Back to school with Vosene

Vosene is one of our favourite haircare ranges for the children with Pink Pomelo 2 in 1 being a top choice, although now we are back to school I have to think about the dreaded head lice.  Although my boy with short hair has never suffered, unfortunately my daughter has been caught a number of times, most recently just before they broke up for the Summer holidays.

Vosene kids offer a 3 in 1 Shampoo with natural lice repellents containing tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus oils.  It has a really fresh lemon scent and easily lathers up to leave hair fresh and clean.  Having an added lice repellent is a bonus and you know your child will be less likely to catch head lice having used this shampoo as opposed to a normal shampoo.  One less product always helps as children really don’t like using multiple products on their hair.

Additionally the Conditioning Defence Spray is great to use and keeps hair soft and tangle free.  Being just a leave in spray this can be used at any time of the day and I found it good to use in the mornings when getting hair ready for school.  You then know that hair is boosted with lice repellents before the day ahead so I give the hair a good spray particularly around the ears and neckline as this is where we tend to find lice congregate!

Overall Vosene is a trusted brand that kids are happy to use and the feeling I have as a parent that hopefully my child’s hair will repel any lice that come it’s way helps me be more relaxed and in hope that we don’t have another dreaded head lice infestation any time soon!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Herbal Essences bio:renew Shampoos and Conditioners

Herbal Essences bio:renew haircare is a range of natural shampoos and conditioners packed full of some amazing natural ingredients with various properties to suit all your hair needs.

Containing % parabens, silicones, gluten and colourants they really are natural and are literally clear or white in colour which I actually prefer. They are bursting with fragrance and I couldn’t wait to get them on my hair to try out.

Available in the following fragrance combinations:

  • Argan Oil of Morocco
  • Coconut Milk
  • White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint
  • Golden Moringa Oil
  • Cucumber & Green Tea
  • Rosemary & Herbs
  • White Strawberry & Sweet Mint

First up I was drawn to the Rosemary & Herbs being in a lilac bottle and I wasn’t disappointed!

Packed full of multi-layered scents of infused herbs, clean mint and sandalwood along with a blend of essential antioxidant, aloe and sea kelp this left my hair feeling ultra fresh, clean and soft.  It certainly didn’t leave any build up or residue to my hair felt light and renewed  – this is currently my favourite and one I’ll go back to!

White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint is bursting with fruity fragrance and helps boost volume. Again this is fresh and renewing and really depends on your preference of fragrance as to which you prefer.

Coconut Milk is really hydrating and does actually smell really lovely even though I’m not a huge coconut fan.  It really nourishes the hair and I have to say was the favourite with all my friends and family who gave it a try.

Overall I’m really impressed with the Herbal Essences bio:renew range and being honest it’s not a brand I’d probably have bought before trying it out over the last few weeks.  The bottles are a fantastic size making them great value and the products are really natural being clear or white in colour but still bursting with fragrance.  The Rosemary & Herbs from Herbal Essences has won me over although lots of my friends love the Coconut Milk so there really is something for everyone – why not give them a try yourself today?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Vosene Kids Haircare

My kids are at the stage where they like to try and wash their own hair in the shower now, although do need a bit of encouragement and the Vosene kids range is one that always keeps them happy and they love to use it.  They have a good variety of fruity fragrances and the kids loved the trolls on the recent packaging!

wp_20161207_14_53_44_proMiss M adores strawberries so was drawn to the 2 in 1 Shampoo with super strawberry fragrance.  It was so easy to use and left her hair clean and soft with a bit of added shine.

Mister B liked using the green bottle which was the 2 in 1 Shampoo with a fresh melon scent, his favourite fruit is currently melons so it was rather apt and again this left his hair clean and soft.

I really like the Pink Pomelo and Vitamin C 2 in 1 Shampoo and tried it out on the children a couple of times.  The fragrance is great and the results are good.  All in all the fruity combinations are a winner for children and 2 in 1 formulas are definitely the way to go for ease and speed, less messing about and the results are good.

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The 3 in 1 Shampoo is also really great to use for my children during term time at school as it contains natural lice repellents such as tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus oil.  It lathers up well and leaves hair soft although my children aren’t as keen on the fragrance as the fruity shampoos but when the head lice letter comes through from school as it frequently does, then I try to get them to use this for the next week to ensure they don’t catch lice whilst it’s spreading around the classroom.

To go alongside this is the Conditioning Defence Spray which has a clinically proven formula to prevent lice as well as detangling and smoothing properties.  I also try to squirt this onto the kids heads after washing to ensure they stay lice free.  It’s so simple to use and worth it, compared to the rather unpleasant and time consuming task of removing lice from your child’s head (and I should know having had to deal with it several times over the last few years!).

Overall we are very happy with the Vosene Kids range, love using it and the kids love the fragrances.  I’m pleased with the cleanliness and softness of the hair so it’s a win all round!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Kids Haircare with Vosene

My two children are getting to the age where they like to wash their hair themselves, so I need something that easily does the job, is simple to use and smells good.  Vosene Kids have a great range of products to suit various hair care needs and requirements.  For us a multi use product is good because it saves having lots of bottles along with making it easier for the kids.  For the last few weeks we’ve been trying out a couple of products so read on to find out how we got on.

wp_20160821_19_06_37_proFirst up is Pink Pomelo & Vitamin C 2 in 1 Shampoo which smells really fresh and clean.  It lathers up to give hair a really good clean but at the same time detangles to leave her smooth and soft.  Even though my daughter has exceptionally thick and tangly hair we find that this is adequate to use without conditioner and her hair is ready to use her detangling brush through after to really smooth out ready for me to plait.

wp_20160821_17_07_05_proA product that has been really useful of the Summer and we took on holiday with us is the Vosene Kids After Swim Hair & Body Wash.  Presented in a handy to use squeezy tube, this product is brilliant for using after days at the beach, in the swimming pool, or just for using everyweek after a weekly swimming session.  On our recent holiday the children swam in the pool either two or three times everyday so we tended to just shower them down once in the evening.  This is where this product became so handy as the children could take it into the shower and use it to wash themselves and their hair.  It helps to remove chlorine and other impurities leaving them clean and fresh.

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The Hair & Body was has a fresh melon scent that is really nice and left me with beautifully fragranced children after using, that I couldn’t wait to snuggle up with in the evenings before tucking them into bed for a good nights sleep.

We’ve loved trying the Vosene Kids hair care products and they continue to be a daily part of my children’s shower routine.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Time Bomb Larger Than Life Hair Care

After trying a number of skincare products from Time Bomb, I was excited to try out their Larger Than Life Shampoo & Conditioner.  With the ability to cleanse, soften, detangle and volumise they sounded like just the thing for regular use on my long straight hair.

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The products come in easy to dispense tubes and upon opening they smelt absolutely divine!  I couldn’t wait to try these out and when I did, they certainly didn’t disappoint.  The shampoo easily lathered and cleansed the hair really well, the smell was amazing and my hair felt great after that.  With the addition of the conditioner, my hair felt ultra soft and bouncy and of course was wonderfully fragrant.  It also contains a unique vitamin peptide complex helps improve hair’s condition, making it look thicker and stronger

I absolutely love these Time Bomb hair care products and if you are looking for a little bit of luxury for your hair, then these are the products to use.  The tubes are large too, so will last a while which is good because at £16.50 each they aren’t the cheapest of hair products but they are definitely worth it for a treat!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Anovia Head On Range for Kids – Review

Anovia Head On is a range of haircare containing head lice repellents suitable for everyday use by the whole family.  We received a 3 in 1 conditioning shampoo and a 3 in 1 conditioning spray to try out.

anoviaWith both children attending nursery/school, the last thing I want is for them to catch head lice, as with having long hair myself I know it is something that can be passed on easily and I really don’t want to experience it myself.

Anovia Head On uses 97% natural ingredients and contains a blend of three essential oils to help prevent, treat and repel head lice.  These are Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Neem Oil.  I do think the products do smell quite strongly of these oils which is fine by me especially if I know head lice are rife, although Miss M did find it a bit strong at first.

The shampoo is rich and creamy, very easy to lather up and leaves hair clean.  You can definitely tell it has conditioning properties and it leaves the hair soft.  For Miss M’s curls, she definitely needs the conditioning spray as well, which is easily sprayed onto damp hair enabling me to gently detangle her hair before it’s fully dry.

I found the Anovia haircare products simple to use and left hair soft and clean.  Due to the essential oils used in this product the head lice repellent isn’t harsh, but leaves a gentle pleasant smell in the hair.

Even if you choose not to use these everyday, I always keep them in the bathroom cupboard for those times when a head lice warning letter comes home from school and then use this shampoo for a few weeks while the outbreak is going around to prevent my children from catching the lice.

Fingers crossed we have all been head lice free since September, even though I know they’ve been around the school already this term.  Let’s hope it stays that way!

For more information on Anovia find them on Facebook or twitter @Anovia_Bodycare

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received Anovia Head On in order to write the review.

 

H&A Kid’s Character Haircare Range – Review and Win

H&A have launched a new kids hair care range to compliment there already successful bath time kids ranges.  With a variety of character hair care products on offer there is sure to be something to entice you child to have their hair washed.  I know with 3yr old Mister B it’s always easy to wash his hair whilst in the bath without him noticing too much but 6yr old Miss M’s hair is a nightmare and she begs me not to wash it due to her natural curls that tangle up.

Shampoo 1For Mister B we received the Ben 10 shampoo.  It has a mild and gentle formula that is all important “tear free”, a must have for little ones.  It has a citrus fragrance which is fresh and fruity, but light giving hair a nice clean smell.

So what did Mister B think?  When he saw the tube, he grabbed it, gave it a cuddle, then danced around the room shouting “Ben 10, Ben 10, I’ve got Ben 10 shampoo, Ben 10, can I use this in the bath mummy, I love Ben 10”

shampoo 5So the packaging definitely appealed and when we it reached bath time that night he excitedly took it up with him and couldn’t wait to squirt it on his head.

What did mummy think?  I thought it was great, simple to use, easily lathered up, ran down his face with no tears and left him with soft, cleaning smelling hair – I can’t ask for more than that!

I must just comment on the packaging of the H&A hair care range.  All the shampoos come in large tubes which stand on a nice wide lid so don’t easily fall over.  I love that the product sits at the opening end so that you can quickly and easily squirt a blob into your hand or your child’s head with no fuss.  The tube is flexible and easy to squeeze, so I give the design of these tubes a big thumbs up!

Miss M tried out Disney Princess Ariel’s range of products from H&A which consist of a conditioning shampoo and a detangler spray.  The products immediately appealed to Miss M and although she would rather not wash her hair, she wanted to try these out on the days I insisted that we had to wash it!

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The shampoo has a fruity fresh fragrance which Miss M immediately picked up on and said “I like that smell” as we started to wash her hair.  As with the Ben 10 shampoo, this lathered up easily, leaving the hair feeling clean and fresh.  You can tell the shampoo’s have conditioning properties as you could feel the hair was softer and more manageable after shampooing, a good start in getting rid of those tangles.

shampoo 3With Miss M’s coarse curly locks the only way we can truly brush it is when wet using a large amount of conditioner and a tangle brush.  Although her hair felt softer and the tangles had eased we did have to add a separate conditioner in order to ease the matted tangles out.  Most children would have a great result using just the conditioning shampoo, but Miss M’s hair is an extreme exception and one that I’ve had to learn to manage over the last few years.  I think it’d be great to see a separate conditioner in the range for children that need it.

Once left to towel dry for 10 minutes we sprayed some of the Ariel detangler spray which Miss M loved the fruity fragrance of.  It really helped her tangle brush glide through the damp hair and in particular allowed me to separate it ready for plaiting.  As recommended on the bottle of Ariel detangler, a great way of keeping tangles at bay is to keep your hair in plaits.  This is something we do regularly with Miss M as when her hair is down it ends up a knotted mess by the end of the day and impossible to brush out or style the next day without another wash.

Without the Ariel detangler, the hair would have started to frizz which leads to tangles and so I’d highly recommend this to aid combing and styling.  It also has a heat defence formula to protect hair should you require it.  Being able to use this spray on both wet and dry hair it’s perfect for us to use each morning to redo Miss M’s plaits.  The Ariel detangler spray is a daily staple for us and we wouldn’t be without it!

Ariel picsWe’ve really enjoyed trying out the H&A hair care products, they are great value, the children love them and they work!

shampoo 6The products above as well as other in the range are all RRP £2.00 and available from Tesco and Wilkinson.

 

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Anovia Strawberry & Raspberry Shampoo – Review

Anovia Strawberry & Raspberry Shampoo was sure to be a hit with my two children, with it’s fun red star shaped bottle.  It has added conditioner and claims to have a gentle detangling formula.

WP_005490 For me, the smell that oozed from opening the bottle was great – fresh, fruity and clean smelling.  The children couldn’t wait until bathtime to try it.  They were eager to wash their own hair, so I squeezed some shampoo into their hands using the easy flip up lid and watched as the shampoo easily lathered up on their heads.  You could smell the fruity fragrance and although it dripped down their foreheads, they didn’t make any fuss, meaning this truly is a no tear formula.

anovia shampooMy children’s hair was left soft, shiny and clean after using the Anovia Kids shampoo and of course smelling lovely.  I’d definitely use this again and with an RRP of £1.29 it’s a bargain!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.

Vosene Kids Hair and Bath products – Review

When Mummy News offered me the chance to try some of the products from Vosene Kids, I was very keen to try, particularly as their hair products contain natural head lice repellents.  Unfortunately since Miss M started school in September we receive the dreaded letter home from school every couple of months to say a number of cases have been noticed in the class.

We did find some on poor Miss M about a month ago and it is a nightmare to try to comb them out of her thick, curly hair so to have a repellent in her daily shampoo sounds like a dream product to me.

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The 3 in 1 conditioning shampoo has a fresh, clean smell due to its natural ingredients Tea Tree Oil and Lemon Eucalyptus – the added repellents to keep those lice at bay.  We found theat the shampoo lathered nicely and cleaned the hair.  With Miss M’s unruly thick curls we found the conditioning bounce spray a godsend when trying to comb the hair through.  This also contains the head lice repellents so her hair was left fresh and soft with the hope that we won’t be seeing an appearance of the dreaded lice anytime again soon.

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The Afterswim Hair & Body Wash has proved useful as Miss M went on an intensive swimming course last week, having lessons everyday.  I liked the tube that this came in, easy to throw in your swimming bag, handy to use in the showers and great that it is a 2 in 1 product.  We found this really easy to use and the perfect for a quick wash after swimming.

Lastly we tried the Moisturising Bubble Bath & Body Wash.  We used it as a bubble bath and were impressed with all the bubbles – a quality Miss M and Mister B always look out for at bathtimes!  For washing, we used some on their bath sponges and found it lathered nicely into a rich, soft foam, that left their skin clean and soft.  I really liked this and would be more than happy to use it again.

Overall I have to say I was quite impressed with the Vosene Kids range, one I may not have thought about buying before, but having tried a number of products from the Vosene range they are all of a good quality I will definitely consider them next time I need to purchase kids hair and bath products.  The head lice repellent shampoos I think will be an essential – I’d much rather prevent Miss M from getting them, than go through the hassle of getting rid of them.

Vosene Kids products are available from a variety of supermarkets and all good chemists.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.