Product selection - It's a hot issue within the natural hair community, and it is made all the more difficult when it comes to making the right product choices for a little one.
It's no secret that product selection can be made easier by knowing your Afro Baby's unique hair type, texture and porosity as different products react uniquely on different hair types. With that being said, there are some product lines for little ones that have gotten rave reviews from all types of naturalistas.
Scroll down to check out 10 of the most recommended Natural hair kid product lines on the market.
1. Up North Naturals Clean Curls Cleanser
With African Black soap, mint and rosemary as the primary ingredients, this shampoo cleanses gently and naturally leaving no buildup behind.
2. Indian Hemp Vegan Cowash
This strengthening co-wash is great for kids who need extra moisture due to damage from heat or a chemical treatment. It conditions hair while helping prevent breakage.
3. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is a sulfate-free shampoo that is perfect to use after you've taken down long-term braids or cornrows from your little one's hair. This shampoo will get the hair and scalp cleansed and will give you the perfect clean slate to apply a favorite conditioner for a deep conditioning treatment.
4. Alikay Naturals Caribbean Coconut Milk ConditionerThis conditioner smells absolutely delicious. It's has a special blend of natural ingredients that provide amazing slip, which makes it the perfect conditioner to use when your little one's hair needs a good detangling.
5. Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner
This Oyin Honey-Hemp Conditioner is light and can easily penetrate the hair strands. This makes it perfect for little ones with looser curl patterns. Type 3's and 4a's can benefit a lot from this silky blend of ingredients that include aloe vera gel, hemp oil, honey, and hydrolyzed silk protein. It's got a nice detangling slip and some serious moisturizing power.
6. Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
If your little one suffers from dry scalp, this is a great conditioner to have in your arsenal. It's a salon-quality conditioner at a really great price. It has a blend of certified organic botanicals that include peppermint and tea tree. These ingredients work together to moisturize and clarify your little one's hair while alleviating dry scalp. This conditioner works best when combined with a good leave-in like Kinky Curly Knot Today (which I'll cover below). Great for hair types 3c and 4a.
7. Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner-Detangler
Kinky Curly is a leave-in conditioner and detangler that many naturals with coarser hair textures absolutely swear by. (It's a leave-in that I personally use on my "straight-from-the-motherland" super thick texture of hair. Not sure what I would do without it.) It's designed to smooth the cuticle and removes knots, snarls and tangles from kinky-textured hair quickly and easily.
8. Alikay Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner
Here's another great product from the Alikay Naturals line. This leave-in is the PERFECT moisture solution for ALL HAIR TYPES. It's a lightweight leave-in conditioner that's able to penetrate deep into the hair's cortex to lock in moisture and soften, strengthen and condition each of your little one's hair strands. It's Infused with Essential oils, Aloe Vera and Silk Amino Acids which are able to repair dry damaged hair to promote moisture from inside the cuticle.
9. Wondercurl Get Slick Hair Smoothie
Get Slick Hair Smoothie is a hair creme that can provide your little one's hair with the benefits of organic coconut oil and organic castor oil. Coconut oil is known for its benefits to skin and hair and is the only oil that can penetrate the hair shaft. Castor oil is known for its medicinal properties and can protect the hair and promote hair growth.
10. MyHoneyChild Type 4 Hair Cream
A little goes a long way with this thick buttery hair creme. It's not greasy and can infuse new life into your little one's dehydrated, damaged hair. Regular use can give you or your little one soft and well moisturized hair that bounces with health. The product nourishes the hair with Vitamins A & E for extra moisturizing and effective damage repair.