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The Only Hairbrush You’ll Ever Need

A couple of months ago, my body was in a state for some unknown reason and was acting really weird, one of the unusual things it was up to really affected my hair ,which was literally falling out and I felt like I was leaving a trail everywhere I went. I spoke to my hairdresser about this and he advised that the minute I know of someone going over to the UK, I need to ask them to bring me back this wonderful brush from Aveda. One he uses in his salon. He showed me this giant brush, which looked nice, but it was just a hairbrush…. I umm’d and aah’d about this for ages, simply because why should I ask someone in the UK to get me something as trivial as a hairbursh? Well, eventually, after losing more hair I thought you know what – what do I have to lose. So I started searching online. I could only find positive reviews from people with all different hair types. I found the Aveda Paddle Brush on the Aveda website and went and ordered one. When my folks came back in September before my trip to Italy my hair had calmed down on the falling out but it wasn’t back to its normal self. I have religiously used this brush morning and evening (or lets be honest, when I can be bothered to brush my hair) and I am so impressed with the results. My scalp is no longer sore and sensitive, my hair is left with a lovely finish after brushing and there is very minimal to no static (in Johannesburg’s winter there was a little bit). I have been using it for post-drying to calm down the hair and all the new hair that is growing from my scalp so I don’t look like I’ve stuck my finger in an electric socket.Aveda-Wooden-Paddle-Brush

The price on the Aveda website is £19.00 approximately R280. Initially I thought, wow, that is expensive… for a hairbrush? Well, I own makeup brushes that are tiny in size comparison and cost a great deal more, so really, is R280 a lot of money for a hairbrush? For something as necessary and as widely used in my daily routine as a hairbrush I don’t think so.

The Aveda Paddle brush is designed for scalp treatments and easily detangling hair. The bristles are made to massage the scalp while easily freeing any knots or tangles. The brush, although large, is extremely lightweight.

Although I’ve only had my lovely brush for a couple of months, I’ve read reviews where people have had their brushes for 8 years and they are only starting to deteriorate now.

If you want to do your scalp and hair some favours, think about this investment piece for your beauty routine.

XO Flea

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Hairy Matters with HAIRGENX

Healthy luscious hair is a trait we can all take for granted, but what does it mean when you start experiencing hair loss? Well, I can’t give the exact answer, and if you are worried, perhaps you should visit your doctor to discuss as each type of hair loss has different causes although some of the types are really not understood properly.images

Could it be genetics?

Male pattern baldness is hereditary passing from generation to generation, if you are a man and you know your father was bald or balding the likelihood that you will experience the same type of hair loss is quite high however it is not clear if this is the case with female-pattern baldness, although it is clear that women who have been through menopause may have increased chance of female-pattern baldness because they have fewer female hormones.

Could it be an immune imbalance?

Androgenic alopecia is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s natural defence is hindered and struggles to protect it from infection from bacteria and viruses. When the immune system attacks the cause of infection, but in the case of alopecia areata it damages the hair follicles instead, the reason for this is still unknown. The hair follicles are not permanently damaged and in many cases the hair grows back within a few months. If you have any other autoimmune disease, such as thyroid disease, diabetes, vitiligo could mean that you would be more likely to be affected by alopecia areata.

Could it be related to medical treatments?

In cases where someone has undergone major medical treatments in most cases for cancer, most commonly chemotherapy however not all chemo drugs cause hair loss and sometimes the hair loss is so small it is hardly noticeable. When I was a teenager, after having various surgeries, none related for anything to do with cancer and/or chemotherapy I experienced terrible hair loss and hair fall. Eventually, some clever doctor rooted it back to having a couple of anaesthetics within a certain period of time. Certain medications also are attributed to hair fall, some are worse than others. Continue reading

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