Megan Gage is a mom from Denver, Colorado who was looking for a safe and effective shampoo for her infant son. When she couldn’t find what she was looking for – an effective shampoo that doesn’t contain formaldehyde and sulfates that can trigger her son’s allergies – she made her own. Gage pitched her line of hypoallergenic shampoo, conditioner, babywash, and styling gel, Hot Tot, on Shark Tank. She got a deal with billionaire Mark Cuban, who is also a father of children with allergies.
A 5 fl.oz. container of Hot Tot Styling Gel is sold on the Hot Tot website for $16.50. The Hot Tot site provides a lot of information on ingredients the company never uses to produce its products. It’s called the naughty list. In addition to formaldehyde and sulfates, Hot Tots doesn’t use animal fats, parabens, phthalates, polyethylene glycol or mineral oil.