The ‘official’ natural-hair products for babies are not the same as the ones that can be purchased at the supermarket.
The new products, which are not really natural but have been developed to mimic the natural look, are made by brands like Natural Salon and L’Oréal.
“If I can make it a baby’s natural hair, I’ll make it natural hair for a baby,” said Lisa E. Smith, the founder of Natural Salon.
The brand’s first product, Natural Hair Gel, is a cream with a soothing, organic scent that comes in a small bottle and is marketed by a company called Natural Hair Products.
It’s available at Walmart, Target and Walgreens, as well as at local hair salons.
Smith also has an e-commerce store that offers a wide range of natural hair-care products for sale.
Natural Hair Care, for instance, has a selection of the gel in various sizes, such as gel sticks and tubes, as opposed to a one-size-fits-all cream.
“Natural Hair is not only a great natural hair product for a child,” Smith said.
“They can really enjoy their natural hair as well.”
Ella Lee, a spokesperson for L’Oreal, said that the company was “very proud to offer our products to baby hair and the baby’s world.”
But some critics argue that it is a bit too early to say if these products are really what they claim to be, or if they are actually harmful for the baby.
“It is really important for parents to be able to tell if a product is really for a newborn or not, because we need to know that this product is safe for a toddler,” said Melissa A. Hildebrand, a board member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a group that promotes infant health.
Hildebrand noted that there is evidence to show that some babies who use these products may be more sensitive to certain chemicals, such a lead and arsenic.
For example, the American Association of Pediatrics has published a letter calling for more research to determine if these chemicals might affect the developing nervous system of newborns.
“We also need to see how the infant’s immune system reacts to these chemicals, because they could have a significant impact on their developing brain,” Hildebrands told CNN.
While there is still no definitive proof that these products cause birth defects, the FDA recently issued a warning for a brand called The Natural Hair Care and Lifestyle Group, which sells products made with corn syrup and other chemicals that can cause birth defect in children.
The warning was issued in August.
As for how these products affect the baby, there are some indications that they could lead to premature labor and low birth weight.
The American Academy and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend avoiding these products because they may cause premature labor.
But, they also said that it’s important to be aware that these are not necessarily the safest products for a developing baby.
“It’s a really important thing to understand, is that we are not saying, ‘We’re giving them the best, safest products possible, we’re not going to make them sick,'” said Hildebund.
“We are saying, do not use these until you’ve talked to your doctor and talked to the manufacturer.”
This story was produced by CNN affiliate WTVY.