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L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo

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Brand: L'Oreal / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Soothes / Contents/Size: 250ml / Suitable for: Children

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      09.07.2013 17:48
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      Cleans well, leaves hair soft and conditioned.

      I have bought this shampoo a couple of times in the past because it is a really nice range of shampoo for washing my little grandchildren's hair. I find the brand is a really nice gentle product and it does wash hair really well and most of all in no time at all.

      My little grandchildren often have a shower at my home when they have either slept the night or need a shower from playing in my garden and have dirty bodies. My little granddaughter is 2 years old in August and still at the stage when she tends to eat something sticky and then touches her hair and makes it a real mess. She is a really messy eater at times and so I like to shower her before she goes home to her mummy and daddy. This is the shampoo I am using at the moment.

      It comes in a plastic bottle and the liquid is a rich consistency and doesn't drip from the bottle while pouring it onto the hands and transferring it to the hair. It has a nice subtle lavender fragrance which isn't too overpowering, it also has a baby powder scent to it too and I think both the fragrances work extremely well to giving this shampoo a really nice pleasant aroma. I think it is a really nice calming fragrance and one I like quite a lot.

      It is also a conditioner as well as a shampoo. You only need a small amount to create a good lather, using too much isn't necessary with this product. A little goes a very long way to creating a good amount of foam on the hair and bubbles. It rinses really well from the hair too and I find it is really easy to brush the hair and I find it doesn't knot or tangle the hair.

      It cleans incredibly well and removes all of the sticky food my granddaughter has on her hair when it has dried before washing it. The shampoo tackles dried on food really well and simply melts it from the hair without having to wash it twice. Once is well enough to remove any sticky foods on the hair.

      Once the hair is dry, it leave the hair feeling super soft and extremely smooth. It conditions the hair really well too and leaves it looking really glossy and with a really nice shine to it. My grandson has very straight hair but my granddaughter has really curly hair and both their hair looks in a really nice condition after washing with this shampoo. My little granddaughter's curly hair remains curly with lots of bounce to it and is very manageable to then tie her hair in a baby hair band. My grandson has a double crown and his hair is often a little messy when he has been sleeping and this shampoo just tames it a little to style his hair in a spikey appearance and the way he loves to wear his hair style and in the usual way. The shampoo also removes all traces of his hair gel too in one simple wash.

      It is cheap enough to buy and only costs around £2 for a 250ml bottle, I think it is well worth this price because the quality of the shampoo is super and it is very good value for the money in my opinion because a little does go a very long way.

      If you love the smell of lavender and baby powder this one would be an ideal shampoo to buy for you little ones to help relax them after they have had their daily bath or shower and especially before bedtime. The smell is really soothing for a small child to help them sleep well in my opinion.

      This one is more than suitable for washing my grandchildren's hair and it is a worthwhile buy. I highly recommend it to others looking to buying a very gentle shampoo which also conditions the hair well too at the same time as shampooing.

      I will keep on buying this one in the future because it does the work really well and meets all of my expectations from the L'Oreal brand of kids shampoos in my opinion.

      Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50.
      I give this shampoo 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        08.07.2013 16:48
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        L'Oreal lavender

        As part of my bedtime routine for my kids I do bath, milk, cuddles, story and bed, all upstairs without the television and in their bedrooms so we really have some time to wind down and chill out and relax. When I saw this lavender shampoo in Tesco I thought it would be a great addition to the routine as lavender is meant to be really calming and soothing and I thought would perhaps help them to relax a little bit more. L'Oreal actually say on the bottle that this shampoo is for, "bedtime soothing," so it sounded perfect.

        The shampoo comes in a very kid friendly looking bottle and my kids really quite enjoy playing with this in the bath which is good, anything that gets them used to and liking washing their hair is a good thing for me. The bottle is purple and easy for them to grab hold of and actually my little girl likes to squeeze the shampoo out herself which she finds quite easy with this bottle shape.

        The shampoo itself has a lovely smell of lavender, it's not too floral and overpowering which is good as sometimes I find lavender can be a bit too much but this scent is strong but subtle and is lovely once they have dry hair. As to whether it calms them down I'm not too sure but it is a nice relaxing scent and helps with our bedtime routine which is nice.

        The shampoo formula is very gentle and is a no more tears formula meaning its quite safe if it runs in their eyes. I really like this about this shampoo as it's very hard not to get it in their eyes when I'm washing their hair but it doesn't sting them or irritate them which is nice. It also has a no knots formula too and L'Oreal say, "Knots can't fight against the conditioning 2 in 1 formula of L'Oréal Kids. It's creamy formula leaves hair soft, smooth, manageable and extra shiny."

        I love my kids hair after I have used this shampoo on them. It's lovely and soft and shiny and really very clean too which is nice. It looks great and is very easy to brush and take care of. They have lovely blond hair and after I have shampooed them with this their hair is also really light and blond and striking too. I would definitely recommend this shampoo to anyone with kids.

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        11.03.2013 22:40
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        a great shampoo

        I love trying out new shampoos and a few months ago I took a notion of the Lavender Loreal Kids one, I picked it up on complete impulse after having a little sniff of the shampoos in Tescos and decided to give it a go.

        Application
        This shampoo is really easy to apply, you simply take a small dollop and lather it up and rinse it out, I found that this shampoo is really easy to rinse out (probably because it is for use on children) and I found it easy to apply and rinse out. An added bonus is that this shampoo is tear free so it is gentle if it gets in your eyes and does not sting or irritate them too much.

        Scent
        This shampoo has a real lavender scent to it, it is lovely to use when you are washing your hair at night time and want to chill out and relax, the scent is not too over powering, but it is noticable. I really love the lavender scent and it kind of reminds me of the beautician and pampering.

        What I Thought
        I really liked this shampoo, it makes my hair look really shiney and feel really clean and fresh. I find that when I use this shampoo my hair does not need to be washed as frequently and it keeps its style and volume much longer.
        I really loved the scent from this shampoo and found that it lingered nicely in my hair, it is lovely to use at bedtime as it has quite a relaxing, calming scent and it really helps you wind down after a hard days work.
        I know this shampoo is aimed at childrens use, but I found that this shampoo is just as good to use on my own and I would definitely recommend it to use as an every day shampoo as it does not weight down your hair and just leaves you with silky, fresh hair.

        Price and Availability
        You can buy a 250ml bottle of this shampoo in Tesco for £1.99, I think that this is a great price for this shampoo and will definitely buy it again in the furure.

        Overall
        I really liked this shampoo, it has a really calming scent to it and it left my hair really clean and easy to manage, also it is easy to rinse out and has a no tears formula. Overall I would give this shampoo 5 out of 5 stars.

        *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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        27.09.2012 03:33
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        Make your toddler look like a fuzzball, but at least he'll have clean hair!

        My local discount store has started stocking the L'Oreal Kids range of shampoos, unfortunately my favourite (Cheeky Cherry) isn't available in there so at the bargain price of 99p I've been trying other variations - my most recent acquisition being this Soothing Lavender 2-in-1 shampoo. I'm a big fan of L'Oreal Kids products but I doubt I'd have picked up lavender shampoo for my two youngest if there had been a wider choice available in the shop, but it has become a rapid favourite with both me and Hollie (David doesn't give a stuff what I wash his hair in!) as it works brilliantly and smells absolutely gorgeous!

        The fact that this is a 2-in-1 product is a definite bonus, it's marketed mainly as a shampoo but the conditioning aspect is pretty good too. The shampoo has a thick gel consistency and it's easy to squeeze the correct amount out of the bottle without having to worry about overdoing it - this is important when washing a little ones hair as the less product you use the easier rinsing will be. It rinses up quickly into a reasonably thick foam, I've noticed when I wash David's fine baby hair using Soothing Lavender it doesn't seem to lather up as well as when it's Hollie's turn. I've found that it helps to make sure the hair is wringing wet before applying the shampoo as this will encourage it to start creating bubbles pretty much instantly; at twenty one months David is a total wuss when it comes to hair washing so this can be a bit of a nuisance if he's 'not in the mood', but it's worth the extra effort in my opinion.

        When bathing the kids I tend to pop Hollie and David in together - they both fit, play nicely together and soothe one another when rinsing time comes along so why not?! I've gotten myself into the habit of shampooing their hair and leaving the bubbles in until the end of their bath, this is mainly so they can have fun in the water before the inevitable tears caused by the rinsing process - honest to god, David starts sobbing as soon as I reach for the shower so I like to allow him that period of respite between the wetting of the hair and the rinse! I believe this time of the shampoo sitting in their hair helps the conditioner to penetrate and nourish the hair - it's not quite enough for Hollie whose hair gets ridiculously tangled after washing, but David never has even the hint of a tangle in his (too long for a boy, starting to be mistaken for a girl in the supermarket) curly hair.

        The conditioning aspect is secondary in my opinion, because as a shampoo it works absolutely brilliantly. Only my youngest two children use Soothing Lavender; they're both blonde and their hair has an amazingly clean shine after they've had their bath, it feels soft and silky but luckily Hollies remains manageable. David's not so much, but then my child's hair resembles that of Boris Johnson at the best of times so a bit of added fluff doesn't really make all that much difference! In all seriousness, I do find this shampoo does make baby hair bizarrely soft and aura-like - it's not a problem for me, David is a toddler not a hair model, but it may be a disadvantage to those of you who like your kiddies to be neat!

        The visual cleanliness lasts for at least a couple of days, the longest I leave the kids without a bath is two nights anyway so I can't really vouch for how long their hair is clean after that - I was impressed recently when we went camping as Hollie wouldn't go into the tiny shower cubicle so didn't have a hair wash from Sunday night until Thursday morning, her hair didn't look dirty despite outdoor living for those few days although I definitely thought it needed a spruce up as it was starting to look dull. David's a mucky pup and needs a hair wash most evenings before bed and his hair is showing no signs of over-washing after I've been using Soothing Lavender exclusively for around six weeks - I love the Avon range of kids shampoo but find his hair often looks dull when he's going through a period of daily hair washing, this tells me that L'Oreal Kids is gentler and doesn't overload the hair with product.

        I do love the smell of this shampoo. It's very much a synthetic lavender but is prettily done with undertones of baby powder, there's nothing 'old lady' about it and anyway it's not powerful enough to be offensive to anyone! It doesn't linger for long after I've rinsed the kids hair, but is replaced by a fresh clean aroma which I actually prefer to having my children smell of lavender. I love the way the floral aroma drifts around the bathroom while they're playing in the bath, Hollie has complained that it stings her eyes slightly and I suspect this is due to the perfume as this particular L'Oreal Kids shampoo has a much more grown up fragrance than others in their range which have a better 'No Tears' formula.

        I'm really happy with this shampoo and will continue to buy it for as long as my little shop sells it at such a cheap price. I'm not sure I'd switch from Cheeky Cherry if both were available at full price (£2.10) as I still adore the bursting fruitiness of the cherry one, but the saving is good enough to sway me towards lavender.

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          08.04.2012 22:57

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          A great product for adults as well as kids.

          I am an adult and my mum used to use this shampoo when I was a child. I was fed up of my own shampoos so when in the supermarket remembered L'oreal kids and thought- why not?

          The shampoo is cheap; about £2 for a bottle. What attracted me most to the range is the smell- all of the range just smells absolutely gorgeous yet for me the lavender really stood out. I also highly recommend the cherry almond- this was a favourite as a child!

          The product itself is great. It comes easily out of the bottle, unlike some adult shampoos I have tried. It lathers up nicely and leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean. I have dry hair and the shampoo is quite heavy; those with fine hair may find it too thick or that it weighs down their hair, but it leaves mine smooth and conditioned. The product rinses out easily and best of all if it gets into your eyes- no tears!!

          I find this shampoo leaves my hair smooth and it definitely looks just as good as when I use expensive, adult formulas. My hair is very easy to comb after washing and this has left me with fewer broken hairs.

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          18.10.2011 21:06
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          My least favourite of the range

          If you have read any of my other L'Oreal kids reviews you will know that I found them on offer at Asda at £1 a 250ml bottle rather than £2 and as I was currently looking for a replacement for my daughters usual Avon shampoo I decided to try a few of them. My daughter is very good when it comes to bedtime and she will go to bed without a fuss even when she is not tired and you often hear her singing to herself an hour or so later, the problem comes the next morning when I have to drag her out of bed for school and so I thought this shampoo might be a good idea.

          The shampoo has a 2 in 1 formula and comes packaged in a nice lilac coloured bottle with a white top, if you turn the bottle on its side it is supposed to be the shape of a fish with the top being the nose/mouth area. There is a circle for an eye surrounded in dark blue and 6 scales which are semi circles in purple fading through to white. The bottle is attractive and the four that we bought lined up together really brightened up our bathroom shelf. On the front you find out that this is a no tears and no knots formula and is also for bedtime soothing, of course this is lavender scented although I don't think it smells very strongly of lavender as I don't like the smell of lavender and this is actually quite pleasant.

          I found the top of this bottle was quite stiff to open for the first few washes but as none of the other bottles had been I presume I had just picked a bit of a dodgy bottle. The shampoo is a pearly white in colour and I only need to use a blob about the size of a 50p piece for my daughter's hair which is very long and thick as it lathers up really well. The shampoo is easy to rinse out of her hair aswell which is great as with some I find I have to run fresh water to get it fully rinsed hence using more water but three jugs and this is rinsed.

          I would say this is my least favourite of the range, my daughters hair is left soft, shiny and tangle free although we do still need the tangle tamer the following morning. I don't like that this one doesn't have a fruity smell like the others in the range and it certainly did not help her get to sleep any easier at all so the lavender effect did not work on her at all. I will be buying this range again just not this particular one and will certainly watch out for them on offer at £1 again then it will be stock up time.

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          14.10.2011 21:19
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          A great children's shampoo

          While I was out shopping I seen this children's shampoo on offer for 99 pence which made it cheaper than the Avon children's shampoo I usually get so I decided to purchase it and give it a go. There are a range of scents available but as lavender is supposed to help calm you before bed I decided to get this one.

          It comes in a 250 ml bottle that is bright and attractive so children are happy enough for me to use it on them. It comes in a curved shape plastic bottle which is easy and comfy to hold yet still allows you to grip it while your hands are wet. Then there is a simple pop up lid which means it is easy enough to get into but still a little stiff to keep children out if they do manage to get their little hands on it.

          The scent is noticeable but not over bearing which I think is great as it leaves the children smelling nice and clean which can be hard after a long day of playing in mud and such like but its not too much so that the children complain. As it is child friendly there is no irritation from the shampoo which is essential as my little girl has very sensitive skin. It is also soft on their eyes so if there are any accidents it just needs to be rinsed out and does not cause a screaming match.

          As it is a 2 in 1 there is no need for conditioner on top which is good as it is difficult to shampoo my children's hair let along put 2 products on them so this is hassle free and also saves a few minutes along the way. The shampoo lathers up really well just a small pea size amount is needed for each child and when it comes to washing it away it comes off very easily again meaning a stress free bath time. The shampoo leaves the children's hair fresh and soft and is great for using as a body wash for them also.

          Over all I think this is a great shampoo for children it works well and helps provide a quiet bath time. I do purchase this shampoo when it is on offer but at usual retail of around £2.50 Avon children's shampoo usually works out cheaper and works just as well.

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            17.01.2011 15:26
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            Works well

            ~Lavender for kids you say?~
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            Amongst the L'Oreal Kids Shampoo range my favorite really has to be the cherry and almond scented shampoo which has been a firm favorite for many years, although having also tried the rest of the range I feel that the Soothing Lavender Shampoo does come in a close second place. Buying the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo is not going to cost an arm and a leg as very often the range of shampoos are on various offers in a number of stores. This means that although the usual sale price sits at around £2 a bottle, the last time I bought some of this it was for a bargain basement 99p per bottle, which of course led me to stock up on each of the 'flavours' including this one.

            In use I find the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo is a nicely textured shampoo which lathers up to make a good amount of airy and fluffy feeling bubbles which don't make childrens eyes water, as the shampoo has a no tears formula. This makes the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo a really good choice to use with children as I find there are generally no objections to using it, due to the no tears aspect as well as the scent and the fun little shampoo bottle.


            ~Child friendly lavender shampoo~
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            Who ever came up with the idea for this product really is on to a winner, as there is just something about it that children like and that alone makes it worth buying. I feel there is nothing worse than having to persuade your child that their hair needs washing if they feel worried that the lather from the shampoo will get into their eyes and sting. The beauty of the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo is that although it makes just as many foamy bubbles as any other shampoo it never seems to sting your eyes, making it a relatively safe bet to buy for washing the kids hair.

            Having used the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo myself I feel that I really like the lavender fragrance that the shampoo gives off and whilst I do prefer the cherry and almond version just a little more, I find this one works really well with my hair. The product being marketed as a 'soothing' shampoo did make me wonder if it could live up to its claim and having used it I feel that it feels more relaxing than soothing when I use it due to the nice lavender scent it gives off.

            The fact that the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo is a 2 in 1 wash product means that rather than have to use 2 hair care products on childrens hair you only need the one when using this. This is another reason to choose this shampoo over other so called childrens shampoos as it cuts washing time in half. Once again I am happy to say that when I compare this product with other similar 2 in 1 products I have used, this is by far one of the better ones as it always leaves my hair feeling lightly scented and shiny with no greasy residue.


            ~A funky friendly shampoo bottle~
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            The funky bottle that the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo comes in is easy to use and shaped in such as way that it reminds children of some kind of little fishy type sea creature that has come to help them make wash time fun. There is a small eye shape placed on the bottle side which adds to the feel of this and I feel it makes the little bottle look like it is a small friendly parrot fish. The bottle not only works well to store the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo, it can be used as a fun bath time friend and used to squirt water etc, when rinsing hair once it has been emptied. Children do seem to enjoy doing this and I feel that L'Oreal have come up with a helpful solution to childrens hair washing with this product.

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            As for rating the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo I feel that it really does leave your hair feeling soft and clean with a lightly lavender scented fragrance. The shampoo is easy to apply and it creates a lovely soft foamy lather that doesn't sting childrens eyes and the handy bottle works well with a flat base that can be stood on the side of the bath safely. Over all I feel that the L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo is a really good little childrens hair care product that the whole family can use and as such I feel it ought to get a 5 star product rating.

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              17.09.2010 04:26
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              i think this product's great

              Having used the almond & cherry Loreal kids shampoo for years on and off I was a shocked when i saw they sell this product in lavender as i didn't know Loreal sold this. I came across it in Waitrose where they have all the toiletries (hair & skin products). I picked it up and have bought it several other times since.

              If you like anything lavender you'll rate this product. From the bottle you can definitely pick up on the smell. Also lavender's known for being a relaxing herb which makes it perfect as a kids shampoo for the evening when it's before bedtime, it might get them off to sleep quicker.

              It's two in one meaning you don't need to use a conditioner as well; this contains some making your hair feel soft.

              The scent lingers for a while when distrusting it throughout your hair but leaves no lasting scent in my experience. Not that that's the primary reason for buying a shampoo anyway, but in case you would expect it to it doesn't

              The packaging is aimed at children, it's a squeeze bottle easy to hold. You flip the lid up squeeze and the product comes out on your hands. I think most children would be able to use this product without supervision (not young children though).

              It costs around £3-4 something £s.

              Overall a nice change from the regular bottle which is seen more.

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                08.06.2010 13:06
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                A brilliant shampoo for children!

                My bathroom and shower room are full of many wonderful, and not so wonderful, bath and shower products, smellies and shampoos. Not just mine though, in fact my 2 year old twins have their very own collection of products. One of my favourite products for them is the L'oreal Kids shampoos.

                One of my favourites have been L'Oreal Kids Soothing Lavender Shampoo, however you can buy other scents of this shampoo.
                The bottles the shampoo come in are smooth, curved bottles almost resembling a fish thanks to the glassy eye pictured on the front and the scale design to. The bottles come in various colours depending on the scent, and the soothing lavender version comes in a pale purple bottle. The front of the bottle clearly tells us it is L'Oreal Kids, Soothing Lavender Shampoo, No Tears No Knots. This shampoo is for Bed-Time Soothing and it is also 'extra gentle'.

                To use the shampoo you need to flip up the small lid at the top, and squeeze it out by turning the bottle upside down or just tilting it when it's full. It is a pearl coloured, creamy shampoo, thick yet not overly so and it lathers up brilliantly in my boys hair. It feels very soft, and silky when lathering it up into their hair and although they have short hair, just from the feel of it I am pretty sure it would feel just as soft, and gentle if massaging it into a girls long hair to. Being boys, my twins are very boistourous as you can imagine and are quite often fighting, squabbling etc in the bath meaning when the shampoo is all lathered and bubbly in their heads they do end up wiping it in their face. However thanks to L'Oreals gentle formula used within this childs shampoo we do have as promised on the front of the bottle 'No Tears', it doesn't appear to sting their eyes at all, even though sometimes they will panic and continue wiping their eyes to try rid the bubbles whilst already having bubbles on their hands. This for me is impressive as it isn't half an uncomfortable feeling if you manage to get shampoo in your eye.

                Even though the lather becomes quite thick and creamy on their hair it is very easy to rinse it out to. Once rinsed out thoroughly their hair feels incredibly soft and smells lush. The lavendar scent is strong, yet not overpowering. It has that soothing smell that I associate with lavendar, and for me it does have that slight calming effect when you smell it.

                Despite it have a strong fragrance at the same time it has that 'gentle' scent about it, you can almost smell the 'gentle' formula that has been created within the shampoo.

                I'd reccomend these shampoos, especially this one, to anybody with children. It can be used with children any age. It really does clean their hair, leaves it smelling beautiful and doesn't sting their eyes if it comes into contact with them either.

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              LOreal Kids to so gentle, its tear free! Formula tested under ophthalmologist control / LOreal Kids makes hair so soft and shiny! The creamy, conditioning 2-in-1 formula helps eliminate knots and leaves hair soft, smooth, manageable and extra shiny / LOreal Kids is easy to use and it smells so good! LOreal Kids Soothing Lavender shampoo has a soft, calming fragrance that is perfect for a relaxing shampoo before bed-time / With its soft bottle, it is easy to hold / With LOreal Kids its fun to shampoo!