Protect Your Family’s Hair Naturally with Fairy Tales Sun & Swim Collection
I’ve got two little girls who must have been fish in a former life. If I don’t get them involved in some aquatic activity at least once a week, they’d go crazy stuck on dry land. Thank goodness swimming is a great activity we can enjoy as a family year round. In the summer we like splashing in the lakes, wading around the Puget Sound and taking trips to the coast. Summer just isn’t summer without a day at the beach! When the cooler seasons roll around you can find us playing at the community pools and aquatic centers. I love that we as a family can have fun together while getting in some much needed exercise. The only downside to raising little water babies is preventing and dealing with the damage that sand, salt and chlorine can do to our hair.
I have to be careful about what products I choose to use on my daughters since they have such fine hair and sensitive skin. Typically, I like to stick with natural shampoos and conditioners to combat the residue and chemicals left in my children’s hair. Something about cleaning hair with chemicals seems counterproductive. So when I had the opportunity to check out the Fairy Tales Sun & Swim collection, I was eager to give it a try and compare it to the other natural hair products I’ve used in the past.
The Fairy Tales Sun & Swim collection is a line of natural products that the entire family can use to protect hair from sun exposure, chlorine and sea salt that can build-up and cause damage. The collection includes:
The Fairy Tales Lifeguard Clarifying Shampoo – gently removes chlorine, sea salt and unwanted minerals from the hair. Infused with orange flower extract, grapefruit and lemon, the Lifeguard Shampoo cleans, softens and hydrates hair. It was chosen as one of the best shampoos moms steal from their kids by Allure.com.
The Fairy Tales Lemon-Aid Conditioner – removes all traces of chlorine, sea salt and minerals, while deep conditioning with aloe, jojoba and vitamins E & B.
The Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Sun Spray – loaded with banana and coconut extracts that protects sun-drenched hair and locks in moisture.
This summer, our schedule included days at the beach, swim lessons and pool play dates so I had plenty of opportunities to put the Fairy Tales Sun & Swim collection to the test. For my daughters, the first rule of any shampoo must be “no stinging”. Second rule, they want it to smell good. For me, I want it to clean and not cause any further damage. I’m happy to say the Lifeguard Clarifying Shampoo met all our needs. The shampoo smelled amazing, refreshing and clean. I have found in the past that many natural products smell as natural as, well, dirt. Seriously, the Fairy Tales Lifeguard Shampoo smells amazing, did I mention that already? And it cleans. Since I didn’t have to wrestle my youngest daughter while she tried to shield her eyes, I could actually scrub her hair clean.
The Lemon-Aid Conditioner is also a fantastic smelling sting-free product. My concern with many natural conditioners is that many don’t really condition well. No amount of product can seem to fully soften my hair, especially after a day in the pool. With the Lemon-Aid Conditioner, it only took two quarter size drops to do the job, which is beneficial not just from a money-saving standpoint, but also because I don’t want it to run out anytime soon – it softens great and smells wonderful.
I found that my new “must-have-can’t-do-without-product” is the Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Spray. It is perfect for protecting hair and keeping it moisturized. I actually use it daily as a leave-in conditioner. My kids love it as a detangler. We all love the smell, like paradise in a bottle. It reminds my kids of Hawaii, I compare the smell to the pina coladas I enjoyed in Hawaii. This scent of the Coco Cabana Spray could be pretty therapeutic in the middle of a dreary winter!
When I received the Fairy Tales Sum & Swim collection I was excited to try them out and use on my kids; something that I could put to the test on the harsh conditions of sand, sun and chlorine. But actually we’ve been using the products daily now and I’ve got to get another set for my own bathroom. Needless to say the Fairy Tales Sun & Swim collection has also become a staple in our swim bag.
For more information on The Fairy Tales line of hair and skin products, visit http://www.fairytaleshaircare.com/. Be sure to check out their Bug Bandit, a DEET-free natural bug repellant as well as their Lice Repel Shampoo, just in time for back to school. You can also follow news and updates about Fairy Tales on Twitter and Facebook.
Disclosure – This product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
Emily is also very active in the local MOMS CLUB. The mother of two girls, ages 7 and 3, Emily also cares for her lovable old shihtzu, a frisky kitty and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Originally from Wisconsin, Emily transplanted to Pacific Northwest after college to be with the handsome, sweet guy she met on Spring Break. They have now been married for 10 years. Emily hates housecleaning, loves wine and enjoys dining out. She would love to find a cure for the depression and anxiety she has dealt with on and off since early adulthood, just like me. She is an amazing mom and friend.