23, 05, 2017

Starting from the root

When it comes to hair, everywhere in the world has different styles, techniques, and beliefs when it comes to dealing with it — that goes for the health of the hair and scalp as well. I’ve mentioned it a zillion times before, but in my short-lived hairstyling career working in a Japanese salon, I’ve learned so many knowledgeable skills and ideals that not many salons in North America, Europe, and other places in the world know too much about or apply much emphasis on just yet. Although I’m no longer dealing with hair (just my own) I took what I learned with me to this day.

From my time there, I learned that the Japanese way of hair starts from the roots — literally. If you’ve been to your local Japanese hair salon or was lucky enough to experience the real deal in Japan, you would’ve noticed how the shampoo portion of your visit there is the most detailed oriented and delightful shampoo and scalp massage you’ve probably had in your lifetime. Believe it or not, there are even scalp detox spas — also know as “Head Spas” in parts of Asia — that are dedicated to the full treatment of the scalp (you can see my first experience ever having one here). Taking care of your scalp helps to stimulate proper blood flow, which also results in healthier hair growth.

The scalp massaging brush.

You can imagine how ecstatic I was when I received the Vanity Planet Groove Rejuvenating Scalp Massager to review. Since I have experience in this department, I admit that my expectations were a bit high going in. The Groove massager brush is an extra treat for your hair that vibrates and cleanses your scalp at the push of a button. Since it’s water-resistant it can be used in and out and of the shower as well. Although the rubber bristles are blunt, they are gentle enough for all skin types to help loosen and get rid of the dead skin cells and oil build-up that you’ve accumulated for the years (gross, I know). The biggest reward from the Groove Scalp Massaging Brush though is the mini-massage which I can confirm is absolutely amazing. So just a heads up: If you have an important deadline for work or school, I don’t recommend you using this at that time because you’ll be so relaxed and most likely fall asleep and ruin your schedule.

Scalp Benefits

Aside from increased blood flow to the scalp and getting rid of dead skin cells like I mentioned above. Other benefits for getting a scalp message are to help promote hair growth and scalp health, helps to keep hair follicles clean, and thoroughly cleanses braids, weaves, and extensions.

The hair treatment.

To get the ball rolling you need the perfect treatment in your weekly haircare routine as well. Vanity Planet’s REMI Moisturizing & Restorative Hair Treatment mingles very well with the Scalp Massaging Brush. I don’t say this too often, but this is by far one of the best hair treatments I’ve ever tried out in awhile for my course wavy/swavy hair ever. This treatment hydrates dry and damaged hair, helps to eliminate a lot of frizz, and creates shine while surprisingly not losing any volume or weighing down your hair. All ingredients are natural which include: Coconut oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, castor seed, sweet orange oil, and vitamin E. I personally saw great results with the use of this for 30-45 minutes and at least once or twice a week. Also the scent of the sweet orange oil makes your hair smell so delicious!
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This post was sponsored by Vanity Planet (powered by BrandBacker). All opinions are my own.

14 responses to “Starting from the root”

  1. Whoa! I love the idea of that scalp massager! Plus, it’s my favorite color: mint. My hair has thinned a lot when compared to what it was like in high school (damn you, teasing-scene kid trend). I might have to give that a try.


    • Stacey says:

      Ah no way! I want a scene kid too! It’s funny because the other day I was looking over some old re-writable cds (LOL) and I found all my myspace photos and just was so amazed with how cool I was hahahah. My hair is huge when it’s short so I luckily didn’t need to do too much teasing but just straighten the rest of hair. Good times!

      • Bahahah that’s awesome! I love meeting fellow retired scene kids. I have a few of my photos but unfortunately my Myspace ones are unattainable, I think they got deleted, so the only ones I have left are the ones I edited and resized using Photobucket LOL. It’s so funny to look back on. The good ol’ days, when all you had to worry about was getting comments on your “default”…-___- LOL

        • Stacey says:

          Sorry this is such a late reply but I had to comment back on this because scene kids, the OG ones, are a dime a dozen so we need to talk lol OMG photobucket!! LOL!! I’m so mad at myself for resizing my photos and not keeping the originals. Btw, I did a post on how I use to do my makeup as a teen awhile back. I have some of my scene kid photos in it: http://thebambieyes.com/teenage-me-makeup/ LOL!!!

          • Bahahaha!!!! OMGGGGG I should do a post like that. That is amazing hahaha! I totally did bottom lid eyeliner and in hindsight, I’m thinking, why did I purposely make it look like I woke up with yesterday’s mascara on my bottom water line???? LMFAO I’m dying.

          • Stacey says:

            LOL it was so cool back then!! And pleaseeeee do a post on your scene days/makeup or whatever I would love it to bits! 😛

  2. Ah this sounds heavenly! I love head massages so I’d be doing this everyday LOL. Will have to check this out… maybe as a little gift to myself. Haha!


  3. I’ve never heard of this but it sounds so much fun though! Hahah love the warning that you shouldn’t use it if you have an important deadline haha! Genius that you can add some moisturizing cream too. Sounds lovely! Xx


  4. Jeanne says:

    Interesting! I’ve never tried something like this before but would certainly like to.


  5. Emily says:

    Now I think about it, it makes sense that the roots are cared for so meticulously in Japan! What a great idea the scalp massaging brush is, would love to try one!

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