I love love love love and did I mention love, having my hair washed, cut, blow-dried and styled. I find the whole experience thoroughly relaxing, more so with the head massage I am given whenever I have a conditioning treatment or a simply wash and shampoo.
The last time I went to the hairdressers, a little over 5 weeks ago, I was introduced to a new product that was being trailed in the salon, though the product itself isn't new. Denman International Ltd are said to be the UKs largest manufacturer and supplier of hairbrushes, hair accessories and hair grooming products which are currently exported to more than 60 countries worldwide. I personally had never come across any Denman products, instead my hairbrush is a Mason Pearson hairbrush that I have had for probably ten years or more and I don't think I could ever use another hairbrush. Anyway, this product being used in the hairdressers was called a 'D6 Be-Bop Massage Brush'.
The D6 Be-Bop Massage brush is circular in size and had a handle for you to put your hand through to grip the massage brush. If I was to compare it to another product it would be the Tangle Teezer because it does look quite similar in style to a Tangle Teezer, though this brush is circular in shape as opposed to the slightly curved shape of the Tangle Teezer, but the concept is similar. Upon the base of the brush are approximately 50 extra soft plastic bristles or pins, whichever way described them best and they bend and move quite easily if you run your hand over them. The brush itself sits snugly in your palm and keeping a grip on it, because of the handle is not a problem.
SO what is the point of this product? As I mentioned I love to have my head massaged whenever I go into the salon and from time to time I do have a bit of an issue with two dry patches of skin on my scalp, one is at the back of my head and the other is on the right hand side of my head, just above my ear, it usually flares up when I am stressed or feeling run down. A dry scalp it isn't but the similarities are there and to that effect using shampoos that are anti-dandruff have little or no effect and in some cases have made it worse. It seems the problem is my skin is quite sensitive on my head and to keep the dry skin under control I try as best as I can to use pH neutral and/or perfume free shampoos and conditions and once a week I use a treatment on my hair, which has been recommended by my hairdresser. Up until now I had been massaging the treatment into my scalp and hair using my fingers to ensure every bit of my hair is covered, then leaving the treatment to work for 20 minutes before washing it out. Now I use the Denman D6 Be-Bop Massage Brush.
The Massage brush has one usage and that is to gently massage the scalp during shampooing, conditioning, adding treatments, adding lotions and potions for styling purposes and in some cases distributing gels and waxes. For me it is the former as opposed to the latter and more so for when I use the treatment on my hair. To use this massage brush you apply your lotion or whatever product it is to your hair as you would usually do, but then, rather than use your fingers to massage your scalp you use this brush in a circular motion to stimulate the scalp which not only relaxes you completely but it also improves the blood flow to the scalp which in turn promotes healthy hair growth not to mention it also helps stimulate your hairs natural oils which also helps stimulate healthy hair growth and also helps maintain a healthy scalp.
So, having tried and tested it in the hair salon, I promptly parted with £2.39, yes it does only cost £2.39 though if you look online, you can find them for much less or much more than that, but I paid £2.39 and off I trotted home to add it to my bathroom ready to use the following week as suggested. Now five weeks on I have to admit I do love this product, something so cheap and cheerful is wonderful to have, easy to use and it is definitely relaxing, more so if you can get someone else to use it on your hand whilst your sit and relax and on a few occasions I have convinced hubby to massage my hair using it whilst I have been sat waiting for my treatment to work its magic on my hair and it is thoroughly bliss. As you massage the brush onto your scalp you can feel the bristles massaging your scalp though the bristles are not harsh on your hair and you can add quite a bit of pressure to your scalp using this brush and it doesn't hurt or scratch.
I have been told that this brush will work on most hair types, my own hair is shoulder length and whilst I don't have a thick head of hair, I find this brush works perfectly fine, it is just one of those products that you would need to buy and try for yourself and for only a couple of pounds it is an absolute bargain. It is currently available in both black and silver colours and can be found online from many online retailers and on the highstreet from places like Boots, though as mentioned the prices do differ and you can expect to see anything from £1.39 right up to £4.39 but even at the higher price end of the market, it is still something I would purchase for myself.
My hair after using this brush feels wonderfully soft and whilst the dry skin patches on my scalp are still there, they are notably smaller than usual at this time of the year and hopefully when I go back to the salon in 2 weeks to have my hair trimmed, my hairdresser will be able to tell me if the dry scalp situation has improved or not. In the meantime I will continue to use this product.
This brush will gently massage and stimulate when washing to keep scalp and hair vibrant and healthy / Ideal for the uniform application of mousse, gel and other styling aids / Experiment to discover exciting new styles and effects /