What shampoo do you use for her?

Supriya - posted on 03/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




DD is 5 plus and has long hair to her waist. I trim her hair every 2 mths or so cos she gets split ends..oil her hair twice a week thoroughly and li'll oil after headwash..I need to oil her hair after headwash else they keep popping out from the front giving a shabby look. Texture is normal wavy..not silky smooth.

Baby shampoos do not help taking away the dirt and oil. I used Alberto Balsam and herbal essence but wasn't really happy...Her hairfall was increasing...inspite of all care I took. Having surveyed I see mums are using Loreal Kids...suave kids...and such branded KIDS shampoos..but all of them have SLES in them :-(

I got one from Segals..which is guaranteed SLES free as they claim with their certifications and get it couriered to myself. Have been using this for around 2 mths now and hairfall has reduced. NOW..that cab be bcos when I started with this..it was chill winters and warm water was being used..Dry cold weather might have led to increased hairfall and now it kinda spring here..not sure if shampoo helped ..season or both. But I still wish to keep another one in mind so as I can keep switching at a gap of 4-5 mths or so.

So, what shampoo do you use for your darlings long hair?? Is your shampoo SLES free? Any conditioners later? I use my Sunsilk conditioner for her hair after that 2 in 1 shampoo of hers. Yes, I need to use a conditioner!! I'm in INDIA.



Katherine - posted on 03/19/2012




Try baking soda and vinegar. Vinegar is a great natural rinse for split ends. It also doesn't dry the hair out. I will get you the recipe.


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Katherine - posted on 03/19/2012




Here we go: Prepare before you begin a no-shampoo routine. You need to clarify the hair of any hair products that cannot be removed without shampoo.

Use a sulfate shampoo to remove any silicones or waxes in the hair. (Only do this once before beginning the method!) Also, get your hair trimmed if you have any split ends. It will take 2-4 weeks for your hair to adjust to the no shampoo. It may even look worse at first. Hair is a long-term project and it may take a couple weeks for it to regain its health.


Begin your routine by wetting your hair in the shower.


Wash your hair with a shampoo replacement.

For curly or wavy hair that isn't oily: Distribute conditioner on your entire scalp and massage your scalp with the tips of your fingers. This will cleanse the scalp of any dirt and get rid of dandruff. Then rinse thoroughly. You only need to do this step every other day.

For straight hair or hair that's oily: Consider using home remedies in place of harsh shampoos. All of these still may be a little drying to the hair so be sure to condition afterwards.

Baking Soda Mix: Baking soda is also known as bicarbonate of soda. It is sold in most supermarkets, health food stores and similar places. Before showering, combine one tablespoon baking soda with one cup warm or hot water in a plastic bottle and shake thoroughly. Work into the hair and comb through. Rinse thoroughly.

ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Rinse: ACV, of course, smells like vinegar. Don't worry though; once you have rinsed your hair the smell will go away. If it doesn't, you are using too much ACV. Combine one to two tablespoons of ACV with one cup water in plastic bottle. Work into the hair and comb through. Rinse thoroughly.

Lemon Juice: Combine the juice of one lemon with an equal amount of your normal conditioner. Work into the hair and comb through. Rinse thoroughly.


Distribute a moisturizing conditioner throughout all of your hair.


Untangle using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Take a small section of hair on one side of your head and untangle from the bottom up. Repeat until all of your hair is combed.


Let the conditioner sit in your hair for five minutes or so for extra moisture.


Do the final rinse of your hair with cool or cold water to decrease frizz and add shine. The outermost layer of a hair strand is comprised of downward-facing cuticle scales (away from the scalp).


Leave some conditioner in your hair, especially in dry sections like the ends.


Avoid waxes and silicones, ingredients that generally end in -cone, -conol or -xane, in hair products. Short term, silicones will make hair look sleeker and less frizzy, but in the long run they will coat the hair shaft and seal out moisture causing hair to become straw like, less defined, and frizzy. The only way to remove silicones and waxes is to use a harsh, drying sulfate shampoo. Most of the highly commercialized lines of hair products (Pantene, Garnier Fructis, Aussie, Tressame, Sunsilk) contain silicones. However if a silicone has "PEG" in front of it, it is water-soluble and will not build up.


Apply a gel or mousse and leave-in to wet hair after showering (for curly or wavy hair). If straight, simply let your hair air dry. Read this article about curly hair for more tips and tricks.


Realize that there will be an adjustment period of two to four weeks. Your hair may become frizzy or oily as it adjusts to the no-sulfate routine, but eventually everything will level out and you will reap the benefits of going shampoo free! For the period in which your hair is adjusting (2-4 weeks) try wearing your hair in braids, a healthy, protective style for hair.

There is a video also.


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