Products We Love: Caring For Your Little One's Locks

When it comes to caring for our childrens' hair, we all want to use the finest shampoos, conditioners and stylers, ever. However, it's easy to get intimidated by the sheer number of products on the shelves—hair brands have definitely taken advantage of the baby boom! We're here to make your job easier! Check product labels, and avoid anything containing parabens (they have mild estrogen-like qualities and could possibly cause breast cancer), silicons, petroleum, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, and phthalates (they might be linked to precocious puberty in girls). Take a look at our faves!
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 02, 2014

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Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream moisturizes dry, tangled, hard to comb and unruly curls.


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Nature’s Baby Organics Conditioner & Detangler in Vanilla Tangerine is chock full of luxe moisturizers like olive oil, shea butter, and safflower oil that hydrate thirsty coils and keep your baby’s hair soft and manageable. Plus, the formula is 100% vegan!

$10.95, available at

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Bella Bee Be Gone Cradle Cap Baby Shampoo is an all-organic cleanser that helps moisturize “cradle cap,” or the dry, flaky area on top of an infant’s head. $8, available at

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Curly Q’s Coconut Cream Moisturizing Conditioner is formulated to hydrate and nourish curly, kinky, and coily locks—and it leaves hair feeling and looking, well, baby-soft.

$14, available at

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Suave for Kids Awesome Apple Detangling Spray Conditioner eliminates knots and baby bedhead in wet or dry hair.

$2, available at

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Mustela Bebe Foam Shampoo for Newborns is a fabulous choice for babies that are newborn to about four months old. This super-gentle shampoo cleanses fine newborn hair, while mild exfoliation helps relieve the baby of cradle cap. $12, available at

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California Baby Calendula Aromatherapy Shampoo & Bodywash contains a generous amount of all-natural calendula, which has been used to soothe and heal skin for centuries. This shampoo/body wash not only smells terrific, but the calendula acts as a mild astringent, which soothes dermatitis, eczema and cradle cap. Your little one’s hair will be glossier than ever!

$11.49, available at

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Nature’s Natural Carrot Hair Oil is blended with all-natural essential oils. Just the thing to moisturize your baby’s scalp and curls.

$8.95, available at

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Tight braids, ponytails, and cornrows can do a number on your little girl’s temple and hairline. Massage in Dark & Lovely Beautiful Beginnings Kids Edge Tamer & Protector an anti-breakage moisturizing cream, before styling hair.

$3.99, available at


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