Monday, January 24, 2011

Update: Tangle Teezer, Healthy Scalp, Green Juices

I know it's been a little while since I last posted. The last few months or so I've had a somewhat hectic travel schedule and I'm currently getting over a wicked cold. All that aside, I've still remained diligent in my hair journey and product experimentation. I just want to take a few minutes to introduce you to some of what I've been into as of late.

Two months ago, I invested nearly $30 in this Scalp Renew product by Nioxin. I have a special place in my heart for Nioxin products because they just produce quality without all the frills of unfulfilled promises. One of the things I appreciate about Nioxin is their focus on creating a healthy scalp as an important part of the healthy hair puzzle. Unfortunately, this product did nothing for me. I have this deep seated belief that any topical scalp product must tingle or stimulate in order to produce desired results. This product, gives no tingle and, for that, I'm unhappy with it. I kinda feel bad for this product, it has to compete with the likes of my powerful essential oils that envigorate my scalp on contact. The Scalp Renew has more of a light gel consistency and cool the scalp, which is nice, but not what I'm looking for. So for now, I'm sticking to my spray bottle and stimulating oils.

I remember watching an episode of the British Based show "The Dragon's Den" where entreprenuers present their inventions and products to would-be investors. On one such episode, the Tangle Teezer was presented. I remember my eyes lighting up as the creator shared promises of tangle free hair without the fear of damage. This was due to the revolutionary design which gave Tangle Teezer's ability to work through tangles sans snags. I've had mine for nearly a month now and, to be honest, the jury's still out. Unfortunately, I purchased the wrong color. Because of how dark it is, I can't accurately assess how much hair I may or may not loose during the process. Because the teeth are so close together, it's a bit difficult for me to run a comb through it to collect the hairs like I would a hair brush. I'm thinking about going out to the get the bright pink one so I can know for sure if this thing can truly detangle my hair without any excess damage. Honestly though, I feel more comfortable using my wide tooth detangling combs for now.

Yet another stroll through my local Big Lots has paid off big time for me with these new additions to my hair belongings. So these are hand held, battery powered personal massagers. Yes, they were probably created for aching shoulders and sore backs but I, of course, immediately saw how they could be used for hair massaging purposes. What attracted me to these babies is their ability to vibrate on contact. I figured that I could save on manipulation if the product did all of the movement. Instead of moving the massager around, I could keep the massager in one place and still get increased stimulation to that area. I paid around $9 bucks for each one and they take 2 AA batteries.

Lastly, I wanted to let you guys know that I'm still juicing. Actually, I fell off the bandbawagon for a little while because of traveling and a little bit of laziness. Well since it's a brand new year, I've recommitted to the habit of regular juicing. I've also decided to man-up and graduate from fruit-filled easy to swallow mixes to ultra-powerful leafy greens blends.


  1. I've been juicing a lot lately too. Mostly fruits though...I don't know if I'm ready for the green vegetables? What are some of your veggie juice recipes?

  2. Superb blog post, I have book marked this internet site so ideally I’ll see much more on this subject in the foreseeable future!

  3. Your hair is so beautiful. I just watched your basic regimen video, and I'm impressed! My hair's currently a short, thin mess right now, so I'll be taking a lot of your advice away with me :)

    A question -- how long did it take you to grow your hair out so far? My hair is currently above shoulder length, and I honestly sometimes despair of it ever being longer. I'd love some encouragement!

  4. Hi there! Just stumbled on your blog. I'm sorry that Scap Renew didn't do anything great on your hair. I'm sure there are a lot of fantastic hair products out there that you can try. Good luck!

  5. Oh drat! I wish I'd read your review on the Tangle Teezer before I purchased mine a week ago. Like you I have the black one and it's difficult to see how much hair has been lost in the process.

    Being an optiomistic kinda gal,I'm sticking with the "if I can't see lots of hair in the brush then that means only a little has come out?!" approach. However, if all else fails you can run a bobby pin down between the teeth to dislodge the lost hairs in the brush onto a piece of white paper,so you can see how much hair has actually come out.

    Great blog. Really informative and interesting to read!!!