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    Default Re: Does anyone still use Bigen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalamazoo View Post
    I just rechecked My Dashboard. No, I haven't posted anything on the salt & pepper thread.
    I must have mistaken you with someone else then. I'm so sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalamazoo View Post
    Hi Lapushka! Well, I'm not sure my view of my hair is entirely rational, because I'm still trying to convince myself that I'm younger than what the calendar says.

    I also have this weird quirk about thinking that I'm not dying my hair because of using only natural means.

    So the wooden combs help somewhat, but occasionally I look in the mirror & my temples look whiter than I want to admit, so I apply a drop of something to the spot & rub it in. The "drop of something" may be a little neem oil (which smells bad & may be a no-no for women of child-bearing age, but I'm not), or black walnut hull extract (which may also have a cautionary statement), ...

    or, when I'm serious about wanting to grow my hair overnight & follow the advice of those YouTubers who combine the Inversion Method with Egg & Oil Under a Plastic Head-Wrapping Overnight, among the ingredients in my hair mask, I include some Ayurvedic herbs which are known to change hair color a bit, including neem & amla powders.

    I've also tried henna a couple times because I thought having red hair might be fun; but the orange that it gave me didn't go with my complexion, so I got rid of it the next day. I did another hair mask with 4 blueberries crushed in it.

    I must say that whatever I put on my scalp has a huge impact on my health! Usually, if I eat about a quarter cup of blueberries, I start seeing better (because of that visual purple dye in the berries); but mashing just 4 blueberries into that hair mask had me seeing better the next day, & for a longer time, than just eating 10 times as many as what I put on my scalp.

    And then there's the Caboki powder, which also changes hair color temporarily.

    So using wooden combs is one of about half a dozen things I do to adjust my hair color.
    Don't we all wish we were younger than the calendar says.

    Amla can darken, I know that much.

    But I still can't wrap my head around the fact that you can get "color" from using a wooden comb. That has me well confused.
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    Here are some eBay and Amazon ads that claim that their wooden combs "delay the development of grey hair":

    <https://www.ebay.com/itm/RoyaltyRoute-Handcrafted-Neem-Wood-Comb-Wide-Tooth-Detangling-Anti-Static-Wo/264022440847?hash=item3d78f6bb8f:g:v1gAAOSwF8Fb3od U>

    OK, copy & paste this into your browser's address bar:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RoyaltyRout...1gAAOSwF8Fb3od U

    <https://www.amazon.com/Olina-Handmade-Sandalwood-Aromatic-Wide-tooth/dp/B00EPEZUUM>

    Try this link instead:

    amazon.com/Olina-Handmade-Sandalwood-Aromatic-Wide-tooth/dp/B00EPEZUUM


    That didn't work either. OK, try going to Amazon.com & paste this into Amazon's search bar:

    Olina Sandalwood Aromatic Wide tooth




    <https://www.amazon.com/FREUDEWOOD-Narrow-Handmade-Sandalwood-Handle/dp/B00B4VH372>

    And here's an article, "Restore Your Natural Hair Color With A Comb by Joyce Wang", at:

    <https://www.google.com/amp/s/naturopathicinstitute.info/newsletter/herbs-etc-articles/restore-your-natural-hair-color-with-a-comb-by-joyce-wang/amp/>

    ETA: Hmmm... That link for the article doesn't work. OK, try copying & pasting the following into your address bar:

    naturopathicinstitute.info/newsletter/herbs-etc-articles/restore-your-natural-hair-color-with-a-comb-by-joyce-wang/amp/

    I'll be back with corrections for the comb ads.
    Last edited by Kalamazoo; November 16th, 2018 at 10:47 AM. Reason: The links I gave didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    I must have mistaken you with someone else then. I'm so sorry!
    It's OK. Since I haven't posted an avatar picture yet, we sort of all look alike!

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    The way I use wooden combs? I like to use 2 of them simultaneously, 1 in each hand, & scratch my scalp vigorously, back & forth. I have fine hair, & I use fine-toothed combs. Sometimes I do this while sitting, & sometimes while inverted (bending over enough so that my heart's above my head). It really doesn't tangle my hair!

    To detangle, again, I use a fine-toothed comb, either wood or ox horn. I kind of prefer wood for detangling. I add just a little bit of oil by smearing it on the teeth of the comb. If I come to a knot, I apply extra oil there. The oils I'm most likely to use for detangling are either cocoa butter or Earthly Delight Hair Growth Pomade. <https://www.walmart.com/ip/Earthly-Delight-Hair-Pomade-4-Oz/120966744?athcpid=120966744&athpgid=easyreorder&at hmtid=eroData&athznid=eroData&athena=true>

    OK, that Walmart link dudn't work. Here's my favorite pomade on the manufacturer's own website:

    https://lafes.com/collections/all/pr...ht-hair-pomade
    Last edited by Kalamazoo; November 16th, 2018 at 11:22 AM. Reason: That link didn't work.

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    Default Re: Does anyone still use Bigen?

    I wonder what results we'd get by taking a poll & asking:
    1) Do you have grey hair?
    2) What materials are your combs &/or brushes made of?

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    Default Re: Does anyone still use Bigen?

    More questions for a poll:

    3) Do you use a. combs, b. brushes, c. both, d. neither?

    4) How do you use them?

    5) What is your hair type?

    6) Do you find that your comb/brush technique is good for your hair?

    7) How so?

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    Default Re: Does anyone still use Bigen?

    Can I start a poll? How?

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    Default Re: Does anyone still use Bigen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalamazoo View Post
    Can I start a poll? How?
    You just make a post, I think, with why you want to start the poll, then edit it and then click on "add a poll" below. I'm sure you can figure it out. I for the longest time had no clue how to do this either.
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