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The 6 Beauty Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

November 19, 2021 – 3 mins read

Over the past couple of years, we’ve all become accustomed to performing our own beauty routines, and for some of us that might well stay that way. While a trip to the hairdresser will always be considered essential, we’ve uncovered a few fascinating tools that you’ll definitely want in your health and grooming toolkit.

Natural young woman drying her curly hair with a hair-dryer

Tool 1: For A Beach-fit Body

We’re not saying a massage gun will take the place of your gym workouts, but homedic tools, like the Homedics Therapist SelectPlus Percussion Massager, while once reserved for elite athletes, can help you recover quicker between exercise sessions, reduce inflammation, cut down muscle soreness and even help eliminate fluid. This means you’ll feel like hitting the treadmill again sooner, resulting in a health and wellness boost quicker.

Tool 2: Give Frizz The Flick

If you want to take on humidity and genetics – for a day or two at least – invest in a styling tool like the VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Rotating Hot Air Styler, which combines a brush and hair dryer while tapping into ionic conditioning technology. To translate: they use multi-directional ceramic barrels to speed up the process with minimal hair damage, while at the same time releasing ions to eliminate static and condition the hair cuticle. Result? Tresses that are smoother than Daniel Craig in a tuxedo.

Tool 3: Upgrade Your Hairdryer

If your hairdryer is more than five years old, you’re probably damaging your hair every time you use it. The current crop delivers all the bouncy, voluminous results without subjecting strands to the kind of heat overload that makes ends split, scalps tender and colour fade. While the emphasis has moved from high temperatures to higher air pressure and velocity, similar advances have been made in new attachments designed specifically to combat flyaways or rapidly style only a specific section of hair. Try the Dyson Supersonic – it’s a game changer.

“If your hairdryer is more than five years old, you’re probably damaging your hair every time you use it. The current crop delivers all the bouncy, voluminous results without subjecting strands to the kind of heat overload that makes ends split, scalps tender and colour fade.”

Tool 4: For Silky Smooth Limbs

Much of the technology you used to go to the beautician to access has been miniaturised and redesigned for use at home in products such as the Philips Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device. This means you can say goodbye to unwanted hair for good, or at least cut back on it in a major way. The tech is called IPL – intense pulsed light – and it uses a broad spectrum of light with multiple wavelengths to inhibit hair growth. Be prepared that the initial outlay can be significant but weighed up against a year or two of hitting up your waxer every few months, it’ll pay for itself quicker than you think. For a cheaper alternative, try one of the wet/dry cordless shavers designed specifically for women.

Tool 5: Flash That Megawatt Smile

Remember when you first got a dishwasher and declared you’d never go back to washing by hand? Electric toothbrushes do the same thing but with results you can see on your face. Delivering the kind of clean you could once only get at your dentist (and pay big dollars for), electric toothbrushes run from the budget variety, around the $25 mark, to the ultra-swish versions comprising multiple brush heads and accompanying apps to link your smartphone. Whichever you opt for, they deliver a more efficient, sparkling clean than your arm ever will. Try Oral B’s Genius 8000 (it even has Bluetooth).

A smiling woman using a massage gun for recovery

Tool 6: Put Your Best Foot Forward

It’s the season of slides and sandals, which means your feet and toes are on display. Been for a pedicure lately? They are pricey. Truth is, you can make those tootsies presentable at home with a foot spa. Aside from being totes relaxing – hello bubbles, warm water and massage functions – some entry-level products come with clever extras such as a foot brush to cleanse and exfoliate dry skin. Those at the top-end of the market up the ante by motorising the pedicure attachments for even more professional results. After that, it’s a case of simply moisturising, adding a favourite nail polish and you’re good to go from head to toe. Consider the Beurer Foot Spa with Aromatherapy or the Conair Body Bubbling Hydro Spa with Deluxe Foot Brush.

Beauty and good health is made simple at The Good Guys. Visit us in-store or online to find out more about the products in this article.

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