There was a time when my small girl liked to dress up ‘pretty’ for Halloween. She was Ariel or Snow White or a witch – but a good one. She liked anything sweet. A little bit of makeup and a dress (and of course LOTS of candy) made her one happy girl.
As she has aged, her tastes have changed.
A few years ago, we moved from sweet to scary.
Now, at nine, she figures, the scarier, the more ghoulish, the better. We have swapped ‘pretty’ makeup for stage makeup.
This year’s costume was, yes….that’s right, a pirate-zombie. And she matched one of her best friends. The costume required white face-paint, black face-paint and lots and lots of fake blood. And all of it moved seamlessly from her face to her clothes to her hair.
That beautiful curly hair of hers was one messy, face-painty, fake-bloody mess by the end of this candy holiday.
Fortunately, my girl likes to take long, hot showers and she is in love with her shampoo and conditioner.
When Suave asked if we thought their kid’s line would help take my pirate-zombie back to my sweet girl, I wasn’t sure I would ever get her out of the shower. Her 15+minute clean-fests are long enough, but give her something that smells good, takes the mess out AND makes her hair soft, she just might be lost to me forever.
Never mind the fact that Suave bridges the kid-big/girl gap by providing products she can use herself to detangle her curly hair and then mousse to spruce up those very same curls. Delaney demanded to spray the detangler and to brush her hair on her own. (She asked if she could use the detangler every day – THAT’S how easy it was to brush her hair after using.) This was her first time using mousse, so we laughed the entire time as I explained (and demonstrated) how it would benefit her curls. She went to bed with wet hair and woke with her curls still in tact. Off to school she went.
We’re going to call this Halloween pirate-zombie clean up a success – especially since I had very little to do with it! (and she loved every single second!)
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. We worked with their team and Suave to clean my girl up after Halloween (Delaney was thrilled in case you couldn’t tell ) but as always, all thoughts and opinions are ours and ours alone.