Last Updated: December 8, 2021

8 best natural kids shampoos.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 12 min read

Show you care by choosing the right hair care products for your child. Finding the best natural shampoo for kids is easy with Grove, but you still need to know a thing or two about what your child really likes. From coconut and watermelon to lemon and lavender, there’s a scent your kid will love and beg for every time — now all you have to do is find it. Take your time and look at our list of the best natural kids shampoos below, featuring parent-approved picks like Fresh Monster Kids Shampoo & Conditioner 2 in 1. Plus, all kids shampoos on Grove have healthy ingredients and work great on all types of hair.


Wondering if it’s time to switch your child from baby shampoo to kids shampoo, keep reading to see what we think and get other questions answered before you make a kids shampoo purchase.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Bubble Bath & Wash, Oatmilk & Calendula

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Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Bubble Bath and Wash is a comforting cleanser that moisturizes and nourishes sensitive skin. This mild and pure plant-based formula contains a skin loving blend of active botanicals. Enriched with Oatmilk and Calendula to comfort dry, itchy skin, and Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to moisturize and Soften the hair and …
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15 oz
$15.99
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2. Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Shampoo & Wash, Oatmilk & Calendula - 16oz

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Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Shampoo and Wash is a comforting cleanser that moisturizes and nourishes sensitive or dry hair, scalp and skin leaving hair soft, smooth and shiny. This mild and pure plant-based formula contains a skin loving blend of active botanicals. Enriched with Oatmilk to comfort dry, itchy skin, Calendula to help soothe dry …
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16 oz
$16.99
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3. Babo Botanicals Calming 3-in-1 Bubble Bath Shampoo & Wash

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Draw yourself a bubble bath and ease the day away with Babo Botanicals Calming 3-in-1 Bubble Bath Shampoo and Wash. This genius trifecta formula uses argan oil, shea butter, and coconut oil to hydrate and cleanse your hair and skin. Unwind in the evening, and let the lavender oil and chamomile soothe your mind, body, and soul — and of course, leave …

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15 Oz
$15.99
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4. Babo Botanicals Swim & Sport Shampoo and Wash

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NEW and IMPROVED FORMULA! This purifying shampoo and body wash replenishes, hydrates and purifies the hair, scalp and skin after pool, beach or outdoor activity that result in sweat or dirt. Perfect for adults, kids and babies, too! A plant-based and hypoallergenic formula, this 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash is enriched with sustainably sourced …
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8 oz
$12.99
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5. Fresh Monster Kids Body Wash & Shampoo 2in1

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Give your kids more independence at bath time with this Fresh Monster Kids Body Wash & Shampoo 2in1. This 2-in-1 shampoo and body-wash for kids makes it easy and fun to suds up and wash up. It’s hypoallergenic, non-GMO, paraben-free, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, and naturally fragranced. Plus, it’s gentle on little eyes and dermatologist tested …

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1 x 8.5 Oz bottle
$8.99
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6. Fresh Monster Kids Shampoo & Conditioner 2in1

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Make things easier at bath time with this Fresh Monster Kids Shampoo & Conditioner 2in1. This 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner cleans and conditions your kids’ hair with just one product. Its hypoallergenic, non-GMO, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, paraben-free, naturally fragranced, vegan, and Leaping Bunny–certified. It’s also gentle on eyes and …

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1 x 8.5 Oz bottle
$8.99
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7. Alaffia Kids Shampoo & Body Wash - Lemon Lavender

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Alaffia Kids Shampoo & Body Wash in lemon lavender scent is made just for little ones because a kid’s bath time should be simply good, clean fun. This 2-in-1 product is full of naturally-derived ingredients, including ethically-traded, unrefined shea butter to provide a gentle, moisturizing clean. Nourishing virgin coconut oil and neem leaf are …

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16 OZ
$9.99
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8. Alaffia Kids Shampoo & Body Wash - Coconut Chamomile

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Softly scented with naturally derived ingredients like yarrow and chamomile extract, Alaffia Kids Shampoo and Body Wash in coconut chamomile scent won’t bother your sensitive kid’s senses during bath time. The non-irritating formula uses ethically traded virgin coconut oil to soften hair and smooth skin without using harmful chemicals. Packaging …

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16 OZ
$9.99
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FAQs

When do you switch from baby shampoo to kids shampoo?

There is no proper timeline as to when you should start using kids shampoo instead of baby shampoo, and it really depends on the parent and what they think is right. The good thing is most kids shampoos are tear-free, too, just like baby shampoos, so you don’t have to worry about the switch harming your little one's eyes while washing up.


Although the transferring time is different in all different households, many parents do make the switch by two or three years old. Usually, the reason is to use up all the baby shampoo they have to not be wasteful. Many new parents get a ton at showers or as gifts, so they have plenty to use for quite some time. If you’re looking for other bath products for your child, also check out our list of the 11 best nontoxic bathtime products for kids, which features kids shampoo and conditioners and so much more.


Do kids need to use kids shampoo?

There are a lot of options when it comes to the best shampoo for kids; however, it doesn’t necessarily mean your child has to use a kids shampoo. What it does mean is you can quickly research a kids shampoo choice and feel good about them using it. If you’re wanting to instead find a shampoo that works for everyone in your household, it can be done, but the time it takes to find one may be overwhelming for some parents, and that’s when kids options are the better route to take.


Here are some things to keep in mind when picking out the best shampoo for kids:

  • Look out for 1,4 dioxane and formaldehyde chemical ingredients and stay away from them
  • Make sure your choice doesn’t have a synthetic fragrance — fragrance-free kids shampoo or one that uses a naturally derived fragrance is a great pick
  • Compare naturally derived kids shampoos to find one your child also likes

What is the healthiest shampoo for kids?

My, oh, my — every single person on this planet has their own answer to this question, but at Grove, we don’t play favorites. We choose a wide variety of healthy kids shampoos that are great for your child’s hair but also healthy for the planet, too. Check out our list above of the best natural kids shampoos and shop best sellers like this Fresh Monster Kids Shampoo & Conditioner 2in1 and Alaffia Kids Shampoo & Body Wash - Lemon Lavender. These products are meant for long hair, short hair, and all hair types.


Want to find other popular options for bath time aside from healthy kids shampoos? Check out all of Grove’s kids bath supplies now, and shop kids body wash, bubble bath, kids body lotion, and more.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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