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  1. why is tear free only in kids shampoo

    1. Irina Webb says:

      I believe because kids do not know how to close their eyes when their hair is being washed.

      1. Not because they do not know ‘how’ to but because they do nt know that they ‘have’ to.

        The best thing I loved in the article is the part where the author talks about kids learning to close their eyes early in life, when soapy water is poured on top of their heads and also making sure that soapy water does not get in the eyes by tilting head etc. If more parents start doing these things, then *any* soap would be good enough for the baby.

        I am from India, and that’s exactly how parents in India raise the children, by teaching them how to cope with problems in life.

  2. Hi. Sodium Hydroxide is used to make “soap” that’s what causes the chemical reaction to “make soap.” It is 100% safe if used correctly.

    1. Hi Amanda, this is exactly what emphasize on my blog. I recommend saponified soap as opposed to surfactants.

    2. Not to get nit-picky (ok, to get very nit-picky :p), but Amanda is correct. “Saponified soap” is just another term for “sodium hydroxide”, and is used by labelers wanting to make their product “appear” natural. So if you see “sodium hydroxide” on a label instead of “saponified soap”, that’s not because they’ve used it as a surfactant but as a saponifying agent, resulting in the same “saponified soap” found on other labels. Cheers!

  3. HI Irina! I’m looking for an alternative to the usual shampoos for myself and was considering buying baby shampoo because it has less chemicals. Do you think that’s a good idea? if you don’t mind me asking, what shampoo do you use?

    Thank you for your help!!

    1. Hi David, thank you for asking. I will be publishing an article about shampoos soon. Please subscribe to my blog not to miss it. Thanks!

  4. Love the article, can you recommend any toddler shampoos, not particularly tear free that are cocamide free? Upon seeing ( I checked, and everything I own for my daughter has a form of this in it. When I then tried to shop to find one, I can’t. Not even in adult shampoos, are there any that do not contain cocamide. Currently I’ve resorted to washing her hair with bar soap 🙁

    1. Hi Jules, I do have information/recommendations for you but am swamped at the moment. You might consider hiring me as a consultant. Take a look at my pricing here. I will give you a substantial discount if you are an active subscriber to my blog. How old is your daughter? Alternatively, you can wait when I write a post about shampoos.

    2. I like EssanteOrganics.Com/foley
      Non toxic, free of all GMOs, hormones, chemicals

  5. Thank you for the information

  6. Also try Baby Mantra. You can get it on Amazon. Soap based and listed #1 on the EWG Skin Deep database

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    1. Maria Simmons says:

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