Children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of environmental pollutants and toxic chemicals. And as a parent, it’s your job to make healthy choices for your little ones. From the food they eat to the products you use at bathtime, you want to make sure you’re choosing the best and healthiest products for them. Unfortunately, many kid’s hair products in the market contain certain chemicals that can be damaging to children’s delicate skin, scalp, and overall health. Everything from kid’s body wash to shampoo and conditioner can have a huge impact on your kids’ health. This is why choosing hair care made with healthy ingredients is so important.
The benefits of hair care made with natural ingredients
- It’s gentle on the skin
Children’s skin is super sensitive and products that use harsh chemicals can easily cause irritation. Choosing kid’s shampoo and conditioners that are made with naturally-derived ingredients will be kinder and more gentle on the skin.
- It’s better for the environment
One of the major environmental impacts of most everyday kid’s shampoos comes from the simple act of rinsing your child’s hair. When we look at the cleaning products we use – dishwashing detergent, body wash, hand soaps and shampoo – all those chemicals are sent down the drain. Choosing biodegradable products means they are broken down in the sewer treatment process well before they hit our waterways.
What ingredients should you look for or avoid?
One of the first steps you can take when shopping for kid’s shampoo and conditioner is to avoid products that contain parabens, which are preservatives commonly found in hair care and skincare used to prolong the shelf life of products. While preservatives are still important and there are many that are safe to use, we’d recommend avoiding parabens.
For a healthy kids’ shampoo, look for a kid’s shampoo and conditioner that contains plant-based, naturally derived ingredients that work to moisturise, cleanse and nourish your child’s hair, without the use of harsh chemicals.
Here are some of those happy ingredients to look out for:
- Aloe Vera Juice
- Wheat Protein
- Nettle Extract
- Pro-Vitamin B5
- Vitamin E
- Shea Butter
- Raspberry Extract
What’s a healthy option for kids’ hair care?
OC Naturals offer Australian-made hair and skincare products made with plant-based and naturally derived ingredients. The products are gentle on the skin and perfect to use on your little ones. Plus, kids collection products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free accredited and packed full of naturally hydrating and nourishing ingredients.
Here are some of our favourite OC Naturals Kid’s Hair Products:
- The Detangling Spray to say goodbye to knots and tangles
Hair brushing can be a bathtime battle for some kids. With OC Naturals’ Berry Bliss Detangling Spray you can say goodbye to knots and tangles without any fuss. Spray directly onto wet or dry hair and gently brush or comb through for silky soft hair that smells berrylicious!
- The ultimate 3-in-1 product to make bath time easier
Make bathtime quick and easy with OC Naturals’ 3-in-1 kid’s shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Enriched with Vitamin E and Pro-vitamin B5, choose from three scrumptious fragrances, all made with plant-based formulas.
Give them a berry good time with the 3-in-1 Berry Bliss Conditioning Body Wash.
With Raspberry Extract and Wheat Germ Oil, this gentle, sweet berry formula cleanses and moisturises the skin and leaves hair feeling silky smooth.
For something fruity and fun, try the 3-in-1 Fruit Blast Conditioning Body Wash. Enjoy a fresh Watermelon fragrance with added Apple Extract and Wheat Germ Oil. Your little one’s hair and skin will be cleansed, moisturised and feeling fresh!
Sweeten up bathtime with the bold popcorn scent of the 3-in-1 Popcorn Conditioning Body Wash. Packed with naturally derived ingredients like Sunflower and Wheat Germ Oils, and Shea Butter, it gently nourishes and soothes young skin, leaving them clean from head to toe! This fragrance is only available in selected independent stores.
Find your nearest OC Naturals stockist today, and make bathtime fun and easy from now on with the OC Naturals kids collection.