5 Mistakes You Are Making While Shampooing Your Baby’s Hair

5 Mistakes You Are Making While Shampooing Your Baby’s Hair

3 Oct 2022 | 3 min Read

Reema Shah

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Many babies look forward to getting their hair washed. Not just that, they enjoy other routine activities such as brushing or bedtime as well. However, many babies dislike the hair wash sessions. It could possibly be because you are making some mistakes while shampooing your baby’s hair. Read to find out a few of them.

While you wash your baby’s hair, opt only for a baby-safe formulated shampoo that is mild.

5 Mistakes You’re Making While Shampooing Your Baby’s Hair

1. Over-doing it

You need not wash your baby’s hair every day or probably even every other day unless there’s an accidental spillage of food that just won’t go away by wiping it off with a warm damp cloth. In fact, washing your baby’s hair too often can cause dry skin and discomfort. Hence, she won’t enjoy her bath time much.

2. Washing Hair with Hot Water

Very hot water isn’t suitable for your baby’s sensitive skin. Always wash your baby’s hair with water that feels warm but is not hot to the touch. Use your elbow or the inside of your wrist to test the water. If the water feels too hot to you, it’s too hot for your baby as well. 

3. Using a High ph Level Shampoo

Ensure the shampoo that you use is not just formulated for babies but also has a low pH. Shampoos with higher pH can tangle a baby’s hair. Ensure that the shampoo you use should have a pH between six and seven. Remember to check the shampoo’s label for its pH level. 

4. Not Detangling your Child’s Hair

Trying to detangle your child’s hair while it’s wet should be avoided. Wet hair is weaker and hence leaves it more prone to breakage and damage during a detangling session. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your baby’s hair before washing. Once all the knots are untangled, you can shampoo your baby’s hair.

shampooing your baby’s hair and baby shampoo
Use mild baby shampoo to clean your baby’s scalp gently without irritating it / Image credit – Canva

5. Excessive Washing

Avoid using products shampoo and oil excessively on your baby’s hair. Over time the ingredients will build up on the hair follicle causing irritation, hair loss, and even infection. Limit product use to a few times per week and be sure to shampoo as needed.

Avoid these mistakes while shampooing your baby’s hair and see the difference yourself. 

Cover image credit – Canva



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