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I Can Finally Stop Brushing My Hair With A Fork

I Can Finally Stop Brushing My Hair With A Fork

Way, way back in this blog's infancy I wrote about how I didn't own a hairbrush, and I only used Sephora's wide tooth comb for my hair detangling needs. That has remained true for a very, very long time. So long that they don't even make my beloved Sephora comb anymore. But whatevs to that, because not only do I have a reserve stash of the Greatest Combs Ever, I've also gone and bought myself A HAIRBRUSH. I'll give you a moment to compose yourself. I know it's quite a shock. Yes, after a decade of not owning a hairbrush, I am now back in the brush business. What device could have possibly converted me? The Wet Brush.

You may already be familiar with The Wet Brush - it's the bestselling brush on Amazon, it's mentioned in magazines, and it's hyped by celebrities. And all for good reason. Somehow the bristles are mega-flexible and soft, but still manage to detangle just about any knot without tugging or pain. It doesn't hurt my head, which can be super sensitive because of fibro, so even if I'm having a flare up I can still wrangle my hair. I only have experience with my own hair type (a lot of, but not very thick, Eastern European white person hair), but from what I understand The Wet Brush is suitable for just about any hair type.

I use my Wet Brush not only for detangling freshly washed, damp hair, but also for my regular hair brushing needs. As you know, I love me some hot rollers, and my current hair styling routine is to brush out my hair post-rollers so that it's full of body with a slight wave/curl. The Wet Brush is perfect for brushing out my curls, because it has that magical ability to glide through hair while getting out all the knots and tangles. I'm prone to throwing my hair in rollers at warp speed, and sometimes this leads to inadvertent curl-tangles. Thanks to The Wet Brush, I just have to do a few quick strokes through my curls and BOOM! My hair is gigantic and gorgeous and ready to go.

Loved The Eyeshadow, Hated The Name. So I Changed It.

Loved The Eyeshadow, Hated The Name. So I Changed It.

Wear, Watch, Want #18: The Black, Brown, and Voyeuristic Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #18: The Black, Brown, and Voyeuristic Edition