Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Product Review and Giveaway: Zippity Doo


"Why treat lice, when you can prevent it?" This is the motto of Zippity Doo's line of children's hair care products. We have been fortunate enough to not have had to treat lice in our home, but know many people who have and I hear it is a difficult and unpleasant experience. Several of them have even had to resort to shaving all the heads on the household, moms and daughters included, and who knows the side effects of those expensive chemical treatments? In comes Zippity Doo with their line of hair care products that use natural ingredients to prevent lice from infesting our children and our homes.

Zippity Doo has 5 products that can used separately or together for a stronger defense. There is a shampoo, a conditioner, a leave-in detangler, a styling gel, and a shield spray for hard-to-wash surfaces such as hats, helmets and backpacks. The products are gentle enough for daily use and work as well as their "regular" counterparts. The ingredients include anise, rosemary, tea tree oil, sage, and rosemary (each product has a different combination).

We enjoyed these products very much. They smell wonderful and while they are not the typical, chemical fruity/candy scents, the kids still enjoyed the blend of natural scents. The bottles state that they also help protect against "other insects" as well, so I am thinking about buying some more to use during the summer to see how it protects against those darn mosquitoes.

Zippity Doo products can be found at CVS.com, Value Drugs and other drug stores and hair salons.

Would you like to win a set of your own Zippity Doo products? One person will win one bottle of each product to use themselves. Even if you are not exposed to lice or other insects, these are wonderful hair care products. To enter:
- Tell me who you use these products on. I am not ashamed to say I will be using these this summer to avoid those bugs. (mandatory entry)
- You can earn bonus entries (one entry for each that you do) subscribing to my blog, following my blog, or sharing this giveaway via your blog or other social networking site. Please leave an extra comment for each bonus entry. The winner will be chosen on May 8th and they will have 48 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be chosen. I am not sure what time I will choose the winner on the 8th, but entries will be accepted up until the drawing. Good luck!

***Disclaimer: I received a set of the Zippity Doo products for this review, but my opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.***

52 comments:

  1. I have 6 kids so I would use this on them
    jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

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  2. Blog follower
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  3. I would use the products on my children.

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  4. I used these products for a long time and when I started to work I went to the beauty shop each week. Now I am doing my own hair and would like to try them again. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  5. I follow your blog. Thanks
    If these no longer work for me then I will give them to my granddaughter. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  6. I would use them on my kids! :)

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  7. I would use on my daughter and step son.

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  8. these would go to a friend with small kids in school.

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  9. I would be using them for my children! :)

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  10. I'm a follower!

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  11. I keep my cousins 4 kids alot, so I would use it on them when they stay with me!

    kelseylaster@gmail.com

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  12. I would use these on my 3 kids
    Thank you
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  13. I follow
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  14. I subscribe
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  15. I will donate them to the dv shelter.

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  16. I babysit my 5 year old niece and I will be using them on her (if I win).

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at)yahoo (dot) com

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  17. I subscribe as well!

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  18. I would use it on my kids! xo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  19. Following via google reader! xo

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  20. following via google friend connect !

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  21. I love being able to use natural vs chemical treatments, especially for my kids.

    hollywjones@hotmail.com

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  22. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love love LOVE to win this.... =]

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  23. I'd try them out on my own hair. I do a lot of walking outside so sometimes there are bugs flying around bothering me.

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  24. I subscribe by rss google reader to your blog. Wish I could get some PR love for my blog like this. Any tips would be helpful.

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  25. I am a GFC follower!

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  26. I would use them on my son! (And possibly myself?!)

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  27. Lice would be a nightmare for us, I'm sure. Elementary school gives my kids a lot of opportunities to bring home all kinds of nasties. Thanks!

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  28. I will definately be using these on my kids! Especially my daughter who has incredibly curly hair. I would really like to not have to deal with that hair and little critters. Ick!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  29. I will be giving these to my niece to use!

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  30. I would use these on my kiddies. Thanks! joleehamlin@comcast.net

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  31. follower joleehamlin@comcast.net

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  32. The whole family will be using this for sure

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  34. I would be using these on my kiddos. Thanks.
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  35. My daughter and I would share :)

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  36. I would use on my kids to hope to avoid bugs this summer thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  37. I'll be using it on my daughters! Thank you for the giveaway!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. I would use those on my kids! aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

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  39. http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/13640542059

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  40. I would use this on my four year old! She loves cool bath products and hates bugs!
    Cassie
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  41. i would use them on my kids.

    maryadams@gmail.com

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  42. I would give these products to my friend.

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  43. I was intrigued and somewhat alarmed when I came across a press release issued by Zippity Doo's, a line of lice prevention products created by Laurus Enterprises which are now being carried by Target Stores. The release states, among other things, that "Zippity Doos products are paraben/sulfate free and that they do not use alcohol in their products, an important feature for concerned mothers."

    I run a head lice removal business. As you may be aware, there are a lot of damaging products out there, especially when used on children (the most frequent consumers of lice related products). It is important that more natural products be mainstreamed for the safety of our children. I was excited to read this announcement and so I immediately went to the company's website to learn more about the products. When I pulled up a list of ingredients in the products, you can imagine my surprise when on the Zippity Doo's shampoo the first ingredient is Sodium Laureth Sulfate. This product also contains methylparabens as do all of the other hair products produced by Zippity Doo's. The Zippity Doo's Conditioner and Spray Shield all contain Alcohol. How can they claim to be “paraben/sulfate free” or that they do not use alcohol? This is extremely misleading for consumers.

    There are many other ingredients in these products that are not particularly natural, but I have a big problem with the company's claim that their products do not contain certain ingredients when they actually do. How does a major corporation like Target overlook something like this? Did anyone read the list of ingredients and/or did someone fail to do their due diligence when researching this product? This is blatant misrepresentation. At the very least, please be honest about the products you are choosing to carry.

    Parents care about their children and these are issues that are very important when making choices about lice removal and prevention. Parents are willing to invest in products that they believe are safe for their children. This type of marketing is preying on that known fact. Consumers want products that are safe and effective. As a major national retailer, it is important that Target not knowingly market false claims to American consumers.

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  44. I wanted to reply to Lice Lady's comment. I have not found any claim by Zippity Doo, on their website or bottles, to be paraben or alcohol free. I did look for a press release and found one from June 9, 2010 (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/zippity-doos-first-hair-care-products-to-prevent-lice-expands-distribution-95960769.html) that DOES claim their products are alcohol and paraben/sulfate free. I am not sure if this is because they have re-designed their products, but I am not sure that is the case. I also verified Lice Lady's claims as to the ingredients in the products and she is in fact correct. I do agree that this new claim is misleading and I hope it is corrected quickly. On principal, I do not like to deal with misleading companies, but I also want to point out that Zippity Doo is still more mild than many of the other chemical-laden options.

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