Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ruby Pinwheels! Blog Tour!

A few weeks ago, I was presented with the chance to be a stop on the Ruby Pinwheels blog tour. Ruby Pinwheels is a company where organic and natural meet hip and cool. They have eco-friendly and fare trade products ranging from clothes to personal care items.

If you enjoy natural products, they have a very large selection. They have super cute stuff for the holidays.

I love supporting mom businesses. I'm a firm believer that small businesses are going to be the thing that turns this economy around. I really encourage all of you to shop small businesses this holiday season, especially if you are shopping online.

As part of the blog tour, I was given a bottle of Dancing Detangler to try on my girls. Detangler is a big deal in this house, especially with four girls!

First, I want to give props for fast shipment. The turn around time was very quick. I had a question/comment on the item and was also given a quick response. So thumbs up for their customer service!

Back to the detangler. My oldest three girls have some hair issues, and I hate trying to find a detangler that works equally well on all of them. I was also a bit leary of this product because it's all natural. I'm sometimes suspect of all natural products for hair. So I'm going in to this skeptical.

First, we tried it on Leelee. She has thick hair with a bit of wave. Her problem is morning hair. It took a couple spritzes on the underside of her hair and she brushed it out without a fuss. Yay!

Next, we have Lizzy. Her problem is carseat hair. You know, where the hair gets all knotted from riding in the carseat. I didn't carry this around and spritz. I did a preventative layer to see if it would minimize the frizz. The good news is her carseat hair was less than normal.

The biggest test of this was on Danger Girl. Kari has naturally curly hair. In the morning, we call her Medusa. Her hair is *everywhere* and it's big. And when it's humid...*shudder* Her hair has left me, one who always wished for curly hair, praying that I don't have another child with curly hair.

We had to use large amounts of the detangler to get through her morning tangles. Even if she showers and combs her hair out the night before, each morning it's a complete nightmare. While it didn't totally make her hair a dream to brush through, it was a significant improvement. We had a couple low humidity days where all we did was spray the detangler in her hair just to freshen it up a bit. The only thing I really didn't like about it was that it did weigh Kari's hair down, but that probably had more to do with the amount we had to use on her rather than the product itself.

Kari was the only one who commented on the smell. She found it pleasant. The girl who sits next to her in class told her that her hair smelled like grape pie. She's in kindergarten, so who knows what she was trying to say.

I really have to give the ladies at Ruby Pinwheels two thumbs up for their products. I saw so many companies on their website that I hadn't seen before. The selection is very good!

So, go! shop! buy from a small business and buy organic and fare trade!


  1. Sounds like a good product to have--I don't miss those days of fighting with kids over hair tangles! My little girl is old enough (24) to deal with her own tangles now. Phew!

  2. I keep meaning my buy myself some kid detangler... my hair is impossible to comb through!

  3. Ryleigh's Hair gets SOOO tangly underneath. The other day it took me a SOLID 15 min of spraying detanger and combing her hair to get it back to normal. We will have to give this a shot.

  4. Thanks for the info! I'll be looking into this stuff!

  5. Thanks for the review! We're always on the lookout for great new products that have no nasties!

  6. Sounds like something I need to try on my kid. Thanks!


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