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I first came across these at a friend's house and after hearing her tell me how orgasmic they were to use, I knew I wanted my own to play with. I found a packet of three on eBay for £2.99 and I thought that this was a pretty good deal. Although they are made from rubber after awhile they do start to deteriorate with all the water in the shower and need replacing. By getting a packet with three in you are always guaranteed to have one ready when you need one.
These are purple and made from spongy silicone that wibbles and wobbles. The base is covered with little pointed bits of silicone that are close together. These are firm enough to be pushed against your head but they are not firm enough to hurt. When you feel them against your scalp you immediately get shivers down the back of your neck, it truly is a nice experience. The base of the brush is flexible so it can be curved to follow the soft rounds of your scalp. There is a finger hole on the other side so that you can hold it and control it.
You can use this as a massager alone but you will have most fun with it in the shower and massaging the shampoo or condition into your head. If you use it on dry hair it can pull and tangle the hair and cause a lot of static. If you use it with shampoo you get a lovely even lather up and the massager can work the shampoo right into the roots and scalp. It feels wonderful and exceptionally relaxing. I kept my first one of these in the shower hung up but after a few months I had to throw it away as black bacteria and grime had formed in between the brush head and the silicone seemed brittle and less flexible. From then on I kept the massager in the cupboard and only got it out when I needed it. By letting it dry properly after each use, I have greatly increased its life expectancy and now the second one is still going strong months later!
I can fully recommend this product. If you are looking for something indulgent then this is certainly it. It feels really good on your head and soothes away the aches and pains of the day. What makes this product even more successful is if you find a willing volunteer to use it on you. I have asked my boyfriend to rub it over my head whilst I am in the bath and this is pretty good. It nearly made me fall asleep. He also likes the head massager and enjoys using it too; it certainly is not just for girls! Overall, yes you can live without it but sometimes you just deserve some TLC and this is certainly the product to deliver it!
My other half bought a pack of two of these brushes from online store Amazon about eight months ago. She had read about them in a magazine, thought they sounded like a really good idea and decided to give them a try. We got one blue and the other one is a deep purple colour. They arrived very quickly and were well packaged and easy to opne.
They are made of plastic but it is bendy and flexible and has an enormous amount of little sturdy, firm yet gentle spikes which stick out and a hole for the fingers so that you can keep hold of it properly while you are using it. It is quite a difficult thing to describe, to be honest, but I hope you can see clearly from the photo what I mean.
The idea is that you use this while you are shampooing your hair as it is meant to assist the scalp with hair regrowth and circulation. It is also meant to feel relalxing and make you feel calm.
My other half tried them first as I thought they looked a bit daft and were a bit of a gimmick but after a while I picked one up as I was going into the shower one night after work and I gave it a try - just to keep her quiet really.
It seemed to help with lathering up the shampoo was the first real thing I noticed. Then I found as I kept going that it did actually feel rather nice and I think if you were in a hairdressers and someone else was doing this for you then it might feel even better.
I cannot say that it has assisted in any growth of my hair but then I have a lot of hair anyway and woudl not notice any difference but I do think they help me to feel calmer and possibly more realxed and it is certainly a novel way of washing your hair.
This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.
I don't get to go to the Hairdresser as often as I'd like - which is a shame, as I quite enjoy having someone fuss round my hair . One of the highlights of every visit is having my hair washed - I get a really good scalp massage out of it, which feels lovely .
It doesn't just feel good - a scalp massage does have certain benefits too . For starters it boosts circulation which aids hair growth - but it's also relaxing and calming .
However, its not something I had time for at home - until now . I purchased these brushes some time ago from Amazon, at £11.59 for two . Taking them out of the packaging, they are made of a bright purple flexible rubber - very like those silicon kitchen tools you get . They're bendy, and have lots of little fingers, also flexible, sticking out of the bottom . On the back of the brush is a fingerhole, to make holding and gripping the brush easier.
To use these, you simply wet your hair as normal . Then you can use this purely for the scalp massage, or to help mix in shampoo evenly. With nicely wet hair, it glides through easily, and the little fingers feel like they are gently carressing your head. Moving the brush in circular motions, it bends to accomadate the various lumps and bumps of my head, and is gently stimulating. It's really quite pleasuarble and relaxing, and is just a very gentle massage .
I've found that when using it for actual shampooing, the best thing is to apply shampoo as normal, and then use the brush to even it out before rinsing . The brush can also be used during rinsing to make sure all the shampoo is out.
These come in a pack of two - one is still unused. The one I do use, I use on a regular basis . Not everytime I wash my hair - sometimes I don't have any extra time and want to lather,rinse and go . But when I have a little more time, especially on occasions such as treating my hair to a well deserved hot oil treatment, these come out . They show no wear and tear so far, although the colour of them has faded a little due to getting a lot of sunlight. However, this is purely cosmetic and doesn't affect their use.
The fingers on the brush don't get clogged with hair the way an ordinary brush might, and they don't yank any hairs out of your head either, which is good.
The one downside is I find the finger space at the back a little snug - but then I do have quite big hands for a girl, and it's only really a minor problem, as the product is still perfectly simple to use .
For a little bit of extra pampering and relaxation during bath time, I do recommend these . They're not expensive, and the gentle stimulation they give when you use them is so relaxing! It's not ona par with a full on hair dresser massage, but its pretty good! I do think my hair is in better condition since starting to use these, although I have switched conditioner and been blow drying my hair less, so this may not be down to the brushes .
A handy little product for a bathtime treat!