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My son has very thick hair and never seems to smell clean. I make him wash twice everyday. Any ideas?

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froggymommaof3

Asked by froggymommaof3 at 2:52 PM on Dec. 14, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • How old is he?
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 2:55 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Washing it too much can actually agitate the skin causing more oil to be produced. You need to treat the scalp with some kind of medicine or special shampoo. Since he is a boy it wouldnt really kill him to just shave his head.... :)
    amber710

    Answer by amber710 at 2:58 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Try a different shampoo, or have him lather 2x.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:16 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • I would cut his hair shorter. My son has started having this problem, because he has longer hair. Make sure he is using a clarifying shampoo and not a moisturizing one. Also my son does not do a great job washing his hair so we are working on that too.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 3:29 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • tea tree oil shampoo
    apexmommy

    Answer by apexmommy at 8:15 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • You are definitely washing it too often. I would #1. Have it cut shorter. #2. Use a clarifying shampoo twice a month. #3. Have him lather & rinse twice each time he showers.
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 8:09 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Age is a factor. Same thing with my 14 year old daughter. Hormones---they'll grow out of it when puberty is over. In the meantime, plug your nose.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

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