We are so excited to announce we have joined the team over Disney’s blog, Spoonful! It launched just last week, and it’s right up Small Fry’s alley with categories for cooking, celebrating, creating, and playtime. We’ll be posting exclusive content for them weekly and would love for you to join us over there! Today we’re talking all about President’s Day, the photos alone are cracking us up. See the full post here.
Welcome to the last post in our mini series all about hair! We knew if we were to recommend any styling products for kids it had better be awesome, and that’s just what Tangled Tantrum is! This product has just launched online and can be found in stores at these locations. They all work wonderfully, our kids love to use them, even better their hair smells like the beach (with natural extracts like aloe and chamomille) and all Tangled Tantrum products are Paraben-free!
Amber, mama of two and founder of Tangled Tantrum educated us more on the dangers of Parabens in food and beauty products. Parabens are a cheap synthetic preservative that companies use that have shown some seriously scary side effects! Parabens can mimic hormones, causing problems with reproduction, digestion, and even early puberty in kids. (Here are some ingredients to avoid: methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and heptylparaben.) We are so grateful to have companies that are creating these Paraben-free and alcohol-free products!
This weekend we’re talking all about hair! Next up is our favorite little tool for ourselves and the boys.
If you have kids with any amount of hair you’ve probably dealt with the rat’s nest – the sign of a night of tossing and turning, friction and mashing – that leaves you with one giant dread lock to brush out. If your kid has a sensitive head it’s even more of an ordeal. Emily actually cut her boy Hayes’ hair because he wouldn’t let her brush it. Thankfully Wet Brush found us!
The main reason why the Wet Brush works so well is because it has super soft and flexible bristles. They work their way through your hair without pulling even a little bit. No tears, no running away in fear, it’s wonderful. You can use this brush straight out of the shower, or with your dry hair. It really is a remarkable little thing, and we ALL use it, it’s great with extensions, curls, sensitive heads, and those unruly bed heads.
Happy good hair days ahead!
Wet Brush sent us brushes to try out, but as always this post and all opinions are our own.
We had so much fun using Bloomies hair accessories for our Five Tiny ‘Dos post below, and we know you will too! They’re such a great addition to any head of hair, perfectly feminine, but never over the top. Bloomies has generously offered one reader a $200 shopping spree from the Bloomies shop, everything in their shop is incredibly affordable and ranges at about $5. Your girl would certainly have the best hair accessory collection and you’d probably have some left over for gifts as well! The best part is even if you don’t win, Bloomies is offering Small Fry readers a whopping 30% off your orders by entering SMALLFRY30!
Here’s how to enter! Don’t forget you can get 30% off at Bloomies using SMALLFRY30
Leave a comment telling us your favorite go-to hair do!
When Bloomies approached us about doing a post about hair for girls, (and 30% off for readers and $200 giveaway in the post above!) we knew we’d have to call upon some professionals. Salon K, a local full-service salon had us over and brainstormed some awesome easy hair tutorials for little gals as well! Check out Salon K’s blog and Facebook page deals and more hair inspiration!
First up, Pearl and the BRAIDED TOP KNOT with a Bloomies bow:
1. Create a ponytail on the crown of the head. 2. Leave a piece of hair the circumference of a dime (or so depending on how thick you want the braid to be!) out and put the rest of the hair in a messy bun. 3. Braid the piece of hair you left out and twist around the base of the bun and secure with a bobby pin.
Lily and HEIDI BRAIDS TWO-WAYS:
BASKET BRAID with a bloom clip: 1. All you need to do for this one is use the same braids as above, but instead pull each braid down and around the base of the head and secure with bobby pins. 2. If the hair is pretty long you may need to zig-zag the braid across the head and pin as you go. 3. Pin the other braid as before. 4. Tuck the tails under the braid and secure with bobby pins.
MILK MAID with a bow: 1. Create two pigtail braids on the side of the head just behind the ears. 2. Separate the braid a little with your fingers to create thickness. 3. Pull one braid up over the head (like a headband) and secure with bobby pins. 4. Pull the other side up and over (either a little ahead of the first braid, or a little behind) and secure with bobby pins. 5. Tuck the tails of each braid into the braids and pin in place.
1. Pull the hair into a loop at the crown (see image 1) of the head leaving tail out on the top of the loop. 2. Separate the loop into two equal parts (see the bow?) 3. Using the tail of the original looped ponytail to secure the two parts of the loop to the sides, pull that loop up and over between the loop. 3. Secure the tail in place with bobby pins.
and a pretty side-fish tail with Pearl after the jump! Read more