I’d like to think that when it comes to those “dad stereotypes” that are out there, I tend to not fit the bill. There is one, however, that I will fully admit to being a part of: I am a purveyor of “Dad Hair.” I’m also not proud of that fact, yet my own hair has often been unruly over the years. I’ve had it gloriously long – did the 90s shoulder-length thing for awhile, and currently have it short and a little bit rockin’. I also once sported a dreaded mullet back in 1993. That’s another fact that I’m not proud of, but I assure you it was a very fashionable, and somewhat enviable style in Iowa back then. Now, with two daughters, I often find myself serving as their stylist, and the results have thus far been mixed. With Back-to-School in full-effect, I’ve added some new tools to my arsenal with an assortment of SoCozy salon-quality hair care products for kids, several of which were sent to Rock Father HQ for me to put to the test… complete with COZY’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO GIRLS’ HAIR.
While our styling skills differ, my wife and I have always been committed to using products on our girls’ hair that are safe, so when SoCozy offered to send me some things to try out, making sure they were free of chemical yuck was the first thing I questioned. The answer? “No Nasties.” SoCozy was designed with kids in mind by stylist Cozy Friedman (a mom who runs a pair of in-demand salons in NYC), and it’s free of “harmful chemicals, toxins and parabens,” along with being wheat, nut and gluten-free.
Here’s what we’ve been using:
- Cinch 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash in Mango-go – an easy way to be squeaky clean from head to toe.
- Cinch Super Hydrating Conditioner in Berry-Whip – this super-luxe hydrating conditioner moisturizes and nourishes hair while it detangles.
- Cinch Detangler + Leave-In Conditioner in Fruity-tutti – just spray in, comb and you’re done. No tugging, no pulling, no tears or tangles. This gentle, weightless conditioner detangles as it nourishes and hydrates for the soft, silky tresses.
- Behave Styling Mousse Medium Hold in Peachy-keen – boosts volume, defines curls, and tames flyaways and frizz while leaving hair soft and manageable.
In my habit of jumping right into things, I immediately attempted to pull-off the “Heart Braid,” which assumes a basic understanding of doing a standard braid first. I’ve never done a braid. Ever. So that was not a wise choice to start with, but I’ll get there, as COZY’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO GIRLS’ HAIR certainly lives up to it’s tagline: The Cutest Cuts and Sweetest Hairstyles to Do at Home. What’s up my alley is the section about “Stress-Free 5-Minute Styles,” since my wife is out the door at 6:30am, and Addie’s bus rolls up by 7:20 (in theory). Letting Addie pick, the “Carefree Ponytail” is a top choice (a sorta-basic ponytail spruced up with the Behave Styling Mousse). My wife is a fan of the “Looped Ponytails” featured in the “Trendy Tails” section of the book.
While we’ve been happy with all of our SoCozy products, my two favorites are the Cinch Detangler + Leave-In Conditioner (which works great on Addie’s long hair both post shower, and pre-styling) and the Cinch 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash (which both of my girls have been using in the tub as a great all-in-one product for getting clean and smelling great).
In the short time since we’ve started using SoCozy, I’ve been inspired to attempt more styles featured in Cozy’s book, and I will. If you’re following me on Instagram (which I hope that you are), you can be sure you’ll see the results posted there. And while you’re at it, follow SoCozy, too!
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Disclosure: As noted above. These products were submitted to THE ROCK FATHER for review by SoCozy.