Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Product: Ariel Bath Styling Head
Age Range: 3 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: You can take this beautiful styling head in the bath with you and it has so many fun colour changing features! With the magical power of water. This awesome aquatic styling set comes with 5 adorable accessories for fun both in and out of the bath!
Review: Lydia is a massive fan of Disney Princess right now so this Ariel Bath Styling Head toy is perfect for her. She gets to be a girlie girl and play with Ariel’s hair, and also gets to indulge in her love of Disney.
The Ariel head costs just shy of £25, but you do get a fair bit for your money. In addition to Ariel, you get a hair brush, a flower hair comb, four hair clips, a necklace, and a shell water cup. It’s all packaged well so there is no chance of damage in transit, but it can be a little frustrating getting into all the packaging and there is a fair bit of plastic to throw away.
Ariel’s hair comes a bit styled already with some small elastic bands that needed to be removed, and what feels like hair spray setting parts of her hair so they were stiff and hard to brush out. It came out easily in the bath water though, although her hair is never going to look that neat and tidy again I fear!
Another feature of the Ariel Bath Styling Head is the colour change. This we had mixed results with, we managed to get the colour to change initially in the bath with warm water for her blue hair streak, lips and eye shadow… but our cold water wasn’t cold enough and we couldn’t get it to change back. The instructions say you need icy cold water so next time we try we will get some ice up from the freezer. The big downside of this is pouring icy cold water over her is going to lower your bath temperature pretty quickly!
Ariel is secured to the side of your bath with three large suction pads, which gives a really secure fit – once stuck on properly she can withstand a lot of tugging and yanking of her hair. The girls had a lot of fun with her in their bath & have had her in every bath since she arrived.
Overall we have been pleased with the Ariel Bath Styling Head. You get a decent amount of accessories – that work – and she stays in place on the side of your bath. The biggest issue is that the colour change stuff doesn’t work brilliantly. 4 stars.