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6 Safe Skin and Hair Products for Redhead Babies and Kids

Products for Your Sensitive Skinned Redhead

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If you’re the parent of a redhead baby, you might find yourself on the hunt for redhead-safe products. Redheads of all ages have sensitive skin, and while almost all baby products are formulated for sensitive skin, you will probably want to make sure you’re using safe products. Finding products you feel comfortable using on your redhead kids can be hard, especially if you’re not a redhead yourself. 

Quick tips for finding the right products

Our H2BAR co-founder, Stephanie, is a redhead and mom of two. She recommends testing to see if a product is safe for redheaded babies or kids, and it involves a series of careful steps to ensure the product doesn’t cause irritation or adverse reactions. Here are some recommended steps:

1. Read the Ingredients List:
– Check for common allergens or irritants.
– Avoid products with sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrances, and dyes.

2. Patch Test:
– Apply a small amount of the product to a small area of skin, such as the inner elbow or behind the ear.
– Wait 24-48 hours to check for any redness, swelling, itching, or other reactions.

3. Consult a Pediatrician or Dermatologist:
– Before using any new product, consult with a healthcare professional, especially for babies or children with sensitive skin.

4. Use Hypoallergenic Products:
– Opt for products labeled as hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, and formulated for sensitive skin.

5. Check Reviews and Recommendations:
– Look for reviews and recommendations from other parents, especially those with redhead children, to see if they have experienced any issues with the product.

6. Observe the Child’s Reaction:
– After the initial patch test, use a small amount of the product on the scalp or hair and monitor closely for any adverse reactions over the next few days.

7. Avoid Multiple New Products:
– Introduce one new product at a time. This way, if a reaction occurs, it will be easier to identify the cause.

8. Natural and Organic Options:
– Consider using products with natural or organic ingredients, which are less likely to contain harsh chemicals.

By following these steps, you can reduce the risk of irritation or allergic reactions and ensure the skin and hair product is safe for your redhead kids or babies.

Here are some of Stephanie’s favorite products that she uses on her little ones:

1. Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby Fragrance-Free 2-in-1 Shampoo & Wash

A gentle, fragrance-free shampoo & wash developed for babies and kids. Made with 23 plant-based ingredients like nourishing oats & shea butter great for daily use, leaves hair extra soft and skin moisturized.

Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby Shampoo & Wash: $19

2. ATTITUDE 2-in-1 Hair and Body Foaming Baby Wash

Make bath time fun with this 2-in-1 hair & body foaming wash. Formulated with 98.9% naturally derived ingredients including blueberry leaf extract with soothing and protective properties for dry skin. 

ATTITUDE Hair and Body Foaming Baby Wash: $11

3. Evereden Kids Detangling Shampoo

Contains argan oil, and shea butter, which are rich in antioxidants and vitamins to protect against environmental stressors and free radicals. A nourishing formula that carefully cleanses, repairs and strengthens hair, leaving it soft, shiny, and easy to manage. Perfect for the whole family, this daily shampoo is ideal for all hair types, especially long hair that is prone to tangles, and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Evereden Kids Detangling Shampoo: $29

4. ATTITUDE Baby 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash

Create tender moments with this shampoo & body wash featuring a delicate vanilla aroma with sweet floral notes and containing 97.9% naturally derived ingredients including blueberry leaf extract with soothing properties for dry skin. This shampoo & body wash comes in a refillable aluminum bottle with a minimalist design that fits perfectly in any bathroom. 

ATTITUDE Baby Shampoo and Body Wash: $22

5. Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Oat & Calendula 2-in-1 Shampoo & Wash

Moisturizes hair & skin. Lightly scented with honey oat & warm vanilla natural fragrance. Dermatologist Tested. Cruelty-free & Vegan. Sulfate-free. For all ages.

Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Oat & Calendula: $19

6. Pipette Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Pipette vanilla & ylang ylang Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is formulated with clean, plant-derived ingredients. It gently cleanses your baby’s hair and delicate skin without drying or causing irritation. Add it to your baby essentials.

Pipette Baby Shampoo and Body Wash: $9

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