Shampoo Tips For Black Babies
posted 2020 Apr by
We know that shampooing and washing your baby's hair can come with lots of questions. How often should I shampoo my baby's hair? What products should I use? We understand and below are some helpful tips to assist you to make shampooing your baby's hair a bit easier.
How often should I shampoo my baby's hair?
Textured and curly hair needs all the moisture it can get – even oils that are naturally produced by the skin and scalp can be beneficial. So although most moms of little ones are rightly hyper-focused on cleanliness, when it comes to washing your baby’s hair, once a week should be enough. Your baby's hair and scalp is a lot more delicate than yours, and using too many soapy products too often on your baby's hair can cause it to dry out and become damaged. If you like to bathe your bundle of job every day, wiping down his/her hair with a damp washcloth will also do the trick!
How soon can I shampoo my newborn's hair?
If you're a brand new mom, we know that shampooing your baby's hair can be especially intimidating. According to the advice of pediatricians, you can wash your newborn's hair immediately after birth. Even if they were born without hair, you can simply use a washcloth dampened with water to gently cleanse their scalp.
What shampoo should I use for my baby's hair?
When you do choose to lather up your baby’s hair, be selective when it comes to the shampoo you use. Look for gentle formulas that include natural moisturizers like coconut oil, and stay away from shampoos that contain surfactants – surfactants help produce rich lather, but they can also cause dryness and skin irritation. For textured or curly hair, also avoid shampoos that give you a "squeaky clean" feeling. Oftentimes, this can mean that the shampoo has stripped the hair of much-needed moisture.
Is it important to use a tear-free Shampoo?
The last thing you want when shampooing your baby's hair is to use products that can harm or irritate your baby's eyes. Be sure to look for products that have a "tear-free" formula. This is a legitimate claim and means that these products have been tested to ensure they do not have substances at levels that can irritate your baby's eyes. That said, it's still important to make sure you avoid getting any soap or shampoo in the eye area. Even if it doesn't contain harmful irritants, nobody likes having soap or water in their eyes.
We hope these tips are helpful to you! If you're looking for great shampoo for your baby, we recommend our Shampoo / Body Wash. It is tear-free, certified natural, and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and artificial colors, fragrances and preservatives. It is also clinically tested, allergen-free and eczema-friend. Finally, you can use it as a body wash, so it saves you time and money during bathtime without having to worry about using multiple products. You can find it here, and it's also available as part of our Bath Time Bundle, Hair Care Bundle and Head-to-Toe Bundle.