Do you have a little hair dresser in the making at home? I do. When Little Button is not playing at being mummy with her dolls, she can usually be found trying to take a snip out of my hair! It’s ok… it’s only with the pretend dog grooming set (she says). Primped like a knot-filled poodle comes to mind, which is why I know you will understand just how happy I was to be offered this super cute Lalaloopsy Glitter Hair Dough Doll for Little Button to try out.
This is the Lalaloopsy Glitter Hair Dough Doll.
To us mere adults it looks like another dolly, right? A cool doll that is. Because in true Lalaloopsy style, the Lalaloopsy Glitter Hair Dough Doll still retains its signature look. But to the little ones? Well, Little Button looked like she had been handed an unlimited pass to an ice cream parlour when she saw this. The doll who’s ‘dough’ hair she would be allowed to style to an inch of its life, then start all over again. What could be better than that?
There was a bit of an over-excited scramble trying to get into the packaging. But once out, everything is pretty much ready to play with from the word go. Hooray!
You know that moment of dread when a million tiny pieces of (rubbish) accessories fall to the floor as the box gets opened. Well, this didn’t happen. Far from it. Instead, the makers of Lalaloopsy have included everything you need to play at hair dressing, with some very thoughtful pieces to really extend the play life of this doll.
Inside the box is:
-The pink Lalaloopsy Glitter Hair Dough Doll.
-A stand she sits in whilst getting styled.
-3 different coloured hair dough tubs.
-3 Styling caps.
– A pair of styling scissors.
– A matching pair of hair clips.
Everything felt quite intuitive to set up, and with Little Button taking the lead she had her Lalaloopsy Glitter Hair Dough Doll ready and sat in her stand before I could blink.
The next thing to do is to choose which colour hair dough you want and also what type of hair via the styling caps. Once you have done this, pop a blob of hair dough into the top of her head, and then seal this with the styling cap you have chosen. Little Button is 4 years old and needed help with securing the styling cap.
Then off you go.
To make her hair grow, simply turn her pigtail.
It’s very easy to get the hang of, and once we got going, everyone joined in the fun.
Little Button loves this Lalaloopsy doll. She’s already a big fan of the range, but the added interactive element of this particular doll really added to the whole play value and experience of this toy.
At 4 years old, she does need a bit help with some of the elements such as securing the styling caps and occasionally turning the pigtail to get the hair flowing, but that’s to be expected.
It’s turned out to be quite a hit all round, and I’ve found myself eagerly encouraging Little Button to play hair dressers as I secretly love having a go too! Especially now my own hair is safe from little fingers. Thanks Lalaloopsy!
Impressed? You can find out more about Lalaloopsy by visiting the official website. If you have a fan on your hands, why not have a watch of the new series over on Netflix, its loads of fun.
Disclosure: We were sent a Lalaloopsy Glitter Hair Dough Doll for Little Button to try out. All views are my own and I can say that we all LOVED IT!