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Shampoo and Conditioner for 2 Year Old

My 2 year old daughter is finally starting to grow some hair! I have used the Johnson Head to Toe since she was born. I feel like I should be using a different shampoo and conditioner now that she has more hair. It is curly and thin, at least for now. Does anyone have suggestions on shampoo and conditioners? Thank you!

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I ended up buying Suave 2 in 1. I am going to try that and see how it works. Thank you so much for all of your help. There are a lot of good options out there.....and I have a feeling we will try them all until one works the best.

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The avalon for kids is wonderful. You can get it from Whole Foods or find a rep. I know Gigi Irkstrom sells it. Here is her ____@____.com
M. Allen

Hi K.-

I use Arbonne Shampoo with Tea Tree Oil and Conditioner
for my kids. It has no chemical dyes or fragrances. Also,
the tea tree oil repels lice-- whick is important when
prechool starts.

I can give you more information if you would like.

J. S.
Arbonne International
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I just saw your request. My dtr has extremely curly and thick hair now at 6 1/2 but it started out just kind of wavy at 2. We also did Sauve and Johnson's but it did not work. It came out terribly. We have tried every curly hair product there is and I am now satisfied with products from www.circle-of-friends.com. They are great and not that expensive. I also use Pantene shampoo and cond for women of color (we are white). It has lots of moisturizer and gets the tangles out great, then I follow up with the circle of friends stuff. Good luck!

Suave makes 2 in 1 products for kids . They smell good and are tear free.

My older daughter was the same - almost bald until she wwas 2+ then curly, thin hair. To help with the tangles, I started using either Suave or Loreal childen's 2-in-1 products. They require only one wash/rinse, which is a blessing at that age, but have the benefits of a shampoo and conditioner. She's 4 1/2 today and I'm still using them. The same brands also both have spray-in conditioners that are helpful.

Hi K. -

I have a 21 month old DD. She too has fine hair, but it's only wavy. As it got longer, I noticed it was really hard to comb through after washing it with normal baby shampoo. Like me, her hair tangles easy.

Upon recommendations from other moms, I tried Suave Smoothers 2 in 1 for the first time about 3 months ago. It's a TOTAL difference. Her hair not only smells nice, but is easy to comb through. I just purchased some Loreal Kids yesterday (also 2 in 1), so I can't speak to that yet. But the Suave works really well.

Hi K.-

I use Arbonne Shampoo with Tea Tree Oil and Conditioner
for my kids. It has no chemical dyes or fragrances. Also,
the tea tree oil repels lice-- whick is important when
prechool starts.

I can give you more information if you would like.

J. S.
Arbonne International
____@____.com
###-###-####

Suave Smoothers is great stuff for kids, and smells nice too!

Johnson and Johnson's has a new extra conditioning shampoo out that works really good. If you want to spend a litlle more $$ Origins has a great no tangle shampoo that smells wonderful. My daughter loves it and her hair is REALLY soft when we use it.

We use a natural shampoo and body wash for our kids. After we heard of all the chemicals in pretty much all of the other baby shampoo, body wash, and lotion, and if fact everything we use in our homes. We use koala pals, if you want you can e-mail me at ____@____.com and I will tell you where we get all of our products from, they are very safe and work amazing! In fact it takes us about 1/4 of the shampoo we used before.

We use either the Loreal Kids or Suave kids. They are both a 2 in 1 (shampoo plus conditioner). It helps keep tangles at bay.
I find them where regular shampoo and conditioner is, but the baby section may also keep some in stock.

We also use Johnson's "No More Tangles" spray for big tangles, like when she first gets up in the morning. (Walmart has their own brand of it too, which is at least half the price of the Johnson's)

Don't use kids shampoos/conditioner b/c they have alot of alcohol in them which makes hair dry out and break. Look for products that don't have alcohol as the 1st 5 ingred.

Johnson's makes a new shampoo called Extra Conditioning Shampoo for Curly hair. It works great and is tear free. My son has a curly mop top and it helps it curl up plus keeps out the frizzies. I sometimes use the head to toe depending on which bathroom I'm in and I can definately tell a difference in his hair when I do. I also put Garnier Fructese smoothing milk in it. I use that on my hair and it is the best stuff I have ever tried. (And I have tried a LOT.)

I recommend the Suave Smoothers as well. It smells good...decent price...and works great. My daughter has always had really thick blonde hair and it's hard to comb through. The smoothers really seems to make a difference.

I personally use only organic shampoo - after reading many articles about the use of chemicals etc in johnson and johnson products; and plus, our little one's skin absorb so much of that as well; (just personal choice for me). I love the california baby products; and I use their conditioner on my son as well; and love it - there is no residue and it rinses clean everytime. When he was a baby I noticed johnson and johnson products leave a residue and you never feel like you have rinsed the whole thing out....but that is just my two cents, you have to make a personal decision for youself based on your own comfort level; I just wanted you to know the alternative on the organic side, if you were at all interested.
K.

my kid is 4 and since he was 2 he uses johnson instant foam easy rinse shampoo ,no more tangles and l'oreal kids

Believe it or not, I actually prefer the Suave shampoo and conditioners for kids. They have "Fruit Smoothies" 2-in-1 shampoo plus conditioners that are really good, and also the seperate shampoo and conditioners. I feel like they clean and condition all of my kids' hair better than Johnson's or any of the others I have tried that seem to leave my kids' hair dry feeling. When they are little and have thin, soft hair the difference isn't as noticable, but for my older son, who has naturally curly hair that feels course with the other stuff, it makes a big difference. I have found these are good on the pocketbook as well, as my kids start bathing themselves more, since they tend to go overboard on the amount they use each time. They always come out of the bath or shower smelling really yummy, too! Good luck!

The avalon for kids is wonderful. You can get it from Whole Foods or find a rep. I know Gigi Irkstrom sells it. Here is her ____@____.com
M. Allen

Loreal Kids is GREAT! We have tried Johnson's and suave, but neither work as well on our daughter's hair as the Loreal Kids does (and the price is very close on all these brands).

The American Girl shampoo at Bath and Body Works smells wonderful. I wouldn't use conditioner yet though, with such thin hair it will weigh her hair down. My daughter is nine and I can always tell when she tries the conditioner in the shower because her hair looks really flat.

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