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3 Newly Created Must-Have Tools for Type 4 Hair

Avatar • Jan 26, 2015

It’s 2015 and with the new year, comes new tools! Take a peek at a few new inventions that are here to add some ease to your natural hair care regime. As a bonus…they’re all under $20!

 

Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother

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I carry the Scalp Soother literally EVERYWHERE I GO. It’s always in my purse. It truly speaks to soul of my scalp. I am a fan of a good scalp massage and the Scalp Soother does not disappoint. I was first introduced to the tool while attending a taping of The Real talk show with my BFF. One of the hosts, Loni Love informed the audience that the tool was created to get to those hard to reach spots under the braids of weaves. However, once they gave us our exit gift bags after a long 3 hours of taping, I went to town on my scalp! It’s awesome because I can effectively massage my scalp without messing up all of the hard work I put into a braid out. Also does wonders if you’re about that crochet braid life this winter, like me!

Michele Mercier Detangling Brush

I am an avid user of the Michele Mercier Detangling Brush. I purchased it at Bed Bath & Beyond after my best friend chastised me horribly for even considering buying a knock-off Tangle Teezer brush at TJ Maxx. Coupled with my Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque, detangling and deep conditioning is a breeze! This detangling brush doesn’t split my hair like the Tangle Teezer has reportedly done to many naturals; but rather effortlessly glides through my strands, eliminating tangles. Yes, you can use it on dry or wet hair; but as my hair is doubly thick…a whole heap of conditioner is necessary. It’s also worth mentioning that this particular tool comes in three forms based on hair volume- thick, normal and fine. If you’re a thick Type 4 like me, grab the Michele Mercier Detangling Brush for thick hair, you won’t regret it.

The Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush 

Since going natural and becoming the only one who ever touches my hair (besides a few stylists and completely out of line strangers at bars), I still have not mastered the effortless wash I receive with a salon visit. This particular tool appears to be the best of both worlds. A vibrating shampoo brush? Yes and Yes! I’ve longed for the days where I could afford an old fashioned shampoo bowl scalp massage. (Alas, I’ve got bills, bills, bills) Shampoo brushes are officially the wave and at $20, they’re a lot less expensive than a trip to any salon.

 Have you tried any of the above tools? Do you think you’ll give them a shot?

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Lana

A soothsayer is a seer or an oracle…

Ajah
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Ajah

I have the brush and the scalp massager. Decent products. The scalp scratcher looks interesting.

cryssi
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cryssi

I’ve tried the Michele Mercier brush, and I hated it. No matter how much conditioner was on my hair, is kept ripping my hair and I have some pretty strong hair. It didn’t detangle well at all for me. By the time I finished the test section of hair, that area needed some serious clipping. I took it back the very next day. That thing could not handle my mega thick 4a hair, at all.

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BGLHRinny

Noted. I was trying to hyperbolize how metaphysical I felt the tool was. Lol. Fail. Edited doe.

jasmine w
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jasmine w

that scalp soother and shampoo brush might be my next purchases

brlbeleza
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brlbeleza

I shiver at the sight of that detangling brush whenever I see it at stores. I love new hair/beauty gadgets but I just can’t ever see that doing anything but ripping my hair to shreds. A no-go for this 4a/b head.

Azula
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Azula

Yeah I am 4a myself and looking at that is just like no… noooo it looks scary ;A; I meant if people love it all the power to them but I think I’m going to sit this one out.

malynn
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malynn

I am a mix of 3b and 3c and even I refuse to try that brush. To me it looks like a tragedy/ends ripper waiting to happen. The tangle teezer can kiss my @$$ also. Im convinced that’s what killed my ends-and that is where 90% of my curls form! Smh. I’ll stick to wide tooth combs and a paddle brush for braid outs.

Whats 'Sup
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Whats 'Sup

Detangling Brush? Im laughing at the thought of using it. Even long wide toothed combs can rip and tear my hair if Im not careful. That stubby narrow toothed brush? No way.

tyrena
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tyrena

Yes I will give all 3 a try.

tequila berryhill
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tequila berryhill

I have all 3 of those and the Michel Mercier I still don’t care for it maybe it’s due to the length of my hair

Lacey
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Lacey

Which one do you like the most?

caty
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caty

I actually disagree. I’m 17 with thick thick thick 4a hair. I use the detangler every chance I get. My mom taught me how to properly detangle so I love it.

Adía
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Adía

I would think the scalp massager would tangle my hair

Nappy4ever
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Nappy4ever

all people can depend on US to put $$$ in their pocket.…

Kari
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Kari

I have the Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother and primarily use it to lift my roots/shape my twist outs. I am always pleased with the results.

Chicfro
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Chicfro

I feel like you can just use your hands for all these functions. And I thought finger detangling was the best option?! I’m so confused haha

MalikaiDragonSlayer
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MalikaiDragonSlayer

Finger detangling is the best option for some people. I personally prefer a good wide-toothed comb.

The Darling Kinkshamer
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The Darling Kinkshamer

My hair is very long, tightly coiled and very thick, if I detangled it with my hands it would take hours and hours, instead I use tools to speed up the process.

BGLHRinny
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BGLHRinny

It actually seamlessly slips in and out. No tangles whatsoever.

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