Sometime over the last year, Jacob became obsessed with showering, to the point where I rarely even have to ask him if he’s ready to take one. He’s also Mr. Independent and washes his own hair. When he uses regular shampoo, this results in ear-piercing screams from the bathroom and mad dashes to get a clean wet rag to wash help alleviate the burning pain that occurs. At six, he has yet to figure out how to wash his hair without getting it into his eyes. At 36, I’ve barely figured this out myself. I heard great things about TruKid on other blogs, so I wrote them about doing a review and asked if I could check out their Silly Shampoo Super Sensitive Formula. They agreed, and sent me that along with their awesome sunscreen stick.
One of the first things that drew me to TruKid is the fact that they are cruelty-free. This is extremely important to me, as I don’t want my son’s personal hygiene products causing harm to other animals. Another major “yay” factor is that the Environmental Working Group, an organization which I’ve referenced dozens of times in my freelance writing job, awarded the entire line of TruKid’s products the highest safety rating. The products are safe for the environment and safe for your child. It’s a double-win.
The Silly Shampoo with it’s new Super-Sensitive formula takes all that awesomeness a step further. The second ingredient in the shampoo is Aloe. Maybe I don’t get out enough, but I’ve never seen aloe used in shampoo, and I was really intrigued. Aloe is great stuff. It’s like the superstar of plants. Every house should have an Aloe plant. Well, except mine, because I managed to kill mine somehow, despite the fact that they’re supposed to be virtually impossible to screw up. Featuring aloe as the second ingredient (after water, which is pretty much always the first ingredient) was a pretty big drawing factor of the Silly Shampoo. The blue color and light citrus scent really appealed to Jake. He has been using it for about two weeks now, and it works fantastic. It gets his hair clean, makes it really soft, and doesn’t cause him to scream in pain. I love the dispenser cap too, no more wasted product because he dumped too much out, which means it lasts a lot longer.
They also sent me their highly rated Sunny Days SPF30+ Face and Body Stick sunscreen. Just because the sunny summer days are coming to an end doesn’t mean it’s safe to put away the sunscreen. Children and adults should wear it year round, especially in the winter when the snow reflects the sun’s rays back at you. I love the smell of this stuff, it’s like a burst of oranges when you take off the cap, but still not overwhelming. I also love that it goes on clear. I was wondering at first because of the color of the product (sort of a brownish-orange). Not only is it clear, but it absorbs really well and doesn’t leave behind a goopy or dry feeling. I know it’s designed for kids, but I’m using it too because it works great under my makeup and doesn’t make me break out in a crusty rash. Too much information? I have really weird reactions to adult sunscreens designed for the face. I’m fine with the rest of my body, but my face is very sensitive. The sunscreen is totally mineral-based with no chemicals, which is a huge plus.