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A hair-rinsing accessory, inspired by salon sinks, that keeps soap and water out of little eyes and stress out of hair washing.
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 The Problem:

Washing the hair of our two young daughters was always a battle in my house. Even though they loved bath time, the hair washing part was a constant source of stress. The mere sight of the rinse bucket would send our younger daughter into hysterics.

Everyone hated hair wash day!
Everyone hated hair wash day!

Then one day, I took the girls to a salon for a hair cut. As the stylist took them back to the sinks to get their hair washed, I braced myself for a melt down. Much to my surprise, I watched them both climb into the chairs, lean back into the sinks, and get their hair washed without a single protest. In fact, not only were they tolerating the hair wash, they were actually enjoying it! 

The inspiration - are these really the same children?
The inspiration - are these really the same children?

When we got back home from the salon, I searched online for a product that would mimic the salon shampoo experience that I could use at home. Unfortunately, the only products that I found were the visors and rinse pails that I already owned (which did not work for us). I couldn't find anything similar to what I was envisioning in my head, so I created the Shampoo Buddy.

The Solution:

 Features:  

  • Silicone gel neck rest keeps kids comfortable
  • Shoulder support takes strain off neck and gives feeling of security
  • White suction cups will not mar surfaces
  • Cam levers enable quick installation and lock into place
  • Can be used on kitchen sink or bathtub
  • Compatible with any smooth, non-porous surface at least 2 1/8” wide
  • BPA and phthalate free 

Using Shampoo Buddy on Sink:

Using Shampoo Buddy on Bathtub:

Why we need your help

The engineering and design work is finally complete, and a manufacturing partner is lined up. We are raising money to pay for the tooling costs and first production run. Please support this campaign and help bring the Shampoo Buddy to market!

Risks and challenges

All manufacturing projects come with risks. Delays or quality issues can arise any place along the supply chain. Our risks are minimized because we are partnering with a US based manufacturer, but there's always the possibility that tool development takes longer than expected or there is a quality issue that needs to be resolved.

In the event that this campaign exceeds our expectations and goes viral, then we will need more time to fulfill all the orders.

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