Monday, July 17, 2017

Our Favorite Kids' Summer Hairstyles + A Rock the Locks Review & Giveaway {A #rwm #AlohaHop Giveaway Hop}

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Confession: When I found out I was having a little girl, I longed for the days when I could fix her hair with fun hairstyles. But that longing wasn't quickly realized. It took what seemed like FOREVER for her hair to actually grow long enough to do anything with it!

This summer I am happy to say that at almost 4 years old, her hair has finally gotten long enough to experiment with, and I found myself searching for the best hairstyles for her fine toddler hair!

Looking for some cute kid styles to try this summer...and for back to school too? Today I'm sharing my Top 4 Favorites!

The French Braid.
This classic will never go out of style... especially with hits like Frozen and The Hunger Games bringing them back to popularity. My daughter has a far side hair part, so we do hers to one side, but there are so many options- to the side, right down the middle, or even two! The french braid can be a little intimidating, but with a little bit of practice and some Youtube how-tos, your little miss will have the cutest hair around.

The Classic Pony w/ Headband. We love taking a classic ponytail and bringing it to the next level with a fun fabric headband. It helps tame those pieces that inevitably fall down and gives it a whole new fun, and adorable look.

The Side Pony. This look may be straight from the 80s, but I LOVE it. Especially on little girls! Again, because my daughter's natural part is so far over, this look works well for her. High or low, you can't go wrong!

Upside Down Topsy Tail. Do you remember the topsy tail style? I love this fun little twist rightside up, but for my daughter, I love it even more upside down. It's done the same way as your traditional topsy tail, just in the opposite direction. It creates a fun little updo look with minimal effort!

These are just a few of our go tos this summer, but we still love experimenting too. The thing I've found with kids hairstyles is that there is a lot of room to play and just have fun with it. But no matter what look you go with, you have to have the right products to get you started off on the right foot. For that, Rock the Locks has us covered:

The makers of Piggy Paint, a non-toxic, kid-friendly nail polish brand, introduce Rock the Locks. Piggy Paint is a brand that is recognized and trusted by parents to produce safe, quality products. Rock the Locks was founded on these same principles and created by Moms seeking natural hair products that actually work.
Rock the Locks is infused with essential oils and scented with super fruit extracts.  Say good-bye to artificial fragrances, alcohol, sulfates, parabens, and phthalates.  Quality formulas developed and tested by salon professionals.  Rocks the Locks products are made in USA, cruelty-free, and yes, affordable!
Fun packaging and fruity scents that appeals to kids, with ingredients that Moms trust.  Finally, natural hair care that performs.  It’s time to Rock the Locks!

My daughter loves beauty products. From makeup to nail polish to hair stuff... she wants it all. As a mom, I want to allow her to enjoy these things but I also try to limit her exposure to harmful chemicals found in other products. It's this reason that we fell in love with Piggy Paint, a more natural nail polish option just for kids--- and one that was actually a high quality too... something not easy to find in kids' polishes. So, when I heard about Rock the Locks, we were equally excited to try them out. We received a selection of hair products to try:

  • Shampoo + Conditioner. When it comes to great hair care, you have to start with a great clean! This shampoo and conditioner does the job wonderfully. And it smells fantastic with it's Blueberry Blast Scent. 
  • Conditioning Detangler. Next up, for girls (or boys) with longer locks, a great detangler is a must! We really enjoyed this one with it's pineapple banana scent, and most importantly, it helped us keeping my daughter's hair tangle free! 
  • Curl Boost. Now, my daughter's hair is pretty straight, but if you have a little girl with curls, embrace them! They're adorable! And this spray can make them more manageable. Did I mention it has an amazing Orange Creamsicle scent!? Yum! 
  • Hairspray. Speaking of curls, on occasion I like to curl my daughter's beautiful hair just to mix it up. And for that, we need a great hairspray! Most hairsprays on the market are not ones I would prefer to use on my almost 4 year old, so I LOVED finding this kid-friendly alternative. It holds well without the unneccesary chemicals and the fruity fresh scent might just be my favorite. 
  • Texture Paste. We've talked a lot about girls hairstyles, but we can't forget the boys! For a fun spikey look, or that beloved mohawk, this texture paste can be a great choice! It has a great green apple scent that my son adores!
  • Flex Style Gel. Likewise, the Flex Style Gel offers boys a great hold in a delicious green apple scents so they can have their amazing locks too. 

We loved each of these products. They smelled great, the came in super fun packaging that my kids loved, and most importantly they WORKED. Plus, I could feel better about my kids using them, knowing that they were infused with essential oil and other more natural ingredients. And they're readily available online, or at select Walmart across the country!

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  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win this for my girls.

  2. My great niece has long hair so I would love to win all this for her! :)

  3. Wow, love this

  4. We could definitely use a good detangler for my daughter and my son would be thrilled to have his own rock star hair gel!!

  5. I have 3 great granddaughters, so I could help them out with their hair. They love messing with their hair dos.

  6. Thanks for the chance to win!Love styling different hairdos

  7. this really looks like some neet stuff i love to try it out some day

  8. I love Piggy Paint, so I'd love to try this for my kids too!! I love that it is free of parabens and phthalates!

  9. Especially would like to try the one for knots!

  10. I'd love to try the shampoo & conditioner.

  11. Ok, love the colors on the packaging!

  12. Would love to try. My granddaughter has really long hair and love trying different hairstyles on her

  13. My daughter has very curly hair - would love to try some of these products!


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