Baby Hair Needs

Trish - posted on 11/20/2010 ( 38 moms have responded )

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When do you start using conditioner on baby's hair? my little girl is 18mths & her hair is fluffy & curly & I need to wash it daily as she gets wheatbix & dog food from wear the bowl as a hat instead of her hat etc I'm sure you all understand. So, it is dry & fluffy, I'm thinking of conditioning it, too early??

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Randi - posted on 12/03/2010

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My son had cradle cap when he was about 2 months and I was told to use Head and Shoulders. I asked what kind of damage or harm this could cause my son and the doctor said almost anything was fine as long as you were careful around the eyes and ears.
Good Luck!

Meegan - posted on 12/20/2010

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I started using adult conditioner on my eldest daughters hair before she was two as she was always getting dreadlocks and it was the only way to brush it..I personally don't see a problem with it and if your worried about any bad effects it may have on her i'm sure there is some natural brands out there you could use.

Paula - posted on 12/04/2010

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Our daughter has thin curly hair so we use a conditioning detangler every day. I find if it gets washed too often it gets fluffy. She wets her hair every night but we only wash it once or twice a week by using the 2 in one shampoo. Go for it.

Henrika - posted on 11/30/2010

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No it is not too soon. I've already trimmed my daughter's split ends and condition it as well. Conditioners aren't chemicals. Do what you feel comfortable doing to make her hair more manageable. By the way, I'm a licenced cosmetologist so thats my professional opinion.

Melanie - posted on 12/03/2010

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Paul Mitchell "baby don't cry" conditioner is a wonderful spray-on leave-in conditioner and I'm pretty sure it's good for all ages. I use it on my boys and it's great for conditoning after bath adn getting rid of morning bed-head.

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Commentsenglish3 - posted on 06/26/2014

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I love having curly hair but the frizz is just terrible. In my experience, argan oil is the best there is for it :) I use one called Pro Natural’s moroccan argan oil on my daughter's hair and it's amazing, not greasy at all and it smells really nice. I had to order it online, but it was worth it. :)

Vicky - posted on 06/02/2012

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health shops have safe conditioners made from natural products. No worries with these and if you think your child doesn't need chemicals then why would you use them? Also its well known hair dyes are poison. I am about to find out what natural dyes there are and if they work.

Paula - posted on 12/06/2010

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Thanks Linda

My kids have no problems or issues with them. I am still happy to use them. We live in a small town and I would never get my hands on anything if I kept looking for fragrance free or chemical free.

Linda - posted on 12/06/2010

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Johnson & Johnson no tears contain a local anesthetic and the 'berry' and 'watermelon' are fragrances (chemicals). Just an fyi.

Paula - posted on 12/06/2010

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Katie
The 2 in one is a Johnson's Kids Berry 2 in 1. At the moment we are using the Top to Toe one. I use that for their body and hair. It is Watermelon Wipeout.

The detangler is an Organic Care Detangling Conditioning spray. Johnson's also do one, which I have found to be the best. I buy them in the shampoo section of the supermarket. There are a variety of ones for kids.
Good luck.

Lauren - posted on 12/03/2010

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For those saying its too soon... RUBBISH! Johnsons do a baby conditioner which is safe and does not irritate the eyes hope this helps x

Gael - posted on 12/01/2010

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Great question!! I asked my own hair dressers this last week she recommended getting the ends of her hair trimmed and using a little bit of ARGAN oil as its natural to hydrate the ends...great improvement hope this helps

Jaimee - posted on 12/01/2010

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I actually condition my daughters hair to keep it weighed down. Her hair is super fluffy and frizzy and the conditioner definitely keeps it heavier upon drying, so it's less fluffy and all over the place. I use Organix Tea Tree, works very well

Pam - posted on 11/30/2010

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There is organic conditioner's you can use. My daughter's hair needs the conditioner for her hair, try it out.

Linda - posted on 11/30/2010

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Some conditioners do contain chemicals. Avoid anything that has a detergent/lauren sulfate and fragrace- both of which are chemicals. They get absorbed by the skin/scalp within 29 seconds, go through the blood stream and then through your vital organs.

Lisa - posted on 11/29/2010

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My little girl is the same! She has very thick curly hair, and she hates it when I wash her hair and it is even worse when I try to brush it. She is 19months and I am washing and just using regular conditioner in her hair, probably for the last 3 months or so. It is so much easier to brush after ward, she still hates me washing it though. But it is much easier to brush which is awesome for how curly and think her hair is. I can even run my fingers through it.
Go for it!!
Lisa

Bec - posted on 11/28/2010

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my daughter is 19 months old and I use my shampoo and conditioner on her as she gets all sorts of thing stuck in it. she also has curly hair so the kids stuff really doesnt work so i dont see the point in buying it when she can just use mine

Linda - posted on 11/27/2010

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fyi, Johnson and Johnson no tears formula contains a local anesthetic (thus the no tears!). I do NOT use this for sales purposes, but I sell a 100% botanical and which is ph correct to the eyes (for no tears) shampoo if anyone is interested. Either way, PLEASE do not use J&J for your children :-(

Katie - posted on 11/26/2010

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use johnson and johnson detangle shampoo... it works wonders. if i don't use it everynight (which happens when she goes to her dad's) she comes home with dreds and she is only nineteen months...

Samantha - posted on 11/26/2010

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You know what? Take a walk down the aisle of your drug store and pick up a bottle of all natural conditioner. If hair products aren't your thing ask the beauty expert they'll know right away which ones are natural. If there's no chemicals and you can save some knots and tangles then bonus and I say go for it! (:

Jennifer - posted on 11/25/2010

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My daughter was born with thick hair and we have been conditioning it with a small amount of normal, adult conditioner since she was about 7 months old (now 19 months).
Her hair is long and it gets tangled and knotty with just shampoo and hurts her when I try to brush it.
Now there are no more tears and she has lovely silky hair :o)

Sylwia - posted on 11/25/2010

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Nope, not too early. I've been using special baby conditioner in spray since my daughter turned 12 months and her hair got bit longer. Same problem - long, curly, light blond, therefore dry and fluffy ...

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My daughters hair is the same very fine and curly and i started using Halo and Horns shampoo and conditioner and it is fantastic its smells lovely and her chair goes really nice and curly afterwards instead of frizzy

Merry - posted on 11/25/2010

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I don't use conditioner in MY hair so I don't exactly know when it would be a good idea cuz I've personally never seen a need for it :) my hair looks silkier if I use conditioner but then I have to wash it more so I skip the conditioner and shower less. My sonusing been only using johnsons head and body wash this whole time. I see no need for anything else right now.

Theresa - posted on 11/24/2010

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Wow thanks! It's going in the trash! I had just switched from Aveno baby shampoo because it was getting expensive. I still use Aveno baby body wash for her.

Linda - posted on 11/24/2010

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I would NOT recommend using Sauve for your children or for you. It is an economy brand because they use the most inexpensive ingredients possible which are toxic. http://www.natural-skincare-authority.co... ... look for shampoos which are paraben, sulfate and fragrance free at the very least. Remember that fragrance is a chemical!

Theresa - posted on 11/24/2010

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I just use the Suave 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner and the Suave detangler. They smell good too.

Heather - posted on 11/24/2010

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If you don't want to use conditioner at bath time you can always opt for a spray-in conditioner/detangler. My 19 month old's hair is super fine so we condition in the bath and use spray detangler during the day.

Kelly - posted on 11/24/2010

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I already use conditioner on my daughter's hair, but I always make sure it is organic...as well as her shampoo and soaps.

Linda - posted on 11/23/2010

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I would continue using baby wash/shampoo and use a fragrance and sulfate free spray in conditioner to help with brushing post bath! I recommend Aveeno.

Tessa - posted on 11/22/2010

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We have to use conditioner on our daughters hair. Otherwise, it becomes a ratted up mess, especially after sitting in the car seat. Conditoner is the only way we can tame it.

Miza - posted on 11/22/2010

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Our paed recommends we condition our baby's hair since she was an infant. He goes "Don't forget conditioner!" Mia was born with real thick hair and they sometimes tangle at the back (from sleeping positions) and it became a problem after bath time cos it gets tangled and stuck together etc etc. We shampoo everyday. And condition every time. If you're worried, try an organic based. We stick to organic til today. She's 19 months now. Hair looks shiny and beautiful since =)

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Using conditioner is no different than shampoo. Certainly not comparable to processed foods.

Melissa - posted on 11/22/2010

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I don't understand how conditioner is any different than shampoo? I say go for it

Kelly - posted on 11/21/2010

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no i have to use the kids shampoo and conditioner the 2 in one because my little girls hair is thick and grows really fast( five hair cuts already and trimms at home!) try the kids shamppo with conditioner then it might not be too harsh on her hair either good luck with that!

Allison - posted on 11/20/2010

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I think that if you feel her hair is a little rough, then go for it. It's totally your decision. I don't think it's necessarily bad for them. We already shampoo their hair, so I don't see why conditioning would be any different. You could try it once and see what happens.

Sacha - posted on 11/20/2010

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personally i would go at long as you can before putting conditioner in a childs hair... they don't need to start absorbing chemicals into their systems because of wanting their hair a certain way.

In my opinion it has the same negative affects as introducing processed foods too soon...

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