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    This Scalp Massager Basically Just Saved Me Hundreds At The Salon

    Vanity Planet's rejuvenating scalp massager has benefits like relaxation, exfoliation, and stimulation. And TBH now my scalp likes using a massager even more than my vibrat....oh, hi, Mom.

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    Hi, I'm Mallory. And I'm not one to splurge on self-care.

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    Because I hate spending money, I tend to skip the salon and do my own hair. Because I love my body, I decided to recreate the salon's fantastic shampoo-bowl massage at home by using Vanity Planet's Rejuvenating Scalp Massager.

    Now I (and hello hi, YOU) can have the most satisfying shampoo there ever 'twas. With the added bonus of not being touched by a stranger. You're welcome, personal bubbles everywhere.

    Okay, wanna talk about what it actually does?

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    Great! Because here. we. go.

    First off, this lil' guy has two massage settings that can help increase hair growth and overall scalp health by lifting away dead skin cells, oil, and buildup. Oh and HEY! It's also cute as heck.

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    Those adorable rubber chompers aid in removing dead skin cells and other buildup on the scalp. To turn on the massager, throw in one AA battery and then press the button below the handle (this positioning and style makes it super easy to turn on, even when the product is wet). When you want to increase the speed, press the button again to hit that second setting, so it can hit the spot!

    This kid is also water-resistant, which means it's my new favorite shower companion (sorry, spouse). You can either get a deep clean with your shampoo/conditioner while you shower, or use it to evenly distribute hair oil throughout your scalp.

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    Should we talk about the lovely ballerina pose I've got going on in these or nah?

    This moves effortlessly through my dry hair, while creating some lovely, if unintended, fullness at my scalp (sex hair is best hair).

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    I completely expected this to pull my hair when dry, especially at times when I don't add any oil, but it proved my narcissistic self wrong! Not only does it keep my hair tangle-free, it moves so smoothly I constantly use it on my dry hair when I have a headache or feel stressed. This has saved me so much time (and water) when I'd usually take a bath to relax.

    And it works just as well in the shower. I have ultra-bleached, over-dyed, exhausted hair, and yet this moves smoothly all the way from the base of my neck to my crown. Which makes me feel like an actual queen.

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    Using this wet is the best way to show off its versatility. The exfoliating elements compliment my shampoo so well — making my scalp feel completely scrubbed clean. It's gentle, fresh, and super satisfying. All while going over my hair easily and feeling fantastic!

    It's also certified cruelty-free. But not just to critters! Those large rubber "bristles" are designed to be safe for weaves, braids, natural curls, and extensions.

    That's because the stimulation that comes from the massage happens even when you aren't pressing hard into your scalp; gently moving across it will do the trick. Lots of people talk about this system making their hair grow "faster," and it can definitely feel like that, but it's actually helping the hair grow more easily. That stimulation can break up buildup over your pores, even without scrubbing it hard. This thing wouldn't dare hurt a hair on your head.

    Vanity Planet's scalp massager is available in five colors, which means it's gonna match every hair color I ever have and be on my head and in my heart for years to come.

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    Get it on Amazon for $17.99!


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