Hair Chi: Adding Life Back into Your Hair (Quarantine Edition)

Hair Chi: Adding Life Back into Your Hair (Quarantine Edition)

The Chi founder Farouk Shami, a hairdresser, wanted it to be his mission to create healthier and safer hair products (as well as a work environment) for everyone.

As of late, we are having to practice healthier and safer environments during the pandemic by practicing self-distancing. It throws off the balance we may have had before. Let us discuss finding balance during uncertain times through hairstyling.

About Chi

When I first heard of the company Chi, I immediately thought of the traditional concept of Qi. Which is a Chinese term of philosophy for “vital life force.” It is what binds all things in life. Being everything and nothing. I thought of Tai Chi that people do in the park, or so I have seen, and in the movie The Karate Kid (both the new and original). A form of martial art. I want to look at the philosophical aspect of qi. That way we can look at how it is a concept of the company brand and why it is a way to add life back into your hair using Chi hair styling tools now out through Avon.

Chi Founder and Hair stylist, Farouk Shami

A Little About Qi

Beyond having to maintain the health of our hair to give us reason to look our best with the Chi products I have written about consisting of shampoo, conditioner, serum, and heat protectant as well as the new hair dye line, it may be that your hair needs more life to it. I, for one, have very fine hair that can quickly go limp and cannot keep a curl though I have tried with regular styling tools. May I now look at my none Chi curling brush with disdain at its lack of ability to do what I would like on my hair without needing to use hair curling aids such as special shampoos. Remember Wash and Curl shampoo? Yeah. I used to use that on the regular when my hair wasn’t permed. It was the only way, besides heavy use of super-strong hair spray that is not good for the overall health of very-fine hair, I could keep a curl longer than 30 minutes. Not to say that curls are the only way to add life to hair but also hair straighteners and handheld hair dryers. Heating tools are often used to add life to our hair.

Symbol for Qi

Qi deficiency is when something is off balance. It could be any number or combination of things. Inadequate sleep, not enough water intake, tainted water, poor nutrition, too much of a particular nutrient (least we forget that this is also not healthy), air pollution, mental and emotional un-wellness. The list goes on. If you are wondering what that has to do with hair, well healthy hair and healthy-looking hair add to our overall appearance and look of health. It’s isn’t enough to want to look handsome or pretty, but to look healthy. Hair can give us a glow. Maintaining our qi (Chi) in as many areas as possible, hair included, will help us look and feel our best. I don’t mean you have to do it every day. However, doing it when you need to (for work, for example) or when you need a pick me up (hello Coronavirus stay-at-home orders that are driving us up the wall with cabin fever) or are tired of the same old look can aid in balancing out the off days. Or when you can chill with friends in a messy bun and sweatshirt binge-watching your favorite shows.

I recall a very hard time in my life when I felt as if I would be in that same position day in and day out for the rest of my life. When I began to do my makeup and my hair and picking out an outfit to compliment all that, I felt better. I wasn’t looking to impress but simply to feel better and that I had at least some control over my life’s direction at the time. I easily suffered anxiety attacks and got depressed often. I, for some reason or another, decided I wanted to learn more about doing makeup and taking care of my hair and knowing what to wear and what it meant to wear that particular outfit. Doing all that balanced out the negative in my life. Granted, it wasn’t always easy, but it helped. Many would say it sounds vain. To be honest, I don’t always do it. There are times I feel content sitting in my sweats with a messy bun drinking coffee. Binge-watching many shows until I think I have had enough and maybe read a book.

Avon’s New Hair Styling Tools

Fast forward to now when Avon rolled out a new line of hair styling tools to go along with their other Chi products. As you know, Avon and Chi partnered up last year, as I mentioned in my hair dye review. I got a bit excited about the new hair styling tools. A hairdryer with attachments, a hair curler, and a flatiron. Let’s look at the curling iron first.

The Chi Lava Spin and Curl

Made of volcanic lava ceramic material that has minerals in it that distribute heat evenly and doesn’t stick to your hair. It has several features worth looking at. Such as:

  • 1” Volcanic Lava Ceramic rotating barrel creates bouncy curls and waves
  • Maximum temperature of up to 410°F/210°C
  • Includes pre-set temperature settings with adjustable heat-up times and display
  • Pre-Set Temperatures:
  • – Low 370°F / 188°C – Fine Hair
  • – Medium 390°F / 199°C – Medium Hair
  • – High 410°F / 210°C – Coarse Hair
  • Adjustable Heat -Up Times (Timer Settings):
  • – 15 seconds – Fine Hair
  • – 17 seconds – Medium Hair
  • – 19 seconds – Coarse Hair
  • Curl chamber surrounded by a protective heat barrier for safe usage
  • Directional buttons with tangle protection
  • Temperature display with auto-lock
  • 11 ft. (3.35m) swivel cord
  • 1-hour auto shut-off
  • Dual voltage

It also beeps when it is done curling, which is a nice feature to have if you aren’t sure how long to curl for. An excellent way to know that you won’t somehow singe the hair. In addition to knowing when your curls are set, it also has an alarm to let you know if your hair might get tangled. A fear for many fine hair girls or any of girl.

CHI 1″ Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron – Black Matte

This is the product that I have used. I have used crimping irons back in the day but not flatirons. It worked great on both my hair and my daughter’s hair. Read about it here. I will quote the description of the tool as I don’t think I could say it any other way. “CHI 1″ Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron utilizes the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared which reducestatic electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an exceptional shine. This hairstyling iron is ideal for all your hairstyle needs. Now you can straighten, smooth, curl, wave, spiral, flip, and bend. Just use your imagination and create your own personal flair.” I really do love how this product worked, and it is now the most expensive hair styling tool I own. Now on to the features of the ceramic flatiron.

  • 1” Curved Floating Plates
  • 392°F(202°C) Maximum Temperature
  • 30-second Quick Heat Up
  • 9 ft Swivel Cord
  • Dual Voltage
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

Benefits:

  • Reduces Frizz & Static
  • Adds Exceptional Shine
  • Versatile Styling: Smooth, Curl and Flip

Not to forget that this tool also shuts off after an hour of none use. It locks moisture into the hair and seals cuticles as well. The temperatures are set to suit your hair type. Look to curling wand above for info related to that.

CHI Advanced Ionic Compact Hair Dryer

Many women blow dry their hair to get their hairdryer faster and to help set hairstyles. It gives hair volume as well. Something I look for in a hairdryer. The way this one works is by emitting negative ions that reduce frizz and shine. Who doesn’t have to deal with frizz and flyaways when they have done drying their hair? I tend to have to gently use a serum just to manage that. I want volume, not frizz. It has microbial properties that keep the air that circulates through the dryer cleaner when it hits your hair and also reduces buildup in the dryer using blue LED lights. Something new, I learned to be a “thing.” It comes with a few attachments. That helps concentrate and diffuse. Other features are:

  • 1875 Watts
  • CHI Ceramic Technology locks in moisture and maintains body
  • Ion Generator reduces frizz and minimizes fly-a-ways
  • Adjustable 3 Heat / 2 Speed Settings
  • Cold Shot Button locks in curls, waves, and styles
  • Lightweight and Powerful DC motor
  • Air Nozzle Concentrator and Diffuser included
  • Super Compact, space-saver design.
  • The removable filter prevents damaging lint buildup and extends motor life
  • 6.5 ft. (1.9 m) cord for convenience
  • designed for all hair types

To accompany the new products, we have BioSilk Silk Therapy, which, along with the hair protectant, can help keep curls longer.

BioSilk Silk Therapy

A weightless protein product that adds for strength, elasticity, shine, and moisture to hair while reducing frizz and fly-aways.

Main Ingredients

Silk protein… The natural wonder for hair because:

Strength – One of the most durable fibers in the world, silk contains 17 of the 19 amino acids found in hair; it bonds and builds hair from the inside out.

Moisture – Holds up to 2.5-3X its weight in moisture, to improve elasticity.

Shine – Provides unparalleled shine due to its triangular molecular structure.

• Protection – Helps shield hair from UV rays, heat, humidity, and other environmental stressors.

TO USE

Shake well before use. Place a small amount of Silk Therapy in the palms and apply from the scalp to the ends. May be used on wet or dry hair or skin. Use as often as necessary.

My Styles with the Flatiron

Though I have written a review of the Styling Iron, I still want to show you pictures anyway. This is my and my daughter’s hair. I did hers by wrapping the hair around a pencil and using the iron to create tight curls. She loved it. For me, I simply wrapped my hair around the iron, waited about 5 seconds and slowly brought it down to the ends creating big curls. I loved it. It gave my hair more volume which I am always up for. Still, check out my review here. Now these items will be out as of tomorrow April 14, 2020.

Finally

With being stuck at home a lot right now, you few chances to walk outside stylish. People dress-up in Australia right now to take our garbage just to add joy to the day of not being able to go much of anywhere. Or, if you are one of the essential workers that can do up their hair, these new tools are a great way to add life to your hair that stays and doesn’t let the hair loose its style, my daughter’s curls stayed in for two days even with brushing and no hair spray. Do it for that video call you have. Keep a healthy balance of lounge days and days where you want to feel like there is still something to try out. Have a virtual girls night in through Facetime or another video chat platform, and you all can do your hair. Kind of like a “get ready with me.” Stay safe and add some life to your look while you’re at it.

I have a video that shows more of how I used the styling iron on my daughter. Forgive me for having a shaking camera in it. I had the luxury of accidentally deleting that scene and having to redo some of it. And since setting up can take a few minutes, my adorable son wanted to help out. You will find great ideas for Mother’s Day, May 20th, in it as well.

Check out my other articles on Avon hair products:

Curl Me Crazy: Chi Styling Iron from Avon Review

Avon Hair Color Overview

Three Powerful Reasons to Use Chi Essentials by Avon

Amazing to Dye For Hair Color Line by Chi

Avon Hair Color Overview

Avon Hair Color Overview

Due to the rise in popularity of my review of Avon’s new line of hair color by Chi, I find it only fitting that I go over all the other colors that we have to offer.

Have you ever wondered how long hair dye has been around? Initially hair color began in 1500 BC with the use of henna on grey hair by the Egyptians. No surprise there. Ladies of the night in Roman times had yellow hair to signify their profession (I found that rather interesting, thank goodness that label still isn’t around) but otherwise, the most popular color was black until they introduced more colors. The Saxons used hair color to show rank on the battlefield. According to Byrdie Beauty, “English chemist William Henry Perkin made an accidental discovery that changed hair dye forever. In an attempt to generate a cure for malaria, Perkins created the first synthesized dye in 1863 . . . and it remains the foundation for most permanent hair dyes today.” Still, if you want to talk more modern times, you can look no further than the French when Eugène Schueller, the founder of L’Oréal, is recognized for creating the first synthetic hair dye in 1907. It is easy to think that blonde is the most popular of colors and it is and was back in the early days of hair color. The 1970s brought in more color choices for women. Keep in mind that it was Clairol that produced the first at home in a box hair dye for consumers. Then out came a vibrant hair color rainbow selection that is all aware of in the 1980s and 90s. Something I loved looking at as a kid while my mom told me no. She actually didn’t mind my plum purple hair of course but as a kid, the answer was no. I had always wanted either purple or blue hair. I went with purple while my sister went with blue and she never knew I liked that idea.

“Because you’re worth it” is still used today and really it covers not just L’Oreal but all other hair color lines out there. Avon is no different. But what makes Avon’s hair color line separate but not alone is that it is a gentler hair dye. Many hair dyes break down hair. I can attest to this when I went Plum Purple a few years ago. I don’t regret ever doing that. Even if my hair became dry and with split ends when I finally went back to my natural dark brown. You must always look at the label and keep in mind what may not work for you and what you should be aware of even if you don’t have a reaction as results of harsh chemical treatments may not arise immediately after you dye your hair. You may notice that hair salon products differ in this manner as a result of vague language in federal regulation. The way hair dye works are by using ammonia (that harsh smell we all know to accompany dying our hair at home) that breaks apart the hair’s layers to get to the shaft. Then hydrogen peroxide will bleach the hair and trap inside it p-phenylenediamine. What’s more, is that these and other chemicals have obvious and not so obvious results in their use. Such as issues with respiratory and asthma, and eye injury. Also, they aren’t safe to use while pregnant. I won’t say that Avon’s new line of hair color by Chi is safe for pregnancy, I suggest not doing that whatsoever while pregnant. Avon’s line has no ammonia and no hydrogen peroxide. Its first ingredient is water and the other more natural ingredients are Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Silk, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, and aloe. Yes, there are other ingredients but these are the most important components that make better. I have tried this product and you can read my review here. Avon’s new hair dye line is vegan friendly and not tested on animals.

When you replace the damaging ingredients in hair dye products, the benefits you get are keeping your hairs elestisity, Since the harsh chemicals that I used when dying my hair plum purple also damaged my hair and results in my having to use a hair balm for a full 6 months afterward (thank goodness for hair balm), I was able to reverse the damage. I also didn’t use any heating tools for a full year. Also, your beautiful and sometimes erratic curls will not be harmed and made into a mess. The chemicals I mentioned change their pattern. I have very slightly wavy hair. My hair was much more straight after dying but not in a “noticeable by anyone else” way. Harsh chemicals can do some crazy hair color changes to your hair. When the purple faded in my hair I had a mix of orange, blonde, blue, and green in my hair. It. Was. Weird. This happens to those with fine to medium hair. I have fine hair and didn’t know this until after all was said an done. The porosity will change and also dry out your hair. As what happened with me. This is why coloring hair in a dramatic way will need to be taken in steps. If not you will upset at the results. Watch enough Brad Mondo and you will know how much it takes for the chemicals to damage you hair. This is why this new line is great. Since using it I having had dry hair or split ends. The color faded a bit but then again I am a natural dark brunette and we have unique issues very much like those with black hair.

Before we get into hair colors, it’s best to know what your skin color is and to know what will look best on you. The chart is as follows though not with the names of the colors sold through Avon (it does give you an idea of hair color choices though):

WinterDark Brown, Jet Black, Platinum BlondeGolden Blonde, Copper Red, Caramel or Honey
SpringIcy Blonde, Ashy Blonde, Ashy Brown, Platinum BlondeHoney Blonde, Golden Brown, Any Golden Base
AutumnRich Auburn, Chocolate Brown, Honey Blonde, Golden BrownPlatinum Blonde, Ash Brown, Blue, Green, or Violet Undertones
SummerGolden Blonde, Caramel Brown, Champagne Blonde, Honey or Butter PlatinumAshy Brown or Blonde, Black, Blue or Green Base Colors

You may notice that this goes by seasons rather than my skin tone names such as warm, cool, neutral. Let me help you understand this a bit better. Seasons are based on a mix of skin color, eye color, and overall tone. Being that we don’t have eyes to see in this picture I will use skin tone and hair color. But I will keep in mind the eye color. Be sure to look below the suggested hair colors for a better idea of how your natural hair color may look after using the product. Everyone is different and these are suggested hair colors. I found that the pictures used for natural dark blonde a bet hard to convince of color and that is why I will be using other pictures below the suggested colors depending on your skin tone.

Spring is clear, light, and warm. Defined by clear color skin with a light undertone with cheeks that turn a peach color when you blush. Your natural hair is blonde to medium brown or strawberry blonde. Eyes can be blue, turquoise, green, hazel or light brown. For this coloring, the best color choices are:

summer is a cool undertone with low contrast between skin and hair. Cheeks turn a rosy color when you blush. Natural hair color light blonde to medium brown with ashy undertones and you may have an eye color that is either blue, grey-blue, cool green, grey-brown, or slate. Suggested colors are:

Autumn is a skin tone with a warm golden undertone rich overall coloring and low contrast between skin and hair that is medium brown to black or a medium to deep red that had golden or other red undertones. Eyes are hazel, medium to black-brown, olive or warm green. I fall under this one but my skin tone is more neutral. I call myself neutral autumn. Suggested hair colors here are:

Winter is cool or olive undertones with high contrast between skin and hair and eyes. Hair is generally ashy mid brown, dark brown or black. Think of Snow White. Eyes are medium brown to dark brown, grey-blue, clear blue (I have met a girl with ice blue eyes that is the epitamy of a Snow White) or cool grown. Suggested colors are:

Now don’t forget that there is a deal with the color of your veins. You can fall somewhere between seasons for this reason. I do. I have a neutral skin tone but am definitely and autumn. I have gone straight black before but wouldn’t recommend it. I like red but it is too hard to accomplish for my hair type. If you read my review I actually added grey to my hair and yes, Avon has grey colors. I find these great to enhance overall grey hair as seen below or to go from blonde to grey. I had highlighted parts of my hair and then added the medium silver blonde. I loved the results.

Now to see how each hair color looks on natural hair colors.

A helpful tip in knowing what the numbers mean is that the higher the number the lighter the color. The letters stand for tone.

  • A – Ash
  • B – Blue
  • BV- Blue-Violet
  • C – Cool
  • G – Gold
  • M – Mahogany
  • N – Neutral
  • NA – Neutral Ash
  • NB – Neutral Brown
  • NN – Natural/Neutral (no excess warmth)
  • O – Orange
  • OR – Orange-Red
  • P – Platinum/Purple
  • R – Red
  • RR – Really Red (red without brown)
  • RB – Red-Brown
  • RC – Red-Copper
  • RO – Red-Orange
  • RV – Red-Violet
  • V – Violet
  • VR- Violet-Red
  • W – Warm

I hope this post was found useful in deciding to dye your hair given that we are in such difficult times (if you are reading this at some point after what is going on, it was during the COVID-19 pandemic and lock-downs happened and hair was dyed). I certainly found the hair dye rather helpful in giving me more gray hair. I have been looked at oddly for wanting gray hair but recall that not too long ago it was all the rage. I am happy to say that I am not at all against going grey but that isn’t to say some still want to cover theirs. Avon’s new line by Chi is great at covering grey hair. It covers 50 percent of grey hair. These coloring systems can be bought here and is currently $26.50 (Campaign 9 2020, regularly $32). Don’t forget to get the shampoo, conditioner, hair serum and heat protection spray in which I also wrote about here. Also, stay tuned for my review of Avon’s Chi flatiron and description of the new Chi hair styling products we will be rolling out next campaign. Have fun and stay safe.

Check out my other articles on Avon hair products:

Hair Chi: Adding Life Back Into Your Hair

Curl Me Crazy: Chi Styling Iron from Avon Review

Three Powerful Reasons to Use Chi Essentials by Avon

Amazing to Dye For Hair Color Line by Chi

Salt of the Mouth, Light of the Smile

Salt of the Mouth, Light of the Smile

When Avon came out with a new toothpaste that has pink Himalayan sea salt in it, I was curious as to how that would work. For the most part, I knew salt to be something we add to food for flavoring, to help when we have a wound that needed cleaning, or for people who suffer from low blood pressure (salt helps raise blood pressure). Some people veer away from salt when they have health issues. I decided to give this toothpaste a try along with the cute toothbrush. First, let’s get into the many not diet uses so that you can better understand the many benefits and uses of salt.

History

Salt has been used since 6050BC. That is a long time to be using salt, and even I was shocked to find this out. It’s part of many cultures and civilizations. It is no shock that salt was used by the ancient Egyptians and Phoneticians. Both have contributed much to modern uses of many things. In fact, “salary” is derived from the word salt as it was once used as a currency. Salt, along with bread, is not unheard of as an offering to guests in many cultures as a gift of good luck. The phrase, “Not worth his salt” refers to slave trade in exchange for salt currency. I find that part a bit sad, to be honest.

Salt is used in various ways in religion. Buddhists toss salt over their shoulder after a funeral before entering a house so as to ward off evil spirits. I may have to start doing that. This gives way to using salt to keep out evil and we see this done in many movies involving occult practice. Though not all of the movie depictions are accurate. You can learn more about the extensive history of salt here.

Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels

Non Food Use

The fact that salt can be used in everyday items should come as no shock. Salt can be found in soaps, dish detergent, laundry detergent, and inn chemical applications. For sake of keep things beauty related, I will focus more on how salt is used in bath and body products.

In soap, salt helps balance out the softness/hardness of a soap bar. Depending on how you like it, of course. Salt is a disputed item in soap making. I personally cannot say whether or not it works. Though I can describe how it is supposed to work. Salt makes a soap harder while it cures. It helps heal the soap faster. It won’t make the soap like a brick, of course. That would depend on other ingredients in the soap.


If salt is used in soaps, whether we know it or not, unless we look at the label or make it ourselves, it is also used in salt scrubs for the bath. Salt gently exfoliates the skin and makes it feel soft. This I can attest to as my daughter seems to have issues with her skin needed to be scrubbed, but I worry about being too rough. So I make salt scrubs for her to keep her skin clean, soft, and not looking rough. Salt scrubs are more abrasive in comparison to sugar scrubs (obviously). So if you need a better clean, salt scrubs are the go-to. Salt pulls away irritants to the skin. A bit in the way it does if you have an infected hangnail. It doesn’t sting like a salt soak for a hangnail, of course. Unless you have cuts. Salt scrubs are great for relaxing muscles and are used in salt baths for that exact reason. I wouldn’t recommend this for delicate skin. Just a 411.

Salt in toothpaste can also be used to exfoliate the teeth. This may sound odd since your teeth don’t need to be soft. But they do need to be clean. Some people have a hard time getting certain spots on their teeth. There may be some build up from inadequate brushing and not seeing the dentist. Which is best for when you need a good cleaning. Colgate even mentions the benefits of using salt in your toothpaste. That is a good thing to know because if a brand such as them can boast about it, that means Avon’s new line is perfect for those wanting to take up on the benefits.

Avon Perioe Himalaya Pink Sea Salt Toothpaste

Avon’s new line has four products. Two in tubes, two inn pumps, and either flavored with a soft mint or floral. The new line is made with pink Himalayan sea salt and is chemically similar to regular table salt. It also has potassium, magnesium, and calcium along with several other trace minerals that give it it’s color. This is also why it tastes different. It is a natural mineral, unlike table salt, which is often refined to the max. Benefits of Perioe is that it has 2.9X as much toothpaste as the tube; it is vegan friendly and Fluoride-free. I can’t forget that it also has aloe vera in it. This line not only cleans your teeth, it helps whiten but not in the same way as regular whiteners, which I recommend asking a dentist about before using anyway as it isn’t always kind to whiten teeth if it may harm more then help. Unlike with this line that does it naturally.

Overall the ingredients are:

Ice Mint Tube
Ice Mint Pump
Floral Mint Tube. Best for sensitive teeth
Floral Mint Pump.
Best for Sensitive Teeth

WATER/EAU
SORBITOL
HYDRATED SILICA
GLYCERIN
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
CELLULOSE GUM
FLAVOR (AROMA)
TETRASODIUM
PYROPHOSPHATE
SORBITAN OLEATE
SODIUM SACCHARIN
XANTHAN GUM
MICRECRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
SODIUM CHLORIDE (HIMALAYAN SALT)
MANNITOL
HYDREXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
MENTHOL
ZEAMAYS (CORN) STARCH
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
IRON OXIDES
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

The main difference between the tube and the pump is that the tube is a gel and the pump a cream. The ingredients for the pumps are:

GLYCERIN
WATER/EAU
HYDRATED SILICA
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
FLAVOR (AROMA)
XANTHAN GUM
POLOXAMER407
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
SORBITAN OLEATE
SODIUM SACCHARIN
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
SODIUM CHLORIDE (HIMALAYAN SALT)
IRON OXIDES

The toothbrushes that go with the toothpastes are, “the key to pristine teeth. Deep-clean those hard-to-reach areas with this multi-level toothbrush, featuring two different types of bristles. Shorter bristles clean the tooth’s surface, while longer bristles eradicate plaque and food between the teeth.”

BENEFITS
• Microfibers with natural Himalayan pink salt help keep teeth clean
• Wider brush head helps to clean hard-to-reach areas

FEATURES
• Shorter bristles clean tooth surface
• Longer bristles clean between teeth to help remove plaque and food

MATERIALS
• Handle – polyester & rubber
• Bristles – polyester

My Review

I bought the floral mint tube and the Avon Perioe Himalaya Pink Salt Toothbrush in pink. I have happened to have several containers of other kinds of toothpaste that were given to me. I actually rarely ever buy toothpaste anymore, as I am always given some by someone who has too much. And now I have too much. laughs I really did want to try this toothpaste because I wanted to see how it would work. I get sensitive teeth due to not being able to brush as I should. I have a mouth that can’t seem to take to toothbrushes, and it’s hard to reach the back of my teeth, especially in the back inside molars. The right side of my mouth seems more resistant to toothpaste and a toothbrush taking of plaque. It is not a surprise when I go into the dentist every six months for a cleaning to get that side cleaned. I just have trouble on that side.

The tooth brush is a nice size for me. Not too big and shaped well enough to reach difficult places. It’s soft and doesn’t hurt either.

After brushing with AquaFresh and my pink Avon toothbrush. I still had some reside on my front teeth as well as on the back of those front teeth.
My teeth didn’t have any residue on them after using this. They were also shinier and in the picture, much whiter.

The toothpaste was a weird flavor at first. I wasn’t sure what to think. I am very used to the commercial flavoring of mint toothpaste. I had a slight sudsing of the toothpaste, which, for the most part, felt like soft bubbles. It seems like a weird description. But they indeed felt soft. After several uses, I grew to like the flavor and find other toothpaste a bit strong in flavor. My teeth really did get clean. The spaces between my teeth were cleaner than I am used to without having to use floss. Which I use anyway but unflavored now that I like the taste of Avon’s sea salt toothpaste. What I liked most was that I had no aftertaste. I find that toothpaste leaves an aftertaste, and if I ever want to grab a bite after brushing my teeth, I can’t because the flavor of the toothpaste ruins my ability to taste the food. With Avon’s sea salt toothpaste, I get no aftertaste. I can eat 15 minutes afterward if I wanted to and still be able to taste my food and not mint.

The tooth pastes are $10 per pump (reg $12), $5 per pump (reg $6), and the toothbrushes are $4 (reg $5) right now.