What My Mom Taught Me About Hair + Goody Clean Radiance Hair Brush
When I was a child, my mom refused to let me get a cool hairstyle. I had long, healthy, naturally blonde hair, so of course I wanted a short pink bob. I’d beg my parents to let me chop off my hair or at least dye it a different color, but my mom always said no. She’d try to tell me stories about the horrific haircuts and crazy hair colors she’d had throughout her life, but I wouldn’t listen. I wanted to have whatever hairstyle was fashionable that month, and I’d complain to my friends that my parents didn’t understand that I was a mature adult – AKA a nine-year-old who should be in total control of her hair. My mom successfully prevented me from ruining my hair for years, but unfortunately my devious twelve-year-old mind decided it was a good idea to tell my hairdresser that my mom was definitely ok with my new feathered bob ala Charlie’s Angels. My mom just sighed when she saw my hair and gave me a knowing smile. Naturally, I started hating my haircut after about two days. I missed my long hair and hated the high-maintenance layers, but unfortunately I didn’t learn my lesson.
After my horrendous hair cut, the obsession with hair dye began. My mom loved my natural blonde hair, but she agreed that I could get subtle highlights to enhance the color. As time went on, I continue to dye my hair lighter and lighter. Eventually my hair was basically a strange shade of yellowy-white platinum, and my hair and scalp were drastically damaged. All I wanted was to have long, healthy, naturally blonde hair. My mom had been right all along.
Three years later, I’m finally back to where I started as a child. I have long, fairly healthy, natural dirty blonde hair. It took time, patience, and a complete overhaul of my hair care routine to get there, but I’ve made it! These days, I no longer dismiss the beauty advice my mom gave me. As all adults do, I’m slowly but surely realizing that my mom was right about every little detail of life. These days, I follow my mother’s beauty commandments to the letter. I maintain my hair’s natural color, take my makeup off every night, and apply moisturizer like it’s a magical elixir. I’ve also started paying closer attention to brushing my hair.
When I was a child, my mom would tell me to brush my hair 100 strokes each night before going to bed. It was a beauty tip she’d learned from her mother and grandmother, and she told me that brushing my hair thoroughly would lead to healthier, shinier hair. At the time, I thought that my nightly hair brushing was polishing my hair to a shine, but I later learned that brushing your hair allows the natural oils from your scalp to spread along the lengths of your hair. This process helps to condition your hair and allow it to take on a healthy shine.
Now I can take this multi-generational beauty tip to new levels thanks to my latest beauty find. I’ve been testing out the Goody Clean Radiance cushion hairbrush (also available in a paddle brush variety) from Walmart, which features copper bristles that massage the scalp, restore your hair’s natural moisturize balance, and remove buildup (results based on consumer usage and perception study by Goody). I’ve been using this brush on dry hair two to three times a day for the past two weeks, and I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair. The Clean Radiance brush distributes my hair’s natural oils along the length of my hair to add shine and moisture, and I’ve also noticed that I can squeeze in a little extra time between shampoos. I’m not sure if it’s due to removing oil or buildup, but brushing my hair more frequently has undoubtedly made my scalp appear less oily/dirty. When you have a busy schedule and a lazy attitude about blow drying your hair, adding an extra day in between shampoos can be a lifesaver.
Due to the stiff nature of the bristles, I wouldn’t recommend using this brush on wet hair. The copper bristles will absorb heat, so you won’t want to use this brush when you’re blow drying your hair either. I use the Clean Radiance brush after my hair is completely styled, and I always begin brushing from the bottom of my hair and slowly move up towards my scalp. This method will prevent your hair from snagging in the copper bristles, and it’s also a great way to prevent hair breakage. In addition to reducing buildup in your hair to create a healthy and radiant shine, the copper bristles in the Goody Clean Radiance hair brush gently massage your scalp, and the flexible cushion pad will make your brushing experience even more comfortable.
If you’re looking for a new hair brush, check out the Goody Clean Radiance line in the hair care aisle at Walmart the next time you’re re-stocking on Goody hair elastics or bobby pins. In addition to being a fantastic hair brush, the white and rose gold design will be a stunning addition to your vanity!
What beauty tips did you learn from your mom?
Thanks to Acorn Influence, Goody Hair, and Walmart for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all stated opinions are my honest thoughts. I’ve used and loved Goody hair products for years! #CleanRadiance