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    Mayo Clinic Minute: How often do kids need to shampoo?

a little boy or girl having hair washed with shampoo in a bathtubA child’s hair-washing routine depends on age, activity level and ethnicity, according to dermatologists.

The American Academy of Dermatology’s guidelines say, older, more active kids generally need to shampoo more often. However, there are exceptions.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, pediatric dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis gives some advice on how often your child should shampoo when he or she bathes. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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