There I was sitting in a restaurant about to make an appointment for Jack to visit the doctor. His voice had been scratchy for days now and I was getting worried. I looked over at my sweet boy and then wondered why his face looked dirty around his top lip. Suddenly the room started spinning and I couldn’t catch my breath. My little man was growing up and puberty was upon us. I left the table, went into the ladies’ room and cried my eyes out for a few minutes. After I composed myself, I went back to the table and had a 3rd glass of wine. I knew what was in store and I was scared.
Soon his face was breaking out, his hair was oily, and my sweet baby started to smell, well, not so sweet. As the creator of Fairy Tales Hair Care, I knew I could help take care of the physical attributes of puberty. The mood swings were just going to have to be something I lived with.
TBH Kids was created to help tweens transition into and out of puberty by teaching them that good personal care habits start early. Puberty is hard enough, so we hope we can help guide them through this sometimes awkward phase and teach them to not only take care of themselves, but to read labels, understand good-for-you ingredients as well as ingredients/chemicals they should avoid.
We designed our packaging to appeal to kids – not the adults they will soon become. The text messaging on the bottles is relatable, fun and lighthearted. I’m proud of who my kids are becoming, but I do want to just hold on to them truly being kids a bit longer.
I hope you will check out our line of TBH Kids products. You’ll see we use minimal ingredients, safe actives and natural fragrances to ensure our kids are using effective, age appropriate products. For instance, if you see tiny little pimples and blackheads forming, our Spot Wash & Wipes uses .5% salicylic acid – below the standard percentages in teen products. Our Gentle Wash uses calendula, chamomile and cucumber essence to just get them into the habit of washing their faces after a long day of school, sports, camp, etc. And the TBH Deodorant is aluminum, fragrance, paraben free but includes charcoal & baking soda to ensure efficacy, witch hazel to cleanse and murumuru butter, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil to ensure a smooth application.
So, even though we can’t stop time and we can’t keep them little forever, we can help them go through puberty as easily and stress free as possible.
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