I love the water so much, I was on the swim team in high school! So it should be no surprise that all 3 of my daughters take to the water like fish (even if it's just the bath water). Now that it's finally the season of sun, surf, and scorching heat, we're all very thankful that there is a pool in our neighborhood. Today, we had the perfect, not too hot, just enough sun kind of day, so we made our first appearance at the pool of the season.
|Peyton (who forgot to take off her glasses before getting in the pool), Kenzie (who refuses to make eye contact with the camera), and London (who wants to get in the water , but is petrified of getting her face wet)|
We all had a blast, but then I realized that 3 little girls' heads in chlorinated pool water all summer long was bound to be a lot of work for mama, and I kind of wanted to yank them out of the pool until I could get them some swimming caps! But then I remembered some valuable information I found in an email, and I thought I share these hair saving tips with you lovelies as well!
|London refused to get off of the stairs. Kenzie, on the other hand, was quite adventurous and wanted to spend the whole time neck deep and splashing in the pool <3|
Remember the posts I did on Cozy Friedman and her book, Cozy's Complete Guide to Girl's Hair? Well as an authority on children's hair care, Cozy has a few pieces of advice on how to preserve and protect your little one's hair from the damaging effects of chlorine and the sun's rays...
Tip #1: Use a swimmer’s shampoo. They are specially formulated to purify hair by removing toxins and impurities like chlorine and salt. Swimmer’s shampoos also hydrate hair and keep its color vibrant.
Tip # 2: Protect your child’s scalp with a leave-in conditioner spray with SPF.
A trick that I always try to use for myself and my girls, is to saturate our hair with water and then use a healthy amount of conditioner, before we even get in the pool. That way there is no room in the hair shaft to absorb any more water (especially damaging chlorinated water). I bring a bottle of conditioner along with us, and reapply it to our hair just like I reapply our sunscreen. I find that this really minimizes damage and helps to keep our hair nice and soft, all summer long (no matter how much time we spend at the pool)!
Cozy not only has tips and advice for the care of children's hair, she also has a line of products formulated especially for them! SO COZY® Swimmer’s Shampoo (available at www.SoCozy.com, $11.95) was developed specifically for children ages 1 to 12 years old; it is a protective formula that removes chlorine and other impurities to keep hair healthy, happy and hydrated. It is gentle enough to use every day, so there’s no worry of drying out your child’s hair, and it’s enriched with nourishing orange extracts and aloe to prevent damage from frequent exposure to chlorinated water.
|SO COZY® Swimmer’s Shampoo|
And right now, with any purchase of a So Cozy Swimmer’s Shampoo, you can receive another amazing summer product for kids, SO COZY Protective Conditioning Mist with Sunscreen . The paraben-free leave-in conditioner includes sunscreen protection to shield kids’ delicate hair and scalp from the harmful effects of the sun. Ideal for wet or dry hair, the lightweight mist prevents flyaways and frizz, leaving hair smooth and silky. With a cool coconut scent, SO COZY® Protective Conditioning Mist with Sunscreen makes hair care fun for kids.
What tip and tricks do you use to care for your little one's hair and skin during the hot summer months? What are your favorite outdoor activities? Does your family love the water as much as mind does? Let me know if you take advantage of this great deal or if you've had any experience with So Cozy products. My inquiring mind wants to know! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Until next time...