Looking at pictures now, I can see that Baby C’s hair is actually growing pretty quick. This time last month he basically had none, now he has tufts of hair sticking up which looks so cute, all be it a little messy. So now is the time we’ve decided to start using a baby shampoo. He also has a mild case of cradle cap. Not massively, but enough that we can see his scalp is dry so it’s important that the shampoo we use is delicate, soft and nurturing for Baby C’s skin. After trying some FrezyDerm face cream on myself and being impressed, I noticed they had a baby care range too. Obviously, my new hobby is generally hanging around in any baby section, whether it’s clothes, skin care or toys.
The FrezyDerm baby shampoo caught my eye. It says it’s extra gentle and maintains natural moisture levels of the hair and skin, without aggravating or stinging baby’s eyes. For me, those are the basics. I wouldn’t expect anything less from baby skin care. But what intrigued me were the Wheat proteins that it has in it and the chamomile extract. The wheat protein is supposed to strengthen the hair structure, and the chamomile extract has an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory effect. Perfect for the mild cradle cap – I was hoping. So we gave it a go! We’re so lucky that Baby C loves his baths but he isn’t a fan of people touching his head. So we took our time and rubbed it gently into his hair while he was busy looking at his NUBY bath toys. (He loves them even if they are a little old for him – the colours and sounds are enough to keep him interested!)
The FrezyDerm baby shampoo is a clear gel type liquid that comes out of a ‘push down’ dispenser so you only need a very small amount, also, Baby C doesn’t have a huge amount of hair so a little goes a long way. We used a Tommee Tippee brush to gently rub it into his hair. Baby C seems to prefer this rather than our hands. I guess it feels like a little baby massage to him! The shampoo does lather up enough to create a bit of white foam and washes out well. Baby C hasn’t cried or moaned while he is in the bath and getting his hair shampooed so I’m guessing it’s fine for his eyes. Once we’re out of the bath and dried, I have noticed with this shampoo it leaves a light creamy texture on his scalp which soon dries in leaving his hair smelling lovely and fresh. You know that baby smell? It’s hard to describe but this has it and I love it. Using this shampoo over the past week has left Baby C’s scalp a lot less dry so I’m really happy with that and his hair is light and fluffy. It’s definitely growing faster than I gave it credit for and hopefully the wheat protein helps it grow strong and healthy.
To round up, the FrezyDerm baby shampoo was easy to lather, easy to wash out although it leaves a light layer on the scalp, which soaks in after the bath. It didn’t irritate Baby Cs eyes and left his hair looking and smelling fresh with less dry skin after a couple of washes. I’ll definitely be looking into the rest of the FrezyDerm baby care range to see what else would be beneficial for Baby C.