Product Type: Mattel Doll
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Barbie Princess Styling Head
Member Name: samjibabe
Barbie Princess Styling Head
Advantages: Silky hair, reasonably cheap
Disadvantages: flimsy accessories, hair loss
I seen this at christmas in the argos book in the 2 for £15 section and thought it was perfect for our little hairdresser. My daughter has been facinated in brushing mummys hair for the past 6 months so this seemed like the perfect stocking filler.
When we first brought this we was suprised at the size of the head itself. we was expecting it to be a little bigger than what it was however with my daughter being 3 years old it seemed the perfect size for her to play hair dresser with and save my hair from the knots and tangles.
So what is this product?
Well its exactly as the picture shows you, it is the shoulders and head of a large Barbie doll so little girls can style the dolls hair in different styles. It comes complete with hair accessories, tiara, hair brush, earrings and ring so there is no need to buy more accessories unless that is what you want to do. It is made from plastic that is quite strong however if your little girl throws it on a hard floor i strongly doubt it wouldnt break. The top is painted on the doll in pink with one shoulder.
The product comes in a small box with a see through front so you can see the product inside and the accessories. The recommended age on the box is 3 years plus however i believe that is simply down to the smaller accessories that come with the styling head as the clips, ring and earrings ar rather small.
When we took it out the box for my daughter on christmas day the hair on the doll looked lovely. It was silky and shiny and smooth, free of any tangles and it looked like the hair was chopped at different lengths and it was styled nicely. Although the hair looked very full, we noticed that it really isnt. The top part of the hair is very full but when you begin to move the hair into different styles you can see that the hair gets thinner and thinner and you can see the top of the dolls head, which was upsetting for my daughter because she said her doll was going bald. You do have to watch the amount of hair that falls out though, we was expecting a littl loss because there normally is but with this doll it falls out with every brush through the hair and pretty much every time you tounch the hair.
The hair accessories are very flimsy and break very quickly. My daughter tried to clip them into her dolls hair and they just snapped. Same goes with the earrings too, I highly doubt that a 3 year old could take the earrings in and out without breaking them as they are very fiddly for little fingers. The hair brush is quite strong though, it has been trown into the toy box and onto the fall may times and it still is as good as new.
All in all you get what you pay for, Argos are selling these at £9.99 each however you can get them in the 2 for £15 which is good when you have 2 children to buy for. I truely dont think this is made to last a long while though so i wouldnt put too muchh hope into the product. Just 3 months after christmas the doos hair is thinning rather quickly and you can feel this as well as see it, most of the hair accessories are broken and the earrings the only thing that is left is the hair brush and the tiara which are made out of stronger plastic. I think if you are buying this for a 3 year old i strongly suggest that you take the accessories and earrings away. I would recommend this if you wanted to buy your little girl something to keep her entertained for a short time i.e a car trip or plae trip but not something that you would want to last her for a while
Summary: great for a stocking filler or a trip but not anything more
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