Kids Get The Coolest Stuff

When I was a little kid and I went trick-or-treating, I’d always come home with my besties and we’d dump out all our candy, swap favorites, and sort out things (like anything opened had to be tossed!). I eventually learned to make a pile of “Parent Favorites” because those would end up mysteriously disappearing anyway even if I didn’t. ;) I learned pretty quickly that tootsie rolls and milk duds didn’t exist in my trick-or-treat world anymore. They belonged to mom. I suppose it’s the least I could do after she followed me around all night going door to door.

When I have kids, I look forward to continuing this tradition of raiding their trick-or-treat haul. I also look forward to another perk of parental thievery- stealing their hair products. Wait, what? Yes. I’m using three products right now that, although marketed towards kids, are completely awesome¬†and I am not ashamed to say I love them. Kids’ hair products typically smell the best and also come in cute packaging, and these are no exception!

The new shampoo and conditioner I’m loving right now are from Monkey Brains. They have the cute monkeys on the bottles, and the bottles are shaped like bananas! How delightful. I was thinking they might smell like banana too, but they just kind of smell like generic fruit? I love the smell though. It’s refreshing and yummy. But most importantly, they leave my hair super clean without being stripped at all, and very soft. When testing a new shampoo I like to wait til I have seriously dirty hair. Monkey Brains Goop Out Shampoo ought to be great for very dirty hair because it says it’s a deep cleansing shampoo – and it’s designed to get the hair gel and other wonderful styling products from Monkey Brains out of your hair. It lathers up really well and it cleaned my hair completely in one wash. No need to rinse & repeat with this guy. For the conditioner, they recommend leaving it in your hair for a couple minutes before rinsing, which I did. Result? Super soft, gorgeous hair. I love it! These products together can be purchased for less than a lot of other hair products I have used in the past. I could get 2 sets of them for the price of one bottle of my beloved Alterna shampoo. Does that mean I will stop using Alterna? No, probably not…but at least I have something awesome to use in between bottles while I’m poor and jobless haha. Monkey Brains is available at CVS, and probably other drugstores too (that’s just the only one I have actually seen it in so far). It’s also on amazon for $4.95 a bottle.
Suave Kids’ Detangling Spray is a product I’ve heard mentioned on other blogs/YouTube videos before, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It’s about $2 at the drugstore (my bottle came from Rite Aid) so why not? What really sold me is the scent. It comes in several scents but Double Dutch Apple is all I need. It smells so good. I love apple scented things. Well you know what? This is a great detangler! It’s basically a lightweight leave-in conditioner. The bottle says it will tame bed head and flyaways while enhancing hair’s natural softness and shine. Does it do all of those things? Yes, yes, and yes! All while smelling delicious and being really cheap.
Overall I’m pretty happy I don’t have to fight any children for use of these products so far. When I’m a mom I will want to share. Or maybe I’ll just get my own. ;)
Have you ever pilfered products from your kids (or siblings)?
Sample of Monkey Brains provided for editorial purposes.