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Friday, September 12 2014 01:35

Review: SoCozy Salon-Quality Hair Care Products for Kids #SoCozyBTS

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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:

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.

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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).

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2014 rockfatherapprovedIn 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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For more information on SoCozy Products, check out SoCozy.com

Disclosure: As noted above. These products were submitted to THE ROCK FATHER for review by SoCozy.

 

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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