Babo Botanicals Smooth Detangling Shampoo Berry Primrose - 8 oz.
Babo Botanicals Berry Primose Smooth Detangling Shampoo is a Sulfate free, soy free products specifically desigined for the sensitive skin of children. Babo Botanicals Smooth Detangling Shampoo is hypoallergenic, and since it is color-safe, Moms can use it as well. No longer is it too much to ask for a safe anfd effective Shampoo for your children.
- A must have for any child who has hair licks, knots, tangles and frizz
- Smoothing and detangling moisturizers for faster combing time, less pulling and no more tears!
- Gentle, tear free botanical blend tames and softens hair. Bed head, be gone.
- Eliminates frizz, calms flyaways and prevents static
- Increases manageability - even day two: braids, barettes, combing - easier.
- Perfect to control and soften curls
Babo Botanicals Smooht Detangling Shampoo contains the Certified Organic Nutri-Soothe Blend rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants combines Chamomile, Watercress, Kudzu and Calendula. It is made from pure flower and plant extract, contains no synthetic fragrences or colors, and is dairy & soy free.
"What goes on children's bodies should be as natural as what goes into their
- Kate Solomon, founder of Babo Botanicals
With the launch of Babo Botanicals, the mission was to provide the highest quality, purest hair, scalp and
skincare products for babies and kids. Both personal and professional experiences have contributed
to Babo's inspiration for the line. It seems like most baby "grooming" products were long on
chemical names and didn't truly address our children's particular hair and skin problems. Babo sought to
develop a line of botanical products that offer parents the same level of choice they value in selecting products
The Babo Team
The Babo team is children. They have inspired them and also have been so patient as to allow testing all
formulas on them.
The Farm and Natural Science - The Organic Farm
The Babo Botanicals collection is made entirely on a certified organic farm, which I personally selected as I began to work on the line. Located in beautiful upstate New York, the facility sources the
highest quality botanicals from around the world, emphasizing fair trade while also dedicated to supporting local
NY industries. Babo Botanical products are made in small batches to ensure close attention to detail and promote
the highest level of quality assurance. The formulas in the collection were developed in conjunction with leading
botanists, with the unique needs of babies and children's hair, scalp and skin at the forefront of our
Babo Botanicals' Certified Organic Nutri-Soothe Blend
The Babo Botanicals Collection contains the certified organic Nutri-Soothe blend which combines chamomile,
calendula, kudzu and watercress, rich in vitamin A, C and D to deliver maximum nutrients, protection and
moisturization. "This certified organic blend of rich and powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients, vitamins
and anti-oxidants was exclusively designed for a baby or child's delicate skin to achieve optimal
protection," notes David Woodward.
Babo Mission: Safe and Natural Solutions
- Pure Flower and Plant Extracts
- Sulfate Free
- Formaldehyde Free
- Paraben Free
- Phthalate Free
- Tear Free
- Allergy Tested
- Dermatologist Tested
- No Icky Chemicals
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- No Synthetic Colors
- Dairy & Soy Free
- No High Allergy Nut Oils
- Biodegradable Formulas
- Color Safe for Mom's Hair, too!
- Recyclable BPA-Free Packaging
What's Not In Babo:
Ten Ingredients to try and avoid to make bathtime worry free
If you find these in a shampoo's listing of ingredients as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) or sodium
lauryl sulfate (SLS), you should know that these harsh chemical surfactants are simply foaming agents to give
shampoos that thick "luxurious" foam in order to create the illusion that you're getting hair
cleaner, when you're really not. SLS's are also a penetration enhancer and known skin irritant.
Look for farm grown ingredients such as gylcerine and glucosides that come naturally from corn and sugar, usually
found on the label as decyl glucodisde, lauryl glocoside or coco-glucoside. These organic ingredients won't
give you that abundant lather you may be accustomed to with chemicals, but try the natural shampoo for a few weeks
and your hair will become healthier, shinier, silkier and softer.
Parabens (Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl)
Used to inhibit microbial growth and to extend the shelf life of products, these ingredients have caused
allergic reactions and skin rashes, and in one laboratory study, parabens were found in breast tumors. This
controversial study has fueled the belief that parabens in cosmetics migrated into the breast tissue and
contributed to the development of tumors. The cosmetic industry holds steady that parabens are safe for general
population use, but because its hormone mimicking properties have proven enough of a "what if", wary
consumers are opting now for paraben-free products and cosmetics. And no wonder: parabens penetrate the skin and
appear in the blood.
Phthalates (pronounced THA-lates)
These ingredients are additives widely used in plastics and other materials, primarily to improve
flexibility; in cosmetics they are used to bind fragrance to the product. It is, however, thought by
environmentalists that adverse health effects of phthalates include: early puberty in girls, premature delivery,
impaired sperm quality and sperm damage in men, genital defects and reduced testosterone production in boys,
genital defects and testicular cancer.
This by-product of a chemical-processing technique called ethoxylation, in which cosmetic ingredients are
processed with ethylene oxide, is a possible carcinogen. 1,4-Dioxane is primarily used in solvent applications for
manufacturing; furthermore, it is also found in fumigants and automotive coolant. It may contaminate cosmetics as
well as personal care products such as deodorants, shampoos, toothpastes and mouthwashes. 1,4-dioxane is a known
eye and respiratory tract irritant. It is suspected of causing damage to the central nervous system, liver and
kidneys. Dioxane is classified by the IARC as a Group 2B carcinogen: possibly carcinogenic to humans due to the
fact that it is a known carcinogen in animals.
Stay away from this carcinogenic impurity released by a number of cosmetic preservatives, including
diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea and quaternium-15. According to reviews by the industry-funded Cosmetic
Ingredient Review panel, these cosmetic ingredients can release formaldehyde at levels as high as one-tenth that of
the original ingredient. The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens (IARC) has classified formaldehyde as
"carcinogenic to humans", and the U.S. National Toxicology Program has classified it as "reasonably
anticipated to be a human carcinogen", based on emerging evidence in humans and robust evidence in
This synthetic petrochemical mix used as humectants has been known to cause allergic reactions, hives and
eczema. When you see PEG (polyethylene glycol) or PPG (polypropylene glycol) on labels, be careful because these
are related synthetics.
Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA)
Often used in cosmetics as emulsifiers or foaming agents, these ingredients can cause allergic reactions,
eye irritation and dryness of hair and skin. DEA and TEA are "amines" (ammonia compounds) and can form
cancer-causing nitrosamines when they come in contact with nitrates. They become toxic if absorbed into the body
over a long period of time.
Petrolatum, Mineral Oil
Also known as petroleum jelly, this mineral oil derivative is used for its emollient properties in
cosmetics. It has no nutrient value for the skin and can interfere with the body's own natural moisturizing
mechanism, leading to dryness and chapping. It often creates the very conditions it claims to alleviate.
Manufacturers use petrolatum because it is unbelievably cheap.
Used to make cosmetics "pretty," synthetic colors, along with synthetic hair dyes, should be
avoided at all costs. These seductive, unnecessary ingredients will be labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by
a color and a number. Example: FD&C Red No. 6 / D&C Green No. 6.
Synthetic fragrances used in cosmetics can have as many as 200 different ingredients, and there is no way
to know exactly what the chemicals are, since the label will simply read "fragrance". Some serious
problems caused by these chemicals include headaches, dizziness, rash, hyper pigmentation, and skin irritation.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are all products tear free?
Yes. All products are clinically tested, non-irritating and tear free.
Are the products vegan?
Are your products organic?
All Babo Botanicals products are made on a certified organic Nutri-Soothe Blend, rich in anti-oxidants and
Are Babo Botanicals products safe for babies?
Yes, but for infants and newborns, start with Oatmilk Calendula collection, specifically formulated for sensitive
skin and scalp. But they do recommend consulting your doctor before you use any products on your infant. It is best
to always do a Skin Patch Test to test for possible allergic reations.
Can grown-ups use the products?
YES! In addition to being natural and non-irritating, Babo Botanicals products were developed at the professional
salon level. Meaning, they work for mom and dad's hair too – even hair that's been color-treated.
Can pregnant or breast feeding women use the products?
All Babo Botanicals products have been clinically and allergy-tested and use natural ingredients; however it is
always recommended to perform a Skin Patch Test to test for any personal allergic reactions. Babo products do not
contain parabens, formaldehydes or phthalates. See Ingredients.
What does sulfate-free mean?
Sulfates are irritating chemicals that create such a rich lather in ordinary shampoos and soap. In contrast, the
Babo Botanicals line contains Sulfonates -- a combination of nature-based sugars, corn and other compounds that help to create a non-irritating formula. See ingredients.
Do your products lather as heavily as Sulfate based soaps and shampoos?
Because Babo Botanical products uses only natural ingredients like Sulfonates – not chemically-processed, the
products have a softer lather that is non-irritating.
Why are parabens, phthalates and other ingredients considered bad?
Any chemical that is thought to hinder the normal development of children are not used. Parabens and phthalates are
considered to affect proper hormone development.
How do you know your products are safer for children than other baby and kids products?
Babo has cross-referenced all of our ingredients through product safety groups, to ensure they meet the most
respected standards of safety from not only the experts, but also our fellow parents and caregivers.
Are your products fragrance-free?
The Babo Botanicals line contains no artificial fragrances. However, each formula does have a unique fragrance
developed from nature-based, premium essential oils (such as berry, vanilla, rosemary and apple)
If my child has a nut allergy, can we use these products?
Yes, coconut oil is used in the shampoo, but this is not considered a high allergy nut. There are no peanut oils in
All Babo Botanical packaging is recyclable – either #1 or #2 plastic
The packaging does not contain BPA, phthalates, residue of dioxin or xenoestrogens.
All formulas are biodegradable.
Explain Babo Botanicals' commitment to environment?
A percent of proceeds will go towards teaching and developing urban gardens for children. This will enable children
to learn how to grow vegetables, have greener communities and provide for more nutritional eating options. See
Do your products terminate lice?
Our goal is lice prevention. Clinical tests proved that Babo Botanicals' ROSEMARY TEA TREE Lice Repel Shampoo
and Lice Repel Conditioning Spray are 95% effective in preventing lice when used together.
That said, if lice is already present in hair, we recommend that you contact your school/camp nurse or pediatrician
for further recommendations and treatment.
What if my child gets lice?
Please contact your child's pediatrician/camp/school nurse for further recommendations and treatment.
Can products be used daily?
Yes! Our lice prevention collection is safe for daily use for children. They are botanically based, non-irritating
and contain the same effective Nutri-Soothe Blend as our other hair, skin and scalp collections. It is best to use
both the shampoo and spray together and not mix and match with rest of line.