There was a time when well-known brands, such as SoftSheen-Carson or Soft & Beautiful, saturated the hair care market with ‘Just For Me’ kiddie perms or texture softener kits promising to make your little one’s tight hair either straight or more manageable. These products gave frustrated moms real and fast results but at what cost? Needless to say, if an adult has to take precaution when using a chemical, such as lye, to alter their hair, then it can be even more harmful for children if the process is not done properly. Now with an emphasis on self-love, acceptance, and the beauty of our natural being, mothers and mommies to-be are focusing on exposing their children to less chemicals whether it’s through the foods they consume or the body and skin care products they use. There are a great deal of brands who have formulated hair care products specifically for children to promote healthy hair growth and manageability as a posed to altering their natural texture. Share with us below which one of these products has your stamp of approval.

Shea Moisture

The Shea Moisture Extra Nourishing Conditioner and Shampoo combines mango, carrot, and orange blossom extract to gently cleanse dry and delicate hair. The Extra Moisturizing Detangler and the Curling Butter Cream has coconut, hibiscus, elm, and marshmallow extracts to provide the perfect slip, moisture and shine for thick, wavy or unruly hair. The entire line is free of sulfates and contains natural and certified-organic ingredients.


The Ouidad No Time for Tears Shampoo is gentle on the hair and eyes with its tear-free formula. The 2-in-1 No More Knots Conditioner acts as a dual product that can be left in the hair as a leave-in conditioner or rinsed out after the detangling process. Managing breakage while the hair is wet is easiest when the hair is moistened with water and a conditioner.  The Pump & Go is ideal for sculpting and defining your child’s curls even on the go!

Mixed Chicks

The Mixed Chicks Kids work well with all curly hair types and the tear-free shampoo is even gentle on the eyes. The silky-smooth conditioner softens the hair without any perfumes or dyes while the colorless, alcohol, paraben, and fragrance free leave-in conditioner gives curls a soft hold when styled. The Kids Tangle-Tamer revives flattened hair after nap time and can be applied to the hair while dry or wet.


Carol’s Daughter came to the rescue for many moms who were requesting hair products for their children. Each of the products are free from sulfates, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, and artificial colors. The CD4Kids shampoo, conditioner, and detangler contains aloe leaf juice, soy protein, sweet almond oil, and other vitamins to prevent breakage while strengthening the hair from the inside out.

Curly Q’s 

Curly Q’s has a wide selection of products made from quality ingredients fit for children with sensitive scalps. The Curly Q’s Coconut Dream Moisturizing Conditioner and the Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream rids the scalp of daily build up and replenishes hair’s moisture. The Curly Q Milkshake uses coconut and sweet almond milk for parched curls and the The Moist Curls Moisturizer can be used as a daily detangler to save hair from knots. The rich and creamy Curly Q Custard is packed with organic ingredients like sunflower oil, aloe leaf juice, along with shea and mango butters for tightly kinky hair that tends to be more fragile.

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-Marisa Peal