I pulled into a CVS the other day in between a baseball game and on the way to dropping off The Inventor at our church picnic. The Inventor had just come from a swim party, and she had lost her hairbrush several weeks ago. She had been using mine, and forgot to bring it for after the swim party. I told her we could stop at CVS and get Gatorade for her brother and a hairbrush for her. I was in a hurry, I made my purchases and was on my way. Then, AFTER The Inventor brushed her dripping, snarled, wet locks of hair, I thought to myself the total for the items I purchased seemed high. While driving down the road, I quickly glanced at my receipt and realized we just bought a hairbrush for one penny shy of $15!!! I thought the hairbrush was $5, but somehow in my hurry, I must have picked up the WRONG one!!
A $15 hairbrush!
The pricey hairbrush wonder promised faster drying time, and tourmaline that eliminates frizz. Tourmaline according to Wikipedia, is a natural mineral. So who thought to put tourmaline in a hairbrush, and who thought it would eliminate frizz?? After using my top dog brush for 3 hot, humid days, I can assure you tourmaline does nothing to eliminate frizz!
So this hairbrush escapade got me thinking about what women go through to stay looking good. I spend extra money to buy a moisturizer that will also cut down on all those wrinkles, I buy lotion to get rid of the cellulite in my legs. But, where do you stop, and do these products truly make a difference? Can’t us women just age in peace! So how about you ladies, how far to you go to look good???
Would you buy a $14.99 hairbrush with good ole tourmaline? I tend to be more of a natural girl, and try to stay away from some of those products with such outrageous claims. I figure if I exercise, try to eat well ( except for the 2 1/2 doughnuts I ate this morning to celebrate my last day of school!) take lots of vitamins and do what I can do to stay healthy. That is the best I can do for my age! 🙂 And I am comfortable with that.
But I am also stuck with a fancy hairbrush that does nothing to make my hair look any better!