I received Fairy Tales hair products in exchange for my honest review.
My kids are avid swimmers, and they spend a lot of time in the water. Both kids are on swim teams, and in the summer we even do two swim teams at the same time. We log many, many hours at the pool!
When we aren’t at swim practice or swim meets, the kids like to go swimming for fun at the beach, lake, pool, or waterpark.
We recently went to Mexico, and the kids swam every day. They couldn’t get enough!
They even swam in cenotes (cave systems that have collapsed and filled with water), and through caves. (That’s my 10 year old in the orange life vest!)
In addition to your regular beaches, pools, and lakes, we like to explore different and unique places, like swimming holes.
Both of my girls have long hair, which makes all this time spent in the water a challenge. Swim practice is 3 days a week during the school year, and 5 days a week in the summer, all of which takes a major toll on their hair.
Between swim caps, goggles, hair bands, salt water, chlorine, and so on – we have dealt with everything from dry hair to slimy hair (from extremely chlorinated water), and I have even personally cut dreads out of hair on numerous occasions. We have come to expect the things that come with all this swimming! For example, my older daughter is very fair, and her hair turns incredibly light during the summer – finally ending up with a tint of green towards the end of the season.
Fortunately, Fairy Tales Hair Care has an awesome line of products designed for active swimmers just like mine!
I was thrilled to start with their Lifeguard™ Clarifying Shampoo, which helps tackle build up and protect from the sun. While we deal with chlorinated pools 3-6 days a week, if you’ve ever been to an indoor water park or hotel pool, you are probably familiar with highly chlorinated pools, which leave my girls hair feeling slimy and stiff, or those days at the beach where their hair is crispy from salt. It’s nice to have a shampoo to get the chlorine and salt out.
Remove sea salt, chlorine green and daily build-up with gentle fruit extracts. Vitamins and minerals restore softness, boost shine and protect hair. Deep clean sun damaged hair with natural extracts! Remove chlorine “green” sea salts and minerals with gentle yet effective extracts for clean, soft and shiny hair. (https://fairytaleshaircare.com/)
The Lemon-Aid™ Conditioner does everything the shampoo offers – plus it helps you the kids comb out their hair. After swim practices, we struggle with tangles. Swimming alone gets their hair tangled, but add in hair ties and goggles, and even swim caps – and there are always tangles. The worst is that the kids get dreads all time, and it is a constant battle. The Lemon-Aid™ Conditioner makes it much easier to work on those tangled areas.
The CoCo Cabana™ Spray is a good way to maintain hair on the go. On an average summer day, the kids have an hour of practice, they break for lunch, and then spend some time doing free swim. We go home for early dinner – then go back to the pool for a meet! While there is a place to rinse off outside, the kids have sun-dried hair that doesn’t even get fully combed out.
I love having something we can use in between all those trips in and out of the pool.
Remove sea salt, chlorine green and daily build-up with gentle fruit extracts. Vitamins and minerals restore softness, boost shine and protect hair. Banana leaf extract and coconut oil protect and defend against sun & surf! Fragrant blend of natural ingredient condition brittle, dry hair.
The Fairy Tales Hair Care line is all natural, so you don’t have to worry about using chemicals on your children. In addition to the Sun & Swim line of products, they have everything from daily hair care to lice prevention and treatment, and even natural bug repellant. We have already started using our Bug Bandit spray to keep the bugs away – without the chemicals in regular bug sprays!
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What a great review! I enjoyed to read about shampoo … lol
Swimming is a lot of fun, and it’s great that your kids enjoy it and are actually good at it! As a kid I gave up swimming lessons very early and even now aren’t very confident in the water, which definitely hinders my experience. But yes, constant swimming is sure to take a toll on their hair, so it’s great you found a product you like!
These Fairy Tales products are a must have for me. I will be babysitting my grandchildren for about two weeks because my daughter and her husband will be away on a business trip. I know the grandkids would want to play with the splash pad or ask me to take them to a pool or water park. Sunscreen, hair protection, and bug spray are what we need for those busy days ahead with the little ones.
The Fairy Tales products seem so perfect for your little swimmers. I am glad to hear you enjoy them. They sound ideal for childrens delicate hair indeed.
Swimming often can damage the hair and looks like Fairy Tales Summer Haircare is great for your girl’s hair especially since they are chemical free and protect the hair from the sun as well.
With it being so hot here in Arizona Ive been going to the pool more often. So it’s great to hear your honest review. It’s important to remove the chlorine from our hair after. Love that these products are all natural. How great!
Great review! I hadn’t heard of Fairy Tales before reading this. I like the bottle though I always tell my girls they are little princesses and this would go right along with this so I will be checking them out. Thanks for sharing!
I haven’t heard of this product but as an FL girl who spends tons of time in the pool, I like that there is a product to help with pool frizz. I agree with that getting the chlorine out of your hair is a must. I also love that they are all natural.
I’ve used their lice shampoo but I didn’t know about this one. We will have to try it for all the pool hair!
These sound like great products to keep on hand for after my kids go swimming. Mine don’t swim as much as yours do, but I still worry about the chlorine damaging my daughters’ hair.
And as a side note, swimming in a cenote is such an awesome experience! We got to explore one on an adventure tour we took while we were in Cancun.
This is an awesome product! DEET seems a bit scary especially for kids.
I have heard a lot of great things about these products. You got some beautiful photos!
had no idea that they made other products besides the ones had used to keep the lice away. This is great to know with swimming season coming our way!
this is an awesome review for this brand of shampoo. both my girls have super long hair and im sure in the summer will be swimming a lot. i may look into getting a bottle of this for summer.
This is great to know, with summer coming. My daughter could have used this when she was little. We live in Southern California and I remember when her blonde hair starting getting a greenish tint from all her swimming! I think that clarifying shampoo would have helped.
Fairy Tales seems to have a lot of wonderful products. My young niece would love to try these. I know I would like it myself.
These are such great products to have with Summer coming up and all the swimming the kids will do.
My family really likes fairy tales but haven’t tried those ones yet actually! I will be picking up the bug bandit asap! P.S. Your photos are amazing! Happy Travels!
I will have to check this out. My boys always get so much build up from the chlorine. Thanks for the recommendations.
I’ve heard lots of great things about Fairy Tales products recently. It’s such a shame I can’t find them here in the UK!
I have heard how well this shampoo works! I wish they had it years ago. Pools will really mess with your hair, light hair in particular seems to really take a beating. I like the way the results look!
I love the Fairy Tales hair products. Especially the one for keeping lice away. I’ll have to check out the bug bandit.
Summertime is so rough on hair! These products sound great!
I haven’t heard of Fairy Tales products until now, but I sure wish I would have known about this growing up!!
What awesome products! So nice to know there are ones out there like this, esp since we have a pool and my kiddos are def water babies 😁
I’ve never heard of Fairy Tales before so this was an educational post! These products bring me back to my childhood days where I used to take swimming lessons throughout the week. Definitely needed a product like this back then cause my hair turned really crisp and dry from the chlorine!
We are such huge fans of Fairytales products! We’ve been using them for years.
I’ve never heard of this brand before. Thank you for such a good review. Swimming has become a huge part of our summer routine this year so these products should work out perfectly for us!
So cool they’ve gotten to swim in caves! I know salt water and pool water can definitely have its affect on hair, great that you found a product that helps.
Summer activities are so much fun! I’ve never tried Fairy Tale products but I’m glad they are helpful