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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!

shampoo 2

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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  1. anna says:

    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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  2. Mummy of Two says:

    My son is a huge Superhero fan so it would have to be The Hulk or Spiderman!

  3. kim neville says:

    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

  4. Kay. Panayi says:

    I think my daughter would say peppa pig

  5. Caroline Blaza says:

    Hello kitty

  6. Gina M says:

    I’m sure my daughter would love Hello Kitty as she is a little obsessed!

  7. Elizabeth Ferguson says:

    A bumble bee because my daughter is always a busy bee

  8. iain says:

    mr blobby

  9. clair downham says:

    nanny mcphee hopefully get the kids to behave

  10. John Taggart says:

    Thomas the Tank Engine, because my grandson loves trains and would be really ‘chuffed’ !

  11. andrea lloyd says:

    peppa pig my niece loves

  12. Hazel Hulson says:

    Would love to see a lego inspired on as Aunty to lttle boys who love Lego!

  13. becca staples says:

    Fireman Sam, my twin boys love him – he’s the hero next door lol c

  14. marion king says:

    hello kitty would be lovely for my grand daughter

  15. KATHY D says:

    Batman – his hair must be very messy under his hood and cape

  16. laura morgans says:

    Doc Mcstuffins – because she is my daughters favorite

  17. samj says:

    My daughter loves peppa pig so would be great to have her on a bottle

  18. olga carpenter says:

    hello kitty would be good

  19. olivia Kirby says:

    Boo from Monsters Inc because she is my little boy’s favourite character ever.

  20. Tracy Nixon says:

    Tweety Pie as my girls adore that little birdie!

  21. sarah rees says:

    power rangers

  22. richard hill says:

    superman,what young boy wouldnt want to imagine being superman while washing his hair

  23. lauren tourle says:

    my little girl would say either tiny tumble as shes obsessed with that or frozen elsa 🙂

  24. michelle dootson says:

    one of the frozen characters.its my daughters fave film at the moment.

  25. Tina Mansfield says:

    I love Disney characters, and would love to see some mickey and other originals like Pluto!

  26. Laura F says:

    I love minnie mouse (and The Moomins)

    1. Laura F says:

      Always loved Minnie since I got a reversible sweatshirt with her on in the 80s.

  27. Lynn Heath says:

    My Daughter is mas for Doc Mcstuffins at the moment so I would say that!

  28. Gillian Holmes says:

    Betty Boop because retro is fun.

  29. David Douglas says:

    Homer Simpson (we have got the same hair cut)

  30. kellie law says:

    Turtles as my son is a huge fan! 🙂

  31. anne jenkins says:

    @bathtimebuddies I would like to see Lego themed x

  32. leanne newsome says:

    Disney Cars because my son loves it

  33. ashleigh says:

    Toy story – my son loves toy story!

  34. justine meyer says:

    The singing kettle characters as the children love them

  35. laura stewart says:

    Hello kitty would be nice

  36. Jo Greenhalgh says:

    Stinkysaurus! He’s a smelly dinosaur from my sons favourite book – seems appropriate!

  37. Natalie Crossan says:

    Toy story 🙂 my daughter is glued to it every weekend 😀

  38. Jo Jones says:

    Peppa Pig because she is always in muddy puddles

  39. Alison Joyce says:

    Shark Boy and Lava Girl, my daughters obsessed with that film.

  40. cherie shaw says:

    Belle from beauty & the beast because she’s beautiful.

  41. Keri Jones says:

    I would love to see Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas- I just love him!

  42. Damien Hudson says:

    Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, my son absolutely loves him!

  43. Laura A says:

    Peppa pig

  44. melanie stirling says:

    Anna from Frozen as Honey loves her!

  45. Diana Croos says:

    hello kitty my niece’s favourite

  46. It would have to be Dumbo – my little girl has a bit of an obsession with the film! lol x
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  47. Elizabeth Briggs says:

    Peppa Pig/Hello Kitty for my Daughter and My Little Pony for me 🙂

  48. Zoe Roxby says:

    Maggie Simpson

  49. More peppa pig fans around here!

  50. Jo welsh says:

    Charlie and Lola my daughter would love that

  51. LEGO minifigure people, because they’re ace – although they just take their hair off to wash it 😀

  52. Tammy Tudor says:

    The little mermaid, she’d be perfect for bath time

  53. michelle banks says:

    my grandaughter loves ben and holly, so she would love them on shampoo!

  54. Lisa McFall says:

    frozen princesses

  55. says:

    Spiderman because he is a superhero

  56. Kevin Honey says:

    The Genie from Aladdin, because of the irony!

  57. Scott Fallon says:

    Bart Simpson

  58. Laura Finch says:

    Moshi Monsters 🙂

  59. Julie Easby says:

    Doc McStuffins & Sofia The First Would be cool.
    My Little Girl Adores these ..

  60. sandy ralph says:

    my grandson loves toy story so i think it would have to be buzzlightyear as thats his favorite

  61. Father xmas because my kids like to spread their shampoo all round their face and pretend to be him !! lol xx

  62. michele omalley says:

    Princess Ariel is my granddaughters favourite

  63. Catherine (@MummyLion) says:

    thomas the tank engine

  64. Emma Baker says:

    my nephew would love Spiderman!!!

  65. claire matthews-curtis says:

    My daughter is a massive Minnie Mouse fan.

  66. Jane Green says:

    Merinda as I’d love hair like that

  67. Allie Campbell says:

    Would have to Mario.

  68. says:

    My son would like sky landers 🙂

  69. Fiona R says:

    Buddy from the Dinosaur Train 🙂

  70. Jenna Keller says:

    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

  71. Helen Grayson says:

    Dory from finding nemo 🙂 She just always cheers me up with her singing, appropriate for the shower!

  72. jessica cook says:

    The Simpsons, I still love them so much! X

  73. jamie banks says:

    spiderman , my 4 year old daughter is obsessed with him atm xx

  74. Susan Trubey says:

    It has to be Spiderman

  75. h stott says:

    Batman some good idea for the name.

    Batman in a bottle,
    Batman’s got bubbles.

  76. Keith H says:

    hong kong fuey

  77. Laura Pritchard says:

    Spiderman, as my son loves him!

  78. Kate Milton says:

    Sooty 🙂

  79. Tigger because hes wonderful

  80. Cristina Tudorache says:


  81. Mark George says:

    Batman because everyone wants to be Batman

  82. Rachel Craig says:

    Tinkerbelle, a favourite Disney character.

  83. jodie harvey says:

    Rapunzel – she has the most beautiful hair ever! great for a shampoo bottle 😀

  84. emma falvi says:

    Thomas the Tank Engine as my godson Shay loves Thomas

  85. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    Batman because my grandson is absolutely crazy about him x

  86. laura avery says:

    mr maker, all my sons love him.

  87. Kirsty Woods says:

    Barbie, because she is my daughters favorite

  88. Kirsty Greer says:

    Doc McStuffins – my youngest loves her x

  89. Karen Barrett says:

    Our Bunny because she is called Bubbles 🙂

  90. claire woods says:

    Sooty because he’s brilliant.

  91. katie Kathurima says:

    Doc Mcstuffin my daughter is a big fan

  92. kim heeps says:

    my son would love spiderman, its his favourite

  93. David Wright says:

    love it

  94. Jill mutch says:

    Daisy duck

  95. katie robinson says:

    my daughter loves anything Disney!

  96. rebecca nisbet says:

    Tangled (repunzel) seems quite fitting for a shampoo brand

  97. Solange says:

    Hello Kitty

  98. carly bryan says:

    doc mcstuffins , as my little one loves the show

  99. Richard says:

    A cheeky monkey, like my little one

  100. Tina Holmes says:

    Toy story, that would be ace

  101. Lynda Marks says:

    Peppa pig on the shampoo bottle would encourage my grand daughter to want her hair washed without bother.

  102. claire little says:

    super mario as it’s my boys new favourite 🙂

  103. Kel Ellen Hirst says:

    Princess Sofia! She’s the cutest & my daughter loves her

  104. Lisa Sands says:

    Mario for my son and Hello Kitty for my daughter! x

  105. NICOLA TAIT says:

    Doc McStufins cos shes cute and my girls love her

  106. Tiffany Wills says:

    doc mcstuffin’ shes my girls favorite at the moment

  107. Rishona Taylor says:

    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

  108. katherine b says:

    My son loves Superman – his favourite character x


    Snoopy- nothing to do with hair, but he really makes me smile!

  110. Aelxandra B says:

    my son would like Alex Rider shampoo

  111. Patrick Brouwer says:

    I would love to see Bob the builder

  112. elaine stokes says:

    the incredible hulk, because you just know that the shampoo will be GREEN

  113. chrissie anne bhaskar says:

    lady and the tramp xxxxx

  114. donna jones says:

    incredible hulk would be cool

  115. joanne liddement says:

    Doctor Who because my 7 year old son loves the series

  116. Spencer Broadley says:

    Horrid Henry – sums my sons up

  117. Clint Howat says:

    Doc Mcstuffins – he is epic

  118. Kirsty Partridge says:

    My Son loves Topsy & Tim so he would love it if they were on his Shampoo Bottle 🙂

  119. Becci Cleary says:

    Mr Bean, hair covered in suds 🙂 – My 4 Year Old LOVES him!!

  120. Rachael Jones says:

    mario or sonic ! my sons obsessions !

  121. Erica Field says:

    Top Cat, too cute!

  122. Danika Lloyd says:

    Rapunzel – it just makes sense 🙂

  123. Monika S says:

    Rapunzel- obvious choice- and a great marketing hint:)

  124. Jean Vaughan says:

    Rapunzel for the grand daughter- what an advert for beautiful hair.

  125. sarah fleck says:

    winnie the pooh both my kids love him

  126. christine shelley says:

    Peppa Pig because my neice loves it and cant wait to go this summer

  127. Skylanders would go down well with my son as he’s a big fan.
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  128. Tressa Herriott says:

    My little star loves Thomas the tank engine and hates his hair washed so it would have to be Thomas

  129. stephanie campbell says:

    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

  130. Kirsteen Mackay says:

    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.

  131. clair pearson says:

    my girls are Huge Tinker Bell fans so this would be great to see 🙂

  132. Samantha Freeman says:

    My son would say Mr Men for sure

  133. Denise Wilden says:

    Lots of fun make washing hair and bathtime so much easier my grandson would love Thomas the Tank Cars or Mickey Mouse

  134. Tobys Proud Mummy says:

    In the night garden characters like Iggle Piggle or Makka Pakka

  135. catriona nation says:

    my boys would like tom and jerry

  136. I’d like to see the gruffalo on the bottle as he has lots of brown hair like my son!

  137. spicers1976 says:

    6yo is more than happy to see one of the princesses

  138. lisa tebbutt says:

    any super heros

  139. champaklal lad says:

    cars and planes – their great

  140. Tree Fu Tom as my son loves him.

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