Learn about DolphinEyes® shampoo mask, and what to watch for in the bathtub, the shower, public swimming pools, the hairdresser salon, when using lies shampoo etc.
Shampoo with DolphinEyes®
What size should I choose?
As a starting point, you should choose size S if your child is between 3-5 years old and size M if your child is 6 years old. Children’s head sizes vary widely. If your child has a narrow or small face then size S may fit up to 7 years of age, while children with round faces may need size M at the age of 4.
Signs of the wrong size: If the mask is too small, water may leak in around the sides. If the mask is too large, the adhesive strip may get caught in the hair and DolphinEyes® will not be watertight.
How to use DolphinEyes®?
If it is the first time you are using DolphinEyes® it is a good idea to show your child the video with Emile shampooing using DolphinEyes® and/or the pictures on the front of the package. Follow the instructions from this point on.
What makes DolphinEyes® stick?
DolphinEyes® has a skin-friendly adhesive strip that allows it to attach safely to the forehead and provides a comfortable and watertight barrier over the eyes so no soap and water will run into the eyes.
How long can DolphinEyes® stay attached?
If your child’s skin is clean and free of cream when DolphinEyes® is placed on the forehead then it can stay attached for a 10-20 minute shampoo session with no problem. Away from the shower head DolphinEyes® can sit for a long time.
Does it hurt to remove DolphinEyes®?
No. You or your child can simply grab one end of the mask and pull it off. It is easy and it doesn’t hurt at all. The sticky part of DolphinEyes® is skin-friendly and designed to be painless on removal.
Can DolphinEyes® be re-used?
For hygienic protection reasons and to ensure the mask stays attached to your child’s skin, DolphinEyes® has been created to be a single-use, disposable product.
Help with treating lice
Can one use DolphinEyes® in combination with lice treatment?
Yes. If you have lice and need to start the lice shampoo treatment it can be advantageous to use the DolphinEyes® to protect the eyes. Place DolphinEyes® on the child’s dry forehead and press firmly before you begin to use the lice treatment. Follow the instructions for the lice treatment and be careful to wait to remove DolphinEyes® until after you have properly rinsed the lice and the treatment shampoo off.
Can you keep DolphinEyes® on while you go around with lice treatment shampoo in the hair?
Yes. Just let DolphinEyes® stay on while the lice treatment is taking place so that DolphinEyes® can protect the eyes when the treatment and the lice are rinsed off at the end of the treatment process.
What is DolphinEyes® made of?
The adhesive has been tested and it is a non-toxic and skin-friendly adhesive that is even used for wound healing. The visor is made of polypropylene (PP) an environmentally friendly plastic - is also used in hospital materials and in common household articles. DolphinEyes® is PVC and Phthalate free.
Can the adhesive give allergies?
The adhesive is tested and is both skin-friendly and non-allergenic.
Is the color toxic?
Making DolphinEyes® child friendly is a number one concern for us. Therefore, the color has been sealed between the environmentally friendly plastic visor and an environmentally friendly plastic surface. The plastics are PVC and Phthalate free.
Bathtubs, swimming pools and hairdresser salon
Bath fun with DolphinEyes®
It is a good idea to put DolphinEyes® on before your child gets into the bathtub. DolphinEyes® should be firmly placed on a dry forehead, so if your child has a little bit of water on their face please dry the face with a towel before attaching DolphinEyes®.
Using DolphinEyes® at the public swimming pool
It can be a nice idea to use DolphinEyes® shampoo mask at the swimming pool, where one doesn’t actually have control over the force of the shower. Remember the child’s forehead must be dry before placing DolphinEyes® on the forehead.
Swimming pool method
- Dry the child’s forehead all the way up to the hairline with a hand towel.
- Hold the hair away from the forehead, or let your child hold their hair back.
- Dry your own fingers off so you don’t get the adhesive strip wet.
- Remove the plastic protection from the adhesive strip and follow the instructions for placing DolphinEyes® onto the forehead.
Using DolphinEyes® at the hairdresser salon
Lots of children won’t go to the hairdressing salon. Some don’t like to be shampooed while others are afraid of getting bits of hair in their eyes when their bangs are trimmed. DolphinEyes® is easy to use at the salon. Place DolphinEyes® on the forehead before the shampooing and let it stay on during the haircut. Not only will your child be happy, but the hairdresser will have a much easier time cutting your child's bangs.
Teach your child to shampoo their own hair using DolphinEyes®
DolphinEyes® gives your child the chance to have their eyes open during the whole shampoo experience. This allows your child to hold their balance better and at the same time watch what is happening.
Water is running down the side of the face
If water is running down the side of the face there could be two things to check:
- It is likely that the mask is too little if water is running down the side of the face.
- It is likely that the mask is placed too high on the forehead if water is running down the side of the face.
DolphinEyes® should sit firmly just over the eyebrows. If it is not working it is a sign that you need to try a larger size.
My 2-year-old is pulling DolphinEyes® off!
If your child is less than 3 years old and is pulling DolphinEyes® off, it is most likely that he or she is in the “do it myself” age. It can be difficult to put a sun hat or a mask on a child under the age of 3, so in general we suggest waiting until your child is 3 years old to try DolphinEyes®.
Water is running down over the nose!
If water is running down over the nose it is most likely that your child is wrinkling their nose or their forehead. When the child makes wrinkles, the mask will lift. When the child stops wrinkling the adhesive flattens out again but it no longer stays on tight. As a result, the water can run down past the adhesive strip and under the mask.
Try to explain to your child that she/he shouldn’t make wrinkles otherwise DolphinEyes® won’t be able to stay stuck and it won’t work so well. Try running your finger across the adhesive strip from time to time to help DolphinEyes® stay in place.
You can try to put a plastic band-aid along a bent finger, and you and your child can see how the band-aid falls off the finger when you straighten the finger – it is the same principle as when your child is wrinkling up their forehead or their nose.
DolphinEyes® won’t stay in place!
If DolphinEyes® won’t stay in place it is usually due to two possibilities:
- Moisture or dirt on the adhesive
When the adhesive is touched with wet or dirty hands (e.g. cream on the hands) then the adhesive will not stick properly.
If the adhesive has been touching the floor, a towel etc. then the adhesive is probably dirty and won’t be able to stick properly.
DolphinEyes® doesn’t work if moisture or dirt gets onto the adhesive strip.
- Moist skin
If your child has either cream or moisture on their skin the adhesive can’t make a watertight seal between the mask and the child’s forehead. Try to remove any cream and dry the skin and the mask should stick properly.