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.
For 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”
So 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!
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.
With 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!
We’ve really enjoyed trying out the H&A hair care products, they are great value, the children love them and they work!
The products above as well as other in the range are all RRP £2.00 and available from Tesco and Wilkinson.
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Other than characters already available (like Thomas, Nemo and Jake and the neverland pirates which my kids love all of these) I would like to Turbo
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My son is a huge Superhero fan so it would have to be The Hulk or Spiderman!
My son is so fond of his jellycat bunnies he would love this to be on his shampoo. Otherwise he is a Angry birds fan
I think my daughter would say peppa pig
I’m sure my daughter would love Hello Kitty as she is a little obsessed!
A bumble bee because my daughter is always a busy bee
nanny mcphee hopefully get the kids to behave
Thomas the Tank Engine, because my grandson loves trains and would be really ‘chuffed’ !
peppa pig my niece loves
Would love to see a lego inspired on as Aunty to lttle boys who love Lego!
Fireman Sam, my twin boys love him – he’s the hero next door lol c
hello kitty would be lovely for my grand daughter
Batman – his hair must be very messy under his hood and cape
Doc Mcstuffins – because she is my daughters favorite
My daughter loves peppa pig so would be great to have her on a bottle
hello kitty would be good
Boo from Monsters Inc because she is my little boy’s favourite character ever.
Tweety Pie as my girls adore that little birdie!
superman,what young boy wouldnt want to imagine being superman while washing his hair
my little girl would say either tiny tumble as shes obsessed with that or frozen elsa 🙂
one of the frozen characters.its my daughters fave film at the moment.
I love Disney characters, and would love to see some mickey and other originals like Pluto!
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I love minnie mouse (and The Moomins)
Always loved Minnie since I got a reversible sweatshirt with her on in the 80s.
My Daughter is mas for Doc Mcstuffins at the moment so I would say that!
Betty Boop because retro is fun.
Homer Simpson (we have got the same hair cut)
Turtles as my son is a huge fan! 🙂
@bathtimebuddies I would like to see Lego themed x
Disney Cars because my son loves it
Toy story – my son loves toy story!
The singing kettle characters as the children love them
Hello kitty would be nice
Stinkysaurus! He’s a smelly dinosaur from my sons favourite book – seems appropriate!
Toy story 🙂 my daughter is glued to it every weekend 😀
Peppa Pig because she is always in muddy puddles
Shark Boy and Lava Girl, my daughters obsessed with that film.
Belle from beauty & the beast because she’s beautiful.
I would love to see Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas- I just love him!
Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, my son absolutely loves him!
Anna from Frozen as Honey loves her!
hello kitty my niece’s favourite
It would have to be Dumbo – my little girl has a bit of an obsession with the film! lol x
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Peppa Pig/Hello Kitty for my Daughter and My Little Pony for me 🙂
More peppa pig fans around here!
Charlie and Lola my daughter would love that
LEGO minifigure people, because they’re ace – although they just take their hair off to wash it 😀
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The little mermaid, she’d be perfect for bath time
my grandaughter loves ben and holly, so she would love them on shampoo!
Spiderman because he is a superhero
The Genie from Aladdin, because of the irony!
Moshi Monsters 🙂
Doc McStuffins & Sofia The First Would be cool.
My Little Girl Adores these ..
my grandson loves toy story so i think it would have to be buzzlightyear as thats his favorite
Father xmas because my kids like to spread their shampoo all round their face and pretend to be him !! lol xx
Princess Ariel is my granddaughters favourite
thomas the tank engine
my nephew would love Spiderman!!!
My daughter is a massive Minnie Mouse fan.
Merinda as I’d love hair like that
Would have to Mario.
My son would like sky landers 🙂
Buddy from the Dinosaur Train 🙂
I’d like to see spiderman for my son as he hates having his hair washed and having one of his favourite characters on the shampoo bottle would help persuade him x
Dory from finding nemo 🙂 She just always cheers me up with her singing, appropriate for the shower!
The Simpsons, I still love them so much! X
spiderman , my 4 year old daughter is obsessed with him atm xx
It has to be Spiderman
Batman some good idea for the name.
Batman in a bottle,
Batman’s got bubbles.
hong kong fuey
Spiderman, as my son loves him!
Tigger because hes wonderful
Batman because everyone wants to be Batman
Tinkerbelle, a favourite Disney character.
Rapunzel – she has the most beautiful hair ever! great for a shampoo bottle 😀
Thomas the Tank Engine as my godson Shay loves Thomas
Batman because my grandson is absolutely crazy about him x
mr maker, all my sons love him.
Barbie, because she is my daughters favorite
Doc McStuffins – my youngest loves her x
Our Bunny because she is called Bubbles 🙂
Sooty because he’s brilliant.
Doc Mcstuffin my daughter is a big fan
my son would love spiderman, its his favourite
my daughter loves anything Disney!
Tangled (repunzel) seems quite fitting for a shampoo brand
doc mcstuffins , as my little one loves the show
A cheeky monkey, like my little one
Toy story, that would be ace
Peppa pig on the shampoo bottle would encourage my grand daughter to want her hair washed without bother.
super mario as it’s my boys new favourite 🙂
Princess Sofia! She’s the cutest & my daughter loves her
Mario for my son and Hello Kitty for my daughter! x
Doc McStufins cos shes cute and my girls love her
doc mcstuffin’ shes my girls favorite at the moment
Something new and refreshing- like waterboy lol the super hero that isn’t afraid to get his eyes wet when having his hair washed lol
My son loves Superman – his favourite character x
Snoopy- nothing to do with hair, but he really makes me smile!
my son would like Alex Rider shampoo
I would love to see Bob the builder
the incredible hulk, because you just know that the shampoo will be GREEN
lady and the tramp xxxxx
incredible hulk would be cool
Doctor Who because my 7 year old son loves the series
Horrid Henry – sums my sons up
Doc Mcstuffins – he is epic
My Son loves Topsy & Tim so he would love it if they were on his Shampoo Bottle 🙂
Mr Bean, hair covered in suds 🙂 – My 4 Year Old LOVES him!!
mario or sonic ! my sons obsessions !
Top Cat, too cute!
Rapunzel – it just makes sense 🙂
Rapunzel- obvious choice- and a great marketing hint:)
Rapunzel for the grand daughter- what an advert for beautiful hair.
winnie the pooh both my kids love him
Peppa Pig because my neice loves it and cant wait to go this summer
Skylanders would go down well with my son as he’s a big fan.
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My little star loves Thomas the tank engine and hates his hair washed so it would have to be Thomas
i think it would need a new character you know like a superhero not afraid of the water in his eyes or sometihng…
if not Teenage mutant ninja turtles would make my pudding very happy
Minecraft Creepers or Ninjago characters because both my children (boy and girl) are obsessed with Minecraft and Lego Ninjago and it would make them love bathtime/showertime even more.
my girls are Huge Tinker Bell fans so this would be great to see 🙂
My son would say Mr Men for sure
Lots of fun make washing hair and bathtime so much easier my grandson would love Thomas the Tank Cars or Mickey Mouse
In the night garden characters like Iggle Piggle or Makka Pakka
my boys would like tom and jerry
I’d like to see the gruffalo on the bottle as he has lots of brown hair like my son!
6yo is more than happy to see one of the princesses
any super heros
cars and planes – their great
Tree Fu Tom as my son loves him.