Hi, I'm Sarah. I've always been particular about having clean hair, so I'd have washed it every day if I could. But while I like washing it, I definitely don't enjoy spending time blow drying and straightening it.
Then I had children. Suddenly two things changed. First of all, I had a lot less time for myself and secondly, there was a period of time in the early newborn days where I didn't mind so much how my hair looked. I just wanted to keep the baby happy and maybe get some sleep!
But what came out of that was an opportunity. I discovered the joys of dry shampoo and through that and the fact I was washing my hair less, my hair actually started to become healthier and lo and behold, I didn't NEED to wash my hair as frequently. I had read so many articles saying that hair washing strips your natural oils, but I didn't truly believe my hair could be washed less. Five years on, I only wash my hair once a week and it's in the best condition ever. Now I'm an advocate for it and wish I'd cottoned onto this sooner! I'd have saved so much time and had some amazing sleep ins!
While I was washing less and saving time, my shower cap solution was pitiful. I found plastic elasticated caps to be ill fitted and not very user friendly. They looked awful (who wants to be caught wearing one?), it was really difficult to tuck all the loose strands of hair underneath, hair would always sneak out during my shower and the plastic wasn't breathable so my hair got sweaty and went flat. So my go-to solution was to put my hair into a towel turban, keep the shower head low and angled down so the towel couldn't get wet and get in and out as fast as possible.
For as long as I remember, I always thought a shower cap which could be tied around the base of the hairline would be a great way to get all the stragglers in. It wasn't until years down the track after doing sewing lessons, that I remembered this idea and this time had the skills to design and make this shower cap I'd been wishing for.
I talked to friends and family to find out if it was just me or if everyone had the same problems. Unsurprisingly most people disliked shower caps and were just putting their hair into a top knot and drying their hair again after their shower.
So out of all this personal experience and talking to others, I decided I wanted to have a crack at making a shower cap that would look nice and also be very functional. After all, we spend so much time in the bathroom, so it should be a pleasurable experience.
Once I launched my Shower Cap I had a few customers tell me they were wearing them to bed to prevent bed head. So this was a natural progression for me to expand into Silk Sleep Caps. I continue to add to my collection and have been loving my Splash Happy small business journey so far!
Thank you for your support and encouragement, it means the world to me!