Why I’ve Switched to using Baby Shampoo

I’m done with products claiming to make hair thicker, fuller, healthier and a million other promises that just never happen.


Before seeing the benefit of using baby shampoo, I spent countless amounts of money falling for these advertisements claiming to do different things for your hair, and every time, I was left completely disappointed. I decided to start looking at natural alternatives, there were so many recipes I found everywhere online just using ingredients that can be found around the house! This was a great start for me, some things worked better than others but I was glad to be looking after my hair the right way. But sadly, this came with it’s own set of issues. Continuously buying the ingredients was not ideal for me, especially being a student and I just didn’t have the time to always make it. I looked for places that sold natural hair care products but a lot of the time it was even more expensive than what I originally used to pay! I needed something affordable that I could get at most shops, and then baby shampoo came to the rescue!

I first heard about using baby shampoo from my sister who deals with psoriasis. She had read up on it online and heard about how it had helped many people with psoriasis as it doesn’t contain bad chemicals found in ordinary shampoo and it’s very gentle because of course, it’s made for babies. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before so I decided to start using it and I haven’t looked back since!


The shampoo I used is by a company called Childs Farm. Specifically the Sensitive Shampoo with Strawberry & Organic mint which I bought at Tesco priced at £4. I love this shampoo as it contains over 98% naturally derived ingredients including Argan Oil which my hair really likes!

so let’s go through some of the benefits of baby shampoo.

1. It’s a lot better for your hair

Adult shampoo contains sodium lauryl sulfate, this is a cleaning agent but it it can be very drying and strips the scalp of it’s natural oils, whereas baby shampoo contains amphoteric surfectants this is another cleaning agent that’s a lot less harsh therefore it cleans without the drying. This had never been an issue for me as my hair has always been on the oily side so I was a bit wary that this shampoo would only make my hair greasier, but that wasn’t the case. My hair actually started to become less oily, turns out baby shampoo is also pH balanced which means it’s as acidic as water, that’s why it doesn’t burn your eyes! It also means that your hair will return to a neutral rather than acidic pH level and when your pH level is more balanced, your scalp stops overproducing sebum which is the natural oils in your hair.


2. It’s affordable

Baby shampoo can be found almost anywhere for as little as £1! So if for some reason you find that you don’t like using baby shampoo, you haven’t wasted a lot of money on it. You can also find 2 in 1 products where it doubles as a body wash!


3. It has multiple uses

Baby shampoo has many other uses than just washing your hair, you can use it for:

  • Washing your body
  • Removing makeup
  • cleaning your makeup brushes
  • wash your pet (make sure it’s a trusting brand first!)
  • wash your delicates

Find some more uses in the link below!

19 Ways to Make Use of Baby Shampoo Outside of the Bathtub


4. Need I say more?!

The most important point I’m trying to make is that it does it’s job of cleaning your hair whilst still looking after it and keeping it healthy. It’s definitely worth giving the chance at least! I for one am extremely happy with the effect it’s had on my hair and will not be turning back to other shampoos. Plus they smell so good!!


So, are there any down sides?

At first, I found it quite difficult to cover the entire of my hair in the shampoo, it took a little extra work but after a few uses you pretty much just get used to it. This is because the shampoo is so gentle, which also means that if you use a lot of product in your hair, it may take more than one wash to really clean it!


Remember, all hair and skin is different, even though I am very confident in this and had a good experience, for some people it may not be the case like with any product! But hopefully it will be a good change in your hair care routine so I definitely challenge you to try it for a week!


Thank you for taking the time to read and please let me know what your opinions are on baby shampoo!



  1. Thanks for the post. I think I will dive in and make the switch too. Here in the US we have so many products with all sorts of crazy chemicals in them.

  2. This is such a great idea. I tried loads of sls free shampoo a couple of years back but never managed to settle on one I liked the smell of & wasn’t allergic to. So I gave up. I will definitely be trying out as an alternative!

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