Last Updated: December 8, 2021

12 best natural hair products for kids.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 19 min read

Keep your little one happy, healthy, and clean with natural kids’ hair products. Younger children have sensitive skin that needs a little extra TLC to clean and care for. The best products for kid skin and hair are clinically tested, dermatologist-tested, and recommended by pediatricians. Look for products that are free from the gnarly stuff, like synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, and petrolatum — instead, search for natural, organic, and plant-based body care products.


Here at Grove, we take pride in our wide selection of good-for-you body care that’s sustainable and eco-conscious. That’s why we’ve gathered up the best hair products for kids that are made with natural ingredients. You can count on these hair care products to cleanse and nourish your kiddo’s hair without the use of harsh chemicals — because you want the best for your tiny tike and so do we!


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

1. 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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2. Babo Botanicals Swim & Sport Conditioner

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Replenish, moisturize, and purify your hair with Babo Botanicals Swim & Sport Conditioner. The perfect choice for hydrating your hair after spending time at the beach or pool — or any time, really! — this plant-based and hypoallergenic formula is great for adults, kids, and babies. Its clean-smelling citrus mint scent is sure to be an instant …

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6 oz
$11.99
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3. 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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4. 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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5. Fresh Monster Kids Hair Conditioner

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Detangling your kids’ hair doesn’t have to involve a 30-minute brushing session every time. Try this Fresh Monster Kids Hair Conditioner after their choice shampoo, and experience the ease of soft, smooth hair. This kids conditioner is nontoxic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, dye-free, and free of synthetic fragrances. Plus, it’s …

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6 oz
$10.99
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6. Fresh Monster Kids Hair Chalk-Temporary

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Whether it’s the first day back to school or they’re looking for a new hairdo, this Fresh Monster Kids Hair Chalk-Temporary offers a fun, colorful assortment of 12 hues to choose from. Great for all hair types and colors, this kids hair chalk is hypoallergenic, paraben-free, triclosan-free, sulfate-free, and vegan. It’s easy to apply, easy to wash …

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1 set of 12 sticks
$13.99
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7. 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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8. Fresh Monster Fresh Monster Kids Hair Styling Gel

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If your little one's hair has gotten a tad bit unruly, it's time to put it in place with Fresh Monster Kids Hair Styling Gel. From swirling cowlicks to annoying flyaways, this flexible-hold hair gel keeps every strand tamed without feeling crunchy, sticky, or weighing hair down. So, go ahead — slick it back, spike it up, and let your kiddo's unique …

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6 oz
$13.99
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9. 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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10. 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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11. Fresh Monster Detangler Spray for Kids

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Tangles in your kids’ hair can be hard to tame. This Fresh Monster Detangler Spray for Kids makes it easy to get even the toughest tangles out without all the screaming and crying during brushing. This kids detangler spray is hypoallergenic, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, non-GMO, naturally fragranced, vegan, and never tested in animals. Plus, it’s …

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1 x 8 Oz bottle
$8.99
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12. 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

Can you put product in kids’ hair?

You can totally put product in your kid’s hair! Products formulated for children are generally safe to put in your child’s hair but if you have any concerns about whether or not a product is safe for your kiddo, consult with your doctor or pediatrician.


Most hair care products that are made for adults contain ingredients that might be too strong to put on your baby or young child’s head. Stick to shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that are made specifically for young children — a good number of these will also be tear-free so if a bit of shampoo gets in your toddler’s eye, no tears will be shed.


How are you supposed to properly bathe a tiny human when bathing yourself is hard enough? We’ve got bathtime tips for every age so you’re never left wondering what to do.


What is good for kids’ hair?

Your tiny one’s skin is sensitive and can’t handle the ingredients in some products formulated for adults. Kid hair benefits from hypoallergenic products that are free from harsh chemicals like parabens, sulfates, and triclosan. Look for hair care that’s been crafted for use on babies and young children. Anything that lists ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and fruit extracts is going to be ultra-nourishing and great for gently washing or styling your child’s hair.


Here are some tips to teach your kids so they develop healthy hair-care habits that prevent hair damage.


  • Use covered rubber bands or scrunchies to make braids and ponytails
  • Make sure the hair isn’t pulled too tightly when styling
  • Avoid styles that require a lot of heat and if they do use heat, keep tools on a lower heat setting
  • Pool chemicals can cause damage to hair so it’s important to wash them away after your child goes swimming

Nourish your even littler ones from head to toe with more of our favorite all-natural baby products. From wipes to toothbrushes and diaper rash cream, we’ve got everything you need to care for your baby’s sensitive skin, all in one easy-to-shop list.


Are kids’ natural hair products better than adults?

Kids’ hair products are going to gently cleanse or style your tot’s hair. That being said, products made for children might be too gentle to work the same way on adult hair.


If you’re searching for adult hair care that’s natural, easy on your locks, and effective, you’ve come to the right place. At Grove, we specialize in clean hair care, beauty, and body care that’ll have you feeling fresh as summer rain. Check out our favorite shampoos and conditioners and get some all-natural rec’s for body wash and dental products, too.


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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