I write about SoCozy often because I love the brand, of course, but I also love the story behind the brand. In a nutshell, Cozy Friedman put a lot of thought and care into building children’s salon in New York over two decades ago. It had to have the right people, the right products, and the right services and be able to cater to kids in a comfortable environment. Seeing the need for simple and easy-to-use non-toxic haircare products for busy parents, and recognizing that parents across the country have the same need as her local clientele, Friedman developed her unique line of SoCozy Professional Hair Care for Children. And she hasn’t stopped there! SoCozy products provide gentle haircare solutions for lice prevention, curly hair, unruly hair, baby hair, and now…. swimmer’s hair!
In our family we may as well be part fish for as much time as we spend in the water. Whether it’s pool, lake, or ocean, we easily spend afternoons or full days enjoying ourselves in the sun. As often as we do this, you can imagine the toll it takes on our hair. With two girls, one with hair that is thick and long, and the other with very thin and fine blonde hair, damage, discoloration, and dryness can happen quickly without proper care. But with the stress their hair goes through in the name of having fun, the last thing I want to do is treat it with chemical-filled products!
SoCozy Swim 3in1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Wash is a salon quality, non-toxic solution for kids hair that’s suffered the effects of chlorine, sun, and salt. It’s made with hard working ingredients like activated charcoal, a natural absorbent that removes calcium salts, chlorine build-up, and harsh minerals. Hydrolyzed jojoba esters restore softness and shine, and vitamin B5 helps rebuild the health of hair. My youngest daughter has very fine blonde hair. I never saw it turn green from too much chlorine so I didn’t think any severe damage had occurred this summer. That is, until the first time I used this shampoo! Wow! It was like someone turned on the lights in a dark room. The difference was truly remarkable. Her hair was brighter and so much more manageable. While I didn’t think I saw discoloration before, I didn’t realize just how dull her hair had become. The best part, though, is that this was acheived without the use of harsh chemicals and other questionable ingredients!
SoCozy Swim Leave-In Treatment + Detangler is a spray conditioner that repairs and protects hair with every use. Formulated with UVA/UVB filters it protects hair from sun damage, its conditioning formula repairs hair that is damaged from elemental exposure, but also protects it from further damage. It smells great and is so easy to grab and go for use at the pool or beach. Plus, it’s not just for kids! While it’s formulated to be kid-friendly, I’ve been known to use it, too! It smells like summer!
One of the best things you can do for the health and restoration of damaged hair is a deep conditioning treatment. Some people pay big bucks for this! Save money and skip the risk of toxic ingredients for a DIY at-home salon quality treatment! Use SoCozy Boing Curl Conditioner, made with mango seed butter, rice protein, and papaya extract, to moisturize and repair summer hair. Personally, I think it smells like vanilla! After shampooing with SoCozy Swim 3in1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Wash, generously spray hair with SoCozy Splash Leave-In Conditioner, then add an additional layer of SoCozy Curl Conditioner. Pull hair up and cover with a shower cap, just like you would at the salon! Blow dry hair with cap on for up to five minutes. The shower cap helps minimize head damage and accelerates the absorption of moisturizing ingredients during the treatment. After five minutes, rinse hair with cool water to help lock in conditioners and add shine. Depending on need, this is something that can be done every couple weeks for ultra, ultra-shine, ultra-soft hair.
Two girls and a mom means everyone needs a hair tie at any given moment! But especially on the go at the pool or beach! France Luxe Grab & Go Pony Tube is a super-convenient container of 18 pony tail holders that are made of thick fabric and elastic and designed so they don’t damage or pull on hair! They’re available in so many fun colors and there are so many they’re great for sharing.
I’ve shared a lot about the risks of hair damage with summertime water activities, but another thing to always remember is summer skin care! Sunscreen is a must no matter where you spend your days. However, even with proper sun protection, aging skin still requires a little TLC every now and then (just like deep conditioning hair!). It’s great to have a good foundation of a regular skincare ritual. 37 Actives High Performance Anti-Aging Cream and High Performance Anti-Aging Cleansing Treatment are made with the only the best ingredients to deliver the best results. Developed by Dr. Macrene Alexiades, #37Actives products are uniquely formulated to cleanse, treat, and repair skin with over 50 anti-aging active ingredients – yes, active! They target fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, skin tone, hydration, and more. Discover more about #DrMacrene at DrMacrene.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Help your hair survive and thrive through these last few weeks of summer! SoCozy products can be found online at socozy.com and are available in Target stores. Be sure to follow #SoCozyKid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more #SplashHappy fun this summer.
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