How to Choose a Hair Loss Shampoo for Kids

Hair loss or alopecia in children is not a very rare case, though unusual. There are other possible underlying causes too that mostly require attentive care from doctors.

Otherwise, it can be treated at home and will even be permanently gone within a year. Once you’ve identified the problem, you may have to start changing your behavior in treating your kids’ hair.

From brushing, styling to shampooing. Here we’ll specifically talk about shampooing.

Some parents will go with the home shampoo route, that is, by making their shampoo out of missing natural ingredients.

Other parents, such as you, maybe, may have too little time to spend on finding the ingredients and mixing them every time they need to wash their kids’ hair.

So, you opt for buying a natural shampoo instead. Many kids shampoo label their products as safe and gentle but as loving parents, checking and rechecking the ingredients never hurt.

For kids with sensitive conditions, you will have to check if there are synthetic fragrances or coloring that will hurt your kids’ hair, skin or scalp.

Here are some tips to note when looking for a suitable shampoo and also using them:

  • Never go for a shampoo with too many ingredients. Chances are they are made of more chemicals than natural ingredients. Ten should be the limit.

These ingredients are to be avoided:

  1. Sodium lauryl sulfate
  2. Ammonium lauryl sulfate
  3. Propylene glycol
  4. Lauryl alcohol and its derivatives
  5. Olefin sulfonate
  6. Mureth sulfate
  7. Ethylparaben
  8. Sodium hydroxide
  9. Methylisothiazolinone

 

An easy reminder is: anything that goes with sulfate should be avoided.

Parabens, fragrances, and Methylisothiazolinone (MI) are top three ingredients among some that should be avoided as mentioned in Foxnews call to avoid.

  • YES to Organic and NO to fragrances! As mentioned in Ladyzona any shampoo that uses ingredients that are dangerous for long-term use for fragrances, so unless it is natural, fragrances are a big NO.
  • Check for any possible deficiency on your child; if there is, find a shampoo that contains mostly that vitamin or minerals. Also, check if your kid is allergic to any substance.
  • Check for certification and consult with doctors to suggest for good brands and products to treat the hair loss.
  • Discuss with parents and read multiple reviews, if you have friends with children who had gone through similar issues, do not hesitate to ask for advice.
  • Limit the frequency of usage. WebMD gathered experts and explained that many people are washing their hair ‘too many times.’ You can instead comb your child’s hair slowly and softly instead of repeatedly washing and rinsing their hair.

Some of the products that will work with your children will be listed here.

You may compare the reviews to each other and decide if your children and you will be comfortable with it.

Organic Blessings Little Angel Shampoo and Body Wash

It has been tested clinically and certified by Oregon Tith and Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.

This shampoo is free of all the toxic ingredients I mentioned and go 100% natural.

It is so soft that it is impossible to wash the naturally oily hair of adults.

The mildness of this shampoo is proven when hospitals procure the product to be used on newborn babies, so it is safe to be used on your little ones with hair fall issues.

It is also vegan and comes in two natural smelling scents: vanilla and orange.

Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo

Another very mild and balanced shampoo with vegan ingredients. And also, another product that is almost impossible to wash oily, thick adult hair.

This shampoo is also free of paraben and most of the dangerous toxic substances listed above, though it does contain perfume (fragrances).

Many adults also use this product due to the sensitive scalp and prone to allergy.

If you as a parent has hands that are easily allergic, this shampoo will suit both you and your child’s need.

Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash

Very recommended in MynonToxicTribe, it is certified as 100% natural and has been around for almost a century.

Dermatology test also proved this product to be safe for babies and children with a sensitive skin condition.

While it contains fragrance, the parents have tested and found out that the shampoo has a very light smell, indicating a very little composition in the shampoo.

Other adults with hair loss problem have tried the product and claimed that it works so well compared to many other baby products.

Why Hair Loss Supplements Are Better Than Hair Transplants

We all understand that hair loss is a serious issue and sometimes, we are too tired to wait for our hair to grow back.

We couldn’t wait, and we start listening to people saying that hair transplants work like magic; you just pluck a healthy scalp from a healthy donor, attach it onto yours, and you’ll get your (not your hair per se, but since it’s already in your head now) hair back! But, is it true?

Is hair transplant really as nice and effective as people say it is?

Here’s what it is and what entails to hair transplants.

The procedure of hair transplant has gotten better through the decades, with new technologies and techniques being invented.

The newest technique is FUE; follicular unit extraction is an invasive procedure where scalps are removed carefully from the donor and is attached to the receiver.

The idea is that within 24 to 48 hours of the surgical procedure, the patient can go on to his or her daily life the very next day and expect results within weeks or months.

Here’s the problem.

No surgical procedure is completely perfect. Experts from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health have published their research on Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery that FUE has some side effects that often are misunderstood by people.

1. You can die from a hair transplant. A doctor from Realself explains that various risks such as infection, swelling and even necrosis of your tissues can lead to death and it has happened before.

2. There’s always a scar left. The surgical procedure does not leave a visible scar with long enough hair, but with short hair, it is visible.

3. It is a pretty invasive surgical procedure. You dug out thousands of follicles and made holes in your head; you are going to need to cover that up, how is that not invasive.

4. It’s not a permanent solution, sometimes, the hair from transplantation stops growing and falls off, and this time, it will be a permanent cause with possibly no solution.

5. It is irreversible. Once you do it, there’s no turning back. There’s also a chance that it will look unnatural even after paying thousands of dollars.

This is not implying that hair transplant is a dangerous surgical method that should be ban because it kills the patients, but you need to reconsider as these all risks are possible, no matter how small, to every each of the patients.

It is important to remember that the results that doctors show to you are not the usual results; they took the best shot they have and show it to you, marketing purposes.

Hair loss supplements, on the other hand, pose little to zero risks. A completely natural supplement out there exists, and their natural composition supports your body in fixing its body parts.

The worst you can get is it doesn’t fix your problem, and all you need to do is leave the product and move on to another.

Hair loss supplements will fix your hair loss issue, though not 100%. Don’t let that disheartened you; inputting the right supplements into your diet can help your hair grow to a certain level.

Though not an instant solution, it is a natural, permanent solution when you keep your diet in check.

For example, Vitamin C helps in forming collagen, an important part of forming your hair structure. Collagen strengthens your hair and keeps the holding on each other instead of breaking and falling apart.

Aside from that vitamin C also improves your skin, nail strength, and health in general.

Another example is biotin. Most people with no special medical condition can consume biotin with no worries as mentioned by Healthline.

A 2015 study showed that consuming biotin supplements improves keratin in your hair and in the long run, reduces baldness and hair falls.

Minoxidil is the recently found ingredients to have prevented hair loss. It doesn’t fix what’s lost, but it helps slow down and prevent further damage to your hair.

According to WebMD, there has been no major side effects shown and discovered except for allergic reactions.

And there are many more ingredients and vitamins you can rely on, without having to ‘injure’ your scalp to reduce the baldness.

The instant remedy is never without bigger side effects. Opting for a less, actually, zero invasive option is safer and healthier for you both in the short-term and long-term.

The result is always visible and not only that; you can always opt for a different type of supplement if you find one unsatisfactory.