Getting yourself ready in the morning for work or the gym or whatever you have to do can take much effort and time. Add to that getting your kids and sometimes husband ready and you have just made the task that much more difficult.
When my kids were younger I pretty much had to help them with everything. Getting dressed, brushing their teeth, combing their hair, and more. Now that they are older they pretty much do everything on their own. Of course with some needed encouragement, pushing and prodding. However when it comes to fixing their hair we occasionally have issues.
With my son his hair is short so add a little water and comb it and he looks good. With my daughter however her hair is long and straight and tends to get all frizzy and knotted at the ends. Combing and brushing her hair can be quite an experience and time consumer. She should really be doing this on her own but always ends up asking for Mama’s help at some point. I was always thinking what if there was a way to make her want to brush her hair.
Well I may or may not have found a solution to this problem. It is called the scented hairbrush from Sweet Locks. They recently sent me two of their scented hairbrushes to review. At first I really didn’t get it. How are scented hairbrushes going to get my daughter interested in brushing her hair? Sweet Locks sent us over two brushes with different scents. The sent Cheeky Cherry lime and Strawberry Sweet cake. My daughter and I didn’t care much for the Cheeky Cherry lime scented brush but the Strawberry Sweet cake brush was very nice.
I was happy to read on the back of the package that there are no chemicals or residue produced when using these brushes. I emailed SweetLocks to double check. They assured me that brushes contain natural fragrances and absolutely no chemicals. The package goes on to say that the scents are released as you brush your hair. I found that the scents were pretty strong with the brush just sitting in the bathroom. As a matter of fact they serve a secondary purpose as an air freshener as well. I love the Strawberry Sweet cake smell. It has a nice pleasant odor. However I didn’t like the Cherry Lime scent was not enjoyable to me at all. When I emailed my disappointment to Sweet Locks they assured me that the brushes do take some time to “cure” and overcome the plastic smell of the bladder and some people prefer one scent over another.
As far as the quality of the brush itself is concerned they seem pretty sturdy and have a nice handle. I would say the size of the brush could be a little bit smaller to make it easier for kids to handle it. Other than that the brush did a nice job of getting the knots out of my daughters hair. My favorite part it was easy to clean the brush from the stuck hair. For the past few days at least my daughter has shown more interest in brushing her own hair. The scents that are released do get into the hair, a little bit which is nice. I don’t allow my daughter to wear perfume at this age so at least it gave her hair a fresh fruity smell.
Bottom line: will this brush keep kids interested in brushing their own hair? Only time will tell. For now it seems to be working with my daughter. I guess we will see what happens if the scent wears off or she gets bored with the novelty of it all. Overall I think this is a cute idea, cute gift idea and worth checking out. Priced at $12.99 per brush it is not that bad of a deal. Especially since I have seen brushes sell for twice that in the stores.
See SweetLocks Hairbrushes in action (sorry about the video quality, next time will do better!)
I received products mentioned above for free for a review purpose. All opinions are mine & mine alone