History of Baby Shampoo


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Shampoo is a relatively recent development in personal hygiene history, and baby shampoo is even more recent. The chemistry of hair and how to clean it with shampoo, not oils, was not common knowledge until the turn of the century. Over 50 years ago, Johnson and Johnson formulated a shampoo without soap which would clean hair without irritating the eyes. This was the first baby shampoo. Time FrameBefore baby shampoo, people needed to learn how to clean adult hair with shampoo. The term "shampoo" actually comes from a Hindu word for head massage. Shampoo was introduced to England in the mid-19th century by an Indian man named Dean Mamohet. In fact, the word "shampoo," meaning to clean one

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Uses for Baby Shampoo
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While baby shampoo has always been the tried-and-true method for no-tears bathing of children, it is amazing how many other ways it can be used. For the frugal shopper or for a household emergency, baby shampoo has become a household staple that you don't want to be without. For the EyesUse baby shampoo as a makeup remover. Dilute baby shampoo with water at a 50-percent ratio in a plastic squeeze-top bottle. Soak a cotton ball with the solution and gently rub off eyeshadow and mascara. Use the same method for eye infections such as "pinkeye" to clean and remove debris and infection from the eye. Dispose of each cotton ball after use to prevent reinfection.
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How to Use Baby Shampoo on Puppies
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Bathing a puppy for the first time requires preparation and patience as the young dog is not used to water. Using baby shampoo to wash your dog's fur is more inexpensive than branded dog shampoo. Choose a gentle hypoallergenic baby shampoo and only bathe the puppy when they absolutely need it to keep from stripping the natural oils from their skin. You only need a small amount to wash the dog's hair thoroughly. Use baby shampoos that are listed as extra gentle as even regular baby shampoo can be harsher than regular dog shampoo.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
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Baby Shampoo Warnings
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Baby shampoos are often advertised as being gentle or safe. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for personal care product safety in the United States. However, the FDA cannot require companies to test products for safety before selling them and it lacks the authority to require harmful contaminants to be listed on labels. Many shampoos include the ingredients formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane. In 2008, the California Attorney General's office filed a lawsuit against several companies that were producing products with toxic levels of 1,4-dioxane. Advocacy efforts are ongoing toward these companies today. 1,4-dioxaneThe Environmental Protection Agency has named 1,4-dioxane as one of
How to Clean with Baby Shampoo
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Baby shampoo isn't just for babies. Baby shampoo is an extremely gentle soap that can be used for other than just your baby's hair. Designed not to be gentle on skin and eyes, the liquid soap is equally gentle on other items. Give the soap a try on washable woolens, some household and personal care items -- as well as on yourself -- for a a gentle cleaning.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
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How Does Baby Shampoo Work?
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About Baby Shampoo
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Bath time should be a fun time; after all, no parent wants a cranky, crying baby in the bathtub. But use the wrong shampoo -- and the wrong shampooing technique -- and you could easily end up with one. To avoid this happening, there are some things that every parent needs to know about baby shampoo use and safety. Why a Special Shampoo for Babies?Typical shampoo, such as adults commonly use, stings when it makes contact with the eyes. Since babies are notoriously wiggly and it's easy to get water and shampoo in their eyes, a shampoo that's "tearless" is often a good choice.
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Can I Use Baby Shampoo on My Dog?
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Most veterinarians agree that human shampoo is too harsh and will strip away the natural oils in a dog's skin and fur. However, baby shampoo offers a gentler alternative. Dog shampoo is a better choice for your dog since it is specially formulated, but baby shampoo has some benefits. Baby vs. Dog ShampooTara Novak/Demand MediaBaby shampoo is designed to be gentler for the delicate hair of babies, and is gentle enough for sensitive dog fur. This should keep the bath comfortable for your dog. The formula also stings less if shampoo gets in the eyes. Some dog owners always use baby shampoo on their dogs' faces to protect their eyes from the suds.There are even shampoos available for puppies

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