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8 January, 2022

10 of the Best Baby Shampoos in Australia in 2022

Don’t we all just love that sweet smell of a new baby? And what better way to keep that gorgeous baby hair looking and smelling fresh but with a beautiful, gentle baby shampoo. 

But not just any baby shampoo.

A good baby shampoo can help loosen up those foods, oils and anything else those chubby little hands rub into their own hair. However as it tends to remove oils, some baby shampoos can also be incredibly drying. That’s why it’s important to choose the right one - a baby shampoo that is gentle enough to use regularly without drying out baby’s scalp and hair. 

Whilst every baby is going to be different - there’s no one size fits all - we’ve included some of our best shampoos right here starting with the most important things you need to look out for when choosing your favourite baby shampoo. 

What are the important things to look for in your baby shampoo?

Tear-free:

Opting for tear-free shampoo is unlikely to be irritating to the baby’s eyes.

Fragrance-free or gentle fragrance:

A fragrance-free baby shampoo keeps nasty odour away and makes it less irritating for babies.

Phthalate-free:

Selecting baby shampoos that are phthalate-free boost healthy hair growth.

Sulfate-free:

Retaining moisture and avoiding drying of scalps is essential.

Natural ingredients used:

Babies are relaxed with natural, soothing ingredients incorporated into their skincare products. 

Here are 10 of the best mum-approved baby shampoos in Australia in 2022:

1. Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns, $19.95

Mustela Baby Foam Shampoo is fragrance-free and ideal to cleanse newborn* babies’ delicate scalp on a daily basis, while also helping to eliminate cradle cap and minimising its reappearance. 
Its ultra-gentle high-tolerance formula is made of 99% ingredients of natural origin. 

*Babies out of NICU

What's different about Mustela Baby Foam Shampoo?

  • Chemically free
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Prevents and cares for flakes associated with cradle cap. Its foamy and delicate foam respects the fragility of babies’ scalp.
  • Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns is enriched with Avocado Perseose, a patented ingredient of natural origin, which protects the skin barrier, moisturizes, and preserves vital resources in the baby’s skin.

Real customer reviews:

“We used this product with our first baby upon recommendation from the hospital and have continued to use it for our second child as well. Very easy to use pump action makes bath time so much easier. The foam is great and dissolves easily into the water. Leaves baby clean and smelling great. Is a great product to gently remove the cradle cap.” - Ky Kondrajian, July 2, 2021

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2. Sukin Baby Shampoo, $9.99

Care for your bub, naturally! Sukin gentle Baby Shampoo is formulated just for baby’s soft hair and scalp. With Wheat Proteins to strengthen, and hydrating Avocado and Sweet Almond Oils for soft silky locks. A light Sukin scent of essential oils aids in calming baby before sleepy time.

What makes Sukin Baby Shampoo different?

  • Naturally created
  • No synthetic fragrance
  • No animal derivatives
  • No artificial colors 
  • No harsh detergents

Real customer review:

“Sukin baby shampoo. This product has such a refreshing smell and you need such a small amount that it lasts a very long time, we have used it from birth and little miss is 9 months old and still a lot left, it is also very affordable! We love that it has no additives and is Australian made, vegan friendly and not tested on animals. This product is available from most chemists which is very handy!!“ - Michelle Smale, 10 Oct 2020

3. Cetaphil Baby Shampoo, $7.80

Cetaphil Baby Shampoo with soothing chamomile gently cleanses baby's sensitive scalp without drying.

What makes Cetaphil Baby Shampoo different?

  • Formulated with natural chamomile
  • Tear-free, soap-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • pH balanced
  •  Dermatologically tested.

Real customer review:

“Gentle on bubs skin. We were given this shampoo to try when bub was born. It has a pleasant smell and nice, moisturising texture. Does not create too many suds which is great for bubs eyes when rinsing out. Reasonably priced and their skin and hair isn't dried out after use. Would recommend and buy again.” - India Rofe, June 11, 2021

4. Milk & Co Baby Shampoo & Conditioner, $17.95

Milk & Co baby shampoo & conditioner with organic coconut oil and vanilla is guaranteed to leave your bub’s hair feeling silky soft. Milk & Co natural 2 in 1 shampoo & conditioner is tear free and ph. balanced and have hair smelling beautiful after just one wash. Full foaming for extra fun, our gentle formula will ensure bath time is an all year round joyful experience for your baby.

What makes Milk & Co shampoo & conditioner different?

  • Organic coconut oil & milk protein
  • Tear-free
  • pH balanced
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Full foaming
  • Gentle formula
  • Made in Australia

Real customer review:

“No nasty chemicals. This is soap free and so gentle on my daughter's skin. It has a lovely scent and leaves her hair soft and shiny. I found all over washes left residue or oil in her hair so I like that this product is separate from the body wash and is a reasonable price point.” - Rochelle Maglaya, September 2, 2020

5. MooGoo Milk Shampoo, $17.50

MooGoo Milk Shampoo is one of our most popular products. It was originally made for a family member who had a scalp so itchy they went to bed with olive oil on their scalp and cling wrap around their head. It took us 6 months of trialing until we were able to banish the cling wrap to the kitchen for good.

What makes MooGoo Milk Shampoo different?

  • pH balanced
  • Natural Cleansers
  • Suitable for adults through to babies
  • Milk Protein not only helps to protect hair fibers but also revitalizes hair’s natural protective layer

Real customer review:

“Moogoo milk wash. This is an absolutely lovely product.

We tried so many shampoo for my girl cradle and unfortunately i wasted lots of money trying it.But this is magic, so nice to clean hair, make it smooth and the best thing bye bye cradle cap and so nice smell in hair and so good to feel the hair after it dries out. So must must must try." - Jenifer Virani, July 2, 2021

GAIA Natural Baby Shampoo is pH neutral, low foaming and gently cleansing for the hair and the scalp without stripping your baby’s natural protective oils. It contains added moisturising properties to stop dry and flaky scalp, minimising the chance of cradle cap. 

Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.

What makes GAIA Natural Baby Shampoo different?

  • Kind on skin eyes – sensitive skin formula
  • pH balanced – won’t strip baby’s natural protective oils
  • Soap & sulfate – free-non drying
  • Contains natural + organic plant oils to keep baby’s skin moisturized and prevent dryness
  • With pro-vitamin B5 wheat protein to encourage strong yet soft, manageable hair
  • Paraben-free

Real customer review:

“Nice shampoo. We were gifted this product for our baby and have been using it in the shower every other night with a washer to reduce any little bits of cradle cap. It’s been very effective and we haven’t had any issues or reactions. Smells nice as well and isn’t overpowering." - Ella Creighton, June 17, 2021

7. Gilly Goat Gentle Hair & Body Wash, $24.49

Made with care for delicate baby skin, Gilly Goat Gentle Baby Hair & Body Wash is extra gentle and caring for your precious little ones. Soothing Lavender and Chamomile will keep your baby’s skin calm and soft. A low allergen, highly moisturising wash will help to relieve dryness and keep your baby’s hair and skin feeling comfortable and fresh. Gilly Goat is perfect to pamper the little loves in your life.

What makes Gilly Goat Baby Hair & Body Wash different?

  • Naturally derived with NO parabens or sulphates
  • NO synthetic fragrances or artificial colours
  • NO petrochemicals
  • NO other harmful nasties
  • NEVER tested on animals
  • Toxic Free
  • Made Safe accredited

Real customer review:

 “I only like to use natural products on my baby, and this product definitely ticks all boxes. Love the ingredients and the fact it doesn’t have an overpowering fragrance. Such a gentle product I would definitely recommend this brand to any parents out there. I’ve only had great experiences with their products.” - Jess Whyte, April 8, 2020

Shop Gilly Goat here:

8. Ecostore Baby Shampoo, $9.49

Ecostore Baby Shampoo is a nourishing plant- and mineral-based shampoo formulated to gently cleanse baby's fine hair and sensitive scalp, and leave it soft, shiny and protected. It has a delightful, soft, clean fragrance from a blend of Lavender and Geranium oils, and is designed to preserve the delicate moisture balance of baby's skin.

What makes Ecostore Baby Shampoo different?

  • Cruelty-Free
  • Dermatologically Certified
  • GE Free
  • Greywater Suitable
  • Made in New Zealand
  • Vegan

Real customer review:

Lasts forever! I’ve been using this shampoo since my 2-year old was a baby and I’m only just coming to the end of the bottle now. I only need to use a tiny bit once a week. There’s no strong smell and it doesn’t sting eyes or irritate her sensitive skin.” - Hannah Rasigatale, May 18, 2021

9. Curash 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, $4.95

Curash™ Babycare 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner contains chamomile extracts and special silk proteins for soft, shiny hair and a healthy scalp. It also has a ‘no tears’ formula that makes washing your little one’s hair a little less stressful.

What makes Curash 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner different?

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Soap Free
  •  No Tears Formula
  • Suitable for sensitive skin and scalp
  • Low fragrance
  • Suitable for newborns
  • pH balanced

Real customer review:

“Love It !! I got this product last week and immediately used it on my son. I love its design and pump container. It is easy to use because of the pump and perfect for a mum who is bathing her bub. The scent is mild. I like that it is easily washable and non-irritating on the skin.” - Manpreet Ahluwalia, June 20, 2021

10. Earthwise Baby Shampoo With Goats Milk, $7.00

Earthwise Baby Shampoo With Goats Milk gently detangles and cleanses baby’s hair. Enriched with the goodness of natural goats milk and essential oils.

What makes Earthwise Baby Shampoo With Goats Milk different?

  • With goats milk
  • Sulfates free
  • Parabens free
  • Palm oil-free
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Made in New Zealand

Real customer review:

“Good price point. I absolutely love the smell of this baby shampoo . I use it on all my kids . Really gentle and doesn’t cause any irritation to skin or eyes . It’s a really affordable product. Comes in a cute little bottle too . You honestly don’t need much, a little goes a long way.” - Nadia Wollford, June 14, 2021

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