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My daughter is a brilliant swimmer. She’ll dive down to the bottom of the deep end of the pool and retrieve just about anything off the bottom for you. She can swim crawl with her face in the water. But when it comes to washing her hair……well, that’s a different matter.
Try shampooing her hair, and you will end up with the neighbours thinking you are torturing her.
One Friday afternoon, we were shopping in Asda, when to my amazement, she picked up a bottle of shampoo. Now, we all know that advertising works on kids, but shampoo on the worlds worst hair wash wimp? The bottle is an odd sort of shape, and is kind of lop sided, made to look like a fish with an eye at the top. The bottle she chose was a pale green colour, with a yellow cap, and had “Burst of Cool Melon” written at the bottom. It has L’OREAL Kids emblazoned across the middle.
I opened the lid, and took a sniff. Mmm. That smells quite nice. Fairly strong and fruity, but not overpowering. I wouldn’t exactly call it melon. In fact, I really can’t put my finger on the smell, but it is quite nice.
I took another look at the front. No Tears! No Knots! Fast Drying!
Fast drying? How on earth can they claim that? I like the idea of no tears as shampoo does have a tendency to sting. Reading the back of the bottle, it tells you that it’s advanced formula means it is fast drying, and that the formula is gentle, and tested under ophthalmic control.
Well, at £1.69 for 250mls, it isn’t the cheapest shampoo in the world, but anything that will stop my daughter from having limp hair from not washing out all that chlorine has got to be worth a try.
Swim day arrived again, and after her lesson, I thrust this into her little mits, and said, “Here’s the shampoo you asked for. Please wash your hair.” To which I received a big smile, and she disappeared off to the showers.
Now, on this occasion, I didn’t hear any screams. My daughter claimed that this did not sting her eyes. On the other hand, we still had the usual shouts of “MUM. PLEASE WILL YOU HAND ME THE TOWEL TO WIPE MY EYES?” Yes, she still shouts, but at least it’s not a scream.
After washing her hair, we went home to dry it. I can’t say that it took less time to dry, as I really don’t think it make much difference. Before I settled her into bed, I gave her a hug. Maybe I’m a bit strange (OK, you didn’t HAVE to agree with me), but I do like to smell my children. I gave her hair a sniff, and it smelled wonderful.
There are other fragrances in the range, and we are working our way through them. You could try:
So Strawberry Burst of Tropical Fruit Burst of Cherry Almond (smells like Bakewell Tart) Burst of Pineapple Flash Splash of Sunny Orange Swim Shampoo (great at getting rid of the smell of chlorine and smells great too)
It doesn't leave the hair as tangle free as you would expect from their claims, but all in all it is better than most products we have used.
We use this all the time now. My son likes the fruity smells too. I’d recommend this product for all children. I have also used it on my own hair from time to time, and it leaves your hair feeling nice and soft.
We always use L;oreal kids now, although I don't find it lives up to the tangle free claim either, I do find my kids don't scream for the neighbours, to be rescued.
And, no your not strange, I always sniff at my kids post bath. (You know you're strange when your 2 year old "helps" fold the tumble drier contents and smells it, usually underwear. Wondering where he got such a habit........)sarah xx
Jordon 19.11.2004 12:30
Not used this one yet, but will give it a try. Jayne xxx
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