Choosing the Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Your Child’s Hair Type

Choosing the Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Your Child’s Hair Type

From frizz to tangles and oily scalps, we see it all as parents! And with so many shampoo and conditioner brands populating the shelves, we’ve all wondered, “Which one is right for my little one’s hair?” Don’t worry—you’re not alone.

In this guide, we’ll share our years of hair product research (and real-life mum experience) to help you choose the best shampoo and conditioner for kids, ensuring their locks get all the love they deserve. Plus, we'll go over the do’s and don’t’s of kids' hair washing to make sure their mane stays happy and healthy.

Shampoo and Conditioner for Kids with Fine Hair

If your little one has straight and fine strands, you'll want to look for a shampoo that gently cleanses without weighing the hair down.

Avoid heavy or oily shampoos that can leave the hair looking flat. Instead, look for lightweight, volumizing formulas that add body and lift to your child's locks. Pair it with a conditioner that provides gentle hydration without leaving the hair greasy.

Usually, products that are labeled as “normal hair” will work for fine hair, too.

Shampoo and Conditioner for Kids with Curly Hair

Without the right products, curly locks can quickly get dried out, tangled, and flat-out messy!

For curly locks, we recommend a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed to enhance and define their natural shape without drying them out.

Opt for moisturizing shampoos and conditioners that nourish and hydrate the hair, leaving it soft, manageable, and bouncy. For tighter coils, oils such as coconut, shea, and primrose can provide the nourishment they need to flourish.

Shampoo and Conditioner for Kids with Dry Hair

If your little one’s hair is prone to dryness and split ends, you'll want to look for natural shampoos and conditioners that provide day-long moisture.

Double down on products that contain natural oils, such as argan, jojoba, or coconut oil, as these will help nourish and replenish dry, brittle hair.

A lot of the time, our kids’ hair can seem dry because of the harsh chemicals in conventional hair products. Try avoiding shampoos with harsh sulfates, phthalates, and alcohol, as these can further dry out the hair and scalp.

The Dos and Don'ts of Washing Your Child's Hair


  • Start by wetting their hair thoroughly before applying the shampoo. This will help the product distribute evenly and cleanse the scalp effectively.
  • When washing, massage the shampoo into their scalp using gentle, circular motions. This will help remove any dirt and build-up while stimulating blood flow to the scalp.
  • Take care not to get any product in their eyes, as this can cause the little ones discomfort and even spark a full-on meltdown!
  • Rinse thoroughly to ensure all the shampoo is removed from their hair.
  • After shampooing, apply conditioner to the mid-lengths and ends of their hair.


  • Forget to rinse the conditioner out thoroughly. Unless using a special leave-in, residual conditioner in the hair can make it look greasy and weigh it down, especially for straight and fine hair.
  • Wash your child's hair too frequently. Washing their hair every other day or a few times a week is usually enough—over-washing can strip the hair of its natural oils and lead to dryness.

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By investing in the appropriate products for your kids' hair type and following these dos and don'ts of washing, you can ensure that your child's hair stays healthy, clean, and manageable.

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