Monday, March 31, 2008

California Baby Update

These are the two products I purchases at Target Friday night. They were $8.99 a piece. You can either click on the pictures above to go directly to the page on California Baby for that product or you can just read some of the info I'm posting below.

The products I bought are from the "calming" scent line. I've used them on her twice. After her bath you can't smell the scent on her skin, probably because I use a non-scented lotion after her bath, but you can smell it on her hair. It's very herby. I can't say I LOVE it. Of course I didn't like the smell of the Johnson's kids 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner for fine/straight hair when I first got that either, but I eventually got used to it. So who knows, I may get used to the herby smell too. I don't hate it. It's not like I think her hair stinks after I give her a bath. I just don't LOOOOOOVE it like I did the scent of the normal Johnson's baby shampoo. The body wash/shampoo doesn't suds up on the wash cloth or in her hair as well as the Johnson's or Suave products I normally use. I had to re-soap the wash cloth a couple times to get her whole body washed. The products do seem to get her clean although her hair doesn't feel quite the same as it did with her Johnson's or Suave shampoo/conditioner combos. Maybe I'm not getting the conditioner rinsed out good enough? Or maybe it's just the lack of all those artificial chemicals that leave shine and make soap suds those two issues could be a good thing.

Hailey was very excited about her new "bath soaps" and kept asking "What's that Mommy?" She didn't seem to mind the scent a bit and they didn't affect her skin at all--no rashes, no redness, no itching, no bumps etc.

I'm going to continue to use the products til they're gone and see if the scent grows on me. If I still don't love the smell and Target doesn't get in any of the unscented products I'll order some off the website and give those a try. They're nice because unlike normal "unscented" products from say Jergen's or Suave, the California Baby unscented products are truly unscented--meaning they don't include any "scent masking agents" (ie. more chemicals!) like normal unscented products do. I'd also like to try the Super Sensitive Everyday Lotion and the Hair Detangler.

Here's some info copied from the sight on the two specific products I purchases:

The conditioner:

Age: Newborn and older
Scent: Our special Calming™ aromatherapy blend that includes French lavender

Product description: California Baby®'s non-chemical, plant-based, no tears formula is an all-natural botanical blend of herbs, rich emollients, and natural sunscreens that combine to leave delicate hair shiny and smooth. Light and fresh aromatherapy essential oils add a pleasant, calming effect. Works to protect from damage caused by chlorine, salt water, and the sun's harmful rays.

For Grownups:

  • Excellent conditioner for chemically treated or overprocessed hair
Benefits & Features:
  • Contains organic and sustainably grown ingredients
  • Non-irritating, non-chemical formula
  • No tears, no numbing agents
  • Safe and gentle
  • Rinse out or leave in for extra curly or difficult hair
  • Conditions with plant waxes and herbs
  • Leaves hair smelling great
  • May be used on cradle cap
More Conditioners:
Super Sensitive™ and Swimmer's Defense™

The Shampoo/Body Wash:

Age: Newborn and older
For Use: Use for baby's first bath! For hair, face & body.
Scent: Our special Calming™ aromatherapy blend that includes French lavender

Product description: A concentrated, gentle, non-stripping cleanser. California Baby®'s light & fresh Calming™ essential oil blend adds to the bathing experience. Leaves hair noticeably shiny, soft, and manageable. Our customers have reported excellent results with this shampoo & body wash in their fight against eczema and other skin sensitivities. Great travel size.

For Grownups:

  • A great non-drying facial wash for adults (and teenagers!) with sensitive or problem skin.
  • Thinning hair? Use in place of harsh shampoos that can contribute to hair loss
  • Safe for chemically treated hair

Benefits & Features:

  • Contains organic and sustainably grown ingredients
  • Cleansing agent: 100% Decyl polyglucose
  • No Sodium lauryl sulfate, DEA, or numbing agents
  • No tears, non-irritating, non-stripping formula. Safe and gentle
  • Two products in one--use head to toe. May be used for hair, face and body
  • Great for babies, kids, or adults with chemically sensitive skin. Will not irritate eczema or cradle cap reports of healing even stubborn cases
More Shampoo & Bodywash:
Super Sensitive™, Swimmer's Defense™, Tea Tree & Lavender™, and our great body wash Natural Pregnancy™.


Joanna (Mof2) said...

I am really picky about scents. So I will have to go smelling around at Target. Usually all of ours have at least one of a certain product opened up. So I will smell away, lol.

ecb said...

In regards to the shampoo/bodywash.. the first few times I washed my hair with it, I was kinda disappointed with the "lack of stripped-clean" feeling, too - but now, my hair feels healthier for it.. tried using my husband's "regular" shampoo one day and my hair felt dried to a crisp, even after conditioner.