“ 4head is a natural way to treat headaches that is applied directly to the forehead. Headache relief - without pills. 4head is ideal for anyone who dislikes, or has difficulty, swallowing tablets, pills and caplets etc and avoids the inconvenience of having to swallow them with a drink or food. „
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I get quite a few headaches, but I try not to take too many tablets to get rid of them. I spend most of my time at work on a computer and the rest sorting out staff issues so my head can often end up aching by mid-afternoon! I bought some 4head as an alternative to tablets a few years ago.
4head comes in a fairly wide twizzle stick, a bit like a lipstick. It's easy to twizzle up and down, with plenty of product tucked away inside. The stick is clear and looks kind of crystallised. As soon as you take the lid off there's a very strong smell of menthol! If you don't like the smell of menthol you will hate this.
The idea is to apply the 4head to the forehead when you feel a headache coming. A gentle swipe across the forehead is more than enough, you can't feel it on your forehead it's not wet or anything. The smell is very strong, and it lingers for quite a while. Whilst you can't feel the product on your head, it does feel quite fresh and tingly. My biggest advice would be to make sure you apply sparingly and apply extra if needed. I have over applied before and the menthol was too strong and my eyes stung and were very watery.
If I have a really bad headache I find the 4head doesn't do anything. However, if I have an irritating tension headache it sorts it right out. I think the menthol scent is very relaxing and it helps to calm your senses and relieves the headache.
At £5, this isn't a cheap product but I've had mine for several years now and there's still plenty left. It doesn't work for every headache but it's easy to carry around in your handbag for use when a headache is irritating you and you want a quick and easy way to relieve the symptoms. The only bad thing is I find my foundation comes off in the crystals, so you might not want to share mine!
Although I don't get half so many headaches as I used to when I was younger I still get them quite regularly which are probably bought on by too much time sitting at a computer screen. I have tried most remedies over the years but had never used anything like this before quite recently. I bought it from a small independent local chemist and paid £4.00 as it was on offer. It is widely available in chemists, supermarkets and online and costs from £3.60 to £5.00.
This stick contains pure levomenthol which is a type of peppermint and a natural painkiller which gets to the pain straight away and starts to work to ease the pain and throbbing of a headache. It is only 3.6g so is quite small but I have used mine now about half a dozen times and it has hardly gone down at all so I am sure it will last me for a good while yet.
To use it you simply twist it up like a lipstick and then rub it across your forehead at the site of the pain which only takes a few seconds. My skin feels cooler instantly and the pain of the headache seems to start to ease along with some of the tense tight feeling that you get, although I have found that it does take about ten minutes or so for it to penetrate deeper. Although it feels a bit wax like as it is going onto your skin it doesn't leave any marks and is not greasy or sticky.
The benefits of using a stick compared to tablets is that you can use it as often as you need and there are no side effects and you can use it at home, at work, in the car or out and about. Also some people find it hard to swallow even the smallest of tablets so it is ideal if you are one of those people. It is small enough to keep in your handbag so you always have it with you if you are susceptible to headaches and it is suitable for all the family.
I do like this headache stick and will continue to use it. I think it is good for mild to moderate headaches but I don't think it would be strong enough for a migraine which is something I suffer from very occasionally. I think it is cost effective as you only need a small amount, it is easily portable as it is so small and you can use it anywhere at anytime. I am very glad that I bought this product and will definitely buy another one when this one has eventually ran out.
I am very fortunate and rarely get headaches however sometime ago whilst suffering a mild headache whilst visiting my parents, my Dad suggested that I try his 4Head stick which he had found to be very effective. I was very sceptical that anything other than medication would soothe my aching head however agreed to give it a go.
~What is it?~
It is a natural headache treatment which comes in a solid form- a stick - which you then wipe across the forehead.
4head is suitable for adults and children over 6 years old.
It is very easy to apply simply twisting the stick and wiping across the forehead. It is not greasy and does not leave any trace on the skin. It is also unscented.
I have found this to be very effective on mild to moderate headaches, providing some relief quite quickly. A stick lasts a really long time, and is quite handy to have in your handbag or medicine cupboard for use when you feel a headache coming on. I have brought this several times over the years and have often recommended it. However for anything other than mild to moderate headaches I have still felt the need for medication.
~Price & Availability~
4Head is widely available from shops and online and currently costs £4.95 for 3.6g stick.
Highly recommend for the relief of mild to moderate headaches. Easy to apply and fast acting. The stick is handy to have in your handbag or medicine cupboard for use as you feel a headache coming on.
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Working on a computer 5 days a week, I tend to get headaches every now and again. I don't like to take tablets unless I'm feeling particularly terrible. One of my work colleagues recommended 4Head to me and said that she uses this when she gets headaches and it works a charm! I mentioned it to my fiancé when I got home that evening and the next day he came home from work with a 4Head stick for me to try out.
What is it?
The 4Head stick has an active ingredient of pure levomenthol (a type of peppermint) which is a powerful natural painkiller that can help block pain signals caused by tension headaches and relaxes the muscles in the head. It comes in a retractable stick dispenser and is used for effective pain relief without the need for tablets.
£4.95 (but you can often find it on offer)
How to use it:
Twist the dispenser clockwise until the stick protrudes from the top. Then just swipe 4Head gently across the forehead (I tend to do this about 2 times). 4Head can be applied whenever required unlike tablets where you have to wait 4 hours between each dose. The application is colourless and non-greasy so doesn't interfere with make up or leave a sticky residue.
It is suitable for adults, the elderly and children.
I like the size of the 4Head stick, it is convenient and can easily be taken around with you and the lid stays on well. There's a little lid as well as the main lid that you need to make sure you don't discard as I think this keeps it fresh and working for longer.
I first used 4Head at work when I felt a headache coming on. After application almost straight away I felt a cooling and tingling sensation, I applied another few swipes but I think I applied too much as my eyes started to sting - a bit like when Vic's vapor rub gets too close to your eyes. So I think 2 swipes across the forehead is enough.
I thought 4Head worked well, my headache seemed to ease after 10 minutes, I then applied more to try and shift it completely and the headache disappeared after another 10 minutes or so. That was only a mild headache though so I used it again at home when I had a severe headache turning into a migraine. 4Head took the edge of the headache but I needed tablets to help it disappear completely. Therefore I think 4Head is good in reliefing mild headaches without the need for tablets but for anything more I think tablets would be needed as well.
I regularly suffer from headaches and sometimes migraines. I don't like the thought of constantly taking pills and different tablets so was always on the lookout for another solution. I saw 4Head advertised on the TV, the products main selling point being effective pain relief without the need for tablets. So I was keen to give it a try.
This product does seem quite expensive costing nearly £5.00 on average. This is currently on sale in Boots at the moment for £3.71, but on Amazon it retails at £6.28, so as ever costs do vary. I paid £4.95 for mine from Superdrug; it is available in most chemists and supermarkets.
The tube contains 3.6g, it looks very small and compact which makes it easy to carry around in my handbag or jacket. I was a bit dubious at first because of the size, I thought it would quickly run out and therefore be a very expensive substitute. Thankfully this was not the case, and the4head product itself is very wax like so it doesn't wear down a lot when applying.
To apply you simply rub the stick directly onto your forehead, as the name suggests. It literally takes 2 seconds to apply and immediately there is a cooling sensation. Because this is applied directly into the problem area, it claims to be faster relieving that that of your average ibuprofen or paracetamol.
I did find this to be the case, although I find ibuprofen adequate enough for my headaches, this was practically instant relief. As soon as the cooling sensation set in the pain began to subside instantaneously. My headaches have practically gone within minutes, but this product does last for quite a while. I can still feel the effects for up to an hour after first application.
It is not greasy nor is it noticeable on my head, I did wonder if it would transfer any colouring onto my head. However the product is clear and practically invisible on my skin. I've tried a version of this product that they sell in the poundshop. This is incredibly greasy and leaves my forehead very shiny; this is never a good look. It is a lot cheaper but this product is far superior.
I have found this to be a great little product. It reduces the intake of tablets, whilst providing me with a much better product. The cooling sensation is numbing but not overpowering, it stops the headache in its tracks and leaves me pain free in seconds. It may seem expensive at first but it does stand the test of time. You use hardly any each time, and I find that I only need to apply once. So although it is more expensive than tablets, it's better for your body, more efficient and lasts longer too! 5 stars from me.
I loved this product when it first came out, because I get headaches, and all kind of migraines. At the time it was the only thing on the market (to my knowledge) like it, and it was perfect for me since I didn't get any relief from painkillers.
When I first saw the 4head stick I was relieved I'd finally found something that would help. It worked instantly from the moment I wiped it across my head. It didn't cure the headache/migraine, it but eased it enough for me to be able to concentrate on what I was doing. Both, the coldness of it, and levomenthol in it helped to ease my pain, and distract me from it as it worked its way through my skin. The stick itself is small, and can easily fit in a pocket or handbag.
I used this product all the time, but before I'd finished the entire thing, it had stopped working for me. First of all, I used it so often that sometimes I didn't notice it was on my head, and then it didn't have much of any kind of effect. I was sadly disappointed that it didn't keep working for me, because people still rave about this product. I think it must have something to do with what kind of pain you're having, and whether or not it's a mild headache or a serve migraine etc.
For approximately £5, the 4head stick is not a bad deal, especially if it helps with some headaches. I like that fact that it is one of those products you can use that can replace the need for taking pills.
I'd like to point out that I've since come across similar products (with the levomenthol ingredient in them) that are more effective. Similar products can also be found in jars that can be used on muscle pains too. These can often be purchased at a fraction of the price in discount stores, or because they're unbranded.
I love using cold patches on my forehead when I have a headache as I find that they are just so relaxing and they really help me to relax and lessen the pain. 4head stick is similar to the patches in that it also cools my forehead down but as it is a stick it lasts a lot longer and it is small enough for me to slip it in my handbag and use it whenever I want.
4Head works to lessen pain and also help soothe you and it does this without the need for painkillers as it works externally.
The stick is just pure levomenthal which you rub on your forehead and it immediately cools it down. This isn't just something to soothe though as the levomenthal is also an analgesic and works to block the pain signals so that you should feel better quickly.
I do find that this is less effective than traditional pain killers in taking away the pain but it is amazing as soothing me and making me feel better quickly. If I have a mild headache caused by tension then this usually does the trick to make me feel better but if I have a migraine then I usually take some pain killers and then also use this or a cool pad and together it really works to stop the pain and get me back on my feet quickly.
It is also really nice to use when I am just feeling a little under the weather and if I have a cold as it helps to take away the hotness when I am burning up and makes me feel better.
I like the fact that I can use this as often as I want and I don't have to wait 4 hours unlike with pain killers which is good as the cooling effect doesn't last long enough but that is the beauty of having it in a stick that I can just apply as often as I want.
The stick obviously smells of menthol but it isn't too bad and is actually quite soothing. It sort of tingles on my skin when I use it but this isn't uncomfortable and I actually quite enjoy the sensation and I know it's working when it does that. Make sure and keep it away from your eyes however or else it will sting and cause them to tear up.
4head costs around about £5 and I think this is good value as the stick lasts for ages and is really effective in helping with headaches.
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I bought this when it first cam out as I do try very hard not to resort to taking pills. I thought this might also help when my husband had his migraines along with pills in this case. Since that time I always have a tube in the house and my daughter also has one in her medical drawer too.
It comes in a tube similar to a solid deodorant tube but quite a bit smaller, both shorter and thinner than that. You just push up the solid waxy looking product and then apply it to the forehead near your hair line and on the pulse points near your temples when you feel the first signs of tension and headache creeping up.
It feels really cold when you apply it, a bit like Vicks or tea tree oil sort of coldness. Be very careful NOT to allow any to get in your eyes as like those things it does sting and it also makes your eyes water when it gets close to your eyes too. Also be careful if it gets on your hands not to allow any to reach any other sensitive parts of your body as the result can be quite unpleasant!
The tube of waxy looking stick contains the active ingredient levomenthol and it works when this ingredient is is absorbed into the skin. The levomenthol dilates the blood vessels in the area where you have applied this giving this cooling sensation and this somehow helps relief the pain and tension.
They say it can be used with other pain killers but I always try this alone to start with as I prefer the idea of not taking too many drugs unnecessarily. That said I do resort to them when really needed.
The nice thing about this stick of 4head is that you can apply whenever required unlike the pills which should be carefully limited. They do say that you should not get too carried away and apply this too often as your skin may become over stimulated and of course you may get a skin reaction from using this anyway but by using it a lot that chance is greatly increased.
I had a quick look on the 4 Head website and was very interested to read that there are so many types of headache from tension through to food headaches, hi-tech headaches, hormone headaches, migraine, environmental and so on and if you click on each one it explains what might cause the headache and how best to avoid them which I thought was an excellent recourse for them to offer.
4Head can be used with other pain killers, for young children and elderly as well as those in between. No studies have been done re the safety for pregnant ladies but they feel that nothing in there should cause a problem. They do say not to use it if you have acne or eczema on the place where you might be applying this as it could cause unpleasant pain instantly and further irritation to the skin.
I have always had the tube but you can buy strips too. You can buy this at any chemist or pharmacist and most large Supermarkets. The price is around £5.95 for the 4head Stick costs and a tube is supposed to be enough for around 100 applications but I can't say I have ever counted our uses. I find it keeps really well too and don't have to worry about using it within a few months.
The 4head QuickStrips cost £3.49 for a pack of 4 strips. One strip is good for for up to 6 hours of headache and migraine relief. Personally I think the waxy tube of stuff is better value and have never tried the strips but that seems a bit expensive to me. The tube can be used over and over again and by lots of different family members while the strip once opened that one is done.
I can't say this will instantly solve all headaches but if you catch some headaches early enough it will often do the trick for me. It is not so expensive and lasts for ages so is worth a try I my view.
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I bought this headache stick when I was suffering with bad headaches earlier in my pregnancy. They seem to have eased off now thankfully, but at the beginning I was struggling daily in work, not being able to turn to my usual solution which is paracetamol. I was browsing in Superdrug, stocking up on non-medicated pain solutions, when this little stick caught my eye.
The product is safe to use during pregnancy, and also alongside medicated painkillers. So it's useful to have if you're suffering really badly as it can work in conjunction with tablets. It contains pure levomenthol, which is a type of peppermint, and is designed to be applied directly to the forehead to combat headaches.
The stick is very convenient to carry round, as it's quite short and stubby so it fits in most handbags with ease. It claims to be clear once applied, but I still tried it at home first just in case I ended up walking round work looking an idiot! I was pleased to see that you couldn't really tell I had used it, although it did feel slightly greasy, it didn't look shiny or anything. I was also concerned it might disturb my make-up, but amazingly it didn't have any traces of foundation or powder on the stick after I'd used it.
I found the usage instructions a little vague, as they basically state that you can use this as required, but not to overdo it. It also didn't suggest how much to use, so I wasn't sure if one swipe across the forehead would be enough, or if I was to completely cover every inch of skin. The first time I used it, I think I overdid it slightly, as I ended up with stinging eyes. It does say in the instructions that this can happen, as I guess it is a menthol product and if you apply to your temples it's quite close to your eyes. On subsequent uses, I've just swiped it once or twice, and it's prevented the stinging sensation to my eyes.
After applying this remedy, nothing happens immediately, but then within about five minutes I can feel a tingling sensation as it gets to work. It almost seems to numb the area, so you're less conscious of your headache, but the effects don't last as long as when taking paracetamol, so I do find myself applying this quite frequently when I have a headache. I do find this one good to use in work, though, because although it's not as effective as the headache cooling strips I've been using, it's more convenient for using in public.
This was actually on offer in Superdrug when I bought it, costing £4.95 instead of £5.19. I'm not sure how long it will last, or if it dries out after being open a while, but for the short term solution I needed this did help me a bit at the time. I would recommend this if you're looking for a non-medicated headache solution, although the cooling strips are more effective in my opinion.
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4Head is a product I have been using for many years both in place of and as well as painkillers. It is described as a natural headache treatment and comes in a small twisty container (a bit like a thick lipstick tube). The product is clear and also applies clear so no one can see it when being worn but it does have a very strong menthol smell which is quite overpowering and can be smelt by others.
The stick should be wiped across the forehead and temple areas to treat a headache but avoiding the eyes by a large distance as the fumes from the menthol are very strong. I apply the 4Head to the very top of my forehead leaving a few centimetres above my eyes free as I tend to find even if it is not right about the eyebrows just moving can mean fumes sting your eyes. For your first try just swipe across your head once and slowly build up to avoid this pain!
I find that if I have a small headache, I apply 4Head at the first signs and I feel better within 5-10 minutes. If I have a stronger headache or migraine I will use 4Head in combination with painkillers as it only uses menthol not drugs you can't overdose. It really does work.
So the first time I heard about this product was when my good old nan came down one day. I was moping about the house with the worst headache and she came to the rescue. She began telling me about this product that I could simply put on my head and it would freeze me head and help my headache. I must say, I was abit dubious at first. I thought how in the world was this going to work? I had used frozen eye masks in the past but this was something different altogether.
When my nan took this from her 'medical bag' with her hundreds of pills I was very surprised. It looks and works in the same way that a lipstick would work. You take the lid off and turn the bottom and up twists the stick of 'magic headache relief'. The smell of this product is similar to menthol which I love... very refreshing. You simply apply the stick to your forehead and it states that it will relieve your headache. After many years of taking paracetamol, nurofen, ibuprofen as well as many others I was slowly becoming immune so was intrigued to see if this worked, and it did! It seemed to simply freeze my whole head and in turn numbing the pain in my head! Its very small and can fit very easily in a pocket for mean or any girls handbag. This really is a natural remedy to help those headaches. And you can use it as many times as necessary because of the fact that it is natural and doesn't require dosing restrictions.
The price tag on this isnt too bad either. You can generally find it in stores for around £4-£5 although this can vary. The products does however last a very long time.
I only have a few slightly negative points to make. If you do have a very bad migraine, sometimes it doesn't completely clear the pain, and although sometimes it does numb it, this isn't enough. This said you can use it as many times as required. The only other point is, when I apply this right before going to sleep, once I am all settled down my partner often moans that it stings his eyes and makes them water. I do apply quite alot of this to my head and he is a little bit of a drama queen but some people are more sensitive than others and although I do not have a problem myself, some people may find this happens.
Overall, for a natural remedy I would definitely recommend this product. It is very small and can be used as many times as necessary and I would say around 95% of the time it works! Very cheap and ten times better than stuffing your body with pills every day!
Comes in a cerise bright pink cardboard box.
'Effective Headache Relief.'
Direct application to the forehead.
Non greasy and colourless.
Ingredients - 90% levomenthol and also contains macrogol 20000.
Long shelf life - mine has expiry date of November 2015.
'A natural way to treat headaches.'
Manufactured by Aeropak of Norfolk.
Distributed by DDD Ltd of Watfrod for 4head.
A Diomed product.
Has enclosed instruction leaflet.
Solid screw up stick in pale grey tube. Sufficient for more than 100 applications
TOXIC IF SWALLOWED - and avoid eyes.
£4.50 from Tesco, but the recommended retail price is £5.95.
=== Alternative Product===
4head also comes as strips which can be purchased in packs of four. Called 4head QuickStrip their recommenDed pricer per pack is £3.49.
( I have not tried these yet but seems to Me the stick is much better value as it has over 100 applications.)
This is a natural way to treat your headaches and when I first heard about it a few years ago I thought I would give it a try.
Of course headaches comes in different sorts and severity and anyone who gets lots of bad headaches should see their doctor. However lots of us just get headaches if tired, in a lot of noise or just after having a stressful day. Personally as I have ME I found I would get headaches if I had been out in busy shops or where there was lots of talking and noise and so rather than just take two paracetamol I thought I would try this product.
The chunky tube is just under two inches and is easy to use and carry with you. It has a pull off cap which fastens on with a satisfying 'click' so you know it is in place. Also inside and on top of the stick is another thin piece of clear plastic in the shape of a disc - keep this as well - the first one I had I threw this away before reading the paperwork as I thought it was just packaging but it obviously helps to protect the stick as well.
With any ailment I always try to avoid tablets for as long as possible and I would always carry one of these sticks in my bag.
It is really easy to use and you can even do it in public without anyone taking much notice. The stick is quite solid and dry and you just need to twist it up slightly and wipe it across your forehead twice. You will soon start to feel a tingling and cooling and it should help to ease your headache. Of course as I would usually get headaches from busy places and situations it also made sense to try and go somewhere quiet as well, but I do find that it is quite effective. It may not wipe the pain out instantly but it does ease it and if you can also go somewhere quiet the pain will fade.
The instructions state that it can be used on migraine as well but I cannot vouch for that.
Obviously this is not as strong and powerful as taking tablets but as a first line of defence I find it works well and mostly this is all I will need to use.
It is only to be used on the forehead and is TOXIC if swallowed. The information sheet inside is thorough but there are actually hardly any warnings apart from not consuming it or getting it in your eyes.
I think the worst that can happen when using on your forehead s a bit of allergic reaction if you have sensitive skin - so it is advisable to try a little first. You will feel tingling but that is how it works.
It also advices not to use if you have acne or broken skin.
Any age can use it but as the literature states,if children complain of headaches they really need to see a doctor.
There is no limit to how much you can use this stick but obviously be sensible - I usually wipe it across my brow twice and then maybe one more time an hour later - after that the headache is usually easing anyway and if it was still very bad then I would take a tablet.
This has such a long shelf life that the new one I have just bought will last until November 2015. Even then I do not actually finish the sticks - but after their expiry dates the potency wears off. This will be my third stick now.
For the price I find this a very good product - - to have something to carry with you for almost three year's worth of treatment for under £5 is good value - and I like the fact it is not something I am taking orally.
===Would I Recommend?===
Myself and my son suffer from headaches, with me it's migraine but for my son it's almost daily. He's been diagnosed with chronic daily headaches and told by the doctor to not take painkillers often as these can aggravate the problem. I decided to try something natural and having seen 4head on the tele thought we'd give it a go.
It's not cheap, in Tesco's it costs £4.50 for a small 3.6g stick. However Home Bargains do sometimes sell it a bit cheaper.
The 4head itself is solid and comes in a 'prittstick' style container and is packaged in a burgundy box. You twist the bottom to push the contents up ready to apply to your forehead. 4heads natural active pain blocking ingredients are- Levomenthol 90% w/w and Macrogol 20000, it smells slightly of menthol- but not too unpleasant. It's colourless and non-greasy.
You're told to apply directly to your forehead as often as you wish 'for fast effective headache relief'. According to their website 4head is suitable for all ages, and can be used with oral medication but to take care when using other applied forehead treatments or if you have skin conditions. Asthmatics should use in a well ventilated room.
Immediately on rubbing on to my forehead it feels cooling and does offer some relief. It has a numbing effect. This really helps if it's a particularly bad headache and I'm waiting for tablets to work as these can take 20 minutes. If rubbed too close to my eyes it can make them sting a bit but not really an issue for me as I'd rather have runny eyes than a headache! 4head's effects probably last 30 minutes by which time I just rub more on. I find 4head is enough for me on it's own for just a niggle without the need for painkillers, so that's good.
It doesn't leave a greasy residue- you can't feel it on your skin once it's dried- just a light scent of menthol. 4head hasn't caused any skin reaction in me or my son. If I pile on too much though it does get in my fringe making it necessary to wash my hair.
My son takes a stick of 4head to school with him, and says it definitely helps. I think it works best with niggly or tension type headaches. It doesn't really touch a migraine, but once gripped with a migraine sleep and strong painkillers are the only thing that helps although 4head certainly doesn't hurt.
I would recommend it and will continue to give it to my son as an alternative to painkillers.
I love 4head. I don't really get loads of bad headaches but when I do I always tend to have a couple of painkillers and then I also like to have something cool on my head be it a cool wet cloth or else 4head as I absolutely hate having a headache and like the comforting and soothing feeling that something cool gives me.
4head can be bought in places like boots and superdrug and it costs around about £5. It sort of feels like having a cool wet cloth would on your head but I buy it because it is more convenient and lasts a lot longer than that.
It comes in a stick and is made with 100% Levomenthol which gives a cooling and soothing effect on the skin which in turn soothes headaches.
I'll be completely honest and say that this doesn't actually ever get rid of my headaches 100% but combined with painkillers it always does the trick to making me feel better quickly. This is especially good for stress headaches that you can feel pounding behind your eyes and painkillers don't really help. Lying down with this on my head for 20 minutes helps me feel better and ready again to face what life has to throw at me.
You use 4head by just rubbing it on your forehead and it can be used by adults and children over the age of six and it would be a good alternative for people who suffer migraines and don't like to take pills.
It gives an immediate cooling sensation on my forehead which is really soothing and relaxing. You can actually feel the coolness helping to relieve the pain when you rub it on and I find that it is fast at helping to soothe my headaches. Keeping it in the fridge gives it even more cooling and soothing properties and I think it feels much nicer when it has been kept in the fridge instead if in a cupboard.
A cool wet cloth would probably do the same thing but then you have the hassle of rewetting it when it warms up whereas with this you can just click it on and forget about it. I really like it and if you suffer from headaches then you will probably enjoy its cooling and soothing.
Throughout the years I have experienced unbelievable amounts of stress and depression which would always result in constant headaches and migraines. I took a couple of trips to the doctors every couple of months to ensure that it wasn't anything serious causing this, but it was just plain old stress induced headaches which wouldn't leave me alone!
Considering they were extremely regular; I haven't always been that keen on taking oral medication as I have never been reliant or confident with medication as I believe natural or alternative remedies are better; which is what attracted me to 4head! The fact that all that was necessary to rid myself of headaches was to apply this to my forehead and temple area (or wherever it hurts the most) and wait a couple of minutes for the cool, soothing effects to work.
When I say a couple of minutes I literally mean that as with paracetamol or aspirin etc you often find that it takes at least ten minutes to get to work, or even longer which isn't ideal if you're in agony. It contains " levomenthol" which is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from peppermint oils.
Each pot weighs 3.6 grams and costs on average £4 - £5 depending on where you purchase it from; which seems a little pricey for something so small; however it is worth absolutely every penny as it is a natural product which completely eliminates the need for pills and lasts a couple of months to a year (varying on how regular your head aches are. I find that I go through 2 a year at the most).
It is colourless so don't worry about staining your skin or clothes, it is also non greasy so you'll not experience an unpleasant oily feeling on your face. I suggested that my boyfriend tried it as he does not take any form of medication; unfortunately he was not a fan of it because of the tingling sensation 4head gives you. It isn't painful or uncomfortable in the slightest, it can just annoy a small proportion of people. I however totally have no problem with the tingling sensation, in fact I really enjoy it and find it therapeutic and relaxing and instantly relieves my headache.
It's even more enjoyable for me when I apply 4head on a cold day and it works even faster as the cold and the peppermint oils work together to cool down my head. Although the only down side to wearing 4head is that if you forget you've applied it and have your fingers anywhere near your forehead and touch your eyes - it will make your eyes constantly water so you will have to wash your eyes out if that happens. Also extremely windy conditions don't help as it blows the menthol aroma into your eyes as well.
But don't let that put you off as it really is an amazing product that provides instant relief with natural ingredients. You can find this in many stores throughout the UK such as asda, tesco, superdrug, boots, co operative, spa and so on. Anywhere that sells a relative amount of cosmetic products will most likely sell this item so it isn't hard to find at all.