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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