Regular shampoos are sometimes too harsh on hair, leaving it feeling damaged. Mild shampoos use nonionic surfactants and amphoteric surfactants, the mildest forms of detergents, and are most often found in baby shampoos. Mild shampoos are most suitable for children and people who have low oil production or who are not usually exposed to dusty or dirty environments.
L'Oreal Kids Extra Gentle Shampoo
This shampoo is a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner. It is an ophthalmologist-tested, tear-free shampoo that is gentle on hair and eyes. The shampoo is $3.49 and comes in a variety of scents such as Cherry Almond, Blueberry Smoothie and Watermelon. Although L'Oreal Kids Extra Gentle Shampoo is advertised as a children's shampoo, adults may also use this product.
Aveda Shampure is a gentle, daily shampoo. The key ingredients in this shampoo are coriander oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, Morikue protein, orange oil bitter, wheat conditioners and Babassu. It is advertised to cleanse and fortify any type of hair. The price for an 8.5-ounce bottle of Shampure Shampoo with the Shampure Conditioner is $19.
Johnson's Natural Baby Shampoo
Johnson's Natural Baby Shampoo is made from a mild, tearless formula that is gentle to the eyes. It consists of 98 percent naturally derived ingredients. This product is gentle enough for babies, however, adults and children can use it as well. A 10-ounce bottle of Johnson's Natural Baby Shampoo costs $4.99.
Bumble and Bumble Gentle Shampoo
Bumble and Bumble Gentle Shampoo's key ingredients include persea gratissima (avocado) oil, vitamins A, B, and D, urtica dioica (nettle) extract and glycerin. It is a daily shampoo designed for people with dry, damaged, fragile, chemically treated or coarse hair. Bumble and Bumble Gentle Shampoo costs $21 for an 8-ounce bottle.
Olivia Michaels has been writing since 1990. She worked as a contributing reporter at her university's newspaper, "The Daily Athenaeum." She received a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.
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