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Giveaway: Le Baby Hair Gel for Your Baby’s Pelo

Submitted by on June 11, 2010 – 4:30 am9 Comments

Congratulations to the winner of the Le Baby Hair Gel:

Pam Pensiero says:

I’d love to try this on my grandkids! Count me in!

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By Lisa Renata

When I was little and lived in Mexico, I remember that most of the boys (including all my younger tios) used to wear their hair all slicked back. They would get this effect with some sort of glossy gel. Though they all thought they looked good, I never really liked the look.

Then as I got older, the style was to use a gel or hairspray that shaped and molded your hair anyway you chose (you know, the kind that will break your fingers if you try to run them through the hair. Yeah, that kind) .

I didn’t start using anything on my hair until I was in high school. Hairspray was the thing, back then. A-lot-of-hairspray! (Remember the big hair of the 80′s and early 90′s?) Still, I didn’t wear much of it. And then my senior year I cut my hair short —  really short and to keep it in place I tried different kinds of hair gels and hated every single one of them.  In the end, I opted for a light-weight moose.

So needless to say, whenever I think of hair gel, I think either greasy or hard. And, neither interests me.

When I was asked to try a new hair gel for babies and kids, Le Baby, I hesitated at first. Then I checked out their site to see what they were all about:  They claimed that their gel was hypoallergenic (okay); no harsh chemicals, parabens, sulfates, nor tested on animals (this is good); fragrance free (also good, I’m too sensitive to smells. And really, who wants to smell a stinky chiquitins hair? Not me.); great for sensitive skin including those with eczema (got my attention- both my son and I have eczema.); never leaves hair stiff or sticky (hum, we’ll try it!).

Dejenme les cuento, I was impressed with Le Baby gel and my son loved it. In his words, “It’s my favorite mami.” Not that he had anything else to compare it too. But really, it does what it claims.

I tried it both on my 4-year-old chiquito and my 2-year-old chiquita. For the most part, it kept their hair in place, even after gymnastics class. And their hair never felt hard, nor looked slick. Yay! No bad flashbacks for me.

Another important thing is that my son didn’t have any skin reaction. Oh, so very important. And you know that little claim about being fragrance free? Well, every time I would sniff in the scent of my chiquitines hair (What! Don’t tell me you never do that?) I would smell a nice gentle fruity scent. Nice.

What I am the happiest about is that now my chiquito has something to claim his own. You see, the chiquita de la casa has hair accessories galore. Que para las tresas, que para las colas de caballo, y mucho mas.

He, on the other hand, only has a spray bottle of water and a brush. But not any more.

Win Win Win

You can win Le Baby hair gel for your bebe — or for you — by leaving a comment on this post and telling us about your pelo or your baby’s pelo. Let’s talk risos, pelo bueno, pelo loco, pelo chino…all types of Latina hair! Tell us funny hair stories, scary hair stories, sad hair stories.

The contest runs through midnight Tuesday, June 15. One winner will be chosen using Random.org and the product will be shipped by the contest sponsor, Le Baby, or its representative. Winner has 72 hours to respond to the Tiki Tiki’s e-mail notification, or another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: The reviewer received a free Le Baby hair gel in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of the product. Product retails for $9.95.

Lisa Renata is a US-born Latina who experienced Mexican culture first-hand when she lived there as a child. During any crazy week you can find her interpreting and testing for the school district ESL program, working on her blog Sabor a Cajeta, sewing or enjoying some calm time with her two kids and husband – and with a camera always in her hands.

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