Japanese Spa Beauty Product

So I was watching the Twix ASMR channel on YouTube, and she was visiting a special “head spa” that does all kinds of relaxing massages of the head and shoulders. And they started cleaning the Twix hostess’ hair with “tansan powder,” which is a beauty product that cleans the hair and scalp, and helps warm the scalp through a mild chemical reaction with water.

Do you know what “tansan powder” is?

It’s baking soda.

(Which apparently is known to be good for cleaning shampoo buildup off your hair, and leaves your hair shiny and your scalp healthy. But there must be a tad bit of vinegar or a mild acid, in the basin water, to get all that fizz.)

If your hair is dyed, you don’t want to mess with baking soda or vinegar rinses.

And if you’re not a Japanese trained salon lady, working out the balance of pH with vinegar and baking soda would be a pain in the butt, and you don’t want accidental chemical burns. So just do baking soda thoroughly, wash it out completely, and then vinegar thoroughly and wash it out completely. And don’t do the baking soda more than every long once in a while, because you could destroy your hair.

(You will notice that the spa lady puts a moisturizing conditioner on the customer’s head at the end, with a very gentle steaming mist. Which is there to protect the hair and put some moisture back into it.)

Anyway, the “beauty” tansan powder is from natural caves, blah blah blah, and is specially formulated. And Japanese companies love to train people on their products. But even so, be careful out there.

Baking soda – use it sparingly. Natural chemicals are chemicals, too.

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4 responses to “Japanese Spa Beauty Product

  1. Darren Weeks

    This is completely off the subject,just wondering about Beatus of Liebana commentary on the Apocalypse. Are you still working on it? Also, will you publish it in a paper back copy l love patristic commentaries on Revelation. There’s so many to read, but a few only in English.Just wondering…

  2. Which apparently is known to be good for cleaning shampoo buildup off your hair, and leaves your hair shiny and your scalp healthy. But there must be a tad bit of vinegar or a mild acid, in the basin water, to get all that fizz.

    Brainline:
    “Oh, like using apple cider vinegar!” *reads more* “Oh, noted for an interaction…. huh…. that may be related to the acid/base of the area….”

    High desert, we have a lot of base; cleaning the coffee pot in Iowa using vinegar doesn’t work as well. I need to look into that…..

    (possible genetic factor, my dad’s line has very, very, VERY fine hair– like “dandruff makes us go bald” level fine; this may contaminate results)

  3. Alana

    Oh wow! I looked up tansan powder because I’m watching that exact video and your blog post came up. Thanks for the extra info

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