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Since giving birth to my first child, my outlook on the products I use have changed – a lot. I never paid much attention to labels and what products contained versus what they didn’t contain, but being a mom changed all that. One of the major changes I’ve made in the household and personal care products that I purchase is only choosing those that are sulfate-free.
In this post I’ll be sharing with you two products that have helped take the worry of whether or not I’m making good purchasing decisions when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle.
If you’re a regular reader then you know I’m still getting adjusted to being a mom. I was prepared for a lot of new responsibilities but I never thought every other day would become laundry day! I have a precious, newborn baby boy and he’s a shooter (if you know what I mean) so I find myself washing his clothes and bedding every other day almost. I ran to our local Walmart to pick up some detergent and because I’m focused on using the least toxic products I can find so I chose the new sulfate free all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS®. You’ll find it on or near the top shelf of Walmart’s laundry aisle.
NEW sulfate free all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® delivers a powerful clean without harshness. I chose the fragrance free version because my son’s skin is still really sensitive. We’ve already experienced a mini-breakout from his face rubbing up against clothing so I wanted to make sure I didn’t choose a detergent or fragrance that would further irritate his face.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your newborn’s laundry day:
- Contrary to what people will probably tell you, you don’t have to use a detergent labeled for babies. As long as the formula is dye-free, sulfate-free, paraben free and fragrance free just to be safe – you’ll be good to go.
- Liquid detergents rinse out a lot easier than powder detergents do so opt for a liquid version of your detergent of choice.
- Be sure to wash your little one’s clothing and other garments and bedding before use. Many items contain chemicals that help prevent wrinkling while on store shelves.
He had a few items that were heavily soiled but the laundry load was small so I measured the detergent to the third line in the cap and poured it into the washer. After the cycle completed I checked to make sure all the stains were gone and they were! I always thought that sulfates were what actually cleaned clothing but this sulfate-free formula penetrates fabrics with proven ingredients for deep cleaning and stain lifting even when the stains have been in the clothing for a while.
You can grab the all® sulfate free with this coupon for $0.50 off one (1) all® product while supplies last.
As you can see from the photos, I concealed my dirty hair with a cap to go out to run errands. I also grabbed the AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner from Walmart’s hair care aisle because it was “wash-day” for my hair. I have very thick, naturally curly hair and its health is more important to me than anything. I suffer from frizziness and severe dryness so I’ve made it a priority to only use products that are sulfate and paraben free because it minimizes the drying out of my hair.
I start my wash-day routine by dividing my hair into four large sections because it’s much easier to cleanse my entire head properly this way. I wet my hair first and then I apply the AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and lather lightly before rinsing out. Once I’ve done this, I follow-up with the AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Conditioner to re-infuse the moisture that was lost during shampooing. I then repeat the process on each section and rinse the conditioner out to complete my routine. AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner contains naturally derived cleansers and a sulfate free formula to gently cleanse your hair and scalp. If you’d like to try it yourself, here’s a coupon for $1.00 off one (1) AVEENO® product (excludes trial and travel sizes).