I called my cousin sister yesterday for assistance in preparing this post only to discover that she was struggling with washing her baby’s hair; my two year old niece. At the moment she washes my niece’s hair at the same time as she is giving her a bath every day. She is currently using Aveeno shampoo and no conditioner she says the shampoo is good it doesn’t dry hair. She shampoos the little one’s hair and massages the shampoo in the hair and scalp, then proceeds to detangle with shampoo still in hair after which she rinses with the baby’s head tilted to the back (she supports her head with one hand) so that shampoo doesn’t get into her eyes. After rinsing she detangles again and then towel dries and uses Vaseline but then she mentioned that she noticed the Vaseline just sits on the hair and asked if I knew of any baby oils she could use. I suggested to her to use either olive or coconut oil, she had some olive oil in the house so she is going to start using that from now. I also suggested shampooing once a week as opposed to everyday and using a conditioner to co wash instead on other days. My niece sweats a lot naturally and also from playing, running around and is uncomfortable if her hair is not washed on a daily basis so it has to be washed everyday for now or at least until she is much older.
Do you have any tips on how to wash babies or toddlers’ hair and products that have worked for you?