I dread washing my kids’ hair.
They’re not very cooperative. The oldest (Jack, 3) cries and carries on and panics because he might get a drop of water in his eyes (I’ve never met a kid more averse to getting his face wet than this kid!). And the youngest (Claire, 1) thinks it’s really, really fun to walk around in the bathtub and can’t be convinced to sit still for longer than a few seconds.
As much as I would like to bypass this chore entirely, I can’t. I’ve got to wash their hair.
But now I’ve got a reason to look forward to hair washing nights (the kids might not agree, but I don’t think there’s anything that could make them look forward to getting their hair washed!).
PK Baby Shampoo and Bodywash was created by Philip Kingsley, who is respected worldwide as an expert on hair and scalp health. His newest product is designed specifically for infants, babies, toddlers and children. It’s free of parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate (which are ingredients we should probably all avoid, but I make a concerted effort to buy things that are paraben and SLS-free for my children). Also, PK Baby is a mild shampoo and body wash that can be used daily without drying out baby’s skin.
There are a few things I need from my kids’ shampoo. I need it to be free of all the “bad stuff” (like parabens and sodium lauryl sulfates, for example). I need it to be sudsy, so I don’t have to use a ton. I need it to rinse out easily (I already told you how my kids behave during hair washings, the last thing I need is to be rinsing their heads over and over again to get the suds out!). I need it to be gentle on their skin, and if it can multitask as soap, that’s a bonus.
With all that said…I was so, so *so* pleased with this shampoo! It met all of my criteria and then some.
First of all, it smells great…the scent is light and clean and I pretty much couldn’t stop smelling Claire’s head for the next 24 hours.
It suds right up and rinses out easily…just two small cups of water were enough to get it out of the baby’s hair, and I was able to easily rinse it out of my son’s hair using handfuls of water (yeah, he hates getting water in his eyes that much – I can’t get near him with a cup of water!).
It comes in a very large bottle (500 mL) and has an easy-to-use pump dispense. I only needed a teeny tiny amount (maybe a pea-sized drop) to wash the baby’s hair, and just a bit more for my son (which is good, because it’s a little spendy).
A 500 mL bottle retails for $30, which is kind of steep for baby shampoo. But…the bottle is huge, and with the tiny amount required to get baby clean, I am confident I will be using this shampoo and bodywash for months to come.
It might not do much to quell the drama surrounding hair washing, but I am a new fan of PK Baby Shampoo and Bodywash.
DISCLOSURE: I received a bottle of PK Baby Shampoo and Bodywash to review. All opinions, however, are entirely mine!