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Double Whammy
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Yesterday I stopped in at my precancer hair salon to buy some lipstick. I took off my wig and showed my precancer stylist of 20+ years why I hadn't been back. She told me about a new Aveda product, Ivanti, and asked if I'd like her to try it out on me for 6 weeks as her guinea pig. She'd take before and after pictures and use them to show other clients. I have become such a pessimist about my hair that I don't have much hope that this will do anything, but it seems harmless and what have I got to lose? Besides, all Aveda products just smell so good. This is the description of the product:

•Contains densiplexTM-an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including turmeric and ginseng.
•Helps energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles when massaged in.
•A blend of vitamin E ingredients is proven to help accelerate microcirculation with therapeutic massage.
•Creates the optimum environment for healthy hair.

So, hi ho, hi ho, it's off to her I go next Tuesday for a scalp massage and at home instructions, and I might as well get a pedicure while I'm there.

Stand by for my miraculous transformation!


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Go for it to get massage/pedicures/whatever as long as you don't sign your name to any contract without YOUR attorney looking it over carefully! Yeah I'm a skeptic big time!


tufi000's picture
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Just do one half of your head or no one will know if it is any good. Also some herbs contain natural enzymes and stuff you maybe shouldn't have contact with

Texasgirl10's picture
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I'm not sure if I would do this, I'm afraid to even use the straightener on my hair right now. I've only been out of chemo for 10 months & I just don't want to do anything to loose my hair again. However, if you feel comfortable with this hairdresser I say go for it. Let us know if it works.



carkris's picture
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I say go for it!

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Double Whammy
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about either the ingredients or the salon or anything legal. I would not sign a contract nor disclaimer should there be one, anyway. Sorry if I implied that I was concerned, probably shouldn't have said "snake oil". I just don't have a lot of faith that it would work nor do I think Nioxin would work, but I was about to try it anyway. I've been told some of my hair stem cells were killed (dead) by chemo. I just want to believe they're wrong.


ellenm4's picture
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I say have fun and enjoy it! If it was me.....I would!

Muschi's picture
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I like your hair in your picture. Do you look like that now or was it before chemo? If your hair is looking like that now, I do LIKE it!!!!

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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I have used Aveda products and really like them....go for it! I wish you a profusion of hair!



DianeBC's picture
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I guess it can't hurt so do it!

camul's picture
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just for the scalp massage, best part of getting my hair (when I had enough) done was she shampoo and massage. Can't hurt, and if it does work... it's a bonus.


Frankie Shannon
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Go for it what do you have to lose no pun intended,it doesn't sound like there's any thing in there that would hurt you and scalp mass.are so great.

Hugs Frankie

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You have both eyes wide open ... Go for it, and Good Luck ..

Interesting ....

Strength, Courage and Hope.

Vicki Sam

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Go for it! And enjoy the process....let us know how it works....perhaps you'll be a trail blazer for us...

Hugs, Nancy

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The product doesn't contain any synthetic chemicals does it?

Worth it just to get the head massage!


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