Life-Changing Products

Today I am writing this article so that I may share with you the glories of two particular products I have come to love and rely on. I have no monetary ties to these companies, no lobbyists knocking at my door, nor am I trapped in a pyramid scheme. Instead, my friends, I have undying devotion and respect for these goods. They have elevated my quality of life and treated me well for years, so now I believe it is my time to pass on this wisdom to all of you.

The first thing I want to share is a type of hair tie that has served me beautifully for years now. Do you remember the plastic spiral-y, coiled key-chain that used to be super popular in the 2000s? I have very vivid memories of stealing my mom’s and inevitably getting in lots of trouble. Imagine my surprise walking into a health food store at the tender age of 14 or 15 and seeing these same keychains being sold as hair ties. Curious, I bought one. My life has never been the same since. Now, it should be noted that I have pretty thick, curly-ish hair. However, as I have forced this product on my friends over the years, I have witnessed that it works in just about every hair type. What makes this hair tie so great, you might ask? It never slips out, it does not break, it stretches out only very minimally, and it does not get tangled in your hair. Also, it does not leave those weird bumps or kinks that you get when you have your ponytail in too long. Great, right? If you are convinced, or at the very least intrigued, you can search for “spiral keychain” or “coiled keychain” on Amazon. They are pretty cheap and come in about every color you could imagine. In short: give these suckers a try. You might even get some extra keyrings out of it.

The next product I am here to promote is but a humble toothpaste. Yes, a toothpaste. Nothing fancy, nothing out there, simply a brand that I have come to know and love. A little context here, I absolutely love both Wint O Green Lifesavers and wintergreen Altoids. I have no idea why, but I do. In fifth grade, my science teacher thought it would be a good idea to have all of the students do a blind taste test of about 30 different toothpastes and try to match the brands and the flavors. It was pretty much a disaster—our classroom smelled like toothpaste for the next week—but I was enlightened that day. That was the day I found Pepsodent. Created in 1915, this toothpaste can be found on the bottom shelf, somewhere relatively hidden and tucked away, at almost any Walgreens, Woodman’s and the like. It is a modest, unassuming brand, but it gets the job done and good golly it is a refreshing flavor. If you are interested, the Original Flavor is the one to look for.

I urge you all to give these two products a try. If you have shorter hair, go for the toothpaste. If you don’t brush your teeth, look up those keychains on Amazon and test them out. If you do, share your experience with me. Hugs and tears of gratitude will be accepted.

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