13 Shampoos for Baby That Also Work for You
If you treat your skin and hair as though you would a baby’s, you just might wind up being baby soft all-over. It’s a theory we’re definitely we will to try out—especially since we feel like we’ve unearthed a newfound, gentler category of haircare. These shampoos are formulated for babies (who have skin that’s 30% more delicate than adults) using ingredients that are organic and toxin-free, making them perfect for anyone who’s got sensitive skin or wants a weightless wash—and if there’s one thing we believe in, it’s that great hair and skincare are ageless. So, no more tears, here are the best baby shampoos that work just as great for you.
Aveeno Babywash and Shampoo: $8.99
Natural oat extract gently nourishes sensitive strands, making it ideal for daily use. The formula is free of toxins and will leave locks with a light, refreshing scent.
Honest Company Shampoo & Body Wash – Sweet Orange Vanilla: $8.99
This is a mom cult fave and it’s easy to see why. This Honest Company shampoo is free of SLS, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, formaldehyde carriers, MEA, DEA and TEA—aka the bad stuff. Instead, the shampoo relies on aloe, chamomile and calendula to pack in mega-soothing properties. Coconut oil, jojoba protein, and quinoa extract lock in moisture for added softness.
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-To-Toe Wash & Shampoo: $7.92
Coconut oil, lavender, rose, frankincense, honeysuckle, myrrh, argan and aloe are all natural and mega luxurious and easily turn your shower into an English garden. This shampoo will hydrate tresses all the way to baby smoothness
Johnson’s No More Tangles Shampoo: $3.98
Our kid fave is revamped but still does the trick. Though it’s specially formulated for the worst of tangles, it’s super lightweight. Bonus – you don’t have to worry about that awful eye burn if your shampoo tends to travel.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Calming Lavender Body Wash and Shampoo: $9.39
Lavender will instantly calm the fussiest baby, the most stressed out mom and anyone that’s had a long day. Organic shea butter, vanilla, lavender and flower extract provide a comforting way to unwind.
California Baby Shampoo & Bodywash Tea Tree & Lavender: $11.79
Made from essential oils and organic soap bark, suds are totally sustainable. Tea tree and lavender work double duty on even the most sensitive scalps, while the all over body wash is ideal for those with sensitive skin, allergies and eczema.
Noodle & Boo® Newborn 16 fl. oz. 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash: $18
Dermatologist and pediatrician tested, this tear and soap-free shampoo/body wash rebalances skin’s pH. Provitamin B and vitamin E maintain hair health, adding in shine. The 2-in-1 is also mild enough to be used daily as it won’t strip skin’s natural moisture.
Nature’s Baby Organics Shampoo & Body Wash, Coconut Pineapple: $15.30
Originally developed by a mother, this gentle cleanser is made from botanicals that work without synthetic chemicals, making it ideal for those with skin as sensitive as a bambino.
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash: $5.60
This hypo-allergic, plant-based formula keeps you squeaky clean from head to toe without phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS.
SheaMoisture Baby Wash & Shampoo Fragrance Free: $8.79
SheaMoisture has a versatile baby line and this is perhaps their most gentle shampoo option. Aloe, shea and cocoa butter work in tandem to calm any irritations, repair skin and lock in moisture. Since a fragrance-free shampoo is a rarity, this is perfect for those who want to shower sans scent.
Baby Dove Rich Moisture Shampoo: $5.89
The scalp is one of the most sensitive areas of skin, so treat it delicately. This pH neutral shampoo is ophthalmologist, dermatologist and pediatrician approved for a mild, moisturizing cleanse.
CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo: $9.99
Skin is protected as it’s hydrated, thanks to this good for all-ages color and scent-free formula.
Jason Earth’s Best Baby Care Shampoo & Body Wash: $10.00
Glucan, oat oil and panthenol act on eczema while leaving hair and skin nourished.