you have a child with sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to use hypoallergenic products. Sometimes you have no idea what’s triggering a rash or irritation and this is an easy way to eliminate their shampoo as the culprit.
Package Size: Some of these products have 2 bottles, which we noted when applicable. Going strictly by bottle size, though, there’s a huge range, from 7.8 all the way up to 22.5 ounces. Keep that in mind when considering price, too.
Detangling: Kids with long, curly, or unruly hair can benefit from a detangler. You can buy them separately as sprays but if you can get one in your shampoo, that’s just one less thing to worry about.
Now that we’ve covered the key features, let’s move right into our best kids shampoo reviews. Here’s how it works. If you’re in a hurry, check out our top and budget picks first. They’re the first 2 items on our list and give you a good idea of the kind of things we found in our research. Each of these products has something unique to offer, though, so stick around if you can. Alright, let’s dive right in.
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Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019