Safe Baby and Kid Shampoo Guide
What is shampoo composed of?
Shampoos have a general purpose of cleansing. Ingredients vary from brand to brand but some basic ingredients that makes up a shampoo are Water, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-10, Fragrance, PEG-150 Distearate, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Decyl Glucoside. Most shampoos like Johnson Baby Shampoo contain sodium trideceth sulfate, which is formulated to act as a low-irritation cleansing agent.
What are uses of baby shampoo?
Baby shampoo is a hair care product which is used for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminated particles that gradually build up in hair or on scalp. Shampoos like Johnson Baby Shampoo are specially formulated to be used on infants and young children i.e. they are less irritating to the eyes than those usually found in regular shampoo. Baby skin is thinner and dries out much faster than adult skin, therefore a gentle, baby-friendly shampoo should be chosen that can help keep baby’s skin from getting dry and itchy. This hair wash will cleanse the scalp of the baby gently and will not remove any essential oils from it. It will leave your baby’s hairs soft, shiny, clean and with a good smell. Baby shampoo acts like a regular soap. However, it can also be used as shaving cream or to clean bathroom faucets, etc. Some special features of baby shampoo that makes it unique to be used for infants are listed below:
- Gentle Cleansing
Baby shampoo gently cleanses the baby hair without causing any harm to the. Due to its composition by mild ingredients, it is suitable for the hairs of the baby. It also maintains moisture levels of the scalp and will prevent it from excessive drying.
- No Tears Formula
A shampoo like Johnson Baby Shampoo contains no tears formula to be safely used on your baby’s eyes. Its ingredients or composition will not cause any harm to your baby’s hairs, scalp or eyes.
- Softer Hairs
Although, the hairs of newborn babies are already soft and smooth but using a specially formulated baby shampoo makes them even softer and smoother. Child specialist doctors also recommends to use mild shampoo for baby hairs.
- Pleasant Fragrance
Since shampoos contain fragrance, applying baby shampoo on the hairs of the baby will also leave a pleasant and sweet aroma in your baby hairs. A sweet odor will add more beauty and attraction to your baby’s scalp.
- Minimize Irritation and Dryness
Baby shampoo minimizes the risk of irritation and dryness in your baby’s hairs. It also prevents any type of redness from appearing at your baby’s scalp.
What precautions should be taken while using baby shampoo?
Although there are many benefits of baby shampoo, it should be used with care as your baby’s skin is soft and thin and can be easily irritated if not taken care of. Shampoos are for external use only. It should be kept out of your child’s reach. If there is skin irritation after shampoo’s use, discontinue using it immediately. Only a little quantity of shampoo is used on your baby’s hair as babies have less hair. Avoid using too much of it on your baby’s scalp. When your baby grows older and grows a full head of hair, quantity cane be increased accordingly. It is advisable to keep shampoo out of your baby’s eyes as much as possible, as the eyes are especially sensitive. Tear-free formulas will help with this, but still, bath time will be more convenient for the child as well as you if you tip your child’s head back and rinse away the shampoo from their face. Do not apply the shampoo directly over your baby’s scalp. You should take a small amount of shampoo on the sponge and massage it slowly onto your baby’s head. Cradle caps present on your baby’s head that look like dried milk should be first massaged with almond or any baby oil then shampoo should be used.