Shampoo for Little Girls

Updated on August 06, 2010
J.P. asks from Greenville, PA
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Hi Ladies!
I am wondering what you all use on your daughters hair. I have been using Suave for kids shampoo, but I am not satisfied. My four y/o has light hair and it seems to be dry.All the usual shampoos for kids don't seem to work very well. Anyone have suggestions? (Thanks!)

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Wow! I can't believe all the responses I got! Thank you! I have gotten quite a few good ideas. I love the suggestion of trying travel/sample size products! Good thinking! I'll have to let you know which ones we like and what we end up with. Until then, thanks for all your in put!

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answers from New York on

I have 2 girls, 4 & 7, that my wife & I have always used either Suave Kids 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner, or 3in1 shampoo/cond/body wash . Then we usually follow up with Suave spray on de-tangler.


answers from Dover on

I do not use the popular store products, for me or my family. For my 3 (almost 4yd old) I use Melaleuca's Koala Pals. Then it seems a bit dry (on the ends) I use their detangling/leave in conditioning spray (which is not specifically for kids). Love it! Would be happy to tell you more.

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answers from Merced on

I'd go with dove shampoo and conditioner. Get it as a trial size and if you like the result, get a full size for her. most trial sizes are moisturizing anyway so you should have a few options. Pantene is one, dove is the best, also herbal essensce and I think garnier fructis makes trial size moisture shampoos. If she tends to get it in her eyes, you can get a foam visor to keep the soap off her face. They come in a two pack on Or just fold a wash cloth and have her hold it over her eyes, that's what my mother did with me. Anyway, I've been using my dove, intensive repair, on my daughter and her hair is so silky, combing it is a breeze.

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answers from Saginaw on

As a licensed stylist you know I have to recommend professional! I find if I buy the liters of Biolage it lasts a real long time. Make sure you are using conditioner on her to close the cuticle layer and seal in the moisture.


As a licensed stylist you know I have to recommend professional! I find if I buy the liters of Biolage it lasts a real long time. Make sure you are using conditioner on her to close the cuticle layer and seal in the moisture.

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answers from New York on

Arbonne has a tremendous baby line that includes a great shampoo. We also carry another line called FC5. I would be happy to send you samples of each to try on your daughter and a 20% discount on your order. Please be in touch, ###-###-#### (we ship anywhere), or send an email to me at the following: [email protected]
Talk with you soon, I.



answers from Los Angeles on

what i use on my daughters hair is pantene shampoo and conditioner. she has been using it for almost 2 years and her hair is soft and managable.. i too didnt care for the suave shampoo and found using what i used on myself worked great for her.



answers from Hartford on

my dr told me to use head and shoulders and I thought he was crazy LOL but it is great. i use the sampoo plus cond. and it is amazing no dry hair for her anymore



answers from New York on

I was just going to post a similar question tonight! However, one of my daughters, who is 10, all of a sudden (well, over the last 3-4 months) has lifeless, dull, thinning hair. Today I was teaching her to do a french braid and noticed some dandruff on the top back & mid back of her scalp. IT was soooo hard to come off. I used tea tree oil to loosen it and the flakes came off. Also, her hair is getting "greasy after the second day (usually can go 4 if need be, but she usually washes it every 3 days). When I asked her pediatrician, she said ,"It probably puberty." Well, other girls who are more developed at her age or girls older than her, haven't experienced this...their hair has gotten thicker and bouncier. Frustrating!!!! I'm interested in seeing the answers you get, so I can "borrow "them lol!!



answers from Johnstown on

I use the Suave for kids shampoo as well and then follow it with the Nice & Easy conditioner that comes with my hair color 2x/week. It's sold separately and I LOVE it! No tangles at all! You could also use the Aussie leave-in spray conditioner.


answers from Provo on

Tresume!! I love that stuff. It's the only stuff that works for my 7 year old nieces' hair. For me I use the moisture stuff and it keeps my hair super moist!



answers from New York on

You've certainly gotten a lot of choices here, but let me add one more: Neutrogena is the gentlest shampoo I know of, scent free and not expensive.
Best of luck!


answers from Jacksonville on

My daughter also has very light blonde hair. It is long, straight and very fine (not coarse at ALL). Mine was the same as a child.

What I have found, is that most of the "kid's" shampoos are harsh and drying. And the "kid's" conditioners (even the ones that don't come as a 2in1 or 3 in 1 combo) are poor quality.

If your daughter is ok with the process itself (she isn't one to end up with suds in her eyes-- my daughter has NEVER been one to have issues with it) then I would just use a good quality shampoo on her like you use for yourself. Same with the conditioner. If she tends to get soap in her eyes, then I would stick with the "non-tearing" shampoos, but use YOUR regular conditioner on her hair.

When I do that, and use a wide toothed comb to comb out her hair afterwards, there are NO tangles and no more dry hair. And she swims several days a week during the summers, some in a chlorine pool, and some in the sand/sun at the beach.



answers from Buffalo on

Johnson and Johnson shampoo and conditioner for fine hair.

It is blue, My son had very dry hair it felt like a brillo pad, not anymore, It also works great on my little girl but she ia only 13months old so her hair is not too long yet.



answers from Columbus on

If you're not using a conditioner yet, it's probably time to start. The shampoo will generally dry out their hair. Regardless what shampoo we've used on my son (who right now has his momma's thin fly-away hair...), it's dry after I shampoo. I use just a tiny bit of conditioner on it and it makes a huge difference. I've Sauve, Johnson & Johnson.



answers from New York on

I use Aussie Moist as well, shampoo and conditioner. I used organix mandarin and olive oil while visiting my mom and thought it was terrific. Burts Bees grapefruit and sugar beet shampoo was good, too, but I don't like their conditioners.


answers from San Francisco on

This shampoo is made by Johnsons' and it is called "No more Tangles"
It makes their hair shiny and full looking, along with the fact that your daughter isn't crying or upset because of any tangles after shampooing.
It is a wonderful shampoo and I hope you can find it where you live. I believe Shoppers Drug Store carries it. I am in Ontario.



answers from New York on

I use Aussie Moist and love it. My son is now 11 years old and has very dry, wirery hair which resembles African American hair (I'm Italian, he has my mother's hair) and this is the first shampoo and conditioner that makes his hair soft and it smells so good. I get it in big bottles for $5 each at BJ's Wholesale Club, it lasts a good month with 6 people using it daily. For me I have found my hair isn't brittle and no longer breaks.

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