As a mom, I always want what’s best for my kids. I’m really particular about the things they use and I make sure that I choose products wisely. I don’t mind paying a bit more if it means that they will be safer and healthier.
I was introduced to Mustela by my sister’s friend. Apparently it’s the leading brand of baby and child care products in Europe. What sets Mustela apart from other brands is the fact that it’s made of natural ingredients that combine efficacy and safety. Mustela products contain no parabens, phenoxyethanol, and phtalates (harmful chemicals that may possibly cause cancer, birth defects, etc. among other negative side effects). Luckily, it’s now available here in the Philippines.
Anyhow, I decided to test run Mustela Baby Shampoo first from the wide array of products available. Children’s hair and scalp are more sensitive compared to adults’. I once made the mistake of using Head and Shoulders to shampoo my daughter’s hair and chunks of strands fell out to my utter horror.
I had yaya do the shampooing while I took a photo of my daughter’s hair. Mustela Baby Shampoo is light in terms of consistency and is not overly sudsy or bubbly when lathered up. A little shampoo goes a long way too. My daughter loved its fresh and invigorating chamomile scent as much as I did. Yaya also noticed that there was zero hairfall. She always cleans up the shower area after bath time and there were absolutely no fallen strands of hair on the bathroom floor unlike when she uses other shampoos.
After bath time, I tried brushing my daughter’s hair. The brush glided through the strands smoothly, a visible proof of Mustela Baby Shampoo’s detangling properties. (I usually get Suave Kids 2-in-1 Shampoo Smoothers from the supermarket because my daughter’s long hair needs the conditioning effect so it would be easy to comb.)
The real test was when my daughter’s hair was dry. I was impressed at how incredibly soft and shiny it was. While she generally has nice straight hair, it was in exceptionally great condition after washing with Mustela Baby Shampoo. It was definitely smoother than usual.
We’re totally awed by this product. My daughter’s head perspires when she sleeps so sometimes she wakes up with a little puddle on her pillow. Lo and behold her head did not end up smelling like sweat when she woke up in the morning. In fact her hair smelled so nice, I just wanted to hug her beside me and go back to sleep. It was also very easy to style because even after tossing and turning in bed all night she woke up with no tangles. Her hair was still very smooth and easy to comb.
- Hair is completely detangled and easy to comb.
- Hair smells nice all day and all night long.
- There’s zero hairfall.
- Hair dries to a smooth and shiny finish.
- Hair is more manageable and easy to style.
- No harmful chemicals and ingredients.
- Tear-free formula especially for kids.
You experience all the above benefits right after a single use.
- It’s more expensive compared to the usual baby shampoo.
- Few outlets are selling it at this time.
A 200ml bottle of Mustela Baby Shampoo costs P560. Considering that my daughter will probably use it for at least one month (30 days), it comes out to around P18+ per shampoo. It’s actually the best shampoo my kids have used and I will definitely repurchase once it runs out.
Mustela Bay Shampoo and other Mustela products are available at:
- Trinoma 1st Level Mindanao Wing (beside National Bookstore)
- Robinsons Manila 1st Level Midtown Wing (beside Kipling’s and TopShop)
- Pure Beauty @ Serendra 2nd Level
- all Rustan’s Department Stores
Mustela products will also be available in all Landmark Department Stores by October 2011.
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